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 that led to my cutting ties completely with the church ranged from financial to emotional to practical to ideological. There’s not a clear, linear story from here on out, just a constellation. But I’ve decided that it’s high time to tie up the loose ends and explain how, exactly, I cut and run.When I first went to college, my mother still picked me up for our weekly drive to church. In fact, the first … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Educational Process Brainwashing?

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By Bob Jones III of Bob Jones University speaking of Christian credentialing for Bob Jones University and home schooling Accrediting associations will not approve our educational process if it does not include the worship of their gods. All education is brainwashing. We wash with the pure water of God's Word, and they wash with the polluted waters of the New Age. Comments open below … [Read more...]

Seeing Monsters in the Dark

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by Becoming Worldly I read this, this, and this recently, so figured today I’d tell a ghost story, one with a bit of fire and brimstone thrown in, and a surprise ending. One night a little girl goes to bed. She falls asleep in a dress she’s worn for three days, sharing a bed with four other people, all sleeping on it sideways. She’s glad they’re there because she needs the protection of good people, pure people who are not at risk. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: HSLDA Tips?

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From the HSLDA website and written by Chris Klicka - Tips towards handling a CPS investigation Never let the social worker in your house without a warrant or a court order.Never let the social worker talk to your children alone without a court order. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Easier By the Dozen?

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by Mary Pride in Homeschool World "Easier by the Dozen" When you only have one or two very young children, it may be hard to imagine... but children really are easier by the dozen. Comments open below … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Speaking Up or Using Children to Defend Violence?

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From The Rebelution by Brett Harris in "Defending the Second Amendment" "Purging our society of violence and murder cannot be done by gun control legislation." She continues, saying that in passing legislation,"You are not eliminating guns from society … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Calling in the Media on Social Service?

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by Rebekah Pearl Anast from Homeschooling Pioneers Actually, the media wasn’t negative. It was a strategic move by my Dad to take the heat off of us. Social Services had gotten wind of our home education, and we were given a court summons. The judge and a few power-hungry and small-minded … [Read more...]

20 Ways Not to Respond to Homeschool Horror Stories

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by Becoming WorldlyThe following are a list of things that range from impolite to incredibly disrespectful that I have heard since I started speaking out about this issue. I’m (unfortunately) not making any of these up and I’ve actually had every single one of them either said to me or seen them said to others. If you don’t want to be a jerk, please don’t say any of the following: … [Read more...]

My Mid-Faith Crisis: Why I Don’t Believe in Christianity Anymore

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by MariThe title of this post is very provocative and I hope people take the time to read what I have to say rather than simply rejecting me because they believe I’ve turned heathen.Because I haven’t turned heathen. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Struggling Adult Daughters?

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by Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin of Visionary Daughters - Authoritative Parents, Adult Daughters & Power Struggles - May 14, 2007 Many stay-at-home girls believe that, as they become adults, their fathers’ jurisdiction … [Read more...]


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