Moms, Joy and Christmas

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Kirk Cameron on his film 'Saving Christmas' in cinemas tomorrow.What I want to know after watching this bit is if he and Nancy Campbell got together to plan this 'Moms should be filling the home with JOY!' thing they are both spieling . … [Read more...]

Re-Post: Lies We Tell Ourselves About Abuse

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To Live This post was originally published June 2011. One of the things that prompted my finally admitting my own denial, was realizing I did not want to parent the way I was parented.  I wanted to believe that how I grew up had not been harmful, I wanted so badly for my parents to be right, that I refused to think about it, refused to deal with it, and even repeated it. In the end, my desire to not hurt my kids was stronger than my desire for my parents to be right.  That is what snapped me out of the fog, and forced me to get help. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: God Notices When No One Else Does?

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by Roy Lessin as quoted by Nancy Campbell at Above Rubies - God Is NoticingThis strikes a similar theme as Kaleesha Williams recent 'Appreciation Rant' posted on Thursday Nov. 7th, 2014. Except that Nancy is attempting to enforce the thought process that you shouldn't ever expect anyone to notice or appreciate what you do, making it okay for no one in your life to say 'thanks'. … [Read more...]

Re-Post: Rights of a Child

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To LiveThis post was originally published August 2011. It was part of my reaction to Michael Farris’ creating a “parent’s rights” amendment and proposing to amend our constitution. It was a big realization for me that the parent is not sacred, that they do not always know what is best for their child, and sometimes they need help. It helped me to take a step toward freedom from the weight of my parents expectations of me, and also help me be less afraid of acknowledging my own shortcomings as a parent, and be less afraid to get help and learn more. … [Read more...]

Why the Homeschooling Movement Was So Frightening

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by Lana Hope originally posted on her blog Wide Open Ground on Oct. 4, 2014 The stories on Homeschoolers Anonymous have been more triggering for me lately. HA is hosting a series called “It hurts me more than you.” Then today Cynthia Jeub, a daughter of a well-known homeschool family with 16 children,shared her story of the abuse she and her siblings have received, and still are receiving. … [Read more...]

Appreciation Rant

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by Kaleesh Williams cross posted from her blog The Lost (And Found) Mind of Kaleesha WilliamsThe full quote is, "The woman who serves unnoticed and un-thanked is a woman who loves God more than she desires the praise of others. She is confident that all her unnoticed deeds on earth are noticed in Heaven. She is satisfied knowing she has pleased her Lord."A believing friend sent me this meme, expressing her frustration with this aspect of religion. It rather burns me, too. Just yesterday I was doing something benign for Denny and he thanked me, quite sincerely. Then he paused thoughtfully and, with much emotion, expressed how sad it made him to think of all the years I and the … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Feminism Makes Motherhood a Shock?

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by Jess Connell from her blog Grow on Purpose - Unprepared for Motherhood:Thanks FeminismGratuitous whining or does she have a point? … [Read more...]

Attitude Matters

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalThe other day, I had a conversation at work that got me thinking. … [Read more...]

The Homeschool Myth

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground In my last post on emotional abuse in homeschooling, I wrote this:The reason I connect this to homeschooling is that homeschooling made the shit seem natural, the way that it was ought to be. In the comment section of that post, one reader writes: … [Read more...]

Journal Entry, April 1, 2010

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsIf you’ve ever wondered what goes on inside the head of a person who is mired in spiritual abuse, this is an example. It is an entry from the journal that I would take to church and write in during services. This entry is from Maundy Thursday, April 1, 2010. I sat in the very back pew and observed the service. I could not participate. As you will see, I was convinced that God had completely rejected me because of the way the leadership had been treating me for about a decade. This journal entry documents the level to which spiritual abuse had taken me. As the leaders and congregation moved through the service, this is what I wrote: … [Read more...]


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