Unbuckle Your Christianity

The Most Powerful Weapon to Defeat a Smear Campaign By: Susan Deborah Schiller The best part of life is creating memories with our friends and family. We laugh at old jokes and tease each other for past escapades. Who doesn't like to reminisce about the good ole days? It's like a fountain of neverending life, […]

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Abusers: You Don't Need to Forgive Them or Give Them More Grace Sermon Audio by Sam Powell I hope you will listen to Sam Powell's sermon (link above). I've taken a few notes from the sermon, below. What he preaches is contrary to the policy of many churches. It's the Truth, as I have experienced […]

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Tell your story, heal your world. By: Susan Schiller "It may be that when we no longer know what to do, We have come to our real work, And when we no longer know which way to go, We have begun our real journey." – Wendell Berry We have enough victims in this dark world; […]

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In the PTSD Zone: The Anti-Happiness Plague Have you stepped down from a career? Feel like your life will never be normal again? Unable to take normal environmental noise and stress anymore? Are you asking, "What happened to me – I can't think straight anymore!" Do you have feelings of having lost identity? Are you […]

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Your Real Treasure is Found After You've Lost Everything By: Susan Deborah Schiller Our Father is the King of the whole universe. He created this earth to be our dwelling place. He made us lords and rulers, co-creators, and commanded us to build, to plan, to multiply, and to fill the earth! The earth was meant […]

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The Perfect Prey By: Susan Deborah Schiller Next Chapters: Part 1: The Perfect Prey   Part 2: 10 Red Flags You're Marrying A Sociopath   Part 3: Did You Marry the Wrong Mr. Right?    Part 4: Create Your Own Jailbreak   Bethany Deaton, age 27, died October 30, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri with a plastic […]

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My Magical Life: The Day I Broke Up With Normal By: Susan Deborah Schiller I tried very hard to conform to this world, but I broke up with normal. Like a porcelain statue, the world of illusions shattered around me, some of the shards piercing my soul. Pain inside and pain outside, no nonsense sentinels […]

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Love's Truest Meaning By: Kimberly Dimick I have been thinking and meditating on Jesus as our Bridegroom… It is God who spins, like golden threads, the fascination of romance and passion… God who is ravished by His Bride and is swept away by her beauty.   Christ's love was demonstrated out in the open to […]

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  You Shouldn't Have to Stand Alone By: Susan Deborah Schiller No one heard my silent cries but him. He told me it would always be that way. And then he grinned, that mocking, smirk – more like a half-smile, except that it held no warmth and made me shiver. He was not only my […]

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Prepare for War: Understanding Mind-Control and How Sociopaths Think (Part 3) By: Susan Deborah Schiller Previous Chapters -Part 1: The Greatest Evil Today Lurks Behind the Masks of Christian Pastors and Leaders    Part 2: Tracking A Psychopath It's important to know your enemy and to know yourself, so this why I delve into a territory […]

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Cowgirl Up! By: Susan Deborah Schiller A little part of my own memoir… My husband and I were invited to manage a ranch, that they wanted turned into a House of Prayer. Stepping foot into the sprawling, 5,000 sq ft barn-turned-into-a-house, we took the bull by its horns and began cleaning and decorating the newly […]

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Blessed are those who mourn… who are hungry… who are weak… By: Susan Deborah Schiller From the series, "Dream Parables" Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. – Matthew 5 A dream parable… My friends and I had been walking along a wide path through the countryside for […]

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Praying into the Abyss of Despair By: Dr. Stephen R. Crosby Sometimes our circumstances make us feel like we are standing on the edge of a dark and bottomless abyss of hopelessness. We pray, do all the things we know to do, have been told to do, trained to do (and then some), and nothing […]

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Voice of the Moon Flower By: Susan Schiller The scorching desert was anything but barren, and it became my classroom for the year 2011. From living in the corner of a hayfield to camping alongside the Big Horn River, it's where I learned to survive… and through trust, to thrive. The desert was better than […]

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You Are Not Too Much By: Susan Schiller Photo Source, used wtih permission: Epiphany Art Studio (Beth Morey, artist) I love to hear your voice, sweet one. You are not too much. You will never be too much. You're not alone. This battle is not yours to fight; it's Mine. Don't hold back your story. […]

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To Whisper a Doxology in the Darkness By: Susan Deborah Schiller  Photo Credit: Akiane Gallery, License purchased in 2010 To be grateful for an unanswered prayer, to give thanks in a state of interior desolation, to trust in the love of God in the face of the marvels, cruel circumstances, obscenities, and commonplaces of life […]

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Reinvention through Resurrection By: Susan Deborah Schiller Previous Chapter: The Suicide Notice "…Hope knows that if great trials are avoided, great deeds remain undone and the possibility of growth into greatness of soul is aborted.… When tragedy makes its unwelcome appearance and we are deaf to everything but the shriek of our own agony, when courage flies […]

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Light Will Come Bursting In By: Susan Schiller During a period when I was surrounded by people intent on slandering me, when even some of my closest friends betrayed me, I had to face the fact that I could not please these people, no matter what I did. I laid down the ministry that I […]

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A Flower Still Blooms By: Susan Deborah Schiller In the deep silence of a rural Wyoming midnight, there was no immediate answer to my questions. Just a whisper, an invitation to see sociopathic abuse through a new lens. It is a year I'll never forget, a season of walking a solitary path through the dark […]

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The Kaleidoscope Effect By: Susan Deborah Schiller “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a […]

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