Reading Time: 4 minutes Hi and welcome back! Today’s story might not be all that surprising, but it definitely bears mention. A long-term study (link) has revealed that childhood traumas and bad experiences can linger with us for our entire lives. Since we talk a lot around here about being raised in authoritarian religious households, I thought this study […]
Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi and welcome back! Of late, I’m noticing a new trend in the news: the children of celebrity pastors are starting to speak up — and against their famous parents. PKs, or preachers’ kids, already have a rough row to hoe. But the ones with celebrity parents have kept pretty quiet over the years — until […]
Reading Time: 9 minutes Hi and welcome back! Long ago, we established that Christian hypocrites in elected positions behaving badly no longer qualified as weird enough to remark upon, right? But this one all but cries out for our attention here. His case exposes some deep and old flaws in his end of Christianity. This one’s got it all: […]
Reading Time: 14 minutes Years ago, I started a long blog series called The Unequally Yoked Club. It aimed to help Christian couples deal with a spouse’s deconversion at a time when the available advice sucked beyond all logical measure. Today, we’ll see that Christians’ marriage advice to the unequally-yoked has gotten worse in recent years.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Maybe it’s so easy to switch flavors of Christianity because at heart, most of them share the same humanity-crushing underpinnings. One of the worst of those underpinnings involves the systematic destruction of a person’s sense of boundaries and self-worth–and then the outlawing of any way for people to refuse impositions on their time. In that vein, here’s how Christianity programmed me to be a people pleaser.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Today, we travel the horrifying route between what evangelical leaders teach about marriage, and what women discover about it once they’ve legally entangled themselves with an evangelical man.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Natasha Crain occupies one specific niche within that industry, too: apologetics aimed at Christian parents seeking to keep their kids indoctrinated for life. But like all apologists do, she offers suggestions that can’t possibly work, and she does so with the rock-steady assurance that comes from knowing that her target market will never figure that fact out.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Intentionality only carries women so far. To make the distance, to become even conditionally human in King Al Mohler’s eyes, women must actually reach the finish line by actually bearing an actual baby and then raising it.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Al Mohler helped set parenting up as a game his people can’t win anymore. And now he’s trying to scare his flocks into playing. Today, I’ll show you why he’s not being honest about the game he’s demanding women play for him.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Last week, Al Mohler did something he usually does: he objectified and literally dehumanized women. But this time, he faced some backlash for it. Today, I’ll show you what happened, and then we’ll look at why he did it–and why it didn’t work this time.