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Editor’s Note: This is the first part of Mia’s tale. Mia reached out to me to share some of her experiences within the Narrowgate group. As one of the original members of Narrowgate, she lends understanding to how the group
This post was written by an anonymous guest blogger.
Sometimes “clergy sex abuse” looks like a priest molesting an altar boy.
Sometimes it looks like a deacon whose “brotherly” hugs are way too tight.
Sometimes it looks like a pastor … Read the rest
PANIC. THEY ARE COMING FOR ME. THEY HATE ME, AND GOD IS ON THEIR SIDE.
THEY WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO SILENCE ME.
I AM NOT SAFE. NOWHERE IS SAFE.
heart pounding, eyes flicking this way and that, and so … Read the rest
Trigger warnings: violence, blood, spiritual abuse
Disclaimer: Not all children are traumatized by the teachings referred to in this article. Every person is different and processes things differently. But I have become increasingly aware of the thousands of now-adults … Read the rest
By Eve Stewart
This is a guest post from Eve Stewart, a dear friend of our oldest daughter, Anya. Eve was raised in an Evangelical, inerrantist tradition and was homeschooled using Classical Christian methods and materials. Eve has … Read the rest
Editor’s Note: This is the first of several entries written by outsiders – that is to say, by those who were friends or family members of Narrowgate members. They can convey far more effectively than I the thoughts, feelings, and … Read the rest
As I mentioned in an earlier entry, we left Narrowgate – but Narrowgate never actually
When Emma and the Baby went back to Enola to stay with Liam, Pooky and I were
once again alone in our own … Read the rest
On Monday February 24, 1997, Pooky, Emma and her baby arrived at our apartment in downtown Mechanicsburg. Though they were worn out from the long drive, they requested a meeting with the rest of the group in Shippensburg at 9:00 … Read the rest
Editor Note: I originally posted this on September 2, 2013 as I neared the ripe age of 40. I’ll let you do the math – I’m a little older now, and hopefully a little wiser. But these words still … Read the rest
“We’re the same,”
“No privilege in this game”
Humility is your middle name.
Yet you hold
That God has different ”roles”
For our souls—
Yours to lead,
Mine to follow.
Theory for a bit… Read the rest