Faith-Based Solutions

  Harbor Lady by Carole May

This is the most liberating book I’ve ever read.  The author, Marie M. Fortune, helped me debunk and jettison distorted religious teachings that held me prisoner and severely damaged my self-perception.  It ignited a feminist spark within me and launched my quest into biblical scholarship.

Windmills of Our Minds: Faith or Fear?

Windmill ©2009 Carole MayInstinctively, we react to threats to our safety with a fight or flight response.  It ramps up our adrenaline and sends us into a temporary high.

It can, at times, help us to literally move mountains to remove ourselves and those we love from peril.

For those of us who have experienced abuse, it can also ruin our health.  We can end up with health concerns like complex PTSD (C-PTSD), auto-immune disorders, and cardio-vascular problems.

Pres. Jimmy Carter Quits Baptist Church: “The Words Of God Do Not Justify Cruelty to Women”

Jimmy Carter Nobel Peace PrizeWhy didn’t this story make US headlines?

On July 12, 2009, former President Carter’s op-ed piece appeared in The Observer in the United Kingdom and was reprinted without credit by The Age in Australia.  He explained why he was ending his ties of 60 years with the Southern Baptist Convention.  To read more, click here.

Lavendar Festival 2009 Cedarbrook BikeJuly 22: Feast of Mary Magdalene

We know from the Gospels that Jesus perceived Mary Magdalene to be an equal partner.  Some scholars suggest she might have funded his missionary work.  She was with Jesus until the very end, and she witnessed the resurrection on Easter morning.

Our lives and relationships would be so very different if Church tradition was founded on such equality between women and men.  To read more, click here.

2 responses to “Faith-Based Solutions

  1. I am also a Susan Wiggs fan, and can’t wait to read her latest books. I found your web site by going onto hers. I am so glad I found yours!
    I consider myself a feminist, and try to read books with humanity. Are you familiar with Dr. Harriet Goldhur- Lerner? She wrote , “The Dance of Anger”, many years ago. My mother and I found that to be helpful.
    I look forward to getting your site regularly.
    Helen Sorenson

  2. Dear Ms. Sorenson,

    Thank you! Marrying Daisy Bellamy and How I Planned Your Wedding are fabulous books to read together. You can buy both at a discount at Target. I recently wrote a review of Marrying Daisy Bellamy as well as one about Susan and her daughter Elizabeth’s appearance on New Day Northwest on Monday. There’s a link embedded in the post that will take you to a video. You’ll get to see the Susan Wiggs those of us here in the Pacific Northwest know and love very much.

    I’m almost finished with Susan and Elizabeth’s book. Hopefully, I’ll have time this week to write a review. LOL ~ It will start with these words: “Buy. This. Book.” It is being marketed as a wedding planning book, but I think it also effectively delivers the message that the most important plan is to select our life mates with care.

    Thanks for alerting me to The Dance of Anger. I will have to get that book and review it for my readers.

    I too am a feminist who enjoys reading books with humanity. My TBR pile is extensive. I very much look forward to your feedback on my posts. I hope you will be candid.

    Sending hugs,
    Anne Caroline

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