Purity culture, while it may have many important Biblical messages, focused more on legalism than guarding one’s heart against sin. In this article I wish to address one small part of Purity culture that I believe needs to be revisited; that is the issue of Christian modesty.
In my book, “Where the Willow Weeps”, I share my story of how I grew up in a cult, left it, and found freedom in Christ. In the next several YouTube videos (this blog/video included), I will recount that story, in less detail than my book, to give ya’ll a summary and get a chance […]
“…let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself” Franklin D Roosevelt You’ve heard the Roosevelt quote before, the only thing to fear is fear itself. This post is meant to challenge the way that quote is tossed around. Growing up, this quote was plastered onto men’s t-shirts, […]
It felt appropriate after last week’s blog post and video about depression to also share God’s attitude on and response to anxiety. I’ve just recently finished the first draft of my devotional book for people struggling with anxiety that I plan on publishing this fall. That being said, I’ve been surrounded by Bible verses that […]
What is God’s attitude on depression? I mentioned in my last blog post that the supposedly “Christian” leader of the cult I grew up in taught that people with depression were not Christians. His foundation for this was that Christians are supposed to be “Joyful” and “Blessed”.1 (see quote in post footnotes) What He said […]
In this blog post, I’ll share my experience with how Christianity and mental have illness overlapped, and why I care so much about it. If you’ve been around a minute you might know that I struggle with clinical anxiety and have gone through seasons of depression in the past, but this alone is not why […]
The other day I was thinking about how my blog and social media has shifted over the years since I started and I asked myself, what is my focus? I wrote a memoir about leaving a cult and now I’m writing a devotional book for people who struggle with anxiety or depression. Do those things […]
In this blog post I reflect on writing my first book, “Where the Willow Weeps”, my story growing up in the cult of Branhamism (otherwise known as The Message) and how I found freedom in Christ. In this post I talk about some of the backlash I got in response to my memoir and my motivation for writing it in the first place.