The Supposed Myth of Teenaged Adolescence

by SamanthaI’ve talked a lot about the fundamentalist cult I was raised in, but something I don’t very frequently talk about here is my experience with the conservative religious homeschooling movement. For many people, the conservative religious homeschooling movement … [Read more...]

This is NOT Homeschooling: Is HSLDA Part of a “Bible-Based Cult”?

by Heather DoneyThis may be the most important and most scary post on homeschooling that I have ever written. It feels like something out of a Margaret Atwood novel and I am numb as I write this, so please bear with me. The title of this post is not rhetorical. It is a question I am actively pondering at the moment. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Homeschooling Videos?

by Blimey Cow on YoutubeNot sure if these videos are supposed to be serious or comical but someone knows way too much about homeschooling. What do you think? … [Read more...]

roses – how the purity culture taught me to be abused

by Samantha[warning: I am going to be talking about sensitive, sex-related issues today, including rape and sexual assault. ]First, let me share my rationale … [Read more...]

Daughter of the Patriarchy, epilogue: What does leaving fundamentalism look like?

by SierraOccasionally, I get asked whether or not I ever actually left my old fundamentalist church. My story on No Longer Quivering followed my journey up to the first year of college. I’ve wrestled with how to explain what happened in a proper narrative form, because the circumstances … [Read more...]

Homeschool or Public School – What’s Worse?

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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Helicopter Parenting?

by Mary Pride in Homeschool World 2008 You might be thinking, "Who cares how a bunch of rich snobs raise their kids?"The reason I brought all this up is that today's middle-class homeschooling (and other) parents are in the same boat as yesterday's Harvard parents.They knew that the right … [Read more...]

Large Family Christian Homeschooling and Child Evangelism Fellowship

by Vyckie GarrisonChild Evangelism Fellowship's Christian Youth In Action (CYIA) is a favorite venue for socialization and mission work for many large-family Christian homeschoolers. Quiverfull teens often attend … [Read more...]

Two Simple Statements

by SamanthaBy the time I was a sophomore at an extremely conservative Christian college, I had gone through twelve years at an IFB church and been manipulated and bullied by quiverful and patriarchal teachings. My family had been excommunicated from the church, and friends I had … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: College Illusion?

Jenny Chancey from Ladies Against Feminism - January 26, 2013 We’ve been saying for years that the brick-and-mortar model was outdated and would go the way of the dodo. We’ve been mocked and misquoted and … [Read more...]