Guilt, the Essence of Evangelical Christianity

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserWhat would the Evangelical Christianity be without guilt?Guilt, despite what preachers say, is the engine that powers the Evangelicalism.Often preachers will try to hide guilt by giving it other names like conviction. But no matter how they try to hide it, guilt plays a prominent part in the day-to-day lives of those who profess to be followers of Jesus Christ.Think about it for a moment. The Bible presents God as a righteous, holy, judging, wrathful, deity. In the Old Testament this God was unapproachable except by a  few chosen people. People who got too close wound up dead. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: God’s Slave?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - A Love SlaveEditor's note: Nancy seems to think that being a wife and mother is a sort of slavery instead of an expression of free will and love in our lives. How does that fit with her idea that being a mother and wife is the highest honor and only role for a woman? … [Read more...]

The Impact of Parental Values and Opinions on Educational Outcomes: My Perspective

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by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of ThemThe impact of attitudes towards education, especially higher education, and its impact on adult life, has recently come up in discussion in the home school survivor community. We all have different experiences and heard variations of different messages while growing up in homeschooling families. Here is my experience: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Touching Anyone You’re Not Married To?

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by Dr. Peter Masters as published in the Metropolitan Tabernacle (London, England - IFB affiliated) publication  The Sword and Trowel 2012 - Mutual Debts in Marriage Editor's note: Ran across this piece on one of the many Facebook recovery groups. This article has some pretty appalling ideas of what 'debts' are owed between spouses in a marriage. … [Read more...]

It Was a Friday

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsOne year ago. It was a Friday. Last year it was the last day of school before we were to go on Christmas break. This year, while today is a Friday, we will have school for two days next week. So, it’s not quite the same. Yet today is much like that Friday one year ago.On that day, my husband was trying to set up a meeting with church leadership to discuss the spiritually abusive treatment I had received for over a decade and the leadership’s angry response when they found out that I had broken their mandate to keep quiet about what they had done to me all of those years. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Stay in Abusive Marriage?

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by Mary Pride from The Way Home as published on Homeschoolers Anonymous - Mary Pride: Don't Divorce Your Drunk, Raging HusbandEditors note: R.L. Stollar is reading this book so you don't have to. It was the original call to women to return home from the workplace to be full time wives and mothers and embrace the theology of Quiverfull before Quiverfull even had a name. … [Read more...]

It’s a New Year, and it’s Going to be Perfect (Because I Said So)

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by Nora Woodhouse cross posted from her blog A Heart Like Mine originally posted on 12-27-13 It's a couple days after Christmas and we are about to come into the New Year. I don't know about you but it's about this time of year where I start to feel an urge to plan for next year, and all the awesome things I am going to do, how much self change I want to set out to attain and how this New Year will be perfect. Cue the obsessive scrolling of Pinterest and creating boards and New Years resolutions left and right. I think "oh won't this be wonderful" and get a sort of New Years resolution happiness spike that will eventually result in a crash, burn and lots of tears. Perhaps even a wallop o … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Do It Or Else?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - It's A CommandEditor's note: Just about every single time we share something by Nancy Campbell it reads in my mind 'The beatings will continue until morale improves'. Today is much of the same, fear tactics combined with heaping 'Not Good Enough' on the heads of the poor deluded mothers that take her utterances seriously. … [Read more...]

Part One – The Paradox of Freedom

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalMany years ago I found myself, completely against my will, dealing with the loss of my marriage. I'd spent 7 years married to a man who lied and deceived seemingly without conscience, who was a master of emotional manipulation, and who acted as if the world revolved around him alone. While his regular outbursts of anger only occasionally resulted in physical abuse, it almost always ended with him breaking things - usually my things! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Robbed of Their Primary Dominion?

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by Andrea Schwartz at The Kingdom Driven Family and as quoted at Ladies Against Feminism - Power on Her Head: The Home Field AdvantageEditor's note: Bojidar Marinov is speaking about the minimizing of women's roles in the church by patriarchy along with the petty tin-plated dictatorship by men over their wives that seems to be endemic to the Christian Patriarchy Movement. Andrea's response? To try to explain management roles and job descriptions from the world being applied to the marriage relationship. Sort of like describing a pineapple and the listener drawing an apple instead. She describes a wife as a 'useful reflection' of her husband. … [Read more...]


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