Dear Neglected Blog…

My book, The Uncomfortable Confessions of a Preacher’s Kid, is coming along, slowly but surely.  Turns out I had to learn how to write a book first.  Thanks to Cami Ostman and the writers of Memory to Memoir I have gained  invaluable support and feedback on this strange trip.

The recent surge of online truth telling, specifically the #MeToo, #ChurchToo, #RaptureAnxiety and #EmptythePews threads on Twitter have astounded me.  There are so many of us.  PTSD, anxiety and depression abound in the ex-evangelical community.  Seems like a good time to tell my story, even if it’s just another voice in the crowd.

If you have one, please tell yours, too.  One thing I have learned is to give myself permission to write it all down.  Edit later.  But get it out.  There isn’t anything that can’t be faced on the page.  Trauma, like evil, loses its power in the light.

Joy, Love, Peace and Merry Christmas,


Tony says…

6 thoughts on “Dear Neglected Blog…

  1. Don’t know if you’ve heard or kept up but our friend Joy (Evans/) from ExC has come out with her book Joy Unspeakable. It includes the parts she posted I’m sure but continues through her divorce and I think into her new single life. I haven’t read it yet because it’s available through Amazon which says it’s currently sold out (maybe print very small runs?) so I just placed an order for when it comes back in. Sorry for your never ending struggle with Emily’s disease. I know that nothing I could say would make things any easier for you or your family or Emily but I know for sure you’re doing everything in your power to improve your situation and I wish you all the best in those efforts.

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