Religion Makes Abuse Easy

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by AJ cross posted from her blog I Am Phoenix (Editor's Note - Let's all welcome AJ as she is the newest member of NLQ's Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network! Welcome AJ!) Religion makes abuse easy. There it is, pure and simple. A truth I've born witness to. Walk with me down this road. Travel back in time with me, and open the window to the kitchen in my parents' house. Poke your head in and listen with me. Look at the old farmstead kitchen table, and the meek kids with their heads lowered in submission, while the patriarch booms on at the head of the table, lecturing and teaching after dinner before everyone's dismissed from the table. … [Read more...]

Voices of Sister-Moms: “Barren” – Samantha’s Story

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by Heather Doney cross posted on her blog Becoming Worldly Today’s post is by Samantha Field from Defeating the Dragons, where she blogs about her experiences with and life after Christian patriarchy and fundamentalism. Samantha is guest-posting as part of the “Voices of Sister-Moms” series here on Becoming Worldly. … [Read more...]

Answering Vaughn Ohlman

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by Calulu cross posted from her blog Seeking The Light (Writer's Note: If I come across as snarky and insulting in parts I do apologize to you, gentle reader. It was oh so hard to reign in my desire to go into full sarcasm mode to reply to Vaughn.) Yesterday I posted at NLQ about Vaughn Ohlman's new blog True Love Doesn't Wait. … [Read more...]

Fascinating Womanhood Review: Understanding and Accepting Men

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons One thing I will say for Helen’s writing: she is organized. The book is split into two primary halves based on Angelic and Human qualities, and each quality is broken down into parts in order to be explained efficiently. The Angelic quality “Understands Men” is introduced by chapter three, “Accept Him.” … [Read more...]

True Love Doesn’t Wait

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by Calulu It seems that everyone's favorite frequent Quoting Quiverful author Vaughn Ohlman has a new site - True Love Doesn't Wait The main subject of the site is the same as it is in most of Von's postings at Persevero News - marriage very close after puberty is Godly and necessary. … [Read more...]

Mental Health – From Shame to Seeking Help: Part 3 The Shame of Failing to be Happy

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by Lana Hobbs cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous HA note: This series is reprinted with permission from Lana Hobbs’ blog, Lana Hobbs the Brave. Lana describes herself as “an aspiring writer and a former religious fundamentalist” who currently identifies as “post-Christian.” She was homeschooled in junior high and highschool. Part Three of this series was originally published on June 10, 2013. ***** In this series: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six, Part Seven. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Michelle Duggar’s Baby Holocaust?

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Michelle Duggar of TLC's Duggar Family in The Hollywood Gossip The conservative Christian star of the hit TLC show 19 Kids and Counting told a pro-life crowd in Austin that she is against abortion, to put it mildly. … [Read more...]

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pill – Part 2

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by Samantha cross posted from  her blog Defeating The Dragons Part 1 is here. Put in incredibly simple terms, hormonal birth control works thusly: Step 1 : it prevents ovulation. “Ovulation,” for the uninitiated, is when a mature egg is released from the ovary and become available for fertilization. … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Debi’s Abuse Meter is Broken

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love Joy Feminism Created To Be His Help Meet, p. 92 Here we come to the end of Debi’s discussion of the three types of men she lays out—Command Man, Mr. Visionary, Mr. Steady. In this summary section, Debi compares the actions that the “Ruination Wife” can take to destroy a marriage to each of the three types with the actions the “Successful Wife” can take to heal a marriage to each of the three types. Let’s take a look: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Practicing For Divorce?

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by Vaughn Ohlman of Persevero News - Practice For Divorce Our modern society… including the church, has implemented forms of getting married that are, literally, practice for divorce. Oh, they don’t go by that name, but they follow that pattern, they implement those principles. … [Read more...]


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