Why the Homeschool Movement Was So Frightening

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground The stories on Homeschoolers Anonymous have been more triggering for me lately. HA is hosting a series called “It hurts me more than you.” Then today Cynthia Jeub, a daughter of a well-known homeschool family with 16 children,shared her story of the abuse she and her siblings have received, and still are receiving. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Express Displeasure To Your Child?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Six Ways Parents Destroy Their Children Without Trying It is a vicious cycle. A child’s bad behavior provokes looks of displeasure and looks of displeasure provoke bad attitudes leading to bad behavior. I have said it so many times. If you cannot train your children to do as they ought, it is far better to lower your standards and enjoy them as they are than to allow your looks of displeasure to become the norm. A kid may grow up to be undisciplined and self-willed, but there is no reason to add to it a feeling of being unloved and unable to please. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Unmarried Stay Poor?

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Ladies Against Feminism has republished a piece from the Mercador by Nicole King called Marriage linked to income increase. If I'm reading this right it sounds like LAF and the original author are saying that a) get married to the first living breathing man with prospects or education to avoid poverty and b) dooming non-white women to poverty by the statistics used by the Pew Research Center and the New York Times. Classy, LAF, so so classy.. … [Read more...]

Accountable To Whom?

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalIt continues to disturb me how many parallels there are between my church experience and the continuing Mars Hill drama! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What Age is ‘Too Young’ to Spank?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Too Young To Spank? … [Read more...]

When Church Hurts Part 6

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsThough we never had a meeting with Elliot or the leadership, I was again asked to teach a class and was also helping with a conference that our church was hosting in the spring.  When it came time for the conference, I had an opportunity to sit down with the speaker for a few minutes and, being a man of great discernment, he asked me some leading questions and I found myself telling him a bit of my story. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Did The Duggar Modesty-Scale Change?

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If memory serves me correctly in the early days of the Duggar family television specials makeup was distinctly frowned up, but if the US Weekly article is anything to go by that has changed as well as many other things. Remember when Michelle and all the girls wore those loose sack-like jumpers with huge 'countenance-enhancing' collars? But then again, many Evangelical women I knew (including myself) once dressed like that. It was the uniform of the Good Christian Woman(tm) at one time.Below is a list of Duggar rules on dress from US Weekly Magazine Issue 1025 October 6, 2014 – The Duggars Rules of Romance … [Read more...]

Laughter is Good Medicine: Preacher Bingo?

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One of my friends in Australia sent me this funny bingo picture. Sadly enough I've sat through too many sermons where I could have ticked most of those boxes. How about you? See many of these happen from the pulpit? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What Godly Women Desire?

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by Martin Luther as quoted on Von Olhman's blog True Love Doesn't Wait - The Desire of a Godly WomanWhy is it always about having crazy baby-making amounts of sex with these guys? … [Read more...]

Vyckie Garrison on Atheist Analysis Show

by Vyckie Garrison, founder of NLQ So ... chatting with the guys from "Atheist Analysis" last night was good ... these people are the "real deal" and I wish them every success in their efforts to encourage deep thinking about important issues. … [Read more...]


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