Quoting Quiverfull: If You Don’t Love God, You Cannot Love Your Husband?

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by Jennifer of Blessed Femina as quoted by A Wise Woman Builds Her Home - Honoring Christ & Our HusbandsEditor's note: As in many things in fundamental evangelicalism they make the complex simple and the simple complex. Putting Biblical qualifiers on relationships is a recipe for disaster most of the time. Seems to me when you start adding rules to your life that aren't clearly spelled out in the Bible you are busily usurping the God you claim to follow, making yourself your god. What do you think dear readers? … [Read more...]

Cry Baby

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by Kaleesha Williams cross posted from her blog The Lost (and Found) Mind of Kaleesha WilliamsWho are you crying for? Me. I weep for myself, for the me that was.  Part of the grief process, I suppose.  The stark contrast between my life now and the life I was living two years ago continues to jump out at me at occasionally and I end up in tears.  The scars are all there… … [Read more...]

News Round Up: Kevin Swanson, Matt Walsh and Other Evangelicals Behaving Very Very Badly

I was going to use each of these news stories individually but there was such an overwhelming flood of awful it just makes more sense to do long posting with a list. Let us never forget what their true agendas are. First up comes from Arizona.Arizona state Sen. Sylvia Allen wants there to be a federal law that forces everyone to go to the church of their choice every Sunday in an attempt to bring morality back to the nation. While she's claiming her statement was of the moment and flippant it's a scary thing to discuss in a nation built on freedom of religion. … [Read more...]

Dianna Anderson’s ‘Damaged Goods’ Book Review

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons I’ve been looking forward to Dianna Anderson’s Damaged Goods: New Perspectives on Christian Purity for well over a year now, so when it came in the mail a few weeks ago I was thrilled to pieces. I have so much respect for Dianna’s writing (today’s piece on Christianity and Empire is a must-read), and I was happy that someone like her would be tackling evangelical purity culture in a book. … [Read more...]

If You Don’t Believe What The Bible Says You Can’t Be Saved

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserAn anonymous commenter left the following comment on the Galatians 4 blog: … [Read more...]

Part 2 – Chapter 1: Filling the World to Overflowing – Be Fruitful and Multiply Review

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NLQ Book Review of Nancy Campbell's 'Be Fruitful and Multiply' by Suzanne TitkemeyerSorry it's taken this long to get to the end of the first chapter but every day I saw this book sitting on the edge of my desk, would stare at it and mutter 'um, no.'Let's get started. Nancy starts this section by saying that everything we're heard or read about the world's overpopulation problem is a bunch of malarky. Yet she offers no studies, no facts or figures and no scientific basis at all. Just the Bible. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Easier Having Lots of Kids?

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by Chaunie Brusie from Babble (how fitting!) - 10 Things Moms of Many Want You to KnowEditor's note: So this isn't exactly from a fundamentalist quiverfull momma perspective, more from someone not part of the religious constant child bearing world that wants to think having four children is the same as the nineteen kids in the Duggar family and feels like she's getting some pushback from the world for having four kids. But the idea that many hands make for much lighter work is one straight out of Quiverfull and a patent falsehood. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Being Kind Attracts Princes?

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by Paula Hendricks from Lies Young Women Believe - Cinderella: "Have Courage and Be Kind"Editor's note: While there is not a thing wrong in this world with being courageous or kind it's really not the thing that is going to attract the 'right' man to you no matter what cluelessly naive Christian blogger girls say. Oversimplification and misleading her readers as much as Nancy Campbell does hers. More courtship guarding your poor fragile heart because hymen nonsense. … [Read more...]

Boiling The Frog – When Churches Turn Into Dangerous Cults

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog What Would Roger Sterling Do?I'm going to ask you to stop and read this first before proceeding onto my story of how weird the church and I got towards the end - The Seven Signs You're in a Cult in The Atlantic MagazineGot it? Yep.What happened was sort of like that old beloved in Christianity false story about putting the frog in a big pot of water and the frog not realizing till it was too late that he was being boiled alive. Our church turning into a cult happened a lot like that. … [Read more...]

The Church’s Obsession With ‘Leadership’

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by Living Liminal from her blog Living LiminalAll the bullying and abuse I experienced in my ex-church revolved around the question of leadership and hierarchy. Who was in control. Who was 'over' whom. Who was top dog.Eventually, it became evident that the board of reference had covertly told elder J that he should be in top position and he was more than happy to agree with that. Of course, all this was backed up by God himself!But apparently God changed his mind (but only after people's lives had already been torn apart by this issue) and J ended up leaving to start his own 'church', presumably so he could really be the leader. … [Read more...]


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