Re-Post: I Am Not My Parents

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To Live This post was originally published in May of 2011. I’ll admit, I still go back to read this post on occasion. Because the fear of hurting my kids is so overwhelming at times, I need that reminder that I am not doomed to repeat the past, that change is not only possible, it is already happening.   … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Where Are Those Frozen Embryos Souls While They Are Frozen?

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by Adeye from No Greater Joy Mom - A New Date and QuestionsAdeye has shopped around until she found an in vitro clinic that will do the implantation of all four of the frozen embryos at the same time. She's answering questions on her blog, which led me to the question in the title. Are a few frozen cells the same thing as a full formed baby? … [Read more...]

In The Final Stretch Now…Fundraiser Update

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Greetings! This is Suzanne Titkemeyer, administrator of No Longer Quivering.writing today about the No Longer Quivering Fundraiser for NLQ founder Vyckie Garrison.When I started this fundraiser to help my friend Vyckie Garrison keep her house on Give Forward website a few months ago I didn't know what was going to happen. Would anyone be generous in this depressed economy to give at all? Was I wasting my time and effort? Would we be able to raise any money? I just didn't know, I just knew it looked like an insurmountable sum from where I was standing, $23,411 total.The outpouring to donations and support has been nothing short of miraculous. I've been blown away by the immediate and … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: So Being Punished By Having No Dishwasher Is Biblical?

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by Lori Alexander of Always Learning - Should Husbands Ever Discipline Their Wives?Lori Alexander felt the need to chime in on the same blog posting about Sunshine Mary was being punished by her husband with no dishwasher because she kept putting the knifes in the dishwasher against her wishes. Alexander, who is quoted at Ladies Against Feminism thinks being punished like this is perfectly fine. She also manages to sing the praises of Debi Pearl. Discuss. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Because Jesus Offed 2,000 Pigs We Shouldn’t Be Kind to Animals?

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by Steven L. Anderson pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church and husband of Zsuzsanna Anderson - Enough With The Animal WorshipTrigger Warning for those of us that are animal lovers.Guess he skipped those parts of the Bible that said wise righteous men take good care of their animals, like Proverbs 12:10 - (from the New Living Translation)  "The godly care for their animals, but the wicked are always cruel."Isn't this how serial killers start out? With zero compassion for animals? … [Read more...]

Re-Post: Lies We Tell Ourselves About Abuse

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To Live This post was originally published June 2011. One of the things that prompted my finally admitting my own denial, was realizing I did not want to parent the way I was parented.  I wanted to believe that how I grew up had not been harmful, I wanted so badly for my parents to be right, that I refused to think about it, refused to deal with it, and even repeated it. In the end, my desire to not hurt my kids was stronger than my desire for my parents to be right.  That is what snapped me out of the fog, and forced me to get help. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What is Normal Exactly?

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by Shoshanna Pearl Easling from No Greater Joy - Yes! I Am Normal … [Read more...]

The Duggar and Bates Boys Mime in Homemade Music Video

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Your stupid Duggar-related news of the week: more than just a faux sex scandal, Michelle & Jim Bob aping their newly wed daughters kiss or scripture parrotting in response to rumors - it's the largely left as loose ends boys from the Duggar and Bates clan lip synching/air accordioning to the Lawson Bates song "Happiness is the Lord" and it's every bit as 'good' as you might imagine it to be. Sort of a fundamentalist version of a teenaged girl singing into a hair brush microphone along with the radio, except they aren't actually singing or playing any instruments. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Knowledge – Homework and Homeschooling

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideThis section makes me angry.I think I've mentioned before that I taught for 7(ish) years in a low socioeconomic status, urban district in the alternative education high school.Surprisingly - or not surprisingly - I HATE most popular teacher memoirs that fit the following trope: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: God Notices When No One Else Does?

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by Roy Lessin as quoted by Nancy Campbell at Above Rubies - God Is NoticingThis strikes a similar theme as Kaleesha Williams recent 'Appreciation Rant' posted on Thursday Nov. 7th, 2014. Except that Nancy is attempting to enforce the thought process that you shouldn't ever expect anyone to notice or appreciate what you do, making it okay for no one in your life to say 'thanks'. … [Read more...]


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