Jesus loves me, this I know, for the bible tells me so. These are lyrics of a famous hymn by Anna Barlett Warner written in 1859. In this day in age, it is frequently used as a children’s nursery song in the evangelical movement. From an early age it teaches kids that they are loved… Continue reading Is The Christian God loving?
Does The Devil Know The Bible Better Than Anyone?
Back in the day, the phrase "The Devil knows the bible better than anyone" was tossed around frequently in my bible study. We used it when we thought Satan was manipulating gods word for evil or wrongdoing. I know that who I am today is someone that I feared becoming. I could not wrap my… Continue reading Does The Devil Know The Bible Better Than Anyone?
I Dont Have To Love My Bullies
I recently started getting bullied by a peer. I know that I need to sit them down to work out our differences because we may not like each other, but we have to get along. Honestly, I haven’t done it yet because I don’t like confrontation and frankly I’m not sure if doing that will… Continue reading I Dont Have To Love My Bullies
Trying Unclean Food
After six years of being vegan, I started incorporating animal products back into my diet this year. I wrote about this transition here. Fundamentilsm affected many aspects of my daily life, even my eating habits. Our doctrine taught to not eat unclean animals (pork, shellfish, etc). This came from a passage of Exodus 11: 1-45… Continue reading Trying Unclean Food
I Don’t Have To Represent God In A Good Light ~ Life Post Religion
I started as a Christian blogger, and obviously, I don’t fall under that category anymore. In the past year, I have written many posts, then deleted them. Why? My writing didn't exactly make my former community look good, and I still deal with a lot of religious-related guilt. “Remember who you represent” This was a… Continue reading I Don’t Have To Represent God In A Good Light ~ Life Post Religion
I Stopped Being Vegan
Veganism has shaped my life as a young adult. Pretty much as soon as I graduated high school, I went fully vegan. How I traveled, shopped, and my social life was consumed by my lifestyle. I was plant-based for seven years, and this year I incorporated animal products back into my diet. I formally made… Continue reading I Stopped Being Vegan
Life Post Religion – I was not born broken
I used to market myself as a blogger that gave hope to the broken. I wrote many pieces that are now cringe-worthy when I re-read them. My basis for my writing was my faith. I believed I was doing something good but now I see that I had harmful messages. The foundation of Christianity is… Continue reading Life Post Religion – I was not born broken
What we mean when we are talking about church trauma
It is almost 2023 and statistically, a lot of previously devout evangelical churchgoers have left the church. Frankly, it's because many who were raised in the movement have trauma, I know what you are probably thinking. You may think I am referring to something as trivial sitting in services and were bored, or that VBS… Continue reading What we mean when we are talking about church trauma
Relationships Post Fundamentalism
I have a hard time believing that unconditional love exists. I was made to believe that god is love, but the love that I read about in the Bible sure as hell seemed conditional. How can a loving god send his creation to be tortured for eternity for lack of belief that he actually exists?… Continue reading Relationships Post Fundamentalism
Booking My Dream Job Won’t Bring Happiness
My name is Leah, and I am represented by Hannah Noelle Models. I have been saying a variation of that statement for years. I have done dozens of photoshoots and have worked hard for one specific job, a Target advertisement. I have centered most of my life to get to this achievement. I book only… Continue reading Booking My Dream Job Won’t Bring Happiness