Spock on Abuse

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalSpock obviously understood how abusers operate: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Keep Your Children From Worldly Temptation?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Can You Do It?Editor's note: One thing you can count on from Nancy Campbell, she stays consistently on message. Too bad her message is always 'You are not a good enough mother unless you are doing all the things I outline' which, in my mind, translates to something close to 'The beatings will continue until morale improves' Yeah, like that works. … [Read more...]

News: Justin Harris Had Three Adopted Daughters

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This weekend more detail has emerged in the adopted daughters rehoming into the family of a sexual predator done by Arkansas representative (and rumored Duggar friend) Justin Harris. There were three daughters, one of whom was sent back to DHS instead of adopted. Turns out the other two were rehomed mere months after the adoption was finalized.This is just starting to look worse and worse, like the typical Evangelical rescue adopter that likely should never be adopting in the first place. … [Read more...]

On Disguising Logical Fallacies in ‘Feminist’ Arguments

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons While the following may not be a completely universal experience, in my experience it tends to be a common one: when a rape victim starts talking about their experience (especially on the internet), inevitably someone somewhere is going to say something along the lines of “you need to take responsibility for your own choices that led to this.” And then they are shocked– shocked, I say– when someone responds with “stop victim blaming us.” After all, how could they be victim blaming? Didn’t you just hear them argue for agency and autonomy? They are the real feminist in this conversation because real feminists “acknowledge that … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Protecting Your Child From Themselves?

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by Tim Challies from Challies.com - God, Protect My GirlsEditor's note: Is it really necessary to pray for your children's inner thought life, wants, needs and emotions or is this along the lines of Quiverfull complete control being exercised too stringently? We all know that the Christian Patriarch Movement is all about controlling every aspect of a child or woman's life because they believe in personal ownership of everyone else in their families. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Kevin Swanson Says That College Leads To Sexual Abuse

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by Kathi posted at both Julie Ann Smith's Spiritual Sounding Board and R.L. Stollar's Homeschoolers Anonymous This is about Kevin Swanson's claims about his Gen2 Survey … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Accept the Bad Things to be Happy?

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by Sarah Mae at Fitting Perfect Into Fallen - I Have Bad Thoughts About My HusbandEditor's note: Why is it that in the world of Quiverfull, Evangelicals, Fundamentalist and Christian Patriarchy no one ever thinks to just come right out and TALK about their issues or feelings or struggles WITH the person they are struggling with instead of repressing their angst and pasting a smile on their face? Life outside that bubble is so much more simplistic and fulfilling if for no other reason than you can express your thoughts and feelings without feeling shame. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – What Kind of Girl am I?

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Our second installment of giving better answers to the questions asked at Debi Pearl's site message board for the book 'Preparing To Be A Help Meet'. Many young ladies ask questions on all sorts of different subjects brought up by the book. There was just one big problem, many of the answers stray into either the outright bad and emotionally unhealthy to dangerous. Yes, typical Debi Pearl borderline abusive. Here’s what we’re going to be doing here at NLQ. Every week, once or twice a week, I’ll be posting up one of the questions from the message board and ask you, our readers, to answer that poor soul’s question in a way that is logical, rational and the best possible solution, in other words … [Read more...]

Psalm 22

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by Mari cross posted from her blog Mari's Muses My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why  are  You  so far from helping Me, And  from the words of My groaning? O My God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear; And in the night season, and am not silent. ~Psalm 22:1-2 Not long ago, whenever I read a mournful psalm, such as this one, I would be reminded of all the times that I felt like even God had turned away from me. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Pleading With Your Children Over Their Sin

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by Tim Challies from Challies.Com - Help! My Kids Are Looking At Porn!Editor's note: While there is some good advice in this article, such as not heaping your child with shame after you find them looking at internet porn, there's also some pretty less than perfect responses too. In the Evangelical Quiverfull world where everything is hypersexualized it's considered a sin to have normal childhood curiosity. So the parents go right into over reaction mode. Is this healthy? There are much better ways to handle catching your child looking at porn than most of this.  … [Read more...]


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