12 Reasons Why My Homeschooling Story Doesn’t Matter

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by Becoming WorldlyHomeschooling parents sometimes react badly to stories like mine. It’s generally the ones who see themselves as fighting an uphill battle with society, surrounded by enemies, feeling personally threatened when any problem … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Happy Valentines Day?

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by Anna Sophia & Elizabeth Botkin from Visionary Daughters -February 13, 2013 Valentine’s Day may be a happy time for couples, but it’s often a painful reminder for single Christian women of what they’re still praying for, hoping for, and – sigh – waiting for. Many of us don’t have a valentine … [Read more...]

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Shedding The Burqa: Part 1

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by Cindy FosterIt would be the last sermon we would ever endure as members of the Baptist Taliban.We hadn’t planned for it to be, even though by that time, we were painfully aware that our leaving was inevitable. It was just a matter of how and when. My husband already … [Read more...]

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Large Family Christian Homeschooling and Child Evangelism Fellowship

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by Vyckie GarrisonChild Evangelism Fellowship's Christian Youth In Action (CYIA) is a favorite venue for socialization and mission work for many large-family Christian homeschoolers. Quiverfull teens often attend … [Read more...]

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Two Simple Statements

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by SamanthaBy the time I was a sophomore at an extremely conservative Christian college, I had gone through twelve years at an IFB church and been manipulated and bullied by quiverful and patriarchal teachings. My family had been excommunicated from the church, and friends I had … [Read more...]

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Discovering Sex and Confronting “What Do Women Want?”

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 by Becoming WorldlyI have heard the question of “what do women want?” posed as a philosophical consideration, as more of an existential crisis or emergency question, and as just a plain old whiny complaint. For years I was confused by it but today I have an answer, a real answer for anyone who is still asking, who still doesn’t know. First I want to tell you how … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: College Illusion?

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Jenny Chancey from Ladies Against Feminism - January 26, 2013 We’ve been saying for years that the brick-and-mortar model was outdated and would go the way of the dodo. We’ve been mocked and misquoted and … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Doing Hard Things?

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From The Rebelution by Alex & Brett Harris "Why Do Hard Things?" - January 30, 2013 In James 1:2, we’re told to consider it “pure joy” when we’re faced with challenges, trials, and obstacles, because they test our … [Read more...]

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A Clever Boy

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by Jeffrey Witthauer An atheist page asked those of us who were formerly religious to share our stories. This is what I wrote up. I was raised in a cult. I do not use that word lightly. The sign outside the church said "Baptist", but we were not part of any Baptist convocation. We were a fanatically fundamentalist sect, and I could count on one hand the number … [Read more...]

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Laughter is Good Medicine: Every Sperm is Sacred

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With so many Quiverfull leaders, conservative law makers, Evangelicals and others wanting to redefine rape, conception parameters, tiny babies in the uterus from birth control and controlling every single aspect of reproductive … [Read more...]

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