Peace in the Midst of the Storm

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much Grace  Please enjoy the reflections of Stephen Parsons as he visits the Island of Crete. (The post in its entirety struck me as so lovely and deep using a powerful analogy that I have not even noted here, it is well worth the visit to Surviving Church to read it.): … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Spoiled Children Rule the Household?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Children are Bored, Impatient, Easily Upset and FriendlessEditor's note: We're continuing on with Lori's bashing of modern parenting and public school. While getting your children to help around the house is a good thing and instilling a work ethnic is also beneficial in the long run as you will notice Lori never explains how all these rotten children she's blaming rule their homes and demand to have all their wants met. … [Read more...]

Finale : Is Justice Delayed Justice At All For Carol Ann Cole

by Suzanne TitkemeyerLast week I touched upon the reasons why investigators might not be looking at Mack Ford of New Bethany Home for Girls. One of those reasons is the obvious conflicts of interest and fact that many people in north Louisiana have family ties that cross jurisdictional lines. I'm not the only one that came up with that theory. Patheos author Jonny Scaramanga wrote about the Grand Jury refusing to file charges against Mack Ford and pointed out several conflicts of interest just in the Grand Jury proceedings in his article titled Serial Child Abuser Mack Ford Will Not Face Charges.He gives a good analysis of who Ford was, the horrific damage inflicted by New Bethany, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Main Brain Nutrient Parental Attention?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Children are Bored, Impatient, Easily Upset and FriendlessEditor's note: I guess Lori does not really understand education or nutrition if she thinks that stay at home moms are the answer to making sure your child's brain gets the right nutrients. Bolding below on some of the more awful parts. Also, this screen addiction problem she's speaking of? The easiest way to deal with it, for you and any child is to download an app that will only allow the device to be used in increments, like for two hours straight, then it shuts off and refuses to allow you access again for a specified time limit you create. There are always realistic and creative … [Read more...]

Jesus Did All of This For YOU!

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: Trigger warning for anyone that cannot handle snark against popular Evangelical ideas.Warning! Lots of snark ahead. Easily offended Christians have been warned! From the Isaiah 53:5 Project blog. My comments are indented and in italics. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Cheerfulness Most Important in Child Training?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Cheerful, Authoritative, ConsistentEditor's note: Is this really what Michael thinks is the most important? I don't think so. He's proven too many times that he is more about making sure he quashed any independence of thought in the child by using cruel physical punishment. … [Read more...]

I Know How Hillary Felt

by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundEditor's note: So we're well past the debates and election for president of 2016. But Lana Hope makes an important point in this piece, a reality that many of us have had to deal with just because we were born female. Chilling in light of all the honey badger Evangelical Christians like Lori Alexander and Nancy Campbell insist that women have no rights or influence anywhere but the kitchen and cradle. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Why Do the Godless Flourish?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - The SourceEditor's note: Nancy is indeed serving up the word salad. If I'm parsing my Nancy right she's saying that life is tough, the unGodly seem not to struggle and you must pray with your family every single day corporately to overcome your problems. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Older Women Teaching Submission?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Why Don't Women's Bible Studies Teach Godly Submission?Editor's note: Another pile of self-justifications for her ministry of hectoring younger women into doing it her way. She's starting to get dull and repeat herself quite a lot lately. … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls: Worldly Kids With Pretty Bangs?

For well over a year we’ve been running a second Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ on Sundays, filled with questions by young ladies trying to get ready for marriage. Since we’ve run through many of the questions on their site it’s time to shift Sundays to something else, like perhaps examining the cornucopia of probably fake emails and questions that Michael and Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy post on their website and the possibly poisonous answers they give. … [Read more...]