Orphan Fever

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by CaluluMother Jones magazine has finally published Kathryn Joyce's account of the Evangelical Movement's obsession with adoption and the inevitable not so great outcomes when you don't take practicalities of foreign adoption under consideration. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Self Pity & Sexual Immorality?

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by Jay Younts at Shepherd Press - April 12, 2013A toddler sulks because she can’t play when it is time for a nap. A nine-year-old feels deprived because he has to share the video game console with his little brother.  A young teenager thinks he is an outcast because no one who is “cool” ever talks to him. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Only Concept of God?

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by Honour of Kings Homeschool CurriculumWe are pleased to announce Matt's long awaited parenting book -- "Your Kids Were Born That Way" -- is now in the final stages of editing. It should be ready for purchase within the next few weeks. Here's an excerpt to … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Bad Attitudes?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies in Don't Allow Bad Attitudes - April 8, 2013 I have been posting about training our children to have obedient ears. Another important area of child training is training our children out of bad attitudes. It is the fleshly nature to respond … [Read more...]

At What Point Is Faith Really Child Abuse?

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by CaluluTrigger 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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Evil School Boards?

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by Robert Simonds from Citizens for Excellence in Education three different quotes on education and politics."As the church watches from the sidelines, the ungodly elect atheists and homosexuals to school boards and legislatures to enact policies and laws that destroy our Christian children and discriminate against Christian families." … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Connecting Homeschooling and Religious Abuse

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by Becoming WorldlyI was asked a very good question by a homeschooler recently and figured I’d answer it here as well, expanding on it a little bit. The essence of that question (as I understood it) was “Why are you including homeschooling in your discussion of religious abuse? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: State Schooling Dirtier?

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by Colin Campbell in Meat For Men - March 28, 2013 "Parents who homeschool have considered what's in the box of public education and they dare to be different. State schooling conforms to humanistic society and the box is getting dirtier by the day." … [Read more...]

Good Baptists Don’t Dance 1971-72

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by Bruce GerencserIt’s September of  1971 and I am fourteen and a ninth grade student at Central Junior High School in Findlay, Ohio.Seven months later, in April of 1972, my parents divorced, and a  few months after that Mom married her first cousin and Dad married a 19-year-old who had a little girl. … [Read more...]


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