Beauty: In the Eye of the Beholder

by CaluluRecently I came across a very disturbing blog posting and another and another and another. It was from a blog that I'd quoted recently on No Longer Quivering for our Quoting Quiverfull feature. The post I used from that blog was one where the blogger's husband tried to say it was alright for a Christian man … [Read more...]

As Innocent As Babes

by CaluluOne of the big stumbling blocks for me during my time in the Fundamental/Evangelical church was the belief in original sin in babies. Sure, it's possible to be conceived of sin and born of that same sin, but I could never believe that a newborn … [Read more...]

Bible Spice & Blame Shifting – Adventures in Recovery

by Calulu“Tell me what you want, what you really, really want..” - The Spice Girls from their song “Wannabe”One of those many things I've come to view differently after leaving Patriarchal Fundamentalism is the tendency of those I was around to blame … [Read more...]

Christian Advice For Brides in Training?

by CaluluLately I've been running into a number of Funda-Gelical blogs dedicated to either training brides what to do once they marry or advising them on what a proper Christian lady does to prepare for her future marriage.Some of the advice is … [Read more...]

Guns & Patriarchy

by CaluluDoes the woman in the picture look like a lethal threat to you?Yesterday I lived through what had to be one of the more difficult days I've experienced in a lifetime. I spent from early morn till late afternoon waiting to be questioned as a possible juror in a local murder trial.Why was it so hard? Couple … [Read more...]

Is This Modest?

by CaluluYesterday afternoon I was doing a ramble around the interwebs when I ran across this article by Jezebel.com. It was titled "Batshit Ridiculous Modesty Website Reminds You Women Just Can't Win" and was about a modesty website.After I read it I started thinking I'd seen the … [Read more...]

Cultural Impact: Adventures in Recovery

by CaluluWhile I've been away from home this last week one of the things I did with extended family was attend the local theater. The featured show was a live production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Cats” We watched for the … [Read more...]

A Sea Change Christmas

by Calulu Merry Christmas from NLQ! For many of us here our traditions and doings around the holidays have changed since we're left behind all that is quiverfull or whatever brand of fundamentalism you were enmeshed with. Sometimes you must tweak … [Read more...]

Lies Believed About Emotions

by CaluluI remember back when I was going to my old church and I was having troubles dealing with a lot of the rules and regulations being preached at me. While I did keep trying to have another baby I either ignored while feeling guilty or decided something was utter … [Read more...]

Pray It Away

by CaluluOne of the saddest legacies of Fundamentalist Evangelical Patriarchal Christianity is that of the way mental illness and other serious issues are treated.Instead of being urged to seek appropriate help for serious conditions such as depression, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, or autism most of the … [Read more...]


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