NLQ Book Review: God’s Buried Children by Daniel Farcas

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerOver a year ago a series of emails landed in my email box asking me to read, write a review, publish the review here and give this book five stars on Amazon. I do get review requests for NLQ on a regular basis, so this was just another of those. The topic sounded interesting, the memoirs of a man raised in the over burdened world of Romanian orphanages. … [Read more...]

Self Esteem, Self Efficacy and the Locus of Control

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by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceEditor's note: This was written in response to some of the discussion over Cynthia Jeub's blog posts. That is not why I am sharing it here. This is something that everyone in recovery from spiritual abuse or religious trauma syndrome could benefit from watching and thinking about the issues brought forth.Religious lifestyles that demand a great deal of conformity can create a lot of relationship tension as children venture into adulthood as those adult children begin to make their own choices about life and belief.  If there is too much reliance on the identity of the family of origin or if the family demands the adult to … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Good Christian Moms Should Not Be Distracted?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - The Age of DistractionsEditor's note: While I understand what Nancy means about modern technology being a distraction, is it really that bad? Sometimes a tiny break from reality can be a mini vacation for your brain. It's not always 'bad' … [Read more...]

Day 20 of 21 Days of Healing: What About God?

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church Hurts“God made you in His image.”Day 20You may have noticed that I haven’t spent much time on God over these 21 days except for the brain changing thoughts that I hope you have been repeating to yourself several times a day through the month. If you stuck with it, you will probably notice a change in how you think about what God thinks of you. Please don’t stop once our 21 Days are over. … [Read more...]

Being a Mom is Hard

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by Mari cross posted from her blog Mari's MusesEditor's note: Posting this because it points out something obvious that the Quiverfull world loves to downplay. Not everyone is ready, equipped, suited, or should be a mother. It's hard work and it's not for everyone. True wisdom is knowing your own capabilities.Being a mom is hard.I know this because, from time to time, my friends ask me to care for their children while they’re away, and I know, from experience, that I don’t have what it takes. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Annihilation is What Non-Believers Crave?

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by John Piper of Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and Desiring God on his Twitter feed.Editor's note: Word salad with a ridiculous idea. Annihilation is no reward for anyone and not something people really want, except perhaps a very few languishing on Death Row inmates somewhere. … [Read more...]

Is Complaining Really Bad?

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog What Would Roger Sterling Do?One of the things I still struggle with after leaving my old church is when a sermon series starts and you just know that it has nothing to do with trying to teach people or make them consider an issue they hadn't considered in the past. It has to do only with controlling those same people.I still go to church, but sometimes wonder why. I've heard more sermons than I will ever need in my lifetime. I think I'm almost 'Done With Church' now. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Babies Want to Kill?

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by Voddie Baucham as transcribed by R.L. Stollar and posted at Homeschoolers Anonymous from his sermon 'Doctrine of Total Depravity'Editor's note: This entire sermon is disturbing and the main point seems to be that people living without any fear of God are almost demonic. In Voddie's thinking that includes children and new born babies. Voddie's words about babies and children seem to be counter to the words of Jesus about little ones. … [Read more...]

Part 2 – The Paradox of Freedom

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalPart one can be found here - Part 1 - The Paradox of FreedomI shared in my last post about the revolutionary discovery I made after my husband left me - that I actually had the freedom to choose whether or not to forgive him! And that it was only when I found out I was free to choose, that I was truly able to forgive. This is what I call the paradox of freedom.Now it's been many years since that momentous realisation. Since then I've seen a precious friendship turn into marriage, been blessed with two more amazing sons, suffered spiritual abuse, lost my 'religion', and embarked on a faith journey with a freshly-revealed … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Bill Gothard’s Teachings Are in Prisons?

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by Jinger Duggar from the book 'Growing Up Duggar' pages 211 - 212Editor's note: The first time I read these passages I was struck by Jinger's judgmental description of the female inmates faces as having 'lines of grief and bitterness' but after rereading this some months later it feels much more outrageous that the teachings of Bill Gothard and the IBLP are being taught in a tax payer funded facility. Is this just a bunch of humble brag or is it the best thing they could do for the ladies in the jail? Thoughts, dear readers? … [Read more...]


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