Part 1 – Living Happily in ‘Plan B’

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding Fundamental God had this perfect plan.   Let’s call it His ‘Plan A’.   It included creating a perfect world, perfect living creatures, perfect food, perfect environment and a perfect man with whom to commune.  Included in His plan was to create a perfect woman for His perfect man, and enjoy the goodness of all He made.  It was perfect in every way. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Corrections Are Not Criticism?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - My Six Year Blogging AnniversaryEditor's note: This is from the very first blog post Alexander wrote. Then she goes on to complain about meanies who leave negative comments on her blog. So which is it? Where is the line between someone correcting you and someone being critical for the sake of being negative? Aren't these sometimes the exact same thing? Don't they hold some possible validity even if you don't want to hear it? … [Read more...]

Shackled Girl – Part 19 “You Guys Made That Up”

by PropinquaEditor’s note: Testimony of the second child witness follows. If you have the strength, try to imagine yourself on the witness stand, in this girl’s shoes. Please see the special box at the end of this piece, and post a note of encouragement to the victims in the Comments. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Keep Tempting Your Kids While Beating Them?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Training Fleshy FleshEditor's note: We continue looking at Mr. Pearl's claims that you must set up your children into situations of temptation and beat them when they do what you don't want them to do. Sort of like the tests run by Pavlov on animals. Again, children are not animals! Even animals deserve better treatment than this! … [Read more...]

The Sound of Post-Survivor Living

by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming WorldlyI think it’s hard to blog through changes when you don’t hardly have words for most of them. And I’ve done that haphazardly these past few years. There’s also the fear of saying the wrong thing that can silence you. The Internet has changed a bit in the intervening time. Social media bullying, often gender based, has become so pervasive that it seems better to just back off and have a simpler life. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Teaching Gun Control By Spanking?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Training Fleshy FleshEditor's note: I don't have words for how awful this seems. Tempt the child on purpose and them beat them, causing physical pain, to keep them too cowed to be tempted again. There has to be a special place in hell for those that purposely harm little children. … [Read more...]

Shackled Girl Part 18 – Mice, Handcuffs, a Pee Bucket, and Two Rapists

by PropinquaEditor’s note: Testimony of the first child witness follows. Timothy and Esten Ciboro foolishly represented themselves in a trial for child rape. Judging by their shocked faces, the men did not expect their victims to give frank answers.The oldest victim testified for six hours. Her two captors accused her of lying, and demanded that she recite Bible verses. Judge Linda Jennings controlled her courtroom despite the legal ignorance of the rapists-turned-amateur-lawyers. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Medicines, Only Foods?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Nourishing and Healing Your Family With FoodEditor's note: While no one would dispute the importance of serving healthy foods to your husband and children some of these claims of healing because of fermented homemade food are childish at best. If you go to Lori's site and read the rest of this she's busy reciting her many health problems before putting down someone that pointed out that God could heal her. Just bad all the way around. Eat healthy, sure, but dismissing medicine, doctors and the prayers of your faith community seems short-sided.Has anyone else noticed that this author seems to talk about food a great deal, about … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Fifty Shades Darker and Sex on the First Date?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Detestable Sexual Fantasy MoviesEditor's note: We all knew that eventually Lori Alexander would join in on the dire warnings about the new 'Fifty Shades' being the WORST THING EVER. She does not disappoint. No matter how you feel about the series of books or movies this seems like quite a leap to make. … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls: Screaming?

 tFor well over a year we’ve been running a second Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ on Sundays, filled with questions by young ladies trying to get ready for marriage. Since we’ve run through many of the questions on their site it’s time to shift Sundays to something else, like perhaps examining the cornucopia of probably fake emails and questions that Michael and Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy post on their website and the possibly poisonous answers they give. … [Read more...]