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Why Am I Still a Christian?

A commenter told me yesterday, “It’s amazing you still have faith.” My answer to her? “Jesus. It’s allllllll Jesus.” In the recent years that I have been studying the dangers of Legalistic Christianity, I have seen the many, many heartbreaking consequences. Most...

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Is God Misogynistic?

A 16-yr-old created this art project for high school. It had to be made out of a book and relevant to the book. She chose the Bible, and made this piece as a commentary on how it has been used to persecute women. As a survivor of a fundamentalist cult and now an...

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No Longer A Slave?

🎵 "I’m no longer a slave to fear... You split the sea so I could walk right through it All my fears were drowned in perfect love” 🎵 This song has been on repeat several times lately — it’s one of my favorites. But am I truly no longer a slave to fear? I don’t know...

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The God Who Rescues

"He will rescue the poor when they cry to Him; He will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them. He feels pity for the week and the needy, and He will rescue them. He will redeem them from oppression and violence, for their lives are precious to him." —Psalm...

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When Suffering Feels Too Great

The last few months have been some of the most trying times I think this country has endured in decades. Unspeakable pain and heartache has flooded into countless lives and hardly anyone has escaped the devastation. As I read my Bible this morning this passage stuck...

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Burn The Ships!

“There was some truth mixed with the heresy.” “Some good came out of it.” “Some people were helped.” I hear these phrases all the time about the cult I was raised in. People try to convince me that I shouldn’t walk away completely; that somehow the small bits of truth...

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I Walked Away from Church — But Not Jesus

Shorty after leaving the cult, I took a break from church. I was so tired of the abuse of authority that I’d experienced most of my church-going life; I needed a break from it all. I walked away from going to church, but not from my faith. While I do believe being a...

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“Why Didn’t You Walk Away?”

As I have started sharing my story with more and more people of how I was raised in a cult and eventually finding my way out, I inevitably get asked quite a few follow-up questions. One of the most common questions I receive, after finding out that my cult did not...

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Scandalous Grace Excerpt

Today I'd like to release a small excerpt to my upcoming book, "Scandalous Grace". This details a pivotal moment in my journey of breaking away from the chains of legalism and stepping into a Gospel of grace. On this night, in February 2017, my faith was forever...

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Love Empowers

It’s 4:30am, Palm Sunday. I have to get up in a few hours and teach the young children in church today, yet instead of sleeping, I’m up fighting a terrible allergy attack. Since I can’t sleep I thought I might as well read. I never expected this. For years I have...

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