Humor: Cooking With the Duggars

Some brave soul decided to try to cook some of the Duggar family's favorite recipes from their website and books and posted the results for everyone to enjoy at Cafe Moms The Stir. The results are hilarious! … [Read more...]

Examining ATI Wisdom Booklets – Booklet 6: Science – Sheep!

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll images by Mel from When Cows and Kids Collide and used with permission. This post is 7 pages long.In the last post, we covered the first five reasons that sheep can teach us about meditation. Although, honestly, I really learned more about common misconceptions about sheep. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Marriage is Hard to Glorify God?

by Adrien Segal from John Piper's Desiring God - Did You Expect Your Marriage to be Easy?Editor's note: Wow, just about every single time some patriarch or his wife talks about Biblical marriage they make it sound about as easy and attractive as scaling Mount Everest nude with no supplies or canisters of oxygen. An impossible task that's going to leave you with lots of scars, or perhaps cost you your life. You know marriage is bad in Quiverfull Evangelical Fundamentalism when the marriage advice given by hate pastor Steven Anderson start to sound reasonable. At least Anderson recognizes that men must keep tidy personally and treat their wives kindly whereas this bit makes it sound like … [Read more...]

What are you Doing? – Chapter 17 – Sakal Wants to be a Yenta!

by Suzanne TitkemeyerWe're circling the drain now, racing down the pages of this book by Vaughn Ohlman on getting your young teens paired off in possibly sex trafficked common law marriages to the kids of other patriarchs - 'What are you Doing?'I know what I'd like to be doing and it's not reading this or writing about it. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quivering: Making a Secular Holiday All About You?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Don't Hide Your Light Under a BushelEditor's note: This is one of those incredibly sticky-wicket problems of Christianity. Do you participate in a cultural event that your church says is 'evil' or do you stay inside and refuse to join in, or do you find a third way and do it in a way that allows you to not feel as guilty? Handling out tracts or bible verses happens, but seems rather unloving from here. How did your old high demand faith group handle things like Halloween? Did you hand out tracts, health food or just not participate or did your church hold a 'Harvest' party on the holiday? Our church uses it as a community outreach with … [Read more...]

Betraying Jesus

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalWhen I was a young woman I fell in love with a man who didn't know how to love anyone but himself. (The number of 'relationships' he's chewed through before, since... and even while we were married, bears out this reality.)But I was young and trusting. I believed his lies. I married him. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The No Spanking Movement is Part of the New World Order?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Spank and Save a ChildEditor's note: This was written in the wake of allegations that Pearl's book 'To Train Up A Child' was found in the homes of several families that abused their children to death, Hana Grace Williams and Lydia Shatz. It's breathtakingly convoluted conspiracy theory that Mr. Pearl has worked out to justify his worldview instead of being open to examine the possibility that he might have contributed to the death of children. Nothing like being deceived and filled with martrybating. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why is the Wife Blamed When a Man Cheats?

This is a series we run every Thursday. The questions are things that people who may not know much about the Quiverfull movement or even Fundamentalist or Evangelical Christianity ask about the lifestyle. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life can only shine a light on the toxic nature of this lifestyle choice. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull – Protect Your Husband From Seducers?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Fighting the Women Seducers!Editor's note: The unquoted first part of this is Lori carrying on about the book and movie 'Eat, Pray, Love' and it's author. How the entire book/movie/author is a seducer and marriage breaker. Yes, I saw the movie but never bothered with the book because a lot of the movie struck me as vapid, but I have friends that loved it, finding it deep and meaningful. Apparently my vapid is Lori's seductive. Everyone views things differently and that's okay, unless you are stuck in fundamentalism. … [Read more...]

Chronic Pain and a Football Game

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: Sharing this because it is a perfect illustration of something most of us struggle with post-fundamentalism - boundaries, physical, emotional and spiritual. Many of us come out without healthy concepts of what good boundaries look like, still stuck in 'Good Christian' mode where there are no boundaries. Bruce is working on defining his boundaries, just as I am and so many others post-leaving. How are you doing on this important issue? … [Read more...]