Religious Trauma Syndrome

by CaluluSeveral days ago a link to an article written by Valerie Tarico at Alternet.org arrived on my Facebook page. The piece was about a newly named syndrome - RTS - Religious Trauma Syndrome and … [Read more...]

Michelle Duggar Wants a Nice Round Number

Handbag.com today posted a bit of promotion for tonight's episode of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" involving Michelle Duggar wants another baby. 19 Kids and Counting - Michelle Duggar wants just one more! Mar 26th 2013, 12:49 | By Katie Park … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Anger At God?

by John Piper from his book "The Momentary Marriage - A Parable of Permanence" pages 150 - 151 Anger devours almost all other good emotions. It deadens the soul. It numbs the heart to joy and gratitude and hope and tenderness … [Read more...]

Laughter Is Good Medicine: Dogma

Do you get door to door proselytizers for every religion imaginable?I do, one day last week I had Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, Mormons and the local very strict version of the IFB, ladies clad in very long skirts with … [Read more...]

Linda Murphrey Writes an Open Letter to First Baptist Church Hammond

by Bruce GerencserLinda Murphrey is the daughter of the late Jack Hyles. What follows is an excerpt of an open letter Linda wrote to First Baptist Church in Hammond, Indiana. I hope you will take the time to read the entire letter on Linda’s website: … [Read more...]

Spiritual Abuse Awareness Week: My Contribution

by Kristen RosserThis coming week Wine and Marble, Joy in this Journey and Shaney Irene will be hosting a Spiritual Abuse Awareness synchroblog.  Many bloggers will be posting one blog a day for several days, describing their own experiences … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Casualness is Deadly?

by Colin Campbell's "Meat For Men" - March 8, 2013 "Casualness causes casualties." Comments open below … [Read more...]

Jack Schaap Gets 12 Years in Federal Prison

Guessing that all those identical letters from IFB Schaap followers didn't help him much after the FBI called them  “ Sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity” in the sentencing memorandum.Apparently the federal sentencing guidelines … [Read more...]

Personal Values and Quiverfull Social Guilt

by Becoming WorldlySo I’ve been thinking a lot about guilt and shame lately. I think they are important components used to control people’s actions, particularly in the kind of movement I grew up in. I’m sure lots of people have more … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Abounding Attitude?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies "The Abounding Life" Abound in the work of the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:58). The Greek word in this Scripture is the verb, perisseuo and means … [Read more...]