Living Without the Metanarrative

by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundWhen I left evangelicalism, I got depressed. It was a living nightmare.After I wrote my post on how the Duggars are not crazy, it hit me head on that I actually left a part of me that was extremely meaningful. Also, the homeschool positive series on Homeschoolers Anonymous made me a bit homesick.That may come as a shock because I can’t look back and say, “oh, well doctrine of hell is meaningful.” or “save the kiss lessons helped me in relationships.” “Or I learned a lot of social skills as a kid.” rrrrr no. definitely no.But, but, there was a heroic purpose in fundamentalism. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Birth Control Pills Kill Babies?

by Steven L. Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church - Why Birth Control is WrongEditor's note: I don't know if I should laugh or be jaw-dropped over the fact that Anderson clearly has no real scientific idea how birth control pills actually work. They don't 'kill babies', the ones on the market now prevent the egg from ever leaving the ovary so that there cannot even be a fertilized egg must less a baby. The older pills prevented implantation of fertilized eggs. But an egg is not a baby, a long way from it. We've moved past that. Too bad his science knowledge has not. … [Read more...]

Starbucks Cup-troversy – Symptom of a Deeper Problem

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Every  Breaking WaveWarning! A Rant!On Saturday morn I noticed a strange set of memes and videos going around Facebook. Posted on the pages of those people I know that are still going to either evangelical or fundamentalist churches in my area were images and comments on how Starbucks was persecuting Christians. How? By this year's holiday coffee cup design. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: When is it Living Life as a Christian, and When is it Behaving Badly?

by Erin Davis from Lies Young Women Believe - When it's Hard to Be a Christian at SchoolEditor's note: This is one of the worst things endemic in Evangelical Quiverfull, this belief that everyone that does not line up with your personal version of Christianity is somehow 'suppressing your right to practice your faith.' No, your school having an LGBT Awareness Day has nothing to do with the freedom to practice your religion, it's about your homophobia, your Christian entitlement issues more than anything else. Truly, I think this cultural tone deafness, intolerance, hatred and fake martyrdom is what is killing the church in America. Practice or don't practice what you believe in, just … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet – Part 12 Mr. Steady (Dem Wimminz Hormonez)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 106-107Today we are finishing up the section on Mr. Steady. And how does Michael choose to close this section? Does he summarize the traits of a Steady? Will he exhort men to fix their weaknesses? Does he give a list of scriptures helpful for Steadies?Don't be silly. He talks about those female emotions. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: How Can You Tell if a Child Molester is Repentant?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - He That Covereth A Sin Is Not WiseEditor's note: This comes from Michael answering a letter he received from a woman who'd been molested by her father in childhood, said nothing about it and then found out years later that her father had gone on to molest many more children, including his grandchildren. She's bemoaning the fact that if she had told on her father as a child it would have prevented all these other victims. Strangely enough Michael actually has decent advice in his answer, it's not all 'It's your fault'. Such a rare occurrence that Michael gives some non-toxic advice I had to share it here. He could and should have gone farther and … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: So Eve Was the First Feminist?

by an anonymous writer/editor at Ladies Against Feminism - Empowerment vs. GraceEditor's note: Word salad ahead - the usual blathering about non-believer females being the fount of all evil that tears down Good Christian (tm) families and society. I guess they skipped the parts of the New Testament where Jesus treated the females he encountered as equals. … [Read more...]

Trusting Birth – Another View of Duggar Home Birthing?

Dr. Amy Tuteur is at it again. This time she's explaining in a blog post all the things that could have caused the type of bleeding that sent Jessa Duggar Seewald to the hospital post home birth. She also has an interesting view of the birth stories of other Duggar women that ended up in the hospital. Birthing odds of 200 years ago would have surely killed not only Jessa, Jill and Israel, but likely Michelle Duggar too. Josh was a forceps baby and her twins, Jana and John David were born by cesarean after Michelle developed preeclampsia. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Should I Confront Him About This?

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...]

On ‘Different’ Churches: You’re Actually Not

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.ComA little while ago I reached out to my followers on Twitter to ask if they’d stopped attending church and why. I was flooded with replies over the next few days, and many of the answers I received were heart-shattering. In the midst of that conversation, the Twitter account for Highlands Fellowship church jumped in, inviting me and another woman to their church because they were “different,” and linking both of us to a promotional video. … [Read more...]


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