Quoting Quiverfull: Mental Illness is Self Focus?

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by John Piper from desiring God - 10 Resolutions for Mental Health That night Dr. Kilby had a pastoral heart and a poet’s eye. He pled with us to stop seeking mental health in the mirror of self-analysis, but instead to drink in the remedies of God in nature. He was not naïve. He knew of sin. He knew of the necessity of redemption in Christ. But he would have said that Christ purchased new eyes for us as well as new hearts. His plea was that we stop being unamazed by the strange glory of ordinary things. He ended that lecture in 1976 with a list of resolutions. As a tribute to my teacher and a blessing to your soul, I offer them for your joy. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No True ‘Learning Disabled’ Children in Homeschooling?

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by Mary Pride from her site Homeschooling World - Learning Disabilities: Fact or Fiction? As usual, PHS is not content to straddle the fence. After years of studying this issue—and years of raising nine children, two of whom at least would qualify for a public-school “LD” label—we have reached the following conclusions: … [Read more...]

Dousing a Fire

by AJ cross posted from her blog I am Phoenix Back when things just rolled right off me. Why do I often feel so sensitive, defensive and maligned against? Some days, it's like my body is a magnet that draws to itself and magnifies each hurt, each bit of slander, each little judgement I sense may be directed towards me. What some people can easily shrug off is like a crushing weight to me. I used to be able to shrug off implied insults or hurts more easily when I was young. They seemed to roll off me like water off a duck's back. I just didn't get insulted. Direct insults didn't hurt me, even when they were directed right at me. It's like I knew I was a winner, and … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What is Betrothal?

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by Vaughn Ohlman from True Love Doesn't Wait - What is Betrothal? (Trigger warning for those recovering from legalism and extreme control by others! You've been warned.) Hosea 2:19-20 And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the LORD. … [Read more...]

Laughter is the Best Medicine: T-Shirt Fail

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I think Wal Mart needs to stop and rethink their pricing strategies just a bit. Was Satan in the store working the price list again? Comments open below … [Read more...]

Fascinating Womanhood Review: The Protector

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons This chapter is devoted to the second “masculine need”: “a man needs to function, feel needed, and excel women as a protector.” A man being a protector is probably one of the more foundational concepts about men in conservative religious environments– it is most especially true where patriarchy and complementarianism are fiercely held. It appears in a variety of ways, some more subtle than others. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Affection?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Where is Your Affection? We cannot effectively build a family for God's glory if our heart is not in it. Many times our heart and mind is in other places and projects rather than our home. … [Read more...]

The Evangelical Closet

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Way Forward Most homes and apartments have closets. We use closets to store things, keep things out of sight, and to maintain order.  Metaphorically, a closet is a state or condition of secrecy, privacy, or obscurity. A few years back my family and I lived in Yuma, Arizona. We lived in a beautiful home, the largest home we have ever lived in. (twice the size our present house) The … [Read more...]

Sunday Shout Out: If I Love My Husband…

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Back in May of this year we posted the thoughts of Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies Magazine and her followers on what ladies that love their husbands do for their husband to concretely express that love. Not that the list was entirely bad, but much of it was silly over the top actions and filled with empty insincerity. There were things on the list that could potentially not be good for your husband or significant other over the long run. … [Read more...]

Sunday Shoutout Replies: What Does a Young Adult Need to Know/Study?

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Answers to last week's question - teaisbetterthanthis: Academics aside, kids need to learn how to communicate with others based on setting, their relationship to that person, context, and so on. And not just in the context of authority figure/subordinate or with people just like them. EVERYONE needs to know how to communicate with a boss, a coworker, a neighbor, a customer service representative, a customer, a good friend, an acquaintance, and a stranger, because those are all important but vastly different conversational partners. … [Read more...]


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