When Love Isn’t Enough – The Musser Family Tragedy – Part 2

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideBefore Tommy arrived, Susanna was already exhausted: "Get up half an hour earlier because Daniel will be working with his dad and grandpa all day.  Katie and Verity are still dry; take them to their potties right away.  Have Peter fill the humidifiers.  Need to eat.  Make sure to fit in phonics flashcards with the little boys and catch up on our history reading.  Sit down and breathe in the sweet scent of clean heads. Ask John Michael to do his “cleaning the glass” chore before the therapist gets here.  Ask Laura to write baby bath on the grocery list before I forget again.  Have Joshua scrub up some sweet potatoes and put them i … [Read more...]

News: Tables Turned on New Beginnings Ministries

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From The Free Thinker comes news of the patrons and staff at a strip club giving back to a Warsaw, Ohio church what they've received from the years for years now.Taking a page from hate group Westboro Baptist Church it seems that New Beginnings Ministries Church has been harassing the staff and customers of the Fox Hole. calling the women whores and tramps. They hold signs very reminiscent of the signs Westboro uses that have hateful statements meant to intimidate and put down the readers. And they've been doing this for years at the behest of their pastor Bill Dunfee. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Asking to Have Physical Needs Met Dishonors Husband?

Children's bedroom or Army barracks?

by Susanna from her blog The Blessing of Verity - This world is not my home, I'm just-a-passin' thru..  Question:  Could you share your best tips for being content with your large family in such a small space?  I have to confess I’m not always content in our house.Answer:  Thanks for asking this excellent question!I want to be honoring to my husband, and it’s very hard for a good man when he feels like he isn’t able to provide what his woman really wants.  I don’t want to be like the petulant and demanding fisherman’s wife in the children’s story, who keeps sending her miserable husband back to the magic fish to wish for more and more and more, instead of being content with enough. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Premarital Sex Always Sin?

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by The Forgiven Wife - Lessons Learned from Premarital Sex … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Talking To Your Wife?

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by Adam Gregorin from his blog Minthegap.com - So What's There to Talk About? Review of Lou Priolo's book "The Complete Husband"(Editor's Note: Remember this guy? He had the website IsThisModest.com with the hundreds of photos contained flimsy-dressed teenagers under the guise of clucking over their lack of modesty..Yeah, he is back, but without the Christian Man Porn of immodest photos.) … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Commenting on Large Families Rude?

T-Shirts the Anderson parents wear in public

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from her blog Are They All Yours!?!?! - If I Had a Nickel Everytime Someone SaidIs it really rude to comment when you see families much larger than the norm? It seems to me if you have made up the t-shirts in that photo, you name your blog 'Are They All Yours' and you go out in numbered matching t-shirts you're openly seeking attention. What do you think? … [Read more...]

Child Sexual Molestation and Evangelical Christianity’s Completely F’ed Up Response

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 by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapeI was saddened but not surprised to hear this morning that actress-singer Vanessa L. Williams (my favorite on the show "Ugly Betty") had been sexually molested at ten years old. She came out and told the story on "Oprah's Master Class"Vanessa explained how her experience had played out in the rest of her life, her early sexual experiences, bad choices in relationships, the guilt and shame, the bout of promiscuity. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Kid Collecting?

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by Michelle Swanson from her blog One Big Connected Family - Why Do Homeschooling Families Have So Many Kids??? The big question remains: why do homeschooling families have so many kids?Some families are part of the "quiver-full" movement. You know, the Duggars and the Bates kinds of families. The ones that believe you should always be seeking and never preventing the blessing of children from God. You can google that whole philosophy for the next few years and have some fun. Our family doesn't fall into that category. … [Read more...]

Writing a Letter to Those Who Try to Evangelize You

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by Bruce Gerenscer cross posted from his blog The Way ForwardIf you were once an Evangelical Christian and are now an out-of-the-closet atheist/agnostic, it is likely that you have had family, friends, and members from the last church you attended, try to evangelize you.  I know that has been the case for Polly and I. Since 2008, numerous friends, family members, people who once called me pastor, and men who were once my colleagues in the ministry, have tried to get me to repent and return to the Christian fold. In my wife’s case, it is primarily family that has tried to gently woo her back to the faith once delivered to the saints.These people certainly want what  they think is best … [Read more...]

So I’ve Been Spiritually Abused, What Next? – How to Recognize and Respond to “Mean” Christians

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From Charisma Magazine by Richard M. Salazar Jr. - 5 Signs of a Mean-Spirited Leader I was astounded when a close friend of mine recently forwarded a tweet to me sent out by Dr. Chuck Swindoll a few months back that read, "The problem with mean Christians is that not enough people have confronted them and told them to get lost!" … [Read more...]


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