Revisiting Steadfast Daughters in a Quivering World – Part 3 Perception

by Vyckie Garrison While still in the denial stage of dealing with their adult children's experiences of emotional, mental, and spiritual abuse, Quiverfull parents often get distracted with attempts to define "abuse" or make comparisons and to say, "You don't realize how hard I had it when I was your age!" … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Disagreeing With Pastor – You Should Suck It Up and Shut Up?

disagree

At 9Marks - What should I do if I disagree with something my pastor said?There are other steps that seem much more rational that this one, number 5 on the list. … [Read more...]

Revisiting Steadfast Daughters in a Quivering World Part 2 – Expectations

by Vyckie Garrison Along with appeals to "sincerity," many Quiverfull parents, when their children push back, will be tempted to minimize abusive parenting practices by pointing out that "there are no perfect parents." It's true ... we ALL screw up! But when things don't work out so well for those of us who presumed to lead and to offer up ourselves and our children as examples of a "godly family" for other Christian families to follow, we don't all the sudden get the luxury of obscurity, we don't get to blend in with the crowd of imperfect people. "To whom much is given, much will be required." [Note: this series is dedicated to Quivering Daughters by the former-Quiverfull moms at No L … [Read more...]

Revisiting Steadfast Daughters in a Quivering World: Part 1 – Sincerity

quivering-daughters

by Vyckie Garrison In light of recent revelations by Cynthia Jeub regarding her Quiverfull upbringing, I've been revisiting a series of articles in which the former-Quiverfull moms of No Longer Quivering collaborated to give a response to Christian fundamentalist parents who cannot believe or accept that their diligent and wholehearted implementation of the "biblical" family worldview and lifestyle could actually be abusive and harmful to their children. … [Read more...]

Breaking the Silence

bird

by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To LiveCynthia Jeub telling her story brings up a lot for me.Memories.Memories of hiding in small dark places with my hands clamped firmly over my ears to try to block out the screams of a sibling who was being “disciplined.” Being isolated, and truly having no one to tell, no one to turn to for help. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Dancing With The Devil?

babiesraces

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - When the Worst HappensThis little bit is about two to six year old children. … [Read more...]

What I Got By Going To Church

church-member

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsIt happened again. Talking to a friend, I was asked, "Where are you going to church now?""No where.""Oh, Ellen, you need to go to church! How are you going to grow? You need the fellowship of other believers!" … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Natural Body Odors Are A Turn On?

sweat

by Michael Pearl from his book "Holy Sex"Trigger warning! May make you throw up! … [Read more...]

Catholic Response to Vyckie Garrison’s Life Story

Over the last month since Vyckie's entire remarks at the American Atheist convention were published has brought a great deal of media attention to NLQ. That is not the only thing, it's brought a number of republishings, remarks and rebuttals to her life story. … [Read more...]

When the Christian Issue Comes Home

yes-no-maybe-wtf-600x600

by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To LiveA close friend called to tell me that I had a new religion in the family. After nearly 20 years as a strong atheist-identified family, my family scratched one member off the list. “Have you heard about Jessica?” she asked. “She just announced on facebook that she’s a Christian.” … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X