Finally Heard? The Duggar Aftermath

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To LiveWe’ve called out abuse. We’ve talked about this. For years survivors of the fundamentalist christian homeschool movement have told our stories. We asked people to listen, we asked people to help, we asked for some sort of protections to get put into place for isolated homeschooled children. We’ve pointed out the dysfunction as one by one, the leaders of the movement covered up scandals or were toppled by them.We were called bitter. We were told that we were the only ones, that we were alone in our experience. We were admonished that while one or two homeschooling extremists might have issues, we were sensationalizing to suggest t … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4: Have Sex With Me Or Else?

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by Biblical Gender Roles from BiblicalGenderRoles.com – 8 Steps to Confront Your Wife’s Sexual RefusalEditor's note:  He's still banging on and on like an out of control gong about how the wife is sinning without the slightest clue that what he's doing is purely awful on every level. Not much love for his wife like the love Christ had for the church is there? How'd you like to be this man's live in nookie with his insistence that you give in to him at every whim? Sounds dreadful. His little aside that the man needs to make sure he's not sinning just seems for show, not because he genuinely feels like he's sinned. He's blind to any sin of his own if he advocates treating a wife like this. … [Read more...]

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Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 3 How Do I Need Thee? (Michael Confuses Me)

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by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 38-41 Yes, we are still learning about the ways men need women. I know you're excited, so let's jump right in. Text, as always, is in purple. I Need Her to Balance Me EmotionallyAgain, we guys don't like to admit that we are emotional beings. It is quite obvious that the gals are 90% emotion and 10% adulterated reason. We fellows pride ourselves on being logical and objective. But keep in mind that anger is an emotion. Irritability and grouchiness are emotions. Men are just as emotional as women: we just have a male pride that will not let us publicly express weakness or vulnerability. I am not suggesting that there is anything … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3: Have Sex With Me Or Else?

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by Biblical Gender Roles from BiblicalGenderRoles.com – 8 Steps to Confront Your Wife’s Sexual RefusalEditor's note: Here the author tries to claim that not having sex with your spouse is equally bad as having an affair. Nope, not the same thing no matter what he thinks. And his story about a Christian man being told to tolerate his wife's affair by clergy? Very unlikely. Someone is making up stories to support their twisted view of what a marriage is - that of a live in 24 hour a day prostitute. This guy needs some sort of sexbot or Real Doll, not a living, breathing, emotional actual human female. … [Read more...]

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Daily Duggar Updates – Day 10

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Cannot believe we are on day ten after the news of the Duggar scandal and the media is still going strong writing about this. At this point survivors of quiverfull are starting to come out of the woodworks and tell of their lives in the movement.From Huffington Post - Duggar Spinoff Featuring Jill, Jessa and Their Husbands Reportedly In The Works After Molestation ScandalThis story is coming out in so many different media sources it sounds like the cynical money-grubbers over at The Learning Channel are releasing this information to gauge if they can get away with relaunching a Duggar-centric show. Considering almost every major advertiser you can think of has withdrawn from the show … [Read more...]

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Trickle-Down Cults

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by Samantha Fields cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons I grew up in a cult. ~~~~~~~~~~ That’s what I say when I have to start explaining my life to someone. As a phrase it carries a lot of baggage, but even so, it’s the easiest and most straightforward way I have to start my story. Generally I have to walk the person back from visions of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, but as loaded as the word “cult” is, it still applies to my life. According to the research of people like Michael Langone, the Independent Fundamental Baptist church I attended for a dozen years fit 13 out of 15 qualifiers. So while I didn’t live in a bunker or on a compound, there’s really no other way to explain w … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Have Sex With Me Or Else!

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by Biblical Gender Roles from BiblicalGenderRoles.com - 8 Steps to Confront Your Wife's Sexual RefusalEditor's note: Again this is all about forcing compliance from someone who obviously has reasons not to have sex with her husband. Put out or else. I bought you. You owe me. All horrible messages without adding in the bible verses written by a confirmed bachelor Paul. Taking sex advice from Paul is like listening to a deaf person explain why you shouldn't listen to a certain type of music. … [Read more...]

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NLQ Question of the Week: Why Is It Evangelicals & Fundamentalists First Reaction To Scandal To Say “Just Don’t Talk About It!”

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This is a new series we’re going to start running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.The last week and a day with all the different released news of Josh Duggar committing sexual crimes against five different young women has had an odd effect on the community. Those not involved in Evangelicalism or Quiverfull or Christian Fundamentalism have said a) this is horrible and b) it should have been investigated and prosecuted, or at the very least everyone involved should have had legitimate treatment or counseling. Sounds reasonable, huh? … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Have Sex With Me Or Else!

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by Biblical Gender Roles at BiblicalGenderRoles.com - 8 Steps To Confront Your Wife's Sexual RefusalEditor's note: Checking in again with the guy that insists that he is owed sex by his wife because once you buy the cow you should be drinking milk anytime you want it. He doesn't get sexual consent, he doesn't understand that women are not consumable objects. This is the kind of screwed up thinking in Quiverfull and Evangelical Christianity that leads to rape and other sexual crimes. Men are not 'owed' sex ever! … [Read more...]

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Updating The Duggars – Day 9

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Have you read R.L. Stollar's comparison of how two different Joshes, Josh Duggar and Josh Komisarjevsky, raised in ATI and both committing criminal behavior, are being treated by the media and the Christian Community? You should. At Homeschoolers Anonymous - A Tale of Two JoshesLast night there started to be many outlets reporting that TLC was on the verge of retooling Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's show "19 Kids & Counting" into a show that features almost exclusively just Jill & Derick Dillard and Jessa & Ben Seewald and various coming children. Is anyone really interested in watching that because it seems that would be one very dull show. TLC just needs to end all the … [Read more...]

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