Human Trafficking and the Bible

I remember when Pretty Woman came out in the theaters.  Many loved the romance while others lamented the impossibility much less the improbability of a prostitute and a tycoon falling in love.  Reading reviews, it was my first exposure to the “hooker with a heart of gold” trope.  I remember Saturday Night Live spoofing it […]

Lies that Keep You in a Narcissistic Marriage

Staying in a relationship with a narcissist takes a lot of commitment.  After all, the benefits of the relationship are fleeting at best, while the daily slog of being someone’s personal slave is exhausting.  I have opened up in this blog because I feel led by the Lord to tell my story as a way […]

The Day God Freed Me From A Narcissist

Some might think that title is scandalous.  I know that my own fear of divorce kept me from escaping a narcissistic abuser for fourteen years.  Now, seventeen years out from that disaster, my regrets center around not leaving far earlier.  I lived in a lot of denial for years.  One has to cultivate denial in […]

The Five Lies a Spiritual Abuser Wants You to Believe

At thirteen years old, in eighth grade, I attended confirmation classes in my church and sang in choir, rang bells in hand bell choir, and participated in youth group.  Ardent for the Lord, I led my youth group in a twenty four hour prayer vigil.  But I was also vulnerable and awkward.  Too tall too […]