Pull Your Head Out to Avoid Variations on Attribution Errors

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman and Under Much Grace and used with permission. Just a reminder that the purpose of this discussion aims at stimulating thought and self awareness as tools to help those in recovery from trauma learn how to make safer choices. To make the discussion more jocular, we've defined Cognitive Biases as “CranioRectal Inversions” (CRI). … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Eyes Reveal Heart?

by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - Revealed Through Your Eyes Continued: Signs of a Turned HeartEditor's note: While much of this series of Colin's is better than the usual pap he churns out. The series is about fathers and how they should behave. This bit about being able to judge others by their eyes is dangerous. No, you cannot always read the emotions of others in their eyes, winking is not trickery or flirting and you cannot see lust in eyes! … [Read more...]

Law Enforcement and Cold Cases: Is Justice Delayed Justice At All For Carol Ann Cole

by Suzanne TitkemeyerLast week we looked at the photo that law enforcement found at New Bethany and shared with a former resident. The photo is believed by an imaging expert to likely show murder victim Carol Ann Cole at New Bethany.But this week I want to examine something else, law enforcement efforts into this case and how cold cases work in some law enforcement situations. Granted, may different departments and states may do things in a wide variety of ways. One thing is for certain, since the discovery of Carol Ann Cole's lifeless body in rural north Louisiana investigation techniques and forensic sciences have changed greatly. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Kitchen Tested Temper?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Kitchen Tested?Editor's note: Nancy's version of the kitchen sounds sort of hellish, doesn't it? Chained into a hot room with everyone making whiny demands of you. I guess that's what happens when you're the only one with any real responsibilities in the kitchen. … [Read more...]

How Would Evangelicals Respond if Atheists Acted Like David Grisham?

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserRecently, David Grisham, an Evangelical preacher affiliated with Repent Amarillo and Last Frontier Evangelism, went to the Westgate Mall in Amarillo so he could let children standing in line to see Santa Claus know that Santa is a myth and Jesus is not. Here’s a video of Grisham’s verbal assault: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Home is the Only Place You Should Be?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Why Do Women Love Home?Editor's note: Many women do love their homes. But is it really true that it's our only place, our best place to be? What's so threatening about the idea that we belong many different places, based upon needs, stages of life, family and life? … [Read more...]

There is No Santa Claus by David Grisham

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: Who died and make this jerk into the Grinch? Being that this took place in Texas I'm sort of astounded that the push back was so mild.This is the one hundred and fortieth installment in The Sounds of Fundamentalism series. This is a series that I would like readers to help me with. If you know of a video clip that shows the crazy, cantankerous, or contradictory side of Evangelical Christianity, please send me an email with the name or link to the video. Please do not leave suggestions in the comment section.  Let’s have some fun! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Lori Alexander Shames Younger Women?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Young Women are in Desperate NeedEditor's note: Lori yet again goes on a self-justification rant as to why she should be able to shame and blame young women. What I have quoted below are a merely a few of the negatives Lori lays at the feet of those younger than her. Basically if you are a living breathing younger woman not exactly copying Lori's rules to a tee then you're in this group she's putting down. … [Read more...]

Bonus Quoting Quiverfull: Modeling and Modesty?

While reading through the usual suspects blogs and websites I stumbled across this video made by the two ladies who run the website we've quoted a few times now - Girl Defined. The video illustrates perfectly one of the biggest problems with raising your children in the isolationist mind set of Quiverfull - immaturity. We've seen this immaturity in physically grown women many times in a wide variety of places in Quiverfull: the Botkin sisters Anna Sophia and Elizabeth, the message boards connected to Debi Pearl's book 'Preparing To Be A Help Meet', Girl Defined, Hello Modesty, A Lovely Calling, and too many other blogs than we could list here. The Quiverfull bubble that most of these young … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Christmas Miracle or Unrealistic Dreaming?

by Adeye Salem of Adeye Salem.com/No Greater Joy Mom - Desperately Needing a Christmas MiracleEditor's note: Rescue adopter Adeye Salem writes that you don't need special skills, money or other qualifications to adopt a special needs child. You just need to be willing to do it. While that desire is admirable is it really at all practical? Is it fair to the child to take them across the world away from everything they've ever known? … [Read more...]