Bill Gothard has negatively affected my life: Part 2

by Shadow SpringMy twin sister flopped down on her bed, a dreamy look on her face. She was clutching a beautiful down parka to her chest, hugging it like a teddy bear. I sat tentatively on the edge of the bed, swinging my feet that were snugly encased in my new leather boots … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Who is to Blame For Tornadoes?

Today is a random list of various ministries and others laying the blame for the recent Oklahoma tornadoes to all sorts of things.Pat Robertson of "The 700 Club" … [Read more...]

Bill Gothard has negatively affected my life…Part 1

by Shadow SpringI started this blog to have a space to write about how patriarchal fundamentalist thought had affected my marriage and resulted in disaster on many levels. The truth is that patriarchal fundamentalist thought had already wreaked havoc on my life before I even met my husband, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Winning Your Father’s Heart?

by Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin from Visionary Daughters - "Visionary Daughters Interviewed" We see a particular need for girls to build better relationships with their fathers, as the effects of this relationship spill over into so many other areas of their lives — they way they view God, the way they relate to men, the way they view themselves, … [Read more...]

Domestic Violence in the IFB Church Movement

by Bruce GerencserFirst, let me give readers the definition for domestic violence. The National Domestic Violence Hotline defines domestic violence as: Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Hindering the Creator?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies Because God is a Creator, He loves to create. He delights in creating each new baby that is born. And every human being God creates is unique, different, and special--a new divine creation that has never been created before. … [Read more...]

But Bruce, Don’t Women CHOOSE to Stay in Fundamentalism?

by Bruce GerencserIt’s not that simple.We all tend to think it is just a matter of choice or an act of the will when we see people enmeshed in Fundamentalist religions or bizarre ideologies that we have no personal experience with. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Combating Pornography?

by Vaughn Ohlman of Persevero NewsSo the worldly social reformer is faced with trying to tell the women themselves not to act in demeaning ways. But let’s face it, they aren’t preaching to the choir. Like the issue of gun control it is the very people they want to reach that won’t be listening. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Laboring Not in Vain?

by Michelle Kauenhofen of Above Rubies Womens Daily Devotionals DEAR FELLOW MOTHER,When you feel worn out, exhausted, taken advantage of, under appreciated and not acknowledged, remember this. … [Read more...]

This is NOT Homeschooling: Is HSLDA Part of a “Bible-Based Cult”?

by Heather DoneyThis may be the most important and most scary post on homeschooling that I have ever written. It feels like something out of a Margaret Atwood novel and I am numb as I write this, so please bear with me. The title of this post is not rhetorical. It is a question I am actively pondering at the moment. … [Read more...]