Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I’m taking the day off, and I hope you are too! Also, what is with Black Friday shopping beginning at 5pm today instead of, you know, on Friday?! Seriously, people! It’s Thanksgiving! Read more

Given my interest in homeschool reform, I am familiar with many if not most of the entries at the Coalition for Responsible Home Education’s Homeschooling’s Invisible Children database. This database was started by homeschool alumni concerned about the role homeschooling can play in intensifying and hiding abuse by allowing abusive parents to isolate their children. (I suppose this is where I add the caveat that I am not anti-homeschooling, just pro-accountability.) Read more

Ware would have me think that I let Bobby control me, that I gave in to his “lust,” that I should have instead stopped the car and spanked my child to make sure he knows “the futility and helplessness of his demands.” Um, no. I want my child to grow up knowing that I value him, and that his needs and desires and interests matter to me. Now yes, I work to teach him appropriate means of telling me his needs, but he’s three, and that’s something he’s understandably still working on. Read more

To Train Up A Child, chapter 14, part 1 And, we’re back! I’m not sure whether I’ll keep this regular or on the same day, but I do want to get back to reviewing Michael Pearl’s child rearing manual, To Train Up A Child. It’s been a year and a half since I took a break from this series. I had no idea it had been that long until I checked today! For those new to this series, and new to… Read more

It’s time for another chatter thread! Read more

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael Farris Pp. 159-164 I am feeling stuck in this hearing and we have got to get out. Peter has done some things right and some things wrong, but nothing really egregious. Mostly it has been simply boring. And so, in the interests of getting the heck out of this hearing, I’m going to see if I can make it through the rest of it in this segment. As you may remember, Judge Romer just called… Read more

The next time someone says that the pro-choice position is also anti-pregnancy or anti-children, send them to the All-Options website. Pro-choice actually means pro-choice, and that means pro-options. I can only hope that this model spreads, and that All-Options clinics can both support women and change the national conversation about abortion and choice. Read more

If you’re like me, your social media feeds are probably filled with discussions of ISIS and refugees and epic battles between conservative friends and progressive friends. So today, let me offer you a break, such as it is. Let’s look at some of the “real men” memes I found, and I’ll take this opportunity to discuss some of the problematic aspects in evangelicals’ approach to male-female relationships. Let’s get started! Read more

Regret is a part of life. If we spend our entire lives fleeing it, we’re not truly living. We shouldn’t center our approach to relationships around never regretting anything. There’s no failsafe way to do that, and focusing on it like a laser is stress inducing. Instead of centering decisions on avoiding regret, we would be better off focusing on healthy relationship skills, informed choices, and tools for recognizing and avoiding abusive partners and relationship patterns. And, too, we need to give our young people tools for handling regret. Read more

Today, I am sad. I am sad for France, and I am sad for the backwardness of responses like this. And I worry. Where will this lead? Where will it end? I don’t have the answer. I wish I did. Instead, all I have is a strong sense of foreboding. Read more

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