Patriarchy in Homeschool Culture

This is what "The Patriarchy" looks like in my head

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons I grew up in a subculture of evangelical Christianity that’s known as “Christian Patriarchy,” which is what the people who preach and teach this “lifestyle” un-ironically call it. I was also peripherally a part of the Quiverful and Stay-at-Home-Daughters movements, which are all separate things. A family can be Quiverful without preaching Christian Patriarchy or requiring daughters to remain at home until marriage, for example. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Satan Did It?

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Don't know if anyone here has been following the saga of Flip Benham's sons and HGTV. You remember Flip, he is the head of Operation Rescue/Operation Save America and one of the big early players in the Right to Life movement. Flip organizes folks to carry signs, protest at any clinic that might offer abortion services and Planned Parenthood clinics. They block entrances, parking lots and try to harass anyone working at the clinic or visiting for any reason. Which is sad because there are lots of legitimate reasons to visit those clinics that have nothing to do with getting an abortion. … [Read more...]

News: Parents Hide Sexual Abuse of Girl For Ten Years

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It's ironic that Great Homeschool Conventions will not allow Ryan Stollar of HARO and Homeschoolers Anonymous to speak at their convention but they are likely to defend people like the Jackson family of Perquimans County, North Carolina. Better to protect even abusers than allow someone advocating for the rights of homeschool children. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Purpose of Children?

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by Kelly Crawford from her blog Generation Cedar - The Purpose of Children (They Are Not For Us - And They Are) Children are not given to us so they can win beauty pageants, or because they’re cute. They’re not even to make us happy, though that is a fantastic by-product. Children are given to us as God’s very heritage, to propagate the gospel, to take a vital part in the Great Commission, to be part of the picture of the gospel, as representing the fruitfulness of the Bride and the Groom, to contend with the enemies of the cross. … [Read more...]

Purity. It’s For Girls

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, Feminism Growing up, my brothers got purity rings too. They, too, were expected to stay pure until marriage. I have often taken comfort in the seeming egalitarian application of purity teachings in my own upbringing. Or so I’ve told myself. But I’m getting frustrated. Because let’s face it, the emphasis is on the girls. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The ‘Me’ Monster Mom?

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by Erin Harrison from No Greater Joy Magazine - The 'ME' Monster Later, I met this man, a guy who was working with Mark on a job. Something drew me to him. He looked at me and told me, even as I smiled, that there was a sadness in my eyes. It was like a gift. I opened up to this person I did not even know, and he told me how sinful I was. Me? Sinful? I was sinned against as an innocent child. I was rejected by nasty people. I was hurt and in pain. How could I be to blame in this? At first it made me angry. … [Read more...]

GHC Retracts Invitation to HARO

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So that fund raiser that we posted last week to help Ryan Stollar and associates to go the Great Homeschool Conference to speak isn't needed now. Looks like in a typically chicken-crap fundamentalist/evangelical move they've withdrawn the invitation. If I were a betting woman I'd say this is more about protecting the message and the brand from anyone/thing that might cause those attending to actually think for themselves. Poorly done and cowardly. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: You Must Choose Your Child’s Friends?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Six Ways Parents Destroy Their Children Without Trying Leaving them to choose their friends. Many parents have done a good job in training their young children, and have put them on a path of virtue, but in their early teens they are influenced by their peers and yield to temptation while knowing it is not the right path. Even well trained children are flesh and are capable of falling into sin—just as is a moral, disciplined adult. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Public Schools Makes You Nothing?

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by Michael Pearl in No Greater Joy Magazine - Who Defines Your Children? I see the kids coming out of the homes and public schools of our country, their lives predetermined by their self-image. Whether they are eighteen and cool, or twenty-eight and divorced, or thirty-eight, broke and on welfare, voting democratic, hoping to get ahead in life someday, maybe win the lottery, or on … [Read more...]

More Purity Ball Photos

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Last week when NLQ posted the purity ball photos by photography David Magnusson it seemed that was a lone example of creepy purity portraits. At least until another site managed to collect a pile of random ones including a purity contract to be signed by the father and daughter. Such a sad contrast, beautiful little girls, inappropriately intimate fathers. … [Read more...]


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