Brave New Life: Part 4: An Overcast Summer

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To LiveThis post is part of a series, click here to start with the introduction.The grapevine raged and the news was spreading fast. Random people who hadn’t been in touch over the last 7 years suddenly sent us long involved email lectures on how wrong we were, and how much they cared about us, and how could we do this to people who cared about us? At first we tried to respond to them, answering their questions, and explaining as best we could. But when it became clear that most of them had no actual interest in our experience, but just wanted to be a spokesperson for their idea of god, we got better at discerning which confrontations t … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Stop Whining About Your Past?

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by Michael Pearl from the latest No Greater Joy Magazine - Who Defines You?The piece below is followed by an awkward segue into a salvation call and then an attempt to raise money for the ministry If as an adult you feel that you are burdened with a negative self-image, blaming your parents or your early environment is just digging the hole deeper. It is acquiescence to your inherited handicap. You are like a liberated slave who won’t leave your place of despised captivity because you were born there and don’t know anything else. You validate your captor’s opinion that you are not fit to self-govern, to succeed, to amount to anything apart from their enslaving oversight. The hurt you fee … [Read more...]

Patriarchs Behaving Badly: Who Would Jesus Pee On?

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This weekend Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Coalition held a big conference in the Washington DC area at the Omni Shoreham Hotel - The Road to Majority conference which was described by one journalist as: "a large group of white conservative Christians gathered in a large hotel and whipped into an ideological frenzy over their mutual hatred of all things Obama" … [Read more...]

Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse and Submission: Modesty and Lust Part 4

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by SJ Reidhead cross posted from her blog The Pink Flamingo “…When I think about my clothing choices in college it simultaneously convicts me of immodesty and helps me understand the struggle girls face trying to be modest. I wasn’t trying to be inappropriate. I just wanted to look good. I was single. I wanted to be attractive to girls and I wanted to be affirmed by other guys. For me to be modest I would have needed to wear looser shirts that I didn’t think looked as good on me. That would have been tough. And making that tough decision would have made me much more appreciative and considerate of my sisters in Christ….” … [Read more...]

So I’ve Been Spiritually Abused, What Next? – How to Recognize and Respond to “Mean” Christians

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From Charisma Magazine by Richard M. Salazar Jr. - 5 Signs of a Mean-Spirited Leader I was astounded when a close friend of mine recently forwarded a tweet to me sent out by Dr. Chuck Swindoll a few months back that read, "The problem with mean Christians is that not enough people have confronted them and told them to get lost!" … [Read more...]

News: Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Married Today!

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From People Magazine (who undoubtedly had a reporter there since they are so Duggar-friendly)  - Jill Duggar Marries Derick Dillard Before a congregation of more than 1,000 family and friends at the Cross Church in her hometown of Springdale, Arkansas, Jill Duggar married Derick Dillard – and sealed their wedding vows with their very first kiss. Is it a slow news day when they interview the ten year old brother of the bride? Also has Duggar Pere abandoned the idea of 'home church'? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Birth Control is THE DEVIL!!!

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - The Line of Demarkation (sic, Nancy lacks spelling skills too) To which kingdom do you belong? God's kingdom is a kingdom of life, love, light, and liberty. Satan's kingdom is one of lies, deception, death, and destruction. He is a murderer! That's what Jesus said in John 8:44, "He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth; because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie he speaketh of his own; for he is a liar, and the father of it."Because he is a murderer, no wonder he is the mastermind behind birth control, sterilization, and abortion. His plan is to stamp out life before it is conceived, but abort it if it is c … [Read more...]

Ken Blue – Healing From Spiritual Abuse – Excellent Book

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by HG cross posted from his blog What Really Happened In The ChurchPlease welcome HG to NLQ's Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network~ He's a great addition!Good evening,I am relaxing after a wonderful but exhausting party, I have been formulating many thoughts, especially since I have now decided to focus on healing from spiritual abuse.One of the best known books on spiritual abuse is Ken Blue's book, Healing from Spiritual Abuse/breaking free from a bad church. … [Read more...]

Criticism of “Good: The Joy of Christian Manhood and Womanhood” from an adult with cerebral palsy

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide(Editor's note: Mel is referencing a quoted bit of the book "Good: The Joy of Christian Manhood and Womanhood" posted up at NLQ recently)This snippet of a book pushed all of my buttons at once.  I'd like to post the entire section first, then respond to the fallacies point-by-point.This was published at Desiring God website, but please don't give these lunatics any more web traffic. … [Read more...]

Questioning Quiverfull Ideas – Only Babies You Personally Carry and Birth Are Good?

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from Ladies Against Feminism and The New York Post - Children of surrogacy campaign to outlaw the practice When Jessica Kern gave evidence to lawmakers in Washington, DC, last summer opposing the legalization of surrogacy in the district, she was pointedly asked why she wasn’t grateful for the procedure that created her.“The question was so simple and dismissive,” she recalls. “Like I would choose this for myself? When the only reason you’re in this world is a big fat paycheck, it’s degrading.” … [Read more...]


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