Reading Time: 2 minutes If it’s difficult to write or talk about, then I’m generally in favor of doing so. However, applying this idea to my own life, and specifically my divorce, hasn’t been a a walk in the park.
The Real Danger of Being Unequally Yoked
Reading Time: 13 minutes The ironic thing is that out of all the made-up, manufactured terrors that Christians burden themselves with, this one actually is a problem. Today I’ll show you why Christian leaders put so much emphasis on never being unequally yoked–and why they should fear it.
A Match Made in Hell for People to Be “Loved.”
Reading Time: 9 minutes Preston Sprinkle, in his book People to Be Loved, expresses some truly atrocious ideas. Arguably the most offensive of the lot is his suggestion that gay people should marry straight people. Today I’ll show you why he thinks that’d be a great idea, and why he’s wrong.
Anna Duggar and the Impossible Decision: Why They Stay.
Reading Time: 9 minutes There are reasons why women in Anna Duggar’s position don’t leave husbands like Josh Duggar. Today I want to talk about some of those reasons.
Fireproof: Hunting Bears with an Umbrella.
Reading Time: 9 minutes (This is part of our Fireproof review week–here’s the review itself and here’s where I talk about how the movie assumes that only Christians can make marriage work. Consider this, like all my movie posts, full of ALL THE SPOILERS. Also, I’m popping this into our Unequally Yoked Club series for obvious reasons.) Last time […]
Three Questions That Destroy Bigoted County Clerks’ Charade.
Reading Time: 11 minutes But I saw an image not long ago that really put things into perspective for me. It asks one of those questions that, once I’d seen it asked, made it impossible for me to see this issue of disobedient county clerks in any other way other than them behaving as petulant bullies.
Jordan Root and Yet Another Child Abuse Scandal Erupting in Christianity Right Now.
Reading Time: 9 minutes We’re still reeling from the Duggar sex abuse scandal, but on the heels of it comes another involving Christian leaders totally misreading a child-abuse situation and handling it in the poorest, most insensitive way possible. Another day, another fundagelical scandal involving sex abuse. Say hi to Jordan Root!
The Cult of Before Stories: Heather Barwick, Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth
Reading Time: 14 minutes I wish it could shock me anymore, seeing a family ripped apart by religion. It happens constantly in this modern age–and will probably get worse, really. But this story touched me particularly today because it hit a few all-too-familiar notes in that discordant jangle that is the Cult of Before Stories.
The Unequally Yoked Club: Second Fiddle.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Today I read a downright heartbreaking post (that now seems to have disappeared, alas, sorry gang) (re-ETA: see comments, someone found it again!) about an ex-Christian man who is rightfully upset that his significant other is getting more and more involved in religion. It was called “I Won’t Play Second Fiddle to Religion,” and it […]
The Unequally Yoked Club: The Real Threat.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Last time we talked about how church leaders and teachers have been pushing the false idea for years that marriages must be “based on Jesus” or else terrible things will happen to the couples involved. Today we’ll talk about some of those terrible things, and then we’ll talk about the real reason that these leaders […]