IT’S TRUE: We’ve thrown out the BABY … and the bath water

by VyckieThere have been several Christian readers of this blog recently who are leaving comments to the affect that Laura and I were "following" ~ a cultic movement ~ "interpretations of man" ~ a false understanding of God.Their message is this, "Don't throw out the baby with the bath water! If only you REALLY KNEW Jesus ~ you would understand that He loves you and seeks your good." One comment reads, "There's a big difference between following a cause and following the living Christ."I will admit that such comments are seriously aggravating to me because one point we'd really like to make in all of this is that Laura and I were genuine Christians.While Laura admittedly did "turn … [Read more...]

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Vyckie's Tour de Crap: When I Am Weak

Okay ~ how's this for the kick-off to my Tour de Crap?!!Actually, I'm not sure if any commentary is needed except to say, "OMG ~ Can you see how thoroughly convinced I was of the martyr mentality?!!" WHEN I AM WEAKby vyckie bennettDuring a dinner-table conversation a couple of weeks back, Warren was expounding on the children's song, Jesus Loves Me. He wanted to make the point to our children that when we are weak, Jesus shows Himself strong. Later in the conversation, he commented that we should "make ourselves weak" so that Jesus' strength can be made manifest in our lives.Make ourselves weak? Now that sounded a bit odd to my ears. After all, self-improvement is one of the great … [Read more...]

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Vyckie's Tour de Crap

Just thought I'd post a little note to say, "Happy Monday, everyone!"We enjoyed a wonderful weekend with friends and family. Sunday evening we celebrated Wesley's 6th birthday with a little party ~ pizza, X-box games, presents and yummy strawberry jello cake ~ fun!Angel was here, along with her boyfriend Aaron and another friend ~ she has a new car that she got at a ridiculously low price ~ so we went for a drive and that gave us a few minutes to talk. She's written her reaction to the "Daughters" section of Kathryn Joyce's book Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement ~ I'll be posting that here soon.Once again, I want to say "Thank you" to those of you who are following … [Read more...]

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To Those Who May Be Shocked, Disappointed, and Hurt by the News of My Apostasy

by Vyckie Bennett (Garrison)This is a letter to those godly, dedicated Christians who know me (or know of me) from my articles and testimonies which have appeared in popular homeschool publications such as Above Rubies, An Encouraging Word, SALT, Unless the Lord, etc. ~ or who have followed news of our ever-growing family in my monthly column or in updates and prayer requests which I have posted on email groups such as MOMYS Digest, The Lord’s Heritage, FARBITM, and others. I have been an advocate of godly womanhood ~ I’ve encouraged fellow Christian moms in their Quiverfull convictions and have done my best to lead by example in my own family.This is a difficult letter for me to write ~ … [Read more...]

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