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Author Archives: darcys

So This Is Grace

16 November 2011, 06:30

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We went to a baby shower today. It was a family shower, so there were families there: moms, dads, and kids running around everywhere. In this group of new friends in our new church, we are the only homeschoolers. No one else has ever been exposed to the homeschool subculture. We are novelties to them. […]

Beautiful Redemption

19 October 2011, 06:30

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I’ve been thinking about redemption lately. The act of God taking something that is wrong and making it right again. Taking what was originally beautiful but made ugly, and making it beautiful again. And I’ve realized that this has been the theme of my life. I look back on my childhood and grieve for the little […]

I Remember

28 September 2011, 06:30

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I remember wondering if it would hurt to pull the trigger… and wondering if even that would silence the voices in my head that told me that God hated me and I was an awful daughter. And if anyone would even miss me. I remember trying so hard to look like all the other ATI […]

My Personal Response To “Why Don’t You Just Move On?!”

17 August 2011, 08:00

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Sound familiar? What I want to know is this: Who says that those of us who write against spiritual abuse, using our own pasts, aren’t moving on? Do they think that writing about what happened, about our own stories, means that we’re still stuck in that place? -That we cannot “get past it?” Why does […]

Emotional Purity and Courtship -A Conclusion

3 August 2011, 06:00

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My heart is pretty full right now. When I posted my article on this subject, I had no idea it would go where it did. And the stories just keep pouring in! For some of you, it was just nice to know that you aren’t alone in your struggles. For others, it confirmed what you’ve […]

How the Teachings of Emotional Purity and Courtship Damage Healthy Relationships

22 July 2011, 05:21

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There are many times that I don’t realize just how much strange teaching I’ve had to undo in my life. I usually don’t realize it until times when I try to explain them to someone else. This happened to me the other night. A dear friend and I were talking about our kids and how […]