We are not the enemies of our best selves

by SierraI’ve spent the past few years very plugged in to social justice media. When I get my news, for good or ill, it’s about the progress or regress of the social issues I care about. The rest of the time, I don’t pay attention. Issues that don’t elicit an intellectual or emotional response in me don’t rise to the surface, because they don’t show up on the blogs I read or the … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Better Preperation For The ‘Real World’?

Mary Pride in Homeschooling World "Getting Started in Homeschooling" -undated Better Preparation for the Real World. Modern schools only seem normal to us because we have been brought up from birth to accept them. Actually, they are highly unnatural environments. Where else … [Read more...]

12 Reasons Why My Homeschooling Story Doesn’t Matter

by Becoming WorldlyHomeschooling parents sometimes react badly to stories like mine. It’s generally the ones who see themselves as fighting an uphill battle with society, surrounded by enemies, feeling personally threatened when any problem … [Read more...]

Shedding The Burqa: Part 1

by Cindy FosterIt would be the last sermon we would ever endure as members of the Baptist Taliban.We hadn’t planned for it to be, even though by that time, we were painfully aware that our leaving was inevitable. It was just a matter of how and when. My husband already … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Not Wanting Children?

Lori Alexander from the blog Always Learning - February 4, 2013 She is young and happy in love.  She loves her job.  If she is unhappy at home, she becomes happy when she goes to work.  Having children frightens her.  She will have to give up … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Give To Receive?

Kelly Crawford from Generation Cedar - February 7, 2013 I have lived through turbulent economic crises, we have been the scorn of those wondering why we would be so “irresponsible” to have children on such a tight budget, we have been to the desperate … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Trusting in Wisdom?

by Nancy Campbell at Above Rubies "Whose Wisdom Do We Trust?" - February 6, 2013 I was inspired recently by reading again Psalm 104:24, ""O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in WISDOM hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches."There are endless numbers of scientific books which tell us of the intricate wonders of God's creatures. We could go on and on, but what about the zebras? Did you know that no zebra has two stripes exactly alike? Everyone is different. … [Read more...]

My Wish-I-Hadn’ts

by Kristen RosserI have, over the course of years that I've been a Christian, changed the way I think about a large number of things.  Some of the beliefs I used to hold caused me to treat people (or even myself) in ways that I'm sure now were not what Jesus wanted.  Though I'm sure I have His grace … [Read more...]

A Clever Boy

by Jeffrey Witthauer An atheist page asked those of us who were formerly religious to share our stories. This is what I wrote up. I was raised in a cult. I do not use that word lightly. The sign outside the church said "Baptist", but we were not part of any Baptist convocation. We were a fanatically fundamentalist sect, and I could count on one hand the number … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Paying Debts?

"Don't Pay This Debt" by Nancy Campbell at Above Rubies -  Thursday January 31, 2013 Don't you hate being in debt? There are always so many bills to pay and you are scrounging from here and there to pay them.I've got some good news for you. There is … [Read more...]


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