When Church Hurts: Part 1

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsPlease welcome Ellen to NLQ and the SASBN!I came to our most recent church as broken as I thought I could possibly be. I even remember thinking, “What more could they possibly do to me that would hurt me? It’s all been done.”How wrong I was. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Backpedaling Furiously From Vision Forum?

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Quoted from Jennifer McBride's blog Noble Womanhood - The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But The Truth: A Follow Up Response to Michael FarrisI know the news of HSLDA distancing its self from patriarchy is old news at this point, but this is one of the few blogs I've seen in the Quiverfull/Evangelical/Patriarchy sphere that has spoken out against Farris. Jennifer is quoting Michael Farris of HSLDA from his statement distancing HSLDA from patriarchy and Vision Forum. I would recommend reading her entire posting as she seems to be very bent out of shape that Farris dared to deviate from the Vision Forum stance on the place of women. Wonder how many 'True Christians'(tm) are cancelling … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sacrificing Everything For Your Family?

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by Jennifer M. McBride from her book 'Queen of the Home' as posted on her blog Noble Womanhood … [Read more...]

Reunion

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsIn the early 1980s I was in college, living on fraternity/sorority row.  But it wasn't a sorority house.  It was the local branch of Maranatha Christian Churches/Campus Ministries founded by Bob and Rose Weiner.  As I have described here and here, Maranatha was a Christian group with strong authoritarian control.   We lived in the Maranatha House and went to church in the meeting room of that house, and we slept on the sleeping porches on the third floor and tried to get our homework done or hold down our jobs, despite endless outreach meetings, prayer meetings and other Maranatha obligations. … [Read more...]

Vyckie Garrison – How Playing Good Christian Wife Almost Killed Me

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Today on Alternet NLQ's own Vyckie Garrison's story was published. Taken largely from her talk at the American Atheist Convention in Salt Lake City it's a fascinating read.Alternet - How Playing Good Christian Housewife Almost Killed MeThanks M. Dolon Hickmon for the excellent graphics that accompany this piece. Vyckie Garrison was once a minor celebrity in the Quiverfull Movement, made famous by TV’s Duggar family. As a devout, Bible-believing Christian and the mother of seven homeschooled children, Garrison spent 16 years, with her husband, publishing a newspaper for families on a similar path. Today, via a website called No Longer Quivering, she publishes resources for women leavi … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Memories of ‘The Rod’

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M. Dolon Hickmon, author of 13:24 - A Story of Faith and Obsession, has written a new article about the recent events with NFL player Adrian Peterson. It's a difficult but good read because of the unflinching descriptions of the Christian child discipline suffered by the author at roughly the same age as Peterson's son. People do carry the memories of what happens to them as young children into the rest of their lives as Hickmon proves in his piece. … [Read more...]

“Real Marriage” review: 3-18, “New Marriage, Same Spouse”

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons [content note: sexual violence, emotional abuse] I’m doing something different with Real Marriage than how I reviewed Fascinating Womanhood and Captivating; with the last two books, I’ve read the entire thing before I started and then did one chapter at a time, trying to keep the message of the whole book in mind. After reading the first few chapters of this book, I realized I couldn’t handle that– not spiritually, not emotionally, not psychologically. So, for this review, what you’ll be reading from me will lean in the direction of gut reaction and instinct, since I don’t know where Mark and Grace are taking this. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Worry About Being Able to Afford Kids?

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by Anthony (husband of Adeye -No Greater Joy Mom) from his blog No Greater Joy Dad - Conversation With a Reluctant Husband RH:  But the source of stress isn’t always the kids.  It’s the finances that help pay for the kids.ANTHONY:  Aren’t you putting the cart before the horse?  If you are open to the Lord merely asking you to adopt, don’t you think He’ll take care of the finances?  If God asks us to do something, don’t you think He’ll pay for it?RH:  That sounds a bit pie-in-the-sky, doesn’t it?ANTHONY:  It does only if you are the god of your own finances.  In all that we do, we trust in the Lord, don’t we? Why is our financial future any different? … [Read more...]

In 2014, We Still Consider Bloodshed as a Natural Consequence for Petty Sins

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by Joe Sands cross posted from his blog Incongruous Circumspection My friends, bear with me. I spent until 2AM listening to this sermon, and then replied to the lovely person that sent it to me to critique. Here was my response:   So many thoughts. I'm very glad I left religion behind. Especially his horrible god. He listed aaaall these mercies that his god bestowed upon David and yet he kept overlooking a gaping hole in his logic: David's son still died. Where was God's mercy there? Why the hell do we sit back and nod our heads, agreeing with the theology that, when a sin is committed, death logically follows Christianity is based in blood. It's barbarism. We live in 2014 and we still w … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: So Frozen Embryos Are Babies Too?

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Remember the recent Quoting Quiverfull that our founder Vyckie Garrison commented on? The lady who already has adopted children and special needs children who is going to behaving more babies from frozen embryos of someone else where the other embryos resulted in children with profound disabilities? Apparently the Internet and it's commenters have given her some push-back instead of showering her with praise for her sacrifices. She's explaining her thoughts in her blog on the 'why'.Another kid collector. Hope things go better for this lady than some of the other Evangelical Christian child collectors. Child collecting is also at the heart of what being Quiverfull means. … [Read more...]


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