Quoting Quiverfull: What Happened to the IFB?

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by David Parton from What Happened To The Independent Fundamentalist Baptist Movement? - What Happened To Us?Editor's note: While parts of the IFB fall clearly in the harmful Quiverfull theology I have to give this man credit. He's asking the hard questions as someone in the IFB movement. Too bad other flavors of religion in Quiverfull are not asking and examining the same question. It can only be positive when those involved in the more cult-like versions of Christianity start critically thinking about why it doesn't work. What questions do you think Quiverfull churches should start asking? … [Read more...]

Oh Daughters of Fundamentalism, Take Upon Yourselves the Cloak of Self-Deception

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by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of Them I recently witnessed a young girl who is struggling a bit who expressed that she was a bit unhappy with her life, being told that she just needs to take it one day at a time, and be happy with it. To me it is shameful to express to a child or a teenager that their discomfort or unhappiness with a difficult situation stems from their own inability to cope. What message is being given to girls when they are told that although they are not the creators of the bad situation, they must be the authors of the solution, but the solution must only be to swallow their feelings and smile. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Accept the Bad Things to be Happy?

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by Sarah Mae at Fitting Perfect Into Fallen - I Have Bad Thoughts About My HusbandEditor's note: Why is it that in the world of Quiverfull, Evangelicals, Fundamentalist and Christian Patriarchy no one ever thinks to just come right out and TALK about their issues or feelings or struggles WITH the person they are struggling with instead of repressing their angst and pasting a smile on their face? Life outside that bubble is so much more simplistic and fulfilling if for no other reason than you can express your thoughts and feelings without feeling shame. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet Blog: Wedding Music Angst!

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideLearning to judge people is a skill that must be refined over time. Here's a question that lets the girls practice sharpening their nails - or not.(All spelling is from the original.) … [Read more...]

Final Installment of My Story: A Heart Like Mine

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by Nora Woodhouse cross posted from her blog A Heart Like MineClosing the gate behind; leaving the suds in the bucket and the clothes hanging on the line. I thought that I would be writing the final installment of My Story; A Heart Like Mine from the singular perspective of leaving home many years ago. But I realized that in many ways I am only now finally leaving home and closing the gate behind me. … [Read more...]

The Perfection Lie

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To Live Hello. My name is Young Mom, and I am a recovering Perfectionist. I used to be in denial that I am a perfectionist. Perfectionist’s were the type of people that annoyed me, they were the ones with the immaculate houses, well behaved children and clean nice-smelling cars. My house was never clean enough, my children still disobeyed despite my best efforts, my car was a disaster. Nope, I couldn’t be a perfectionist, otherwise I would have everything under control. But being a perfectionist doesn’t mean that you have an immaculate house, it means that you feel that you are supposed to have an immaculate house, so you freak out whenever … [Read more...]

Idealism, Diplomacy and and the Pale, Blue Dot

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by Kaleesha Williams cross posted from her blog The Lost (and Found) Mind of Kaleesha WilliamsEditor's note: A fitting piece for the days following the death of Leonard Nimoy...LLAP Today at lunch I overheard my six year old directing one of the older children in the making of her PB&J sandwich. “Not like that. I want it the way it’s supposed to be.” At six years old, Little already has ideas about the way things are supposed be. Are all children like this or just mine? I don’t know. I suspect it’s more common than not. In my home, all nine of us, right down to four year old Justin, have perfectionist streaks. Natural born idealists. Though the older we are, the more set in our ways … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Your Husband’s Obsessions?

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by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - ObsessionsEditor's note: So one of  Nancy's early solutions is to try and change a man? Baawwhahahahahah! There is nothing more frustrating and useless than trying to change someone else. You can only change yourself. At least she realized that wasn't going to work with Michael pretty quickly. But her message of suck it up, be joyful and find something to do while he's obsessing (or just merely practicing his hobby) is not any healthier. … [Read more...]

Buckling That Swash – Please?

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by SJ Reidhead cross posted from her blog The Pink Flamingo Last week, the operatic world was in something of a flutter, at least many female opera fans were.  It was quite simple.  You take 1 incredibly good looking man with the best baritone voice of our generation, and put him in that shirt, and we lose our minds. Trust me, part of it is THE SHIRT.  There should be a law requiring men wear shirts like this. They are romantic, in every sense of the word: romance. … [Read more...]

Reflections of an Unintentionally Undercover Atheist

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by Kaleesha Williams from her blog The Lost (And Found) Mind of Kaleesha Williams I went to the dentist earlier this week.  I’ve only been to this office once, but I like the people, they’re friendly.  Having taken the children to a dentist in a nearby town and getting my oldest into an orthodontist up near St. Louis I’ve come to the conclusion that people in and around the dental profession are some of the friendliest, sweetest-natured professionals in the world.  I’m told they have to be because so many people hate dentists.  But that’s not what I want to talk about today. … [Read more...]


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