The Homeschool Myth

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground In my last post on emotional abuse in homeschooling, I wrote this:The reason I connect this to homeschooling is that homeschooling made the shit seem natural, the way that it was ought to be. In the comment section of that post, one reader writes: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Feminism is a Nazi-Like Plot?

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by Kelly Crawford from her blog Generation Cedar - Obama's Feminist Remark: It's Not About ChoiceKelly's really on a roll. Not merely content to make fun of an adult child coming to terms with possible parental abuse during homeschooled years now she's tossing about words like 'Hitler' and 'Choice' because of one short sentence uttered by the Commander in Chief, instantly invalidating her argument by the usage of the Nazis. Extremely disrespectful to anyone with Jewish heritage that may have lost family members to the camps. … [Read more...]

“Real Marriage” Review: 65 – 85, ‘The Respectful Wife’

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons With a chapter title like that, you just know how much I loved it. I probably should have expected this chapter to be more infuriating than the one devoted to men, but I didn’t. My marginalia has a lot more “WTF” and “BS” (which stands for both bullshitand benevolent sexism; nice how that one worked out) than the last chapter did– and I wish I could talk about a lot more than I have the space for. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Do Not Be Tolerant?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Teach The DifferenceLooks like Nancy got some push back from her own readers and didn't like it very much. Not as much fun when your readers don't mirror back your own ideas and seek to flatter you, now is it Ms. Campbell? … [Read more...]

Journal Entry, April 1, 2010

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsIf you’ve ever wondered what goes on inside the head of a person who is mired in spiritual abuse, this is an example. It is an entry from the journal that I would take to church and write in during services. This entry is from Maundy Thursday, April 1, 2010. I sat in the very back pew and observed the service. I could not participate. As you will see, I was convinced that God had completely rejected me because of the way the leadership had been treating me for about a decade. This journal entry documents the level to which spiritual abuse had taken me. As the leaders and congregation moved through the service, this is what I wrote: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Child Training

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by Shalom Pearl Brand in No Greater Joy magazine - Steps to Obedience … [Read more...]

Washington Post Television Critic Calls Duggar Fans ‘Learning Disabled’

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Interesting bit from Newsbusters.org about a recent live chat held on the Washington Post website with their television critic Hank Stuever. The bulk of Stuever's remarks below: … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Knowledge – House, Gardens and Cheese Making

Yogurt making is actually pretty easy, so you don't have to let Debi scare you into thinking it is hard to learn.

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideIn between sections of terrifyingly inaccurate information on reproduction and general health, Debi start throwing in random cautionary tales and tips on house-keeping....kind of. … [Read more...]

Part 3 – Navigating the Justice System: As a Young Adult

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by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist In Spite Of ThemPlease see also Navigating the Justice System Part 1: Alone at Age 9 and Navigating the Justice System: When my Parents Went to CourtWhen I was about 17, I moved out. Once it was truly clear to me that what happened in my home was abusive and not normal I decided to try to end the abuse for everyone. I started making regular calls to Children's Aid on my father. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: So Victim Shaming/Blaming is Something Jesus Loves?

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by Kelly Crawford on her blog Generation Cedar - Homeschool 'Victim' Shares Her StoryKelly takes a shameful dig at Cynthia Jeub and all adults that suffered abuse in their homeschooling environment before linking to another victim blamer friend Olivia Brodock of Teaching Good Things. Olivia doesn't name Cynthia or anyone else, but it's pretty obvious who she means since Cynthia's story has been so prominently featured during that time. This is clearly in response to Cynthia. Classy, Kelly, classy. Classy, Olivia, especially you using Homescoolers Anonymous own graphic in your unfunny parody. How Christian. I bet Jesus is just soo proud of you for this one.  … [Read more...]


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