I have a problem with the word "abuse."
written 10 July 2021
My husband uses the word “abuse” to describe the cause of my struggle the past few years. He has been the most up-close-and-personal witness to my recent self-exploration. Others who grew up in the same Closed, High Demand Group and later left also use that word. I understand why they would. However, I . . .
Apologies are few and far between around here (it's a new rule I have), but this one is heartfelt.
written Sabbath, 17 July 2021
I don't want to get too far into this without acknowledging my actions in the group.
For about 12 years, I was a consenting adult member of the CHDG I was born and raised in. For nine of those years I was a member of that group's leadership. That means I took an active part in supporting the group's . . .
Two incompatible "musts" my childhood required of me
written Sabbath, 26 June 2021
Moral versus Developmental Imperatives
adjective: absolutely necessary or required; unavoidable.
noun: something that demands attention or action; an unavoidable obligation or requirement; necessity. (emphasis mine)
The issue at the root of my . . .
For the inquisitive: various sources of info about the history and culture of the CHDG I left. Links to some anecdotal history included.
first compiled 31 July 2021
Links to information about the CHDG
I offer these links for those who are curious about the history and culture of the Closed, High Demand Group which was my life for 30-plus years. The verifiable, documented history of the group has been researched by many others before me. Some of that is . . .
Details and disclaimers
written 31 July 2021
A few business items to get out of the way
I'm not trying to get published in any science journals. I'm not trying to win awards. Therefore, I'll do my best to include references when I use or borrow material that isn't my own, BUT! I won't guarantee the citation style rigidly adheres to any specific style . . .
written 8 June 2021
There is nothing to fear here.
Or, there is everything to fear.
Bringing hidden things out of darkness into light is not FUN. It's terrifying.
But it's worth it.
My journey of discovery and healing was born out of fear and in spite of fear. I couldn't shake a . . .
Thinking happy thoughts doesn't solve anything! Only GODS truth can!
Hey ya'll, it's me again. Well it seems that we didn't even get another post out before people started unsubscribing. We both really believe that the stuff we are about to talk about will help some and will also be very interesting. So the rest of ya'll please stick around and read our interesting stories. Although I think mine will be more . . .