Book Review: Relax, It’s Just God

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NLQ friend and author of "13:24  - A Story of Faith and Obsession" M. Dolon Hickmon has written a review of Patheos blogger Wendy Thomas Russell's new book "Relax, It's Just God" for The Humanist.Com. Wendy blogs about parenting at Natural Wonderers.This is a book that deals with the issues of how and when to explain or expose your children to the ideas of faith, even if you have no religious beliefs of your own as a parent. It cites research data from a large group of secular parents positing when and what to teach your children, or if you should bother teaching your children any knowledge of faith or belief. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Kids Saying ‘F*ck’ and Explaining Bestiality in Church?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - SanctuaryEditor's note: So who controls Daddy's sin urges if Michael is claiming that children are naturally sinful and flesh and blood just like him? Go to the bathroom with your child? No outside contact at all? Sounds like prison to me. … [Read more...]

Male Blame Shifting Over Immodest Dress

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog What Would Roger Sterling Do?So a couple of weeks ago I mentioned I have my alarm clock set to American Family Radio for the purposes of jolting my butt out of bed quickly on those days I must be somewhere in a timely fashion.This week I kept waking up to a man being interviewed by a ministry about his slide down the slippery slope of lust and fornication. He copped to a long list of sexual peccadilloes over the course of a few days time. It seemed like the second he left his home and homeschooling for a 'worldly' university he went from chaste to trying to insert his naughty bits into any open hole attached to a woman. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Kids Saying ‘F*ck’ & Explaining Bestiality in Church?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - SanctuaryEditor's note: Now Michael is claiming that youth groups in church are a hotbed of seduction and that the church is filled with pedophiles and seducers fishing for others to indoctrinate. If he really believes this when why isn't he advocating each family do their own home church without any outsiders? Sorry, but it's unlikely that every single church is filled with those wanting to sexually abuse children. It's a little farfetched to claim every church is that way. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 4 – The Wedding

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide Preparing to Be a Help Meet - The Wedding: Part Four Debi starts asking questions about when Yetta and Kent were dating.  Debi tries really hard to make Yetta fit Debi's mold...but she just can't quite do it. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Kids Saying ‘F*ck’ & Explaining Bestiality in Church?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - SanctuaryEditor's note: I have to wonder what types of churches these people are attending that the kids are being taught things like Michael claims in his fear-mongering never let the kids out of your sight answer to this preacher's wife. It's always about sex with Michael Pearl and this is one of the most restrictive and horrifying pieces from Michael I've seen. Will be posting it up in parts to discuss. This starts with a letter from a pastor's wife. … [Read more...]

Zero Tolerance: Manly Temper or Ungodly Outburst

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by S.J. Reidhead cross posted from her blog The Pink Flamingo The Anger Buster Rap by Barbara Gruener When anger chooses me, here’s an important fact: I always get to choose exactly how I’ll react. I don’t need to fight or shout, pout and cry; I have some healthy strategies for management I try. I write or draw or count to ten, I talk it out or go outside to play. I take deep breaths or exercise until my anger goes away. So when anger chooses you, and it will, that’s a fact! Why not try my healthy ways to help you react. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Immodest Pants Wearing Started by Feminism Post WW2?

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by Melissa  from Far Above Rubies - Modesty and My Changing WardrobeEditor's note: Another evangelical Christian mommy-blogger who thinks pants are the devil and likes to lump them in as a feminist device by selfish selfish women that want to do outrageous things like *gasp* earn their own money and be be comfortable when they do tasks ill suited for dresses. Sorry, but women started wearing pants before World War Two, it only became wide spread for reasons of practicality in the 50s and 60s. Women didn't suddenly live in pants and start demanding rights immediately following WW2. According to historical research the average American woman didn't start wearing pants most of the time … [Read more...]

The Mary Crawfords of This World

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by Nora Woodhouse cross posted from her blog A Heart Like MineEditor's note: The Mary Crawford that Nora is discussing in her blog is a character from Jane Austen's novel "Mansfield Park" An explanation of the character of Mary Crawford and quotes by Mary for those unfamiliar with the writings of  Jane Austen. An important part of recovery after leaving the world of QF to be able to recognize the toxic people in your path. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: If You Don’t Love God, You Cannot Love Your Husband?

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by Jennifer of Blessed Femina as quoted by A Wise Woman Builds Her Home - Honoring Christ & Our HusbandsEditor's note: As in many things in fundamental evangelicalism they make the complex simple and the simple complex. Putting Biblical qualifiers on relationships is a recipe for disaster most of the time. Seems to me when you start adding rules to your life that aren't clearly spelled out in the Bible you are busily usurping the God you claim to follow, making yourself your god. What do you think dear readers? … [Read more...]


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