Kevin Swanson on “Apostate Homeschoolers”

Kevin Swanson

It seems Homeschoolers Anonymous has made an increasingly large splash in the homeschooling world. Prominent Christian homeschool leader Kevin Swanson himself felt the need to address the group in a recent broadcast on his Generations with Vision radio show. He gave it the title "Apostate Homeschoolers." If you click the link to listen, the section on Homeschoolers Anonymous starts at 5:00 and goes until 10:40, when Swanson moves on to the Boy Scouts.What does Swanson blame for the growth of … [Read more...]

Christian Charm Course: How Feminine Are You?

How Feminine Are You

Last week I promised you to dig up a Christian Charm Course book and share some of what it teaches. My mother taught my sister and I from the book when we were probably 12 or 13, and it is an excellent example of both purity culture and evangelicalism's frequent insistence that women should strive to be traditionally "feminine." I've heard of this book being used both in homeschool settings and in Christian schools, to give an example of its influence.Anyway, I recently found that another … [Read more...]

Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse Gets in the Way, Says WORLD Magazine’s Andrée Seu Peterson

Andre Seu

Evangelicals have a child sexual abuse problem, but some of them don't seem to want to admit that---or to take the necessary steps to fix the problem. Take Andrée Seu Peterson, for instance, a columnist for WORLD magazine. She recently wrote a column titled "Protecting the Children in the Church---from Us." It seems that Andrée is more concerned about herself---and her ability to walk into the bathroom with the children when she walks them for a potty break during Sunday school---than she is ab … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Your Wife Was Created to Fill Your Sexual Needs!

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A Guest Post by AlethaOriginally Posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 59—61Last post, we talked about foreplay and, as Michael calls it, the "2 minute pop".  We also re-touched on how premarital sex hurts the woman because she is the sensitive, weaker vessel.  Today we get to talk more about premarital sex, and women climaxing. Get ready. Cleaning Up My ActThe cure for any of the [2 previous posts] is pretty much the same, with some additional spiritual actions … [Read more...]

The Radical Notion That Children Are People

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I saw this image recently when it flew around facebook like wildfire in response to recent gentle parenting memes. And yes, one of my relatives posted it approvingly.And so I have to wonder, what is it with this idea that violence against children is something to be treated so lightly, like a joke, or even directly embraced? What is this?! We wouldn't let people get away with saying "back in the day, when we could beat our wives without being sent to jail, women knew to keep their … [Read more...]

Anti-Rape Messaging and Anti-Rape PSAs

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I recently shared an excerpt from an article encouraging parents to talk to their sons about rape. I thought a couple of the comments on that post were worth pulling out, and they reminded me of some of the various anti-rape PSAs I've seen recently.  First the comments, then the videos, and then a challenge for you all. If you like, you can simply scroll down the the videos.To start with, Brennan pointed out that we shouldn't assume rapists don't know what they're doing, or that rape is some … [Read more...]

TTUAC: The Spiritual Fetus

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To Train Up A Child, pp. We're still in the chapter about children's development. In today's section Michael introduces the idea that a morally immature child is still in the womb morally and spiritually, and that the parent must act as the child's conscience until they reach moral understanding. But in all of this, Michael somehow misses what is perhaps the most important aspect of children's moral development. With that introduction, let's get started! A SPIRITUAL FETUSLife is … [Read more...]


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