Commenting Policy

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by CaluluWe've never really spelled out any rules on people commenting on NLQ before but the majority of the posters have been respectful of each other, posted insightful words and even when disagreeing with the author or admin stuck to the issue instead of using it as an opportunity to bash any person. That's how it should be in a civilized society.Our two rules of commenting are -No personal attacks/name calling on authors or other commenters. Be respectful please. (Spelling this out out for the fundamentalist Christians that arrive a year or two late on the Duggar family postings and go ballistic. Don't do that!) We will not allow conspiracy theories or drama from other … [Read more...]

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Mental Health: From Shame to Seeking Help – Part 4 Shame Meets Truth

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by Lana Hobbs cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous BlogHA 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 Four of this series was originally published on June 12, 2013. … [Read more...]

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Fascinating Womanhood Review: Appreciating and Admiring Men

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons Covering two chapters today (good thing, too. There’s like thirty chapters or something). Both are dedicated to women fawning over their men, essentially. I actually almost used a picture of Bella and Edward because of the feelings I have toward these chapters. … [Read more...]

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CTBHHM: The Butter Churn, the Carrot and the Stick

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love Joy FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 94-98Debi starts off this section by discussing the 1989 movie Dad. I haven’t seen it so I have only the wikipedia summary to go off of. Basically, a busy young executive is called home to help his ailing parents, and he ends up helping his dad, who had been growing senile, live more fully and learns to live more fully himself in the process. Upon waking up from a coma, the father suffers delusions that he spent his life on a dairy farm, rather than as an aerospace industry worker, and keeps speaking of people who never existed. … [Read more...]

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Boldness

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by Mari cross posted from  her blog Mari's MusesThe other day, a friend of mine was telling me about a conversation she was having with someone who had never had spiritual experiences similar to her own.It was all fine and everything, but then she blurted out, “I guess I’m not as bold as you are.” … [Read more...]

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Libby Anne’s Survey Request!

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NLQ's own Libby Anne has a new project started and would love the participate of anyone interested. Info below from Libby Anne's blog Love Joy FeminismA Survey for Those Raised in Religious Homes! July 16, 2013 I’ve written before about the serious methodological problems besetting essentially every study of homeschooling. … [Read more...]

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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...]

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

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by Heather Doney cross posted on her blog Becoming WorldlyToday’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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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