Day 16 of 21 Days of Healing: Get a Bigger Bucket

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsGod delights in you. (Brain work.)Day 16By now, you probably have figured out what’s coming today. Yep, that’s right. What are the big things you want to do?All my life I have wanted to see the Grand Canyon. Guess what? Last spring we went. The Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Arches National Park, The Petrified Forest, Sedona, the Rocky Mountains and much more. What beauty! What majesty! We were awed. And delighted. We came home with something like 14,000 pictures between our camera, phone cameras, and two iPads. Absolute splendor. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Nancy Steals Hanukkah Day 4 – Urging Your Child To Die Is Good Mothering?

Nancy needs to ask Lady Stark what it is really like to see your son butchered in front of you.

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - A Mother's CourageObviously in Nancy's world this might apply when you adopt a pile of children from Africa and they disappear. It blows my mind for all the mothering guilt trips Nancy has posted through the years that now she comes up with this story to prove that good mothers should urge their child to death in such a situation. There are more bizarre twists and turns in Nancy Campbell's mothering advice than any soap opera or 'Game of Thrones' episode. … [Read more...]

A Personal Response to Voddie Baucham on Mental Illness

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by R.L. Stollar Community Coordinator for Homeschoolers Anonymous, cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous  Over the last week I listened to and transcribed Voddie Baucham’s sermon “Nebuchadnezzar Loses His Mind.”  I grew up in the Christian homeschool world in which Baucham is popular. I have written numerous times about my own struggles with major depressive disorder and suicidal urges, as well as been publicly critical about the American Evangelical Church’s handling of mental health issues, I take Baucham’s sermon seriously. The ideas he expresses here are admired and continue to be disseminated in the Christian homeschool world. These ideas are damaging to many people and must be spok … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Be Selfishly Inhospitable During The Holiday Because Jesus!?

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by Lisa C. Hallahan at Young Keepers Of The Home - A Hospitable Heart For The Holidays Is it really selfish to take the occasional 'Me' day? Or something necessary when raising a house full of kids? … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays – Open Thread

First time in eight years I've put up a tree and decorated the house.

by Suzanne TitkemeyerSince we are mere days away from Christmas and I'm sure many of us here are in the middle of holiday preparations. Right now my kitchen looks like the Keebler Elves Hollow Tree exploded as I'm baking up Christmas cookies.So my question is: How did your holidays change after you got out of extreme Christian fundamentalism?Bruce Gerencser wrote an excellent post about his holidays through the years on his blog - The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser: Christmas, 1957 - 2014.  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Nancy Steals Hanukkah Day 3 (With Some Body Shaming)?

Jesus believed in cleansing the temple with a wipe.

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Family Dedication ServiceNotice at the very end, after Nancy has explain all about desecrating, cleansing and rededicating that she mentions having the children rededicate their bodies 'body temple' because of things that have come in to dirty and spoil the temple. What could a child have done that would make that even a possibility? Oh, that's right, Nancy believes that every moment of thought is sin. … [Read more...]

Transcript of Voddie Baucham’s “Nebuchadnezzar Loses His Mind”

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by R.L. Stollar - Community Coordinator at Homeschoolers Anonymous. This is cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous(Editor's Note: Thanks R.L. Stollar for spending the time (and patience) transcribing this!) HA note: The following is a transcript of Voddie Baucham’s sermon “Nebuchadnezzar Loses His Mind.” Baucham delivered this sermon on the subject of mental health on April 8, 2012 to Grace Family Baptist Church. It provides his answers to the following 2 questions: “What is the Biblical view of mental health? How should we as Christians (and especially Pastors) look at the ‘mental health’ industry?” Baucham is the Pastor of Preaching GFBC; GFBC is the host of Baucham’s Voddie Baucham … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Put Your Husband First or Divorce?

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by Katelyn Carmen of Family Share - 5 Ways You Are Unknowingly Destroying Your Husband & Killing Your MarriageSome of the advice in this article isn't bad, like living within your means or not expecting for your husband to know what you mean when you drop subtle hints, but this is right up there with the steaming load of crap Nancy Campbell and Debi Pearl peddle. … [Read more...]

Michael Farris on Domestic Abuse: “Far Cry From The ‘Battered Woman Syndrome’”

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by R.L. Stollar - Community Coordinator of Homeschoolers Anonymous cross posted from Homeschoolers AnonymousThe following excerpt is from HSLDA founder Michael Farris’s 1996 book How A Man Prepares His Daughters For Life. Farris has his patriarchal beliefs on full display in this book, including such passages as: “I am very supportive of the concept of the authority of fathers in their home…It’s important to be right…It is appropriate to simply say to your daughter, ‘Because I’m the dad, that’s why‘” (page 21); “a woman should be submissive to her husband” (page 96); and “husbands are ultimately responsible for family decisions” (page 101). … [Read more...]

Day 15 of 21 Days of Healing: Making It Real

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church Hurts“He restores my soul.” (Brain work.)Day 15At the end of Day 14, you should have had a pretty good idea of what your perfect “ordinary” day would look like. I hope you are taking steps to make that happen.Remember, an “ordinary” day is one that happens on a regular basis – like my work week. Monday through Friday’s are my “ordinary” days and I love having a very restful, relaxing, time outside of my working and commuting hours. … [Read more...]


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