Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Story of an Ex-Good Girl: Part Fifteen

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HA Note: The following is reprinted with permission from Exgoodgirl’s blog The Travels and Travails of an Ex-Good Girl. It was originally published on January 10, 2015 and has been slightly modified for HA. <Part Fourteen Part Fifteen: Black Days Ahead The next few months were kind of a blur.  They were awkward.  We still ran into our friends/acquaintances/ex-cultmates often.  I didn’t know

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The Story of an Ex-Good Girl: Part Fourteen

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HA Note: The following is reprinted with permission from Exgoodgirl’s blog The Travels and Travails of an Ex-Good Girl. It was originally published on October 7, 2014 and has been slightly modified for HA. <Part Thirteen Part Fourteen: Leaving the Fold During the last couple years we were in Joe LaQuiere’s cult, doubts were slowly crystallizing in my dad’s mind, no doubt increased

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The Story of an Ex-Good Girl: Part Thirteen

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HA Note: The following is reprinted with permission from Exgoodgirl’s blog The Travels and Travails of an Ex-Good Girl. It was originally published on September 21, 2014 and has been slightly modified for HA. <Part Twelve Part Thirteen: The Squeaky Wheel and the Persistent Widow There’s an old saying, “It’s the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.”  It basically means that he who

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The Story of an Ex-Good Girl: Part Twelve

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HA Note: The following is reprinted with permission from Exgoodgirl’s blog The Travels and Travails of an Ex-Good Girl. It was originally published on September 20, 2014 and has been slightly modified for HA. <Part Eleven Trigger Warning: Depictions of extreme medical abuse Part Twelve: Exorcising Demons Spiritual warfare is quite an interesting subject, all the more so because we don’t have much

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Reflections of a Homeschool Graduate: Part Four

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HA Note: The following is reprinted with permission from Kallie Culver’s blog Untold Stories. It was originally published on June 29, 2014 and has been slightly modified for HA. <Part Three Homeschooling and the Woman It Is Making… Many people, upon finding out that I was homeschooled, inevitably ask if I will homeschool my children someday. Growing up, when asked that question, my answer was

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The Story of an Ex-Good Girl: Part Ten

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HA Note: The following is reprinted with permission from Exgoodgirl’s blog The Travels and Travails of an Ex-Good Girl. It was originally published on August 29, 2014 and has been slightly modified for HA. <Part Nine Part Ten: Wives, Children and Dogs After we had settled into the routine of belonging to “the group”, as we called it, it was relatively easy to

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UnBoxing Project: Surviving and Thriving on the Outside

Eleanor Skelton blogs at eleanorskelton.com, is the news editor of the UCCS student newspaper, and is majoring in English and Chemistry. The following was originally published on Eleanor’s blog on April 7, 2015, and is reprinted with permission. < Part Thirteen I came from an upper middle class, well-educated family. I was privileged. I moved out as a college student

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Reflections of a Homeschool Graduate: Part Three

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HA Note: The following is reprinted with permission from Kallie Culver’s blog Untold Stories. It was originally published on June 20, 2014 and has been slightly modified for HA. <Part Two Homeschooling: The Fall Out When we first started homeschooling, we utilized a mixture of curriculum, beginning with Christ Centered Curriculum, Christian Liberty, and Saxon Math. In fifth grade, we switched to a new curriculum

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