Healing and Awareness · Quiverfull · Spiritual Abuse

An Open Letter to Hillary from Quivering Daughters

Dear Hillary, I don’t even know where to begin. You’ve grown and lived and thrived and your life journey is a beautiful work of art, it almost feels wrong to bring up Quivering Daughters even just to say thank you. But I’m not speaking just for me, when I say, sincerely, thank you for writing… Continue reading An Open Letter to Hillary from Quivering Daughters

Healing and Awareness · Homeschooling · Quiverfull

NLQ didn’t “decide” to take down alumni posts, We demanded it.

Today, No Longer Quivering published a 2016 housekeeping post where they noted that they changed their focus in 2015 (which is true) to be on the mothers leaving the QF movement and as a part of that they decided to remove the voices of the adult children from their website. They were not the ones who decided to remove… Continue reading NLQ didn’t “decide” to take down alumni posts, We demanded it.

Christianity · Courtship · Healing and Awareness · Homeschooling · Medical Neglect · Quiverfull · Spiritual Abuse

Preparing A Visionary Daughter to Do Hard Things (Written in 2010)

When I was 19 I had the opportunity to write out…basically my life story and post it to a website with a lot of readers. It helped me start processing my life and was the catalyst for rethinking all the things I was taught and starting to see my abuse for what it was. I’ve… Continue reading Preparing A Visionary Daughter to Do Hard Things (Written in 2010)

Christianity · Healing and Awareness · Quiverfull · Reading and Writing

Book Review: Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu

I have to admit, I was really hesitant to start reading Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu – not because I doubted it’s good-ness (she worked with my friend Hännah on it, so I knew it would be good) but because I wasn’t sure I was ready to face the story I know so well, again. Devoted… Continue reading Book Review: Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu

Healing and Awareness · Quiverfull · Spiritual Abuse

PSA: Re: Smiling in Public

Just because someone is smiling in public does not mean everything in their life is happy, perfect, and healthy.   I’m reminded of this, in light of the Josh Duggar situation, because both parent-like sets of people in my life see the Duggars as The Best Family Ever. And because the Duggars are good at… Continue reading PSA: Re: Smiling in Public

Depression and Mental Health · Healing and Awareness · Homeschooling · Quiverfull

Giving Too Much part 2

When I was 11 we came home one day to find someone we’d met at a homeless shelter/food kitchen/church thingy on our doorstep, with her infant. We’ll call her Missy. I don’t know how she got our address, or why she was there. But she was. And I gave up my bedroom and moved in with… Continue reading Giving Too Much part 2

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Child Marriage: I dodged the bullet

I don’t know that I’ve written much about the process of the relationship Alex and I had before we got married. I started this blog after the fact and before I had even begun to process the hellmouth that was my childhood. With three creepy-as-fuck-patriarchs coming out in favor of child marriage – something they’d… Continue reading Child Marriage: I dodged the bullet