Personal Values and Quiverfull Social Guilt

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by Becoming WorldlySo I’ve been thinking a lot about guilt and shame lately. I think they are important components used to control people’s actions, particularly in the kind of movement I grew up in. I’m sure lots of people have more … [Read more...]

Homeschoolers Anonymous

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We're excited to take part in a new community, Homeschoolers Anonymous, a venture put together by some of our bloggers joining together with others who've experienced abuse during their homeschooled years.Here is more information from Homeschoolers Anonymous! Former homeschoolers rally against abuseMarch 16, 2013A group of former homeschoolers … [Read more...]

Saturday Links – March 16, 2013

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We've decided to go back to the Saturday Links feature because there is so much happening out there in the world of religion, recovery and quiverfull.Starting with a sort of lighthearted one today. So how much money does it take to feed the Duggar clan hamburgers and fries at a … [Read more...]

Jack Schaap: Full Text Sentencing Memorandum

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The Chicago Tribune has the full text of the FBI Sentencing Memorandum filed yesterday in Federal court.Notice how the FBI rebuffs the support letters by all of Schaap's followers with the words of Martin Luther King on page 7   "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity" … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: In Which Debi Twists Scripture

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 21-23Debi starts by looking at the Genesis story of the creation of Eve. She explains that Adam was completely delighted that God gave him Eve as a gift, and that every woman’s husband should similarly be delighted in having her as a gift.And then comes this nasty bit: … [Read more...]

Why It Matters: Picking The Lock of Christian Patriarchy

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by Mattie ChapmanYesterday the Feminisms Fest was all about why we’re feminists. Today’s question is: why does it matter?I read Emily Joy Allison’s post this morning about how feminism matters to her because of her younger sisters, and chuckled, because she basically … [Read more...]

Homeschool or Public School – What’s Worse?

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by Becoming WorldlyI was talking with a homeschooled friend the other day who was raised fairly similar to how I was, with a more structured and less impoverished environment, and we were sharing stories. This and a few other things got me thinking. We both went on to higher education, got our masters degrees. The conversation between us … [Read more...]

The Purity Conversation – My Two Cents

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by Kristen RosserIt appears to have started with a blog post called I am Damaged Goods by Sarah Bessey, in which she says:In the face of our sexually-dysfunctional culture, the Church longs to stand as an outpost of God’s ways of love … [Read more...]

True Love Waits

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by Betty Crux If there is anything I have very, very vivid memories of, it’s youth group at either church we attended. I was a loser, no getting around it.  I wasn’t good looking, and my parents weren’t helping that fact.  I had … [Read more...]

Does Evangelical Christianity Cause Emotional Damage: Part 2

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by Brucer GerencserEvangelicalism is dominated by Bible literalism. God said it, and that settles it. There can be no debate, no argument. An infallible God has spoken. Whatever the Bible teaches, the Evangelical is duty bound … [Read more...]


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