Please take the time to read "Amy's" story. It is chilling.
Thanks for the heads up.I linked it on my blog and had a little more to say about it myself.
A sad story. "Amy" did not experience true Christianity. She experienced a twisted, perverted male dominated version of Christianity where the men are not required to love their wives as Christ loved the church, his body. Amy's experience is true of many fundamentalist churches. Women who voice concerns about their marriages are not taken seriously but told to submit. But the Apostle called upon women to "respect" their husbands - not to become doormats.Amy, we hear you and we are not sweeping your story under the rug. God wants a relationship with you built on trust and mutual respect. What you experienced at Mars Hill was not true Christianity.
So sad :( I can relate beyond belief especially regarding the excommunication. People are still asked to delete me from facebook and have no contact with me because I left. I have never experienced something so scary in my life. I am so glad you are experiencing freedom now, Amy and I hope you accept Christ back into your life. He is truly amazing. Praying for a gentle recovery from the pain from Mars Hill. It took me a long time to heal. The funny thing is that at my new job, one of my supervisors is a Pastor from Mars Hill. I made sure to share my story with him. He said "Erin that never happens. I am so sorry." I said "Jerry, it happens all the time and you know it." He looked at me and I could tell from the look in his eyes, he agreed. Amy, thanks for sharing!