by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Are You Eaten Up?Editor's note: More of Nancy's 'control your emotions to be ever cheerful and keep your home and children zealously. Or the verbal beatings will continue. Nancy's messages really break down into a few simple ideas. 1 - Never have negative thoughts or emotions. 2 - Keep your home and family perfectly at all times. 3 - Be happy and/or zealous in your role as a mother/housekeeper. 4 - You are not doing it as perfectly as I am. Who really needs this type of mind-screw? … [Read more...]
NLQ Question of the Week: Why Do Fundamentalist Quiverfull Christians Think They Are Being Threatened In Every Interaction With The World?
This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.While reading through the piles of horrific questions and bad advice over at the message board for Debi Pearl's book "Preparing To Be A Help Meet" I kept seeing one of the commenters posting links again and again to her blog. She also kept insisting that all these random happenings were the world, or the devil, or evil trying to impact the Christian and change their morals in the most subtle way. Went to her blog and read this, which led to today's question. Misspellings and grammar-mangling left as the original author posted. … [Read more...]
by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserBut the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:22,23)I spent the first 50 years of my life in the Christian church and I spent 25 years pastoring churches in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. I have met thousands of Christians in my lifetime. Even now, seven years removed from the last time I attended a Christian church, I continue to meet Christians and interact with them on this blog, through email, and on Facebook. My exposure to the personal lives of hundreds of Christians allows me to draw some … [Read more...]
by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 99-101I've made mention of this earlier, but this section is more pronounced. It seems that Michael has very little respect for a Mr. Steady. Possibly because he views himself as Command/Visionary? I'm not sure, but the more I read in this chapter, the stronger that feeling gets. Let me know if you agree/disagree.Text is in purple … [Read more...]