Lourdes, Lifeboats, and Bounded Choice: The Complicated Process of Exiting Totalist Groups Part 3

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by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from Spiritual Sounding Board Using Katie Botkin’s lifeboat analogy, Cindy Kunsman explores the “Second Generation Adult” and Lourdes Torres-Mantefeuel’s alleged sex abuse by Vision Forum’s Doug Phillips By Cindy Kunsman, UnderMuchGrace.com On the same day that Lourdes Torres-Manteufel’s petition was filed, the first cousin of Vision Forum’s Stay at Home Daughter evangelists/role models published a blog essay that I found deeply moving. Katie Botkin, the daughter of Geoffrey Botkin‘s brother Greg, noted that attorney David C. Gibbs III filed the documents on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Doug Phillips used the event as a talking point and cele … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Sexually Abused Children as Broken, Diseased

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet,  pp. 185—186This week we get to read the end of Debi’s chapter on loving one’s children. The HallThere is no permanent cure for genital herpes and many other forms of STDs. Yet one in five young teens in the USA has a sexually transmitted disease. Many statistics also tell us that one in four little girls will be sexually “messed with” by the time they are four years old. One in four little boys will be the victims of homosexual abuse. Our children are in grave danger in today’s world, not only from emotional trauma, but also from many of these diseases. … [Read more...]

Being a Feminist Makes Me a Better Christian

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The DragonsI had just started my job as a bookseller at Barnes & Noble, and I could not have been more excited– it was the perfect job for me at the time. I got to be surrounded by books, helping people find books they’d love, and it was a part-time retail job that wasn’t a huge commitment, since I thought I’d probably be moving in a while.I was being trained by the lead cashier on how to work the registers, and he was a delightful person, cheerful and outgoing in a way that didn’t annoy me at 7 o’clock in the morning, which is a rarity for me, the night owl. As we made conversation, he asked about my plans for the weekend and … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Protecting Children From Sexual Predators is Like Protecting Chickens From Foxes?

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by Debi Pearl from her blog - Sara Sue Learns to Yell and Tell Predators are a fact of life in today’s society.My chickens are a good example of this. I wanted to raise free-ranging hens, but where I live, that can be a problem. There are lots of wild critters that would love to have a free-ranging chicken dinner. I wanted live chickens, not a crime scene littered with feathers! To have success raising chickens, I had to understand the predators that would snatch them. … [Read more...]

A Little Housekeeping….

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There will be no updates between tomorrow noonish and Friday afternoon. Patheos is doing an upgrade on all platforms in that time. Regular postings will resume on Saturday so don't freak out if there's nothing new between Thursday morning and late Friday. Here's hoping this improves user and admin experiences!Carry on..You should be able to continue to comment on posts whie this upgrade is taking place.Comments open below NLQ Recommended Reading … Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement by Kathryn Joyce 13:24 - A Story of Faith and Obsession by M Dolon Hickmon<A H … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Making Them Obey?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - How Can They Do It? I know, dear mothers, it's easier said than done to teach our children to obey. One mother wrote that her young daughter flatly refuses to obey her! What on earth can we do? We are not dealing with robots. Do you sometimes wish they were robots who would just do everything you asked? Instead, we are dealing with flesh and blood. Yes, I said the word, flesh. … [Read more...]

Conformity is Next to Godliness

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsMy first roommate after I left college was a good friend and a lovely person.  She still is both of those things, though she lives far away.  But there was one dynamic to our relationship in those early roommate-days that wasn't all that lovely.  We haven't talked about it, but I think she'd shake her head in amusement and chagrin as much as I do now.You see, she was very skilled, even back then when we were young, in the domestic arts.  She could whip together a dinner for six people without turning a hair.  She could make jams and jellies.  She could sew beautifully-- she eventually made her own wedding dress, and then my … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Patriarchy Rulez?

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by Free Northerner cross posted from his blog Free Northerner - Patriarchy = Civilization Patriarchy is civilization. Civilization is patriarchy.The two concepts are indistinguishable, differing only in emphasis.Any time someone says patriarchy, they are, whether consciously or not, referring to civilization. … [Read more...]

Mike Huckabee, Immigration and Evangelical Compassion

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismI haven’t said anything about the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. from the countries south of Mexico, but I’ve been following the story. I’ve never quite understood why American evangelicals are so anti-immigration and pro-borders. And I say this as someone who grew up in an evangelical family solidly involved in conservative politics. But border issues were never my thing. The first year I participated in homeschool speech and debate in high school, the topic was illegal immigration. My partner and I developed a plan that involved giving jobs training and other services to immigrations, transfo … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The Priest Part 2

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideIn this installment, Debi struggles to create 'down sides' for the Steady/Priestly Man.  She manages to find one problem that might cause actual problems and makes-up three others that are really tame compared to the hell of being married to a Prophet or a King.Oh, but Debi does figure out how to rag on women. … [Read more...]


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