When Reality Collides With Earnest Expectations

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding FundamentalI’ve never been much good at New Year’s Resolutions.I tend to over-think everything including all the areas in which I need to improve... so much... that instead of getting motivated and energized by the practice, I end up defeated and discouraged. I just can not seem to make it work for me.I know what the problem is. My resolutions are entirely unrealistic and being that ‘resolutions‘ are supposed to be made for the long haul, it is necessary to evaluate them for their importance and edit out the trivial if one has any hope of keeping them. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Grooming Your Pubes Is A Sin?

by John Piper of The Counsel on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood as quoted by Newslo - Pastor John Piper: "Women Who Wax Their Private Parts Are Hurting God's Work"ETA: Apparently Newslo is another one of those 'satire' sites that aren't clearly marked as satire. Snopes says this quote is not from Piper, but they also says Newslo has a disclaimer but there isn't a clear one anywhere on the page I found this information. Who knows. Take this quote with a boulder of salt.Editor's note: Are  you kidding me? Piper is seeking to control what his followers do with their own personal private parts? These guys just love creating new rules and delving into minutia, don't they? In the rest of … [Read more...]

Scott Brown’s Seven Questions For True Believers

by Vyckie Garrison No Longer Quivering founderVery interesting ... Scott Brown recently added a video to the National Center for Family Integrated Churches network page with a disclaimer stating that NCFIC doesn't actually evaluate the churches listed in the network, and he lists seven questions to ask which supposedly will help True Believers™ find "healthy congregations." … [Read more...]

Trickle-Down Cults

by Samantha Fields cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons I grew up in a cult. ~~~~~~~~~~ That’s what I say when I have to start explaining my life to someone. As a phrase it carries a lot of baggage, but even so, it’s the easiest and most straightforward way I have to start my story. Generally I have to walk the person back from visions of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, but as loaded as the word “cult” is, it still applies to my life. According to the research of people like Michael Langone, the Independent Fundamental Baptist church I attended for a dozen years fit 13 out of 15 qualifiers. So while I didn’t live in a bunker or on a compound, there’s really no other way to explain w … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Help! I’m Falling In Love With ‘GASP’! An Atheist!?

by Paula Hendricks from Lies Young Women Believe - I'm Falling in Love with an AtheistEditor's note: Oh no! Because it's just not possible that two people could ever possibly respect and love one another if they don't agree on faith? I'm sure that will come as a huge surprise to the many inter faith couples out there that have been successfully married for many years. If your faith is so shallow that it's challenged by anyone not of the same faith then perhaps you need to examine exactly why that is. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 4 – The Wedding

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide Preparing to Be a Help Meet - The Wedding: Part Four Debi starts asking questions about when Yetta and Kent were dating.  Debi tries really hard to make Yetta fit Debi's mold...but she just can't quite do it. … [Read more...]

Boiling The Frog – When Churches Turn Into Dangerous Cults

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog What Would Roger Sterling Do?I'm going to ask you to stop and read this first before proceeding onto my story of how weird the church and I got towards the end - The Seven Signs You're in a Cult in The Atlantic MagazineGot it? Yep.What happened was sort of like that old beloved in Christianity false story about putting the frog in a big pot of water and the frog not realizing till it was too late that he was being boiled alive. Our church turning into a cult happened a lot like that. … [Read more...]

News: Jana Duggar Leaves ’19 Kids & Counting’ For Real Life

If this is factual then - Run, Jana RUN!First, let me say I do not know for certain if this is real news or manufactured Duggar drama merely meant to drive eyeballs to the television show. It's popping up only in places such as Ok! Magazine, various television reality blogs and some internet news sources not well known for their veracity, such as the Examiner and Radar Online. It's also one of those articles that quotes an anonymous Duggar insider. Some of those 'insider' articles have turned out not to be true. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Single Girls Get To Be ‘Holy’?

by Anna at Young Keepers of the Home - How Should We View Being Single?Editor's note: Whenever I run across ladies that say use your single years to be holy and once you marry you must be serving and pleasing your husbands and children I just want to ask them why they limit themselves to such teeny tiny little boxes for their life plans. Many of the women in the Bible held up as examples didn't lead such scripted lives in a limited sphere so why do that to yourself? Quiverfull theology sets you up for this life of being less than your talents and desires. … [Read more...]

A Cult Within a Cult

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog What Would Roger Sterling Do? originally published December 17, 2014 I was going to talk about my scintillating and thrilling day yesterday gravitating between lying on the sofa, the kitchen to shove batches of Christmas cookies in and out of the oven for Jim's office party, loading unloading folding ironing laundry between more bouts laying down on the sofa because of the flu but then I ran into a posting on Facebook that make me take a look at something I'd been heavily involved with over at the Creek Church - Gwen Shamblin and her Weigh Down Workshop. It must have been around 1997 or so when one of the older ladies at Creek Church started … [Read more...]


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