What Deconstructing My Faith Taught Me
Guest Blog Writer: Janice Ross “Deconstruction of your faith”. What does it mean and what, in particular, does it look like? When I think of the word “construction”, I think of a building going up or a car being made or perhaps something as simple as a puzzle being put together. Deconstruction then would […]
How To Deconstruct Your Faith Without Losing It
It was 9 years ago now that I unknowingly started my journey of deconstructing. It all happened when God told me to move to Texas and volunteer at a little church in Houston. I didn’t know a soul in Texas, yet I packed my bags, left my native country (Canada) and started on an adventure […]
Gender Equality in the Bible: Why is it Important?
When I was growing up, I was raised by parents who thought that I could do anything and be anything that I wanted. My father actually hoped that I would become a pilot, like him. At that time, there was a lot of talk about equality. In the church that I grew up in, one […]
What is Faith Deconstruction? Let’s Make it Less Scary
If you’ve ever worked on a car engine, you know that it’s a messy process. You have to take it apart piece by piece, clean up the parts, repair them, or even replace them completely. However, when it’s all done, you can put it back together and have a working engine again. Faith deconstruction is […]
What Is Spiritual Abuse and how do you recover?
Are you a victim of spiritual abuse? Unfortunately, many people are, but they may not realize it. When you grow up in a strict religious culture, some things that seem normal can actually be abusive, but it’s hard to recognize if you’re used to it. What is spiritual abuse? I’m going to share my personal […]
What Is Trauma Bonding?
When you think about the trauma and hard things you went through in your childhood, can you think of any inappropriate bonds you had with anyone? If your answer is yes, you may have a trauma bond. What is a trauma bond? How does it impact your life today? How can you get free from […]
Tips for Lowering Your Anxiety
Whether or not you have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, we all encounter anxiety from time to time. When anxiety rushes in, it’s hard to know how to handle it in the moment. Sometimes a small moment triggers a wave of anxiety that throws off your entire day. Even though dealing with some levels […]
Discovering Your True Self
WHO DEFINES YOU? Who defines you, and defines your identity? Are you defined from the inside out, or from the outside in? Do you feel secure and confident in who you are? Or have others told you who you are? Have you created an identity based on being yourself, or based on being accepted by […]
Reflections From The Wilderness
“But I will court her again and bring her into the wilderness, and I will speak to her tenderly there.” Hosea 2:14 (The Living Bible) “Who is this coming up from the wilderness leaning on her Beloved?” Song of Songs 8:5 (NIV) There have been several times of my life that I would call times in […]
Excuse Me, Your (Southern) Roots Are Showing
Depending on your background and where you grew up, you may find it hard to believe that many churches in the United States, especially in the South, still teach that women cannot be pastors or leaders in the church. They also believe that in the church, women cannot teach men or hold positions of authority. […]