News: Match Made in Heaven

From Today Moms - 'Match Made in Heaven' Duggar Dad Introduced Daughter to Fiance It's wedding bells for the Duggar family, and daughter Jill has dad to thank.As the clan — the stars of TLC’s hit reality show "19 Kids and Counting” — make courting the theme of the new season, the 22-year-old daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar has just revealed she is engaged — and that her dad introduced the happy couple. … [Read more...]

Then and Now

by AJ cross posted from her blog I Am PhoenixI'm becoming more and more aware that I don't need to "aware" of my beliefs in order for them to affect my life.My beliefs shape the way my life is branching out right at this very moment, even if many of these beliefs were formed many years ago and I don't give them much thought today. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Your Attitude Controls Everything?

by Nancy Campbell cross posted from Above Rubies - No Time To Be Bored Do you realize that you create your own world right where you are? You have the power to make your marriage, mothering, and home pulsate with life. It all depends on your attitude. … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: What is a Cult? Church of Wells Edition

According to the Wartburg Watch and Ronald Enroth's book "Church That Abuse" the hallmarks of a cult are - 1.   Control-oriented style of leadership2.   Spiritual elitism3.   Manipulation of members … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Taking Feminist Positions When Convenient: Cognitive Dissonance Much?

by Kathleen Sloan (Board member National Organization for Women) and Jennifer Lahl (Founder and president of Center for Bioethics and Culture) posted at Ladies Against Feminism and Twin Cities.com - Inconvenient Truths About Commercial Surrogacy It’s time for the shenanigans and propaganda to stop and for the inconvenient truths about commercial surrogacy to be told. … [Read more...]

News: Christian Right Mega-Church Minister Faces Mega-Mutiny For Abusive Behavior

from Alter Net Calvinist super-star Mark Driscoll is the iconic figure at the heart of a church empire that spans five states and fifteen locations. Founder of the Mars Hill franchise, Driscoll boasts a flock of 14,000 members plus hundreds of thousands of listeners and readers via web and print media, including, until last month, 466,000 followers on Twitter alone. … [Read more...]

Growing Up Duggar: Part 1 – Explanations & Humblebrag

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapePages XI to XIIIf there's one thing you can count on, like the swallows returning to Capistrano yearly, it's that any book written (or ghostwritten) by the Duggar family will contain answers to viewers questions. Growing Up Duggar is no exception. The Foreword/Greetings lays this out quite quickly. "We've written this book as a way to answer some of the questions we receive in emails and letters every day" … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Fear or Pride – Your Choice?

by R. C. Sproul Jr. from  Highland Ministries - They Labor In Vain, Or a Funny Thing Happened While I Preached My Daughter's Wedding Just a few days ago I was privileged to be able to preach at a rather significant occasion, the wedding ceremony of my first-born. Darby was, like her mother, not just a beautiful and radiant bride, but a diligent, faithful laborer in bringing the event together. When I told her I would like to preach from Psalm 127 I could tell she was a smidge reluctant to give her approval. Perhaps she feared that I would chasten her and her new husband to remember that children are a blessing from the Lord, and I wanted grandbabies, and soon. Perhaps she feared that I … [Read more...]

News: Duggars Drop Support of Candidate Over Lingerie?

From The Huffington Post - Jim Bob Duggar Drops Support For Candidate Who Represented Risque Lingerie Shop Jim Bob Duggar, the well-known television patriarch and active Republican, has rescinded his endorsement of an attorney general candidate in Arkansas after it was revealed that the candidate once provided legal representation for a risqué lingerie shop. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Pay For Your Own Birth Control?

by Matt Walsh from the Matt Walsh blog - A Brilliant and Innovative Solution For Women Who Want Birth Control Ready for it?I’ve poured through mounds of research, read pages and pages of court precedent; I’ve reflected on it, meditated, retreated into the mountains to ponder this mystery in peace; I’ve even Googled it, and all of these measures have brought me to one incredible solution for women who want birth control: … [Read more...]