But Bruce, Don’t Women CHOOSE to Stay in Fundamentalism?

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by Bruce Gerencser It’s not that simple. We all tend to think it is just a matter of choice or an act of the will when we see people enmeshed in Fundamentalist religions or bizarre ideologies that we have no personal experience with. … [Read more...]

The Supposed Myth of Teenaged Adolescence

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by Samantha I’ve talked a lot about the fundamentalist cult I was raised in, but something I don’t very frequently talk about here is my experience with the conservative religious homeschooling movement. For many people, the conservative religious homeschooling movement … [Read more...]

Adoptees: Human and Animal

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by Calulu A few weekends ago Vyckie forwarded to me a link from Mother Jones magazine involving a book written by Kathryn Joyce. Her new book is about the adopt craze among the evangelical churches and is titled "The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking and the New Gospel of Adoption" … [Read more...]

Introducing Homeschooling’s Invisible Children

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by Heather Doney Today I am proud to unveil a collaborative project called Homeschooling’s Invisible Children (HIC). It is a website that collects horrific abuse and neglect cases, including deaths, of children who were homeschooled or whose parents claimed to be homeschooling them. … [Read more...]

Silencing Techniques

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by Kristen Rosser Have you ever had an entire conversation that was not about the thing you wanted to talk about, but about why you needed to stop talking about it? It's called silencing. … [Read more...]

The Sickness of “Faith Healing”

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by Becoming Worldly   First off, let me say I have no problem with prayers for sick or hurting people. You want to pray about an injury or illness? Go for it. Want to request prayers or offer to pray? Go ahead on that too. I’m cool with it. You can pray for me too if you’d like, anytime. … [Read more...]

Jinger Duggar Wants Out?

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Radar Online has been having a long series of Duggar related articles through the years. They posted again about Jinger Duggar's desire to be in the big city and put up a clip of the Duggar girls speculating on what type of men they would want as husbands. Sounds like they've been reading Debi Pearl's "Created To Be His Help Meet" … [Read more...]

Daughter of the Patriarchy: epilogue: What does leaving fundamentalism look like?

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by Sierra Occasionally, I get asked whether or not I ever actually left my old fundamentalist church. My story on No Longer Quivering followed my journey up to the first year of college. I’ve wrestled with how to explain what happened in a proper narrative form, because the circumstances that led to my cutting ties completely with the church ranged from financial to emotional to practical to ideological. There’s not a clear, linear story from here on out, just a constellation. But I’ve decided that it’s high time to tie up the loose ends and explain how, exactly, I cut and run. When I first went to college, my mother still picked me up for our weekly drive to church. In fact, … [Read more...]

Come To Jesus?

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...or How Not To Witness To An Atheist/Agnostic - by Calulu As I've said before I wasn't raised Quiverfull or even as a fundamentalist or believer. Through the years I kept being subjected to people trying to witness to me, giving that old altar call, tap dancing towards salvation, come to Jesus sonny boy father and the Holy Ghost sales pitch. … [Read more...]

Created To Be His Slave

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by Bruce Gerencser's guest Ian On the No Longer Quivering blog, I have been enthralled read to read the female view of Created To Be His Helpmeet (CTBHH), by Debi Pearl. For any that don’t know what this book is, it is a manual for women to learn how to become totally dependent … [Read more...]


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