Socialization and Psychological Maltreatment: Isolating Children and Teenagers

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by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of Them This post deals with parents isolating and controlling their children’s social interactions; of course my parents and many other homeschooling parents have engaged in many other forms of control, but this is one that people don't seem to realize is a problem. Below, I give some examples of social isolation and control in my own life, and then reference work from Roberta Hibbard, Jane Barlow, and Harriet MacMillan to show how social isolation can be a serious problem for children who are subjected to it. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Dancing With The Devil?

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by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - When the Worst HappensThis little bit is about two to six year old children. … [Read more...]

Is Jana Duggar Unmarried Because She’s Running the Duggar Household?

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From Radar Online - Cinderella Duggar? Jana Duggar Tired and Worn Out From Being a Parent to All Her SiblingsFrom an 'unnamed source': … [Read more...]

What I Got By Going To Church

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsIt happened again. Talking to a friend, I was asked, "Where are you going to church now?""No where.""Oh, Ellen, you need to go to church! How are you going to grow? You need the fellowship of other believers!" … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Get That Natural High?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Release The Endorphins! Typical Nancy Campbell - if she's not trying to make others fear that they aren't doing it right enough for God then she's coming up with all the most absurdist reasons why having babies left and right is good for you. Gloss over the hard realities and focus on something simple. Deny and smile, if you aren't rejoicing you are doing it wrong in Nancy's world. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Natural Body Odors Are A Turn On?

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by Michael Pearl from his book "Holy Sex"Trigger warning! May make you throw up! … [Read more...]

Catholic Response to Vyckie Garrison’s Life Story

Over the last month since Vyckie's entire remarks at the American Atheist convention were published has brought a great deal of media attention to NLQ. That is not the only thing, it's brought a number of republishings, remarks and rebuttals to her life story. … [Read more...]

“Thus Male Headship” – Christianity and Gender Essentialism

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsMy last two posts have involved the use of sociological studies by Christians, in support of the doctrine of male headship, known in its harsher and gentler forms, respectively, as "Christian patriarchy" or "complementarianism."  Using science as a support for our premises is very characteristic of the culture of Western thought in which most of us have been steeped since birth. And of course, rebutting or debunking the science or scientific methodology behind premises we disagree with, comes from the same basic mindset.The problem, as I mentioned in my last post, is when we pounce on evidence that seems to support our own pos … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Time to Overthrow Heathens?

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by Colin Campbell from Above Rubies Meat For Men - Now Is The Time!Sounds like Colin is calling for armed revolt against the government and/or non-believers. Scary. I realize he's referring to prayer, but the language sounds almost like he's calling for more than prayer. … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Obey Your Husband so He Will Have Nothing to Beat Down

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 236—237I’ll tell you right off that this section is a doozy. There is a lot to unpack here, and there are a lot of things that help explain where Debi is coming from when she writes what she does. This section may be triggering for survivors of abusive relationships. … [Read more...]


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