The spiritual Abuse Survivor Network was started by Vyckie Garrison author of the blog No Longer Quivering.
The network developed when "Vyckie [had] noticed that NLQ forum member, Libby Anne, seemed to be doing a lot of processing of her quiverfull experience through frequent posts and comments. She encouraged Libby Anne to write her story for NLQ". The collaboration between Vyckie and Libby Anne (the author of Love Joy Feminism) would help launch the creation of a space for those who have experienced spiritual abuse to come together, share and support.
The network is based on this foundation of collaboration and seeks to promote survivors who are speaking out through blogging about the issues of spiritual abuse " We are working together toward a shared goal of increasing awareness of this issue of spiritual abuse – the control, the confusion, the devastation, our struggles, our triumphs, our survival and recovery."
The network of Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs has focused on steering away from the exclusive and divisive religious practices that they left behind "the Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network employs the proven, non-abusive strategy of teamwork to gain more visibility for all the individual survivor blogs (...) recently, there has been a significant increase in the number of spiritual abuse survivors starting their own blogs - so many awesome, enthusiastic writers who deserve a significant platform!
The Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network is committed to helping these survivors succeed."Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network"
THE SPIRITUAL ABUSE SURVIVOR BLOGS NETWORK
No Longer Quivering – Vyckie GarrisonSeeking The Light – Suzanne TitkemeyerLove, Joy, Feminism – Libby AnneThe Phoenix and the Olive Branch – SierraWordgazer’s Words – Kristen RosserIncongruous Circumspection – Joe SandsHomeschoolers AnonymousPermission to Live – MelissaBaptist Taliban and Beyond – Cindy FosterMari’s Muses – MariPast Tense Present Progressive – LatebloomerDispelled: One Girl’s Journey in a Homeschool Cult - Chandra BernatHopewell Takes on Life!The Way Forward – Bruce GerencserBecoming Worldly – Heather DoneyDefeating The Dragons – SamanthaI Am Phoenix – AJWide Open World – Lana HopeFeminist in Spite of Them – Sarah HendersonLeaving Fundamentalism – Jonny ScaramangaLove is Not Equal to Love - Mere DreamerThe Talking Llama -Boze HerringtonThe Lost (And Found) Mind of Kaleesha Williams – Kaleesha WilliamsLiving Liminal – Living LiminalWhat Really Happened In The Church and Life After The Diocese – HGQuiver Full of InformationRethinking Vision Forum
I am a former country girl and abuse survivor. I enjoy blogging because I find it personally therapeutic. It also allows me to share my experiences with others, and bring to light issues of abuse. I write under a pseudonym for my personal safety as well as to negate any potential legal trouble over sharing my story.