Our own Melissa is on Jezebel!

Jezebel just put up an article called "What Happens When a Quiverfull Dad Becomes a Woman?" And what do you know? It's about our own dear Melissa! Someone was reading her series, Unwrapping the Onion, it seems. Here's the best quote: Melissa was over dudes, Melissa's husband was over being a dude, the church was over both of them, and they were over the church. And while we're at it, both Joe and Lisa have also blogged about Melissa's series. … [Read more...]

An Anti-Abortion Movement in Europe?

I guess I thought abortion rights were taken for granted in Europe, or more specifically, in Western Europe. However, I just ran upon an article in conservative evangelical World Magazine called "European War Zone: Belgium Is the Battleground for Life and Freedom, Again." Here is an excerpt: When Roosemont isn't motoring through these [WWI] battlefields he is volunteering in another, going to war against the onslaught of laws in Belgium governing abortion and euthanasia—and a culture of choice t … [Read more...]

Melissa’s Series, Part 9: Starting a New Life

The last part of Melissa’s story, Unwrapping the Onion, is now posted. This one is titled Starting a New Life. Here is an excerpt: But as we’ve taken this next step into living life with all pretenses dropped, I am strangely not afraid of my spouse living authentically. We met as very limited people, both trying to do the “right” thing. We married so quickly, hardly knowing each other, much less the secrets each of us were hiding. And yet as we both changed and grew to the point where we came ou … [Read more...]

Worthwhile Reads: The Men of Christian Patriarchy

It seems so often that what is written about Christian Patriarchy focuses on the women, being both written by women and written about the problems this ideology and lifestyle brings to women. (Lisa of Broken Daughters wrote a post recently hypothesizing on why that might be.) Today I want to point you to a couple of posts looking at the male perspective and the male experience.For Christian Patriarchy's effects on men, see Complementarian Teachings Hurt Men Too, by Darcy of Darcy's Heart … [Read more...]

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Most people start asking themselves that question early. It starts out in preschool, with talk of being fire fighters, doctors, or police. By senior year of high school, the question is asked increasingly frantically. But I didn't ask myself that question until I was in my early twenties. Until then, I had only seen one option: I would be a wife, mother, and homemaker when I grew up. Suddenly and for the first time asking myself, in my early twenties, what I wanted to be when I grew up was … [Read more...]

Melissa’s Series, Part 8: Coming Out, Bit by Bit

Part 8 of Melissa’s story, Unwrapping the Onion, is now posted. This one is titled Coming Out, Bit by Bit.  Here is an excerpt: The summer of 2011 was significant in another way too. I had arranged to meet up with a friend that I had made over the internet, and I was planning on maybe coming out to her if it felt right. It would be the first time I had told anyone I knew about our journey, and I made my pick carefully. Libby Anne had grown up in a similar Christian conservative environment, and … [Read more...]

Doug Phillips on Evolution and Feminism

I just read the following quote by Doug Phillips of Vision Forum: Evolution says the struggle of the survival of the fittest, there are no differences between men and women, there is no charity, there is no deference, and in an evolutionary world feminism reaches its height and we see no distinctions. The result is babies are killed en masse, women are treated like chattel and men no longer take on their masculine role as defenders. This quote is so out there that I have decided to dissect it. … [Read more...]


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