So. Hobby Lobby.


The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision was today. I don't have the time to write about it right now, but I thought I'd open a thread for discussion, and also for posting links to helpful blog posts and such on the topic. I may update this post with links at the bottom over time.Here's a link to the decision itself. … [Read more...]

Should Parents Be “Involved” in Their Children’s Love Lives?


Blogger That Mom recently began a series on courtship. I don't know where she will take the subject as she goes on through the series, but I did want to touch on the premise she begins with---that parents need to be involved. The Necessary ParentWhen we attended Bill Gothard’s IBLP Basic Seminar back in the mid-80s, one of the topics he covered was dating. This was before he had moved into his courtship teachings and even before anyone we knew of had started discussing things like courtship … [Read more...]

Strong-Willed Child: Flushing Kitties down the Toilet

Cat Toilet Paper

By VictoriaOriginally posted on Saving Victoria StrongThe Strong-Willed Child, introduction, pp. 7-10The intro is rather wordy, so I’m not going to reproduce much of it verbatim. He waxes on about how difficult parenting is, but about how it’s insanely rewarding and speaks of his own children and how much he loves them. He does use the phrase “the thrill of procreation” which made me snicker a little.Anyways. Then he describes this so-called “strong-willed child” and here is where … [Read more...]

Young Earth Creationism Isn’t Science


Seven years ago, I left young earth creationism. Three years ago, I blogged about the reasons I left. What stunned me most, at the time, was just how unscientific creationist claims were. I felt conned. When I actually looked at the science, and not just by reading Answers in Genesis and other creationist literature, the entire thing just fell apart. The rock layers don't look like they were laid down by a global flood. There are transitional fossils between humans and our … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Let’s Talk in Circles!


By AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, 179-180In case you were thinking that men in the Christian Patriarchial culture sure have it easy, Michael is here today to tell you that you're wrong. Being a man brings with it the great, great burden of responsibilty. Poor things, it almost makes me want to serve my husband more... Not Created to ServeMy wife is telling your wives to serve their husbands. I am thankful she serves me, but we need to keep in … [Read more...]

The Soul Is in the Sperm


Now this is weird. I just came upon a video in which Michael Pearl answers questions about sin nature, the soul, sperm, and the artificial insemination of Mary.In case you're not interested in watching the video, here is a transcript: Jared:  If we are not born with a sinful nature, then why did Jesus need to be born from a virgin? Let's stop here for just a second. I was definitely taught that we are born with sinful natures. Growing up, I do remember my parents disagreeing with this … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: How to Make an Appeal


Created To Be His Help Meet, p. 253Since the very beginning of her book, Debi has been promising readers that she will tell them how to "make an appeal" to their husbands. Here, on page 253, she finally does so---and it takes her exactly one page. Learning to Make an AppealThere were a few times in our early married life when I had differences with my husband that I felt had to be resolved. I felt I had to speak to him and that he must listen. Frankly, if you are in a relationship your … [Read more...]