Preparing To Be A Help Meet Blog: Wedding Music Angst!

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideLearning to judge people is a skill that must be refined over time. Here's a question that lets the girls practice sharpening their nails - or not.(All spelling is from the original.) … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Feminism Declares Marriage A Crime?

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by Jennifer Adams of Boundless as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism - The Difficulty of Admitting We Want to be MarriedEditor's note: At no point in Jennifer Adams piece on Boundless does she blame feminism for women dismissing marriage. That is strictly the spin out of nothing that Ladies Against Feminism does. They read things, like the Bible, like other blogs, come to a completely different conclusion than the meaning inferred and run with that false idea. They seem feminism under every idea. There's nothing wrong with wanting to be married, but not wanting to be married is not some evil feminist plot. Always astounded by the reading comprehension fail in many of LAF's pieces. Guess … [Read more...]

The Perfection Lie

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To Live Hello. My name is Young Mom, and I am a recovering Perfectionist. I used to be in denial that I am a perfectionist. Perfectionist’s were the type of people that annoyed me, they were the ones with the immaculate houses, well behaved children and clean nice-smelling cars. My house was never clean enough, my children still disobeyed despite my best efforts, my car was a disaster. Nope, I couldn’t be a perfectionist, otherwise I would have everything under control. But being a perfectionist doesn’t mean that you have an immaculate house, it means that you feel that you are supposed to have an immaculate house, so you freak out whenever … [Read more...]

Run, Rabbit, Run

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapeEarlier this week I've had the opportunity to post in parts one of the most horrific pieces ever written by Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy Ministries and author of 'Created To Be A Help Meet' at NLQ. She has written about her early marriage to Michael Pearl and his 'obsession' (translation for normal folks 'hobby') of spending every winter Saturday hunting down those wascally wabbits. … [Read more...]

Has the Spanking Ban in Sweden Led to a 500% Increase in Child Abuse?

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser In today’s mail came the March-April 2015 edition of Michael and Debi Pearl’s No Greater Joy Magazine. This issue featured an article written by Michael Pearl titled Attack on Traditional Child Training. In the article, Pearl gives numerous statistics that are meant to bolster his, if you love your children, you’ll beat them” viewpoint. On page 13, Pearl writes: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Go To Bed Or Your Husband Might Sexually Stray?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - The TrendEditor's note: Oh great! Another thing to be fearful about in the CPM/Quiverfull movement. Your poor man cannot be up in the bed sleeping without you there cooing over him. Claiming it brings your husband 'sexual temptation' if you're not up in the bed at the same time as him is really a big stretch. What, does he have his Ipad under the covers with the browsers open to free porn and match making sites? Any man weak enough to stray because he's up in the bed alone while you're answering emails or playing Candy Crush isn't worth having in the first place! … [Read more...]

Idealism, Diplomacy and and the Pale, Blue Dot

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by Kaleesha Williams cross posted from her blog The Lost (and Found) Mind of Kaleesha WilliamsEditor's note: A fitting piece for the days following the death of Leonard Nimoy...LLAP Today at lunch I overheard my six year old directing one of the older children in the making of her PB&J sandwich. “Not like that. I want it the way it’s supposed to be.” At six years old, Little already has ideas about the way things are supposed be. Are all children like this or just mine? I don’t know. I suspect it’s more common than not. In my home, all nine of us, right down to four year old Justin, have perfectionist streaks. Natural born idealists. Though the older we are, the more set in our ways … [Read more...]

The Curse of Being Bound to an Image

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by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of ThemIt's been over nine years since I left my parents and over time my perception of how much progress I've made in my life has changed many times, fluctuating between sometimes thinking I am doing a terrible job at being an adult and sometimes thinking I am doing well. Through some enlightening conversations I've had recently with my friend James, who is in my cohort of ex-fundamentalists, I've come to realize that in spite of everything that I re-evaluated and realized since I left, I missed a very important thing. (I am not going to say that I missed one very important thing because I am sure that there are other t … [Read more...]

Christian Cliches “Don’t Cause Your Brother to Stumble”

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsThis is the beginning of a series on various catchwords and cliches that Christians (particularly evangelical ones) are fond of using.  Like most oversimplifications, however, they usually give an inaccurate or one-sided view of the particular issue they purport to be about-- and often, they are based on misunderstandings of the Bible text(s) they are taken from. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Dinosaurs Lies From the Pit of Hell?

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by Christians Against Dinosaurs at Guff.com and Christians Against Dinosaurs site and Facebook pageEditor's note: Most of us are well aware of Ken Ham and his whole schtick about Adam and Eve riding dinosaurs. Thought that Ham was the ultimate in science-denying in Christianity. At least until I stumbled across this group that think dinosaurs are a lie dreamed up by non-believers to corrupt their children and it somehow linked to bestiality. Do not know enough about this group to know if they are QF, but everything you can infer about their group seems to indicate they are some sort of far right Evangelical group. … [Read more...]


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