Quoting Quiverfull: Sheltering Your Kids From The World Because Bible?

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by Kelly Crawford from Generation Cedar - Is it Right to Shelter Our Children?Editor's note: Crawford is trying to compare sending your children to public school as something similar to allowing your child free access to 'porn'. Very bad analogy and straight up Evangelical fear mongering. Logic fail 101. … [Read more...]

Guilt, the Essence of Evangelical Christianity

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserWhat would the Evangelical Christianity be without guilt?Guilt, despite what preachers say, is the engine that powers the Evangelicalism.Often preachers will try to hide guilt by giving it other names like conviction. But no matter how they try to hide it, guilt plays a prominent part in the day-to-day lives of those who profess to be followers of Jesus Christ.Think about it for a moment. The Bible presents God as a righteous, holy, judging, wrathful, deity. In the Old Testament this God was unapproachable except by a  few chosen people. People who got too close wound up dead. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Do It Or Else?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - It's A CommandEditor's note: Just about every single time we share something by Nancy Campbell it reads in my mind 'The beatings will continue until morale improves'. Today is much of the same, fear tactics combined with heaping 'Not Good Enough' on the heads of the poor deluded mothers that take her utterances seriously. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – A Different Version of the Vaccine Death Tale?

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by Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy - Seeing Through a Glass DarklyEditor's note: Here's the rest and it isn't any better than the first. In fact, it's much worse. Please read Part One  first if you haven't had the chance. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Make Your Family Work or Else?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - You Can Be An AnswerEditor's note: Is it just me or are all of these 'Daily Encouragements' in reality very discouraging, shaming and laden with making mothers and women feel ever guilty? Today Nancy cites statistics about the broken state of families followed by stating that you must do everything you can and beyond to make sure your family doesn't become broken too wrapped in language about your actions being the thing that fixes society's woes. … [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...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 3 – Pie in the Sky

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideDo you think Debi believes in confidentiality or getting permission before using a story from someone else's life?I work very diligently to either get permission before sharing a story -especially a potentially embarrassing story - OR remove any details that could possibly be used to trace the original person. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Let Your Children Burn in Hell!?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - How Will You Get In?Not merely content to tell you to stay in your home cheerfully raising your hordes or children now Nancy wants you to worry about your eternal salvation and the salvation of your children! She's really pushing those guilt buttons very hard today! … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part Three – Antsy Babies

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideThis next made-up story case is a hoot. Debi bites off more than she can chew when she tries to mix "online matchmaking" with a morality tale. Case #2: An Old Antsy Babe A mature, older woman had been single for a number of years. She decided to try an online matchmaking site to find a match. I went online in my late twenties to get more experience dating and eventually find a partner. … [Read more...]


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