Worthwhile Reads: Positive Parenting

I've been doing a bit of work on my parenting section, and in the process I found a couple of links to share.Positive Parenting is NOT Permissive Parenting clearly lays out the differences between authoritarian parenting, permissive parenting, and positive parenting.This same website offers a three-part introduction to positive parenting for newbies: Part one, Part two, and Part three.Finally, I found a post on the differences between "consequences" and "problem-solving" especially … [Read more...]

“Because that’s how God made you”

The other day my daughter asked me a question:Mommy, why do I have two legs?As I looked into her curious face three answers ran through my mind:Because that's how God made you.Just because.I don't know! Let's go look it up. … [Read more...]

Worthwhile Reads: Another Daughter Blog

I just recently found another of what I call "daughter blogs." Blogs by daughters of Christian Patriarchy who have since left have exploded recently, and I couldn't be more popular. If you look at my list of "blogs" under "resources" under my "Christian Patriarchy" tab, you'll see about a dozen of them. Here are two excellent posts from this latest daughter blog I've discovered:Sexuality: The Elephant in the RoomThe Social Isolation of Homeschooling … [Read more...]

The “Mommy Wars” and Me

My daughter is in daycare. When I walk or drive past a the park while she's in daycare, I immediately suffer a bout of guilt. I see the other moms there with their young children, and I feel guilty that I'm not doing the same, guilty that my daughter is in daycare, guilty that I want a career and life apart from my offspring.But then I start justifying. My daughter is gaining excellent socialization skills. My daughter is getting to do all sorts of crafts and activities. My daughter has a … [Read more...]

Worthwhile Reads: Abortion, Laws, and Biblical Translation

I recently saw two more articles on new proposed anti-abortion laws:Tennessee bill would expose identity of abortion providers and possibly patientsArizona legislator would like to make women watch abortions before they having themI have written before that even though opposition to abortion was originally born out of a desire to control women, there was an intentional shift in this rhetoric in the 1980s leading to a new focus on "saving babies," and that many if not most of those … [Read more...]

Worthwhile Reads: Kirk Cameron, Monumental, and Dominionism

"Monumental" Lies - Kirk Cameron Visits David Barton - Chris Rodda skillfully debunks the "history" presented in Kirk Cameron's latest film, Monumental, which discusses America's supposedly Christian founding and the nation's subsequent straying from this foundation.A Monumentally Different Kirk Cameron - The ever-insightful Julie Ingersoll reveals that Monumental represents Cameron's transition from mainstream evangelical premillenialism to the Christian reconstructionism of Rushdoony and Do … [Read more...]

Homeschooling Section Complete

I’ve just completed the section under another tab — homeschooling. You can view this section either by clicking the tab itself (“Homeschooling,” in the middle of the tabs immediately below the header) or by clicking here.As you will see, the section offers a basic summary of homeschooling and the Christian homeschool movement in particular, followed by pages containing key posts and resources (websites, books, and articles).Please let me know if there is anything you think should be added … [Read more...]