Jesus Christ With a Shield

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by Kaleesha Williams cross posted from her blog The Lost (and Found) Mind of Kaleesha Williams Den and I made a mad dash to town today for a few extra groceries in anticipation of the coming snowstorm. It’ll be the first this winter and sounds like a good one. 6-10 inches, with our area getting the most snowfall. We thought we were stocked up, but when they bumped the forecast up from 1-3 inches and we saw that we the temp wasn’t forecast to rise above freezing for over a week, we double-checked our pantry. And the pet pantry. Thought the dogs might appreciate some food. I’m wild about snow, so it’s all good. Like the Poi Dog Pondering song, Sugarbush, “I’m from VT and I loves the snow.” … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Are You A ‘Good’ Enough Mother?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - We Are Getting Them ReadyEditor's note: More pressure to be perfect and guilt if you somehow do not measure up to her impossible standards. Standard Nancy Campbell theology.  … [Read more...]

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Two Messages That Children Internalize That Contribute To Bullying In Patriarchal Church and Homeschool Groups

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by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of ThemHomeschooled children sometimes experience bullying from peers. Part of this stems from the messages that children absorb about themselves.1. Children respond to the tiered authority by owning the message that they are the not as good as other people and exist to serve people who appear to be more powerful than they are;2. Children respond to the opposite message that they are the best and brightest and most privileged and enact that power on others.  … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Judging?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Should We Judge?Editor's Note: Nancy is talking judging here and has linked on her site to a 20 page answer she's written about judging. Too bad the link she posted isn't working. What you do think Nancy means when she talks about judging? … [Read more...]

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Jesus Is The Answer For Boy-Crazy Teen Girls

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser In another installment in the Jesus is the Answer for Everything story, mama-hen Jennifer Case Cortez lets teen girls know that Jesus is the answer for their evolutionary, hormone driven desire for boys: … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Children Are Malleable?

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by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine - Give Attendance to ReadingEditor's note: Nearly skipped this article by Debi Pearl because I thought it was some sort of Christianese 'Reading is Fundamental' involving homeschooling. That's a subject I think we all can agree is good, making sure children can read well. But, no, this is all about how you should read the Bible to your kids, starting off with some talk of a pastor who'd come back to tell Michael Pearl that his teaching the children scripture had impacted his life so much this man had become a pastor. There's some typical Michael putting down the man after he left as well at the original article. Unless they are putting someone … [Read more...]

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Tangled Up In The Tower

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by Nora Woodhouse cross posted from her blog A Heart Like Mine - Part of her 'Princess' Series   Fairy tales and our current Princess Culture are often a visual representation of the struggle of women and young girls; especially those tied to fundamentalist Christian culture. They are a promise of happy ever after, and philosophy on how to get there with symbolic obstacles that must be overcome along the way. While often holding elements of the oppressive, they also holds truths about current aspects of our culture that strip away power from women and girls. At the same time it shows them a likeness of themselves working through the obstacles and waiting to get free.     Even if the inte … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Zero Life Choices For Women?

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 by Shannon Roberts from Mercator Net and as quoted at Ladies Against Feminism - Super Women vs SuperwomanEditor's note: This piece is at the heart of the matter for LAF. It perfectly sums up their deepest fears and beliefs, the thing they are fighting against, the right for women to determine how they will live and parent. They feel completely threatened by anyone that does not make the choice to be a Evangelical Christian home-schooling momma. It's always either or with them, no understanding that for most women there is something else in between the two polar opposites of the 'Career Woman' and 'Righteous Homeschooling Mom'. Most mothers live in the space between those … [Read more...]

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Waking Up To Hidden Abuse In The Christian Faith

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by AJ cross posted from her blog I Am Phoenix A year and six months ago, I officially chose to no longer identify as a Christian. It was the summer of 2012. Since then, many well meaning people have goaded me, guilted me, and mistakenly told me I was confusing all of Christianity for the abusive religious cult I grew up in. They told me it was ok to reject the cult I grew up in, but that I shouldn't reject all of Christianity as well.Well, guess what. I reject it all.  I reject the teachings of the abusive, patriarchal Christian cult I grew up in. And I reject mainstream, evangelical Christianity today. In my opinion, it is imbued with toxic, demeaning beliefs. I wrote about this to … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: No Personal Agency in Chosing Your Clothes?

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by Shoshanna Pearl Easling from No Greater Joy magazine - Prudent but not a PrudeEditor's note: This reads so sad on so many levels. The kids in the Pearl household had only used clothing four sizes too big? Based upon this I cannot ever see mother and daughter buying that perfect outfit for the special occasion together, or the joy that comes when you finally get that one piece of clothing you'd been longing for forever. There's nothing wrong with being thrifty or even buying second hand, but it sounds like all clothing choices for the Pearl children were practical only. And the claims of not being a prude? Has anyone ever seen a Pearl women in anything but a longish skirt and loose … [Read more...]

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