At What Point Is Faith Really Child Abuse?

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by Calulu Trigger Warning! Yesterday I saw a very disturbing video that was filmed last weekend, on Easter Day, in front of a United Methodist Church in North Carolina. The church is letting from it's Easter services while a young boy stands with a sign that reads like something out of Westboro Baptist and yells at the church … [Read more...]

A Quick and Dirty Sex Ed Guide for Quiverfull Daughters

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by Becoming Worldly   This post is NSFW (not safe to read at work).I got the idea to write this because I read this and this and something saying that only 67% of women in some study of “mainstream Americans” reported having an orgasm … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Significant Financial Contribution?

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From the Prairie Muffin Manifesto Prairie Muffins make significant economic contributions to their households in many ways. They are careful with the hard-earned money that their husbands bring home, wisely weighing expenditures to ensure that they stretch … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Smile, Giggle and Simper

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by Libby Anne Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 28-32 The rest of Debi’s chapter on “a merry heart” is taken up with her response to a letter from a follower. Debi spends four full pages responding. The longer I read, the sadder I got. I apologize in advance. First, the letter: … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to Linda Hyles Murphrey

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by Jenny Weber A guest post cross posted from Jenny's blog I'm Having A Thought Here TRIGGER WARNING! This might trigger those of you struggling to recover from abuse heaped on by former church members and clergy Dear Linda: You open your open letter to the dear past and present members of First Baptist Church, Hammond, Indiana, by stating simply: “You were my father’s first love.” … [Read more...]

Beauty: In the Eye of the Beholder

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by Calulu Recently 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...]

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

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by Sierra Occasionally, 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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Battling For Babies?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - April 1, 2013 In all my life I never been so aware of the battle between the forces of darkness and light. It's hard to believe that even little babies are a target! Yes, sweet innocent beautiful babies, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Duggar Sound Guy Reveal?

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Josh Duggar from Yahoo News "We didn't know the results," Josh, 25, told the mag "But we gave them [from the doctor] to the sound guy, Jim, and he planned out this very unique reveal. It caught us off guard in a time and place we least expected." … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: One Ugly Hillbilly

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by Libby Anne Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 27-28 Throughout her book, Debi’s attitude toward women is bizarre. In this passage, Debi tells a story to illustrate her point about the importance … [Read more...]


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