Part 1 – The Story

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding Fundamental REASONSIn order to add some context to the articles I have written on this blog I want to designate a page to summarize our story from beginning to end.   It is my hope, as it has always been, to expose not only the wrongs that The Preacher was guilty of, but to own the actual wrongs we committed as opposed to what The Preacher has stated publicly using skilled innuendo and out-right public accusations. … [Read more...]

Intrinsically Valuable

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Every Breaking WaveOne of my favorite possessions is a photo of my grandmother from back in the late 1920s. I'm not sure it's pre or post Black Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1929 but I think it's likely pre. I've heard horror stories from that grandmother my whole life about two or three of her brothers jumping out of windows after losing fortunes in the marketin. I know her family was wealthy right up until Black Tuesday. The only one to come out financially unscathed was my great grandmother, but only because she owned many rental properties and farms. She didn't trust in stocks. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: How do You Stop Worrying About Hell?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.This week's is a tiny bit different. This is a question that came in from a lady through our Facebook page. She wants to know how you deal with getting over a fear of Hell. Any reader advice would be welcomed. Thanks in advance. … [Read more...]

The Pretenders We Used To Be

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding Fundamental THE PRETENDERI'm going to rent myself a house In the shade of the freeway I'm going to pack my lunch in the morning And go to work each day And when the evening rolls around I'll go on home and lay my body down And when the morning light comes streaming in … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week – How Can I Best Help My Daughter or Son?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.One of the most common email questions that lands in the NLQ email box seems to be this: … [Read more...]

Vulnerable

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding Fundamental We wander through this life together in a semi-darkness in which none of us can distinguish exactly the features of his neighbor. Only from time to time, through some experience that we have of our companion, or through some remark that he passes, he stands for a moment close to us, as though illuminated by a flash of lightning. Then we see him as he really is.- Albert Schweitzer We all need somebody to talk to. It would be good if we talked ... not just pitter-patter, but real talk. We shouldn't be so afraid, because most people really like this contact; that you show you are vulnerable makes them free to be … [Read more...]

Five Things Home School Moms Should Know About Abusive Marriages

by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch the Shepherd When our family started the homeschooling journey about 25 years ago, I envisioned my comrades in the movement as the ideal examples of healthy marriage and parenting. I have learned much along the way about educating and nurturing my own ten children, and I am seeing this legacy continue with my six grandchildren. However, as the years have gone by, I have had to lay aside my cute little rose-colored glasses and acknowledge that there can also be a dark side. Abuse, whether it is against a child or a spouse, is a tragic reality in far too many homeschooling families. Because I write frequently on the topics of domestic … [Read more...]

How Fundamentalist Christianity Affected My View of Money and Material Things

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's  note: Be sure to look at the accompanying photos at Bruce's site. Eye opening.These and other verses were the guiding principles of my life for many years: Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Matthew 16:24Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there … [Read more...]

Duggar Cult Survivor Wants You to Meet the Powerful Women Who Make Other Women’s Lives a Living Hell

by NLQ's Vyckie Garrison originally published in Raw Story “ …Older women … admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.” Titus 2:3-5 Quiverfull is a growing fundamentalist movement within evangelical Christianity which shuns all forms of birth control and follows the “biblical” marriage model of male headship and female submission. … [Read more...]

My History in the Conservative Quiverfull Home Schooling Movement: An Introduction to the Gender and Authority Series

by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch the Shepherd(Editor's note: This series was originally posted in 2011 and is written from the perspective of a woman that is still a Christian.)Dear friends,I've been posting articles and web links for my series on Gender & Authority this past week, and just compiled them all into the July edition of my Hope Chest e-magazine which is sent to about 950 families around the world. This is the introduction I gave to those who don't know me, and I thought it would serve well as an introduction to the blog series, too... … [Read more...]