Worthwhile Reads: The Duggars, Modesty, and the Beach

The Duggar Family Doesn’t Go to the Beach, and Why That’s Bad for Their Kids, by Sierra' This kind of article infuriates me. It does. I start chugging smoke out of my nostrils and seeing the world with an extra shiny pink tint, like a greasy undercooked steak. Is it because the idea of broadcasting your modesty to the world via a platform given to you by your televangelism (oh, excuse me, “reality show”) is stunningly hypocritical? Is it because of the obvious doublespeak pouring out of Michelle … [Read more...]


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Raised Quiverfull: Tricia’s Story

A post in the Raised Quiverfull series.Part 1: Introductory Questions Please introduce yourself before we get started. Are you married or unmarried? Are you in school, holding down a job, or staying home? Do you have children? What religious beliefs or lack thereof do you ascribe to today? Provide whatever additional information you like. Hello! My name is Tricia. I'm 26 years old. I had a fairly typical American childhood until age ten or so, when my parents began to homeschool me and g … [Read more...]


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Raised Quiverfull: Sierra’s Story

A post in the Raised Quiverfull series.Part 1: Introductory Questions Please introduce yourself before we get started. Are you married or unmarried? Are you in school, holding down a job, or staying home? Do you have children? What religious beliefs or lack thereof do you ascribe to today? Provide whatever additional information you like. You can call me Sierra. It isn't my real name, but I use it to protect the identity of my family and former friends. I am 25 and have been out of f … [Read more...]


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Raised Quiverfull: Sarah’s Story

A post in the Raised Quiverfull series.Part 1: Introductory Questions Please introduce yourself before we get started. Are you married or unmarried? Are you in school, holding down a job, or staying home? Do you have children? What religious beliefs or lack thereof do you ascribe to today? Provide whatever additional information you like. My name is Sarah. I have been married for almost 2 years now. We have no children, and don’t plan on having any for at least 5 more years. I work full tim … [Read more...]


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Raised Quiverfull: Melissa’s Story

A post in the Raised Quiverfull series.Part 1: Introductory Questions Please introduce yourself before we get started. Are you married or unmarried? Are you in school, holding down a job, or staying home? Do you have children? What religious beliefs or lack thereof do you ascribe to today? Provide whatever additional information you like. I am Melissa, mid-twenties, married, working in the evenings and staying at home with my 4 pre-school aged children during the day. I am hoping to go to s … [Read more...]


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Raised Quiverfull: Mattie’s Story

A post in the Raised Quiverfull series.Part 1: Introductory Questions Please introduce yourself before we get started. Are you married or unmarried? Are you in school, holding down a job, or staying home? Do you have children? What religious beliefs or lack thereof do you ascribe to today? Provide whatever additional information you like. I’m “Mattie Chatham,” of The Nest Egg (the pseudonym and blog title are shamelessly stolen from Wendell Berry’s novel, Jayber Crow). I’m the oldest of nin … [Read more...]


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Raised Quiverfull: Lisa’s Story

A post in the Raised Quiverfull series.Part 1: Introductory Questions Please introduce yourself before we get started. Are you married or unmarried? Are you in school, holding down a job, or staying home? Do you have children? What religious beliefs or lack thereof do you ascribe to today? Provide whatever additional information you like. I'm Lisa, I'm 24 and I now live in Germany. I was born and raised in the U.S. but left the U.S. when I left my parents and siblings about two years ago. I … [Read more...]


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