Redeeming Love: Part 3 – Non-Consensual Marriage

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comPlot summary:Michael gives in to “God,” goes back to Pair-a-Dice for Angel. He discovers that she’s been beaten. Marries her while she’s nearly unconscious and delirious. Then he takes her back to the farm, where she recuperates. Angel tries to learn how to cook and lay a fire, but fails. She tries to seduce him, but he refuses.*** … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Weak Wimpy Christian Feminist Men?

by Tim Bayly from Bayly Blog - Feminists and Libertarians: This is My Father's WorldEditor's note: You can almost smell the smoke coming out of his ears as he salivates about all those sinful folks he personally hates being barbequed for all eternity in Satan's smoker. He's loving it. Not much love of Jesus in any of his words. I wonder who these 'Internet Shrews,' and 'Calamity Janes' of the internet he's venting over are? He hates Tim Keller and 'Perverts'. Shouldn't someone clue him in that his brown noser in chief on this piece is a pervert obsessed with young breasts and teenagers breeding? … [Read more...]

Examining Teen Homes: Is Justice Delayed Justice At All For Carol Ann Cole?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerBefore we look at what happened to land Carol Ann Cole in a troubled teen home we need to first look at the troubled teen home industry, particularly as it exists in connection to fundamentalist Christian churches. So many churches have made either the education of children in their private schools or the supposedly treatment of difficult teens into a side ministry or business of their churches. They tend to put enormous pressure on church members to support these facilities, or provide free services, while also taking advantage of those they manage to convince to attend. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Feminists Hate Being Ruled?

by Tim Bayly from the Bayly Blog - Feminists and Libertarians: This is My Father's WorldEditor's note: Another day, another whiny authority blog posting from Tim Bayly, a man who seems so threatened by the possible diminishment of his masculinity if any woman anywhere does not knuckle down to his interpretations of the Bible. I guess he never realized that Jesus himself treated the women he encountered as equal to men and never once ordered a woman to be submissive. Cherry picking hi-ho the derry oh! … [Read more...]

Falling Down

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalI have to confess that I found myself reacting the other day to some words which had triggered me, and left me hearing repeated echoes of past abuse. I reacted. I struggled. I felt like I'd lost my footing and was flailing around trying to find my balance. "Not again," I thought, attempting to regain my equilibrium.And as I wrestled with that reality, I was dragged down by the weight of failure. After all, I'd experienced so much healing since I lived in that old head-space. What on earth was wrong with me!? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Social Media Competition in the CPM World?

by Jessica Smartt from Smartter Each Day - How Instagram is Killing Our Souls (Basically)Editor's note: Sharing this not because the writer is a homeschooling Evangelical mom who lines up with Quiverfull theology, but more as a real confession of that thing that can happen and be so devastating in the world of Quiverfull - comparing yourself to others and feeling like you don't measure up. It's what's toxic and soul-destroying, not looking at Instagram or Facebook, the endless measuring of yourself against others that goes on mentally. Being free of that mindset to the point where you can look at your pals on social media that are doing those things and instead of thinking 'Oh I am not … [Read more...]

Examining ATI Wisdom Booklets: Part 1 Booklet 5 – Medical Teeth and Bruxism

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll images from When Cows and Kids Collide used with permission. Post is  7  pages long. In this post, ATI gives a crash overview of anger causes people to grind their teeth and the horrific side-effects that can ensue.  Of course, the anger-teeth grinding angle is overplayed while the effects are a mix of real and made-up consequences. Let's start with the overview: … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Begging For Money to Child Horde?

by Adeye Salem from her blog of the same name - Begging For Money or Saving a Life?Editor's note: Ever the fundraiser, first for adoptions, then for her embryo snowflake adoptions and later for an orphan's home in South Africa that turned out to be a pipe dream Adeye is upset that most people out in the world do not approve of child hording via overseas adoptions paid for by other people's money. I leave you with this. What do you think? Are they saving lives, hording special needs kids or inflating their own vanity here? … [Read more...]

Fly Away From Dream Squashers For Safety and Stability

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceWhen preparing to write this post, I kept thinking about a scene on Everybody Loves Raymond where one of the characters named Robert says something quite true about what he calls “dream squashers.” Deborah, his sister-in-law, discusses returning to her career while the rest of the family focuses on the negative aspects of the idea. I identify with how Robert recounts his childhood dreams as he encourages Deborah to “strap a rocket on her back” so she can fly away from the naysayers – the dream squashers. It helps me make light of things, but the statement that he makes is very valid. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Do Not Be Too Godly Around Your Husband?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Does Your Godliness Turn Off Your Husband?Editor's note: Does this not sound like Lori is doing her best to imitate Debi Pearl? We have seen that she does clearly promote the Pearl agenda many times, but this piece was in response to one by Tim Challies instead of Debi Pearl. Instead of encouraging women it just points out yet again that most of the men in the CPM are a bunch of weak whiny wimps whose fragile egos can be dented by the simplest of things. Who wants someone that insecure and needing to be constantly coddled as a partner? Sounds like way too much like work. … [Read more...]