Self Preservation and Mental Health

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by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of ThemIn my last post, I made a brief mention of how living in a state of survival affected my mental health. I thought it would be a good idea to expand on this issue, because in my opinion it is the crux of why having quiverfull families and homeschooling in chaos is abusive to the children involved.As I have mentioned before, doing something that causes harm to your child is abusive regardless of your intentions or religious justification. … [Read more...]

It’s Not the Affair That Irks Me, Mr. Phillips

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 by Lana Hope cross posted from the blog Homeschoolers Anonymous and her blog Wide Open GroundDoug Philips, president of Vision Forum, and popular advocate of Christian Reconstructionism, Christian Patriarchy, and the Stay-at-Home-Daughter Movement, who has influenced 1000s of homeschool families to not use birth control or send their daughters to college and keep daughters at stay home until they marry, cites some kind of emotional affair as reason he is stepping down from Vision Forum. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Movies Help Sabotage Your Childs Future?

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by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy Ministries - Six Ways Parents Destroy Their Children If you view old TV programs made 50 years ago of families relating to one another, they look like today’s ideal Christian homeschool family. Daddy is respected and honored and Mother is cherished. Family problems were always resolved with good cheer and forgiveness. Teenage morality was taken for granted. The future was bright and full of hope, and there was no state of rebellion in the kids. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: A Shining Light?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies -Training A Pure Generation As my husband listened to Sean Hannity yesterday, he heard that according to two major sources, that USA used to be the least corrupt country in the west. Sadly, it has now become the most corrupt. In the midst of this corruption we have the responsibility and privilege to train children of integrity, children who will be courageous to stand for truth and purity in the midst of distortion. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Apostate Homeschoolers or Chicken Little?

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by Kevin Swanson of Generations with Vision radio show - Apostate Homeschoolers and Atheist Boy ScoutsIf you listen to the above linked radio show you'll hear at about the 5 minute mark Swanson reference what sounds very much like Homeschoolers Anonymous and a number of bloggers we know (Libby Anne, Heather Doney et al) Perhaps he has seen this site or any of the other sites about recovery?Interesting. … [Read more...]

A Love That Multiplies Part 1 – Little Eyes Watching

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by Calulu cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapeIntroductionChapter 1 - Little Eyes Watching: Psalm 127:2 - 'Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord and the fruit of the is his reward'The start of this chapter gave me one the biggest laughs I've had in a long time. Psalm 127:2 actually reads - 'It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones.' … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Whatever Happened to ‘Be Prepared’?

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The Psychological Cost of not Being Provided For

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By Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of ThemChildren not getting what they want certainly does not constitute child maltreatment, and historically isn't uncommon. The societal construct of childhood has changed several times in last few centuries, with ebbs and flows in the level of freedoms, rights, and responsibilities children have at various … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: More Love Via More Babies?

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by Michelle Duggar from ABC News - Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Trying For Baby Number 20 "My daughter, Jill, said to us, 'Mom, Dad, I don't understand why people would say that. Love really, truly multiplies…it doesn't divide. When you have more people in the family, there is that many more people to spread love all around!'" she said. "I think Jill said it very wisely; love does multiply. It's a joy, because there are that many more people and that much more love in the house!" … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Scream at Your Children?

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From Salon quoting Glenn Beck's recent show - Glenn Beck: Scream at your children until they believe in God.  Glenn Beck branched out on Wednesday from his usual political conspiracy crazy-making to dispense some terrible parenting advice. You see, Beck believes that parents should use verbal abuse and physical intimidation to teach their children that their rights “come from God” by getting “in their face” and making them cry. … [Read more...]


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