My Brave Sisters

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by AJ cross posted from her blog I am PhoenixThe other day, I saw an ad for a TV show where a group of Amish young people were set loose in NYC. I laughed because I knew what they were going through. I've lived through a similar experience, except there weren't cameras following my every move. I grew up in a cult that was similar to Amish or Mennonite homes, … [Read more...]

Laughter is Good Medicine: Tracts & Flyers

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Just a tract and a flyer that make me laugh by their mistakes and assumptions. Did you know, for example, that atheists are cranky all the time? How about misspelling the word "Illiterate" while accusing the country of being illiterate?   More at Buzzfeed Comments open below … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Racism is the Real Reason?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - We Must Not Bow! Because we are all prone to assimilate so easily, we often bow down to what society is doing. We get in the groove so we don't look out of place. However, when we tolerate things that God hates we are bowing down to them. … [Read more...]

Christianity and the “Male Gaze”

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsBe modest.Be beautiful."Don't cause a man to stumble.""Don't let yourself go." … [Read more...]

Commenting Policy

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by CaluluWe've never really spelled out any rules on people commenting on NLQ before but the majority of the posters have been respectful of each other, posted insightful words and even when disagreeing with the author or admin stuck to the issue instead of using it as an opportunity to bash any person. That's how it should be in a civilized society.Our two rules of commenting are -No personal attacks/name calling on authors or other commenters. Be respectful please. (Spelling this out out for the fundamentalist Christians that arrive a year or two late on the Duggar family postings and go ballistic. Don't do that!) We will not allow conspiracy theories or drama from other … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Reasons For Young Marriage?

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by Von Ohlman at True Love Doesn't Wait  - Marriage for reasons other than purity So let me be very, very clear: there are dozens of reasons for marriage. And all of these are better when the spouses involved are young. Let’s examine some reasons: … [Read more...]

Mental Health: From Shame to Seeking Help – Part 4 Shame Meets Truth

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by Lana Hobbs cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous BlogHA note: This series is reprinted with permission from Lana Hobbs’ blog, Lana Hobbs the Brave. Lana describes herself as “an aspiring writer and a former religious fundamentalist” who currently identifies as “post-Christian.” She was homeschooled in junior high and highschool. Part Four of this series was originally published on June 12, 2013. … [Read more...]

Fascinating Womanhood Review: Appreciating and Admiring Men

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons Covering two chapters today (good thing, too. There’s like thirty chapters or something). Both are dedicated to women fawning over their men, essentially. I actually almost used a picture of Bella and Edward because of the feelings I have toward these chapters. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Church’s Job is What?

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by Mary Pride of Homeschool World - A Church That Works If you examine the New Testament, you'll see Jesus, who is among other things "our example," spending a lot of time healing the sick. You will also find numerous places in the Epistles where the church is told to take care of its poor (and also the non-Christian poor, as resources allow), its "widows indeed," and the "fatherless."The government has no business caring for the poor (especially since government "care" means 80 percent of the money goes to bureaucrats, and no incentives or rewards are provided for the "deserving" poor as opposed to the lazy and self-destructive). Caring for the poor is the proper business of the … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: The Butter Churn, the Carrot and the Stick

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love Joy FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 94-98Debi starts off this section by discussing the 1989 movie Dad. I haven’t seen it so I have only the wikipedia summary to go off of. Basically, a busy young executive is called home to help his ailing parents, and he ends up helping his dad, who had been growing senile, live more fully and learns to live more fully himself in the process. Upon waking up from a coma, the father suffers delusions that he spent his life on a dairy farm, rather than as an aerospace industry worker, and keeps speaking of people who never existed. … [Read more...]


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