Quoting Quiverfull: Good Christian Moms Should Not Be Distracted?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - The Age of DistractionsEditor's note: While I understand what Nancy means about modern technology being a distraction, is it really that bad? Sometimes a tiny break from reality can be a mini vacation for your brain. It's not always 'bad' … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Annihilation is What Non-Believers Crave?

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by John Piper of Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and Desiring God on his Twitter feed.Editor's note: Word salad with a ridiculous idea. Annihilation is no reward for anyone and not something people really want, except perhaps a very few languishing on Death Row inmates somewhere. … [Read more...]

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Is Complaining Really Bad?

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog What Would Roger Sterling Do?One of the things I still struggle with after leaving my old church is when a sermon series starts and you just know that it has nothing to do with trying to teach people or make them consider an issue they hadn't considered in the past. It has to do only with controlling those same people.I still go to church, but sometimes wonder why. I've heard more sermons than I will ever need in my lifetime. I think I'm almost 'Done With Church' now. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Shut Up Because Your Family is a Song?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - A Beautiful SongEditor's note: One of Nancy's shorter ones. Must have been a busy day. Still the message is the same as always even with Nancy's unusual economy of words: Do not complain. Always smile. Suck it up and do it.  … [Read more...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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