Quoting Quiverfull: Keep Cleaning and Stay Happy! (or Else!!)

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - You Make the World Go Round … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sheeple?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Foster RelationshipsAll of Nancy's talking about family, forging relationships, looking each other in the eyes and no texting at the dinner tables reminds me of the silly Sprint 'Framily' commercials. Likely Nancy would have a fit over this family. But sometimes families are as individual and weird as the Sprint one. Miss seeing these commercials. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Couch-Potato Christianity & Abortion

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by Chelsen Vicari posted at Ladies Against Feminism, The Christian Post and Juicy EcumenismVicara is making the argument that because everyone is now required to have health insurance during the Affordable Care Act and that some of these insurers cover abortion that means the government is funding abortions now. Something of a stretch, at best. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Respecting Your Husband’s Decisions Always?

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by Heidi St. John from her blog The Busy Mom - To Love and Respect … [Read more...]

Hearing Homeschool Moms’ Thoughts on Faith & Education

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by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming WorldlySometimes (thankfully more rarely than I expected) I get yelled at on my blog by homeschooling parents. Other times I get absolutely wonderful messages. Lately I’ve had some amazing ones and a couple quasi-nasty ones, and some that may or may not have had me reaching for the tissues because I’d suddenly gotten something in my eye.I’ve realized that the crossroads of faith and education is a particularly fraught space. Well, I’ve actually known this for some time. I used to try to steer clear of it because it was triggering to me, but now I see that it needs to be discussed. It’s a powerful intersection, a space buzzing with a … [Read more...]

Just Get Over It!

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalImagine you were part of a circle of friends, many of whom you'd known for a long time. You are close, you often spend time together in each other's company. Everyone tells you how much they love you and value you. You feel happy and accepted.Now imagine that things start to change. In subtle, and not-so-subtle, ways you start to feel pressured to conform to expectations you never agreed to. To comply with other people's dictates. Eventually, things become more overt and these friends start to slap you around.You object. … [Read more...]

About Moving On. Or Not

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by Kaleesha Williams cross posted from her blog The Lost (And Found) Mind of Kaleesh WilliamsI am no longer a bible-believer.  I suppose it shouldn’t bother me that some christians suppose I was never “saved” or never understood the gospel.  But I was and it does.  For an awfully long time I believed the bible and poured more energy into my supernatural beliefs than most people put into anything besides the Almighty Dollar.   … [Read more...]

Stories of Demons on the Missions Field

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundGrowing up, my family was not particularly superstitious about demons, ghosts, and spirits. There was a reason for this. We were influenced by the Reformed Tradition. My dad does not believe in a rapture, tribulation, or 1,000 year reign. He believes the 1000 year reign is symbolic of the current age, that Satan and his demons were bound up at the cross, and that they can roar and scare us, but they cannot possess us or hurt us. This does not mean I grew up with no fear of evil forces; indeed, we were taught that we had sin dwelling in our bodies, and that sin was always trying to pull us down. But we did not believe that there were … [Read more...]

Cults and Cult Behaviors

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerYesterday over on Reddit someone submitted the question: [Serious] Former cult members or friends of cult members of Reddit, what is you creepiest, scariest or most disturbing story and is that what made you leave? ...and the answers poured in. There was even talk of some cult activity in the Islamic realm, Jehovah Witness', Moonies,Hari Krishna, Catholicism  and Scientology along with a great deal of scary postings about fundamental evangelical Christianity. All of it is a fascinating read.Someone had this to say about their time in the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist college Hyles-Anderson about the fact that convicted sex offender Jack Schaap having keys … [Read more...]

Farris: Patriarchy Makes Kids Gay and Atheists

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismIf you read my blog, you’re probably aware of the Christian homeschooling subculture’s patriarchy problem. A variety of prominent Christian homeschool leaders have been promoting patriarchal family structures at homeschool conventions and in homeschool publications for well over a decade, and two of those leaders—Bill Gothard and Doug Phillips—have recently fallen, engulfed in scandal. Michael Farris, another prominent Christian homeschool leader, has since come out criticizing these leaders and the “patriarchy” they taught. Now Farris has openly criticized “patriarchy” as part of a keynote address while keynoting at a homeschool … [Read more...]


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