Let’s Talk About Christian Culture and Consent

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by Kathryn Brightbill cross posted from Homeschoolers AnonymousNote from R.L. Stollar, HA Community Coordinator: The following post does not mention “homeschooling” in any way. It is more about the Christian culture in which many of our homeschooling experiences occurred. But since many of our particular homeschooling experiences occurred within this culture, this post is very relevant. After reading Kathryn’s thoughts, I, too, tried to remember when any of the modesty or purity teachings I received about relationships — in both my church and homeschooling environments — included any discussion about consent. Like Kathryn, I was at a loss. In retrospect, I find this omission rather distur … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Three Decades of Fertility?

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by Kelly of Generation Cedar - Mother Vision and Fertility: Inspired Beyond Today (Editor's note: Three Decades of Fertility is a new book out by Visionary Womanhood ministry to promote Quiverfull. This is what Kelly is promoting in this bit.)Three Decades of Fertility takes you on a journey of ten ordinary women surrendering to an extraordinary God. It’s a book about living counter-culturally, daring to sacrifice the approval of man for a greater reward: a life lived in the loving hands of a Creator-God, trusting His sovereign goodness in the grand scheme of our existence. … [Read more...]

Fascinating Womanhood Review: Perfect Follower

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons When I first started this series, I mentioned how Helen had the unpleasant habit of appearing to be quite supportive. In many places, she tells women that they need to be bold, strong– she even uses the word assertive at times. However, I also mentioned how whenever she says something that seems forward thinking, she always undoes it in the surrounding texts. In this way, she’s a bit like Lucy and the football. She tells you that it is perfectly alright to expect your husband to listen to you, or to not be abused, but then she does complete about-face in everything else she says. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Stockpiling?

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by Zsuzsanna Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church and Are They All Yours blog -  Q & A Answers Part 2Growing up, I was taught the pre-trib rapture. After looking at scripture with my husband, I've come to realize how false it is. I can see why people want to believe in in because knowing my children may live through terrible persecution scares me when I allow myself to think about it. How do you deal with this? Just not think about it? … [Read more...]

The Upside of the Downside of My Homeschooling

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground I. Growing up, I had very little concept of “school” in the traditional sense.While we were not unschoolers or a family who did child-directed learning, we did not even try to bring school home. We were our own breed. In my elementary years we just did the ATI wisdom booklets, checked out tons of random books at the library, and did unit studies that centered on the scripture of the month. For example, if our verse that month was “blessed are the meek,” we studied stories of meekness in history, science, missions, and life. We did not even open up textbooks, other than in math and grammar, until I got older. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: It Comes Down to “Cool” and “Uncool”?

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by Jay Younts of Shepherd Press - Answers to Your QuestionsHelp your teenagers see how it works out for the world.Teenagers raised in Christian homes in this culture face a difficult dilemma. Mom and Dad have one view of how to live; the world around them has another. It is vital that parents recognize the significance of this battle. … [Read more...]

Laughter is Good Medicine: Skipping Church

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Have you ever missed church and the concern parade comes out, people all wanting to know how you could possibly skip church for any reason short of being in the hospital or in jail? The phone calls, the worried inquiries when you're seen out and about later, the note cards, the potential for gossip disguised as prayer? Just tell them this..... … [Read more...]

“Be a Man” – Christianity and Gender Mystiques

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsA "mystique" is defined by TheFreeDictionary.com as "An aura of heightened value, interest, or meaning surrounding something, arising from attitudes and beliefs that impute special power or mystery to it." A "gender mystique," therefore, is an idealized concept of what it means to be a man or a woman, such that rather than simply describing one's physical sex, there is a specialized/romanticized state of gender identity which a man or a woman should strive to attain in order to be a "real" man or woman. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Problems Facing Homeschoolers?

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From Persevero News an interview with Michael Moody of Forge Ministries - Engage the BattleWhat is the greatest problem you see facing homeschoolers in particular? Thousands and thousands of families are homeschooling but many have no foundation. Parents are choosing to home educate for a number of reasons: they want their child to excel academically; they want their child sheltered from drugs and kept safe; they want to give their child individual attention because of a learning … [Read more...]

Slutty Girls…(Fill in Blank)

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by Calulu cross posted from her blog Seeking The LightOne of the big phrases I heard many times in my very Catholic family was "Slutty Girls...." with some description of whatever undesirable behavior that these imaginary threatening exemplar ladies were modeling.I heard that hoary old chestnut so many times that if I were to suddenly pick up a Marlboro, flick my Bic and actually inhale I'd hear my mother, my grandmother, my great grandmother and probably countless generations back exclaim in my mind - "Slutty girls smoke" - spoken in parts outraged and cautionary. … [Read more...]


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