Shunning is Abusive! End of Conversation!

If you are a parent, most surely you have used the "Time Out" method to discipline your child for unacceptable behavior. A moment for the child to "reflect", if that's even possible for a child to do on what he or she did wrong. The child is set aside, as the world around them either…

I was a Jehovah’s Witness – No Blood Transfusion My Ass

What would you do to save your child's life? Anything? Everything? As parents, it is not only our job to protect our young, but love moves us to do so innately. Would you sacrifice your child like the biblical Abraham was willing to do? Would you sacrifice your son for strangers like the Christian god…

“I Had Strings, But Now I’m Free” – Ultron

When was the last time you felt trapped? Were you feeling seized due to a situation beyond your control or was it self-inflicted? I invite you to pause here for just a moment to think about this thoroughly and honestly. I'm trusting you recalled the moment and you clearly remember what it felt like. Let me begin…

Submissive Wife, Submissive Life

Picture a beautiful Saturday afternoon. My two youngest boys, seven and four, are sitting quietly in the living room watching Teen Titans Go after inhaling their PB&J's. I decide to use the moment to do some clean up in the front yard. Before stepping outside, I tell the seven-year old... "C...I'll be in the front…

Don’t Oppress the Oppressed

"I don't know what I don't know" and "there are things that I know that I don't know" take much humility to admit. Don't worry, my claim of humility is not a self-righteous declaration but a true personal daily effort. It's not easy to admit you don't know something for fear of looking uneducated on…

My Son’s Open-Heart Surgical Scar Reminds Me Of…

Would you say that you are one of the many people today that lean heavily on the statement... "everything happens for a reason", especially after an emotional event? Attaching a meaning to a traumatic moment seems to help many cope with the shock that trickles in quickly thereafter. Although I could empathize with this very…

I Questioned my fear… and I learned from it

I learned to question what I was fearing and in the process I found freedom.

The Happy Pill

He chooses a pill to fill him with the joy that was lost so long ago. When she left. She left him sad. She left because he was already sad. Well, she didn't necessarily leave. More like escaped. And now he too needs to escape the memory of her. He falsely remembers being happy. Happy…

Fear Life… Not GOD

When we’re kids, the norm is to be taught by our parents with regards to what’s right and wrong. Along with that, teachers seem to also have a hand in how our psyche evolves toward these two elements given how much time we spend under their influence. I'm no doctor, but I was definitely a…

Human”Kind”

I freed my mind. I made myself strong. A decision many feel is wrong. Electing my own path. Despite the daggers and wrath. All because I did the math. Wrong with what though? Not putting their leaders on a throne, or not feeling they've been bestowed? To not serve your way or not regret? Or…