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I Am A Publican and a Heathen Part 2

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserOur family arrived in Elmendorf, Texas the first week of March 1994. I had resigned from Somerset Baptist Church in Somerset, Ohio, and after closing down the church and Christian school, I  packed up my family and moved us to Elmendorf so I could become co-pastor of Community Baptist Church.Community Baptist Church was an Sovereign Grace (Calvinistic) Independent Baptist church. The church was started in the 1980’s by Pat Horner. The church worshiped at a ramshackle former Southern Baptist church building on Labus Road outside of Elmendorf. The church property included several acres of land that ho … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The World Hates Babies?

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by Kelly Crawford from Generation Cedar - How The World's Hatred of Babies May Affect You More Than Anything ElseEditor's note: Is it ever a good idea to have a baby just because some naysayers are claiming that the world might be negatively impacted if we have less citizens? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Children Should Never Say ‘No’ To An Adult?

Sunset at the beach in Quipos, Costa Rica - image by Suzanne Titkemeyer

by Mary Ellen from The Imperfect Homemaker - 6 Things my Kids Are Not Allowed to Say to AdultsEditor's note: Hiya! Still in Costa Rica but when this popped up on my Iphone Facebook feed I knew I should not wait to get back to the states to post it. Earlier in the week the hotel had limited internet access so this it a few days late being posted. Also, enjoy this photo of the beach here. Why rush to post this? Couple of reasons. 1) Mary Ellen keeps editing this and backpedaling from her original strong stance that 'No' is never allowed and 2) teaching your children to never say no to adults has been shown to set up children from rigid fundamentalist homes for child abuse. When you … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Television is Pushing ‘Gay Agenda’?

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by Ken Ham of Answers In Genesis originally from his Blog as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism - The Sexual Liberation Movement Failed Us. We're Not SurprisedEditor's note: Television really isn't a medium that has ever completely formed and informed the morals of this nation. Most of the time it is a mirror reflecting  whatever social issue will get the most viewers, even if the issue isn't as pressing as it is shown to be on the tiny screen. All you have to do is look at shows like 'Jerry Springer' to see the axiom of whatever grabs the ratings. ABC family showing a gay teen kiss is just doing whatever will generate the most viewers, which translates into more advertising dollars. It's … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Narcissist Men With Patriarchal Tendencies?

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There is a study out of Ohio's Kent State University by Dr. Scott Keiller showing that narcissistic heterosexual men tend to take out their aggression almost exclusively on heterosexual women.From Science Daily: … [Read more...]

Talking My Way to Spiritual Health

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church Hurts“I’m praying for your healing.”“What makes you think I’m not healed?”“You keep talking about it.  You won’t talk about it any more once you are completely healed.”“Seriously?  Remember how they told me I wasn’t to tell anyone what was happening to me?”“Yeah.”“As along as I wasn’t talking, I was immersed in their abusive treatment.  It wasn’t until I started healing that I was able to talk about it.  In fact, talking about it is one of the best indications that I have healed.  Talking about it means that I am not ashamed, I am not hiding, I am whole and strong and victorious.  Not only that, but talking about it allow … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: A Wise Woman Manipulates Her Husband?

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by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - A Wise Woman Builds Her HouseEditor's note: Reading Debi's words I am reminded of a recent conversation where a woman from Debi's generation told me after I'd accidentally broken an important possession of my husband's that I should deal with it by ordering a replacement, keeping my mouth shut, putting on his favorite dress and then feeding him his favorite meal. I had to explain to her how acting that way is a form of lying, manipulation and controlling towards him. I think Debi does a lot of that type of behavior in her quest to keep Michael from behaving in an abusive manner. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet ‘ – What Type of Girl am I?

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Another installment of giving better answers to the questions asked at Debi Pearl’s site message board for the book ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’. Many young ladies ask questions on all sorts of different subjects brought up by the book. There was just one big problem, many of the answers stray into either the outright bad and emotionally unhealthy to dangerous. Yes, typical Debi Pearl borderline abusive. Here’s what we’re going to be doing here at NLQ. Every week, once or twice a week, I’ll be posting up one of the questions from the message board and ask you, our readers, to answer that poor soul’s question in a way that is logical, rational and the best possible solution, in other words 18 … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Feminism is the New ‘Goliath’?

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by Bethany Baird of Girl Defined - Feminism is Laughing at Our GodEditor's note: Have you ever noticed it is always the most harshly repressed women that do not want any women to have free agency or basic rights? This is a good example of that strange lack of self awareness in the more repressive forms of Quiverfull Christianity. Which is especially strange considering Jesus treated women as equals in the New Testament. How can they claim to be 'following Christ' when they are clearly in direct opposition to his actions? … [Read more...]

Saved By Being Right: Christianity and Dogmatism

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsIn the Christian group I belonged to in college, we believed we had all the answers.Other Christians might differ from us in doctrine, but we knew the truth, straight from the Bible. "God said it, I believe it, and that settles it," we would say.  We even knew why everyone didn't see things the same way we did.  They were deceived.  Or they were "in compromise" with sin and were trying to justify themselves.  Or they were "lukewarm" and just didn't want to "pay the price" to really "press forward in the things of God." … [Read more...]


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