CTBHHM: Bad Bob

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 204—207Alright, story time! I’ve been waiting for this section for ages because . . . well.If you’re new here, you’ve stumbled upon my page by page review of Debi Pearl’s how to be a good wife manual Created To Be His Help Meet. Debi Pearl and her husband Michael run No Greater Joy Ministries, a fundamentalist ministry popular among conservative Christian homeschoolers. Michael is also the author of To Train Up A Child, a child rearing manual which I have also been reviewing page by page.For me, Bad Bob has long served as the passage that best incapsulates how off base and frankly toxi … [Read more...]

Reposting: How I Lost Faith in the “Pro Life” Movement

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismEditor's note: This has been previously posted here at NLQ almost two years ago. In light of the recent piece on what some Christian Fundamentalist Evangelicals such as the Duggars and Steven L Anderson erroneously  believe about female anatomy, birth control and biology this seems like a perfect time to revisit this piece. Libby Anne did an excellent job researching and numbers crunching to refute the Christian Mythology of birth control!The spring of my sophomore year of college I was president of my university’s Students for Life chapter. The fall of my junior year of college I cut my ties with the pro-life movement. Five … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: So Being ‘Properly’ Submissive Will Protect You From the Doug Phillips of This World?

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by Rebekah from Femina and posted at Noble Womanhood - On Not Being a VictimThis is from a discussion on how if you are properly submissive with the right heart towards God then even the abusers of this world, like Doug Phillips, will not be able to use your submission against you. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Having Needs is Feminism?

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by Bambi in her blog In The Nursery of the Nation - When There is No Joy to be Found in MotherhoodSome hints of No Greater Joy's Debi Pearl, her letters and her truly abusive advice is echoed by Bambi here.The letter she received at her blog: I prayed for 2 years to be able to stay home with my daughter and son I was then pregnant with. When my son was born 2 years ago, the Lord answered that prayer. Today I have a 2 and a 4 year old. I'm so thankful to have the privilege of being home with them; however I'm having major problems. I feel like I'm just drained, I find myself not wanting to spend time with them. I just can't take the constant needs, wants, cries, fights, spills and so … [Read more...]

News: Mark Driscoll – Too Rude and Brash or Guilty of Something Much Worse?

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I'm sure many of you here have been keeping abreast of the hot water that Mark Driscoll keeps finding himself in. Charges of plagiarism, foul language, total control over his followers, and appropriating church funds for usages not for the church among other charges.The controversies that Mars Hill pastor Driscoll is embroiled in have become so awful that not only has he been removed from the Acts 29 ministry and Lifeway Christian store pulled all of his books from their shelves but now many are calling for him to step down from the pulpit.  Former members of Mars Hill have ramped up their cries for him to leave Mars Hill leadership.Driscoll has been one of the leading voices pushing … [Read more...]

News: World Magazine Answers Critics & Disseminates Absolutely Nothing

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerToday World Magazine posted about the internet wide discussions involving their article on homeschooling and child abuse - Homeschool Debate: How To Keep A Few Bad Apples From Spoiling The Bushel. You remember this article, right? This is the same piece that took something our SASBN member Heather Doney said out of context to change the meaning somewhat and also the article where HSLDA was allowed to get away with claiming only a few were homeschooling to hide child abuse and those few were 'fake homeschoolers'The article was the usual white-washed denial of a problem that typically seems to occur in Christian Fundamentalist Evangelical circles. Circle the … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Giving Your Life Away or Maternal Martyrdom?

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by Adeye from her blog No Greater Joy Mom - here we are, Lord--send us! as seen on Facebook shared by NLQ Founder Vyckie GarrisonRemarks in italics are from the blog. The others are Vyckie's commentary. "I long to give my life away--every part of me. I want to be so empty on earth and so full of the things of heaven." -- says Quiverfull mom of 9 (6 with disabilities), whom "the Father has chosen" to adopt 4 frozen embryos ... "Twin boys born from the same batch of embryos both have profound special needs."As I frequently say: If you don't mind ending up dead, or wishing you were dead, go ahead and give Christ-like martyrdom a try. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: So Birth Control Pills Are ‘Mini-Abortions’?

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by Steven L Anderson pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church from his blog Steven L. AndersonFor many of us we've wondered for a long time now why the Duggar family and other Fundamentalist Evangelical Christians think birth control pills cause miscarriages and are considered as bad as having an abortion. Zsuzanna Anderson's husband explains it in detail in his blog. … [Read more...]

Hearing Homeschool Moms’ Thoughts on Faith & Education

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by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming WorldlySometimes (thankfully more rarely than I expected) I get yelled at on my blog by homeschooling parents. Other times I get absolutely wonderful messages. Lately I’ve had some amazing ones and a couple quasi-nasty ones, and some that may or may not have had me reaching for the tissues because I’d suddenly gotten something in my eye.I’ve realized that the crossroads of faith and education is a particularly fraught space. Well, I’ve actually known this for some time. I used to try to steer clear of it because it was triggering to me, but now I see that it needs to be discussed. It’s a powerful intersection, a space buzzing with a … [Read more...]

Misquoting Heather Doney, HSLDA’s Denials & HARO: Statement by HARO on World Magazine’s “Homeschool Debate”

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by R.L. Stollar of HARO and Homeschoolers Anonymous on the recent article in World Magazine on 'The Homeschool Debate' August 22, 2014 Statement by the Board of Homeschool Alumni Reaching Out: We are grateful to both WORLD Magazine and Daniel James Devine for the opportunity to be interviewed for their recent “Homeschool debate” article. Abuse and neglect in homeschooling are serious and pressing issues that need to be addressed for both the sake of children and alumni as well as the health of the homeschooling movement in general. There has been a severe lack of coverage of abuse and neglect in homeschooling by Christian news sources. We commend WORLD and Mr. Devine for shedding some ligh … [Read more...]


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