Quoting Quiverfull: Alleged Sexual Abuse is the Mother’s Fault?

by Nathaniel Darnell, former Vision Forum Ministries employee, at Persevero News - Of Men and Megalomaniacs: Getting Beyond Alleged Sexual Abuse of Certain Homeschool Leaders(Trigger Warning: Blame shifting, sexual abuse, abuse by fathers and leaders)There’s been quite a bit of buzz recently about complaints against Bill Gothard, founder and teacher of IBLP (the Institute of Basic Life Principles) and ATII (the Advanced Training Institute International), for allegedly being involved in sexual harassment of several young ladies who served at the ministry’s headquarters in Chicago. To be clear, dozens if not hundreds of young ladies have circulated through the ministry doors over the de … [Read more...]

The Night We Were Persecuted

by Boze Herrington cross posted from his blog The Talking LlamaThe body of Christ on this campus is under assault tonight,” said Tyler Deaton. “And I’ve called on God to summon a legion of angels, but I also know that the most effective prayers come from God’s people in unity.”November 2008. It was almost the end of my last semester at Southwestern. Within a few weeks Tyler and Bethany and I would be graduating. … [Read more...]

Pensacola Christian College and Sexual Abuse Victims

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons I’ve never named the college I attended for undergrad– not here, not anywhere else online. I have never brought it up here on my blog because I didn’t want it to become about the specific place I went to college. The problems that exist there exist at most other fundamentalist colleges, and I didn’t want anyone pigeonholing me. I was also  trying to avoid the harassment I personally know comes with critiquing this college in public. … [Read more...]

Tuesday News Links: Patrick Henry College Sexual Abuse, Josh Duggar & Christian Sharia Law

There's been way too much coming out in the media the last day or so that effects or concerns Fundamentalism, Evangelicalism, Quiverfull, and Conservative Right Wing Christianity not to post here. So we're doing a news links day today. Been quite some time since there's been this much breaking news.First up - the sexual abuse mess being exposed at Patrick Henry College: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Qualified to Teach?

From Kelly Crawford's blog Generation Cedar - Homeschooling Q&A Part 2:  "Am I Qualified to Teach My Child?" “I’m thinking  of homeschooling and have a question: How do you teach a subject that you personally struggled with?  I’m not sure I have the skills it would take…”  Tonya … [Read more...]

False Dichotomies: “Homeschooled Girls vs. Feminists”

by Samantha Fields cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons So, Robert Knight, an extremely conservative writer for Townhall and whose articles occasionally appear in publications like the Washington Times, wrote an article last Tuesday called “Homeschooled Girls vs. Feminists.” Since the article spends most of its time talking about grown women, I have to admit to some mild annoyance to the persistent infantilization of women in conservative circles. College-aged females are women, thank you. … [Read more...]

An Average Homeschooler: Introduction

by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons  [me, the first year I was homeschooled]   I’ve been avoiding writing about this. Even once I started planning out the series, I debated with myself for weeks over whether or not I wanted to write it out– and then post it. I’ve talked a lot about some of the other aspects of growing up in fundamentalism, but I’ve avoided talking about my experience with homeschooling for a few reasons. I’ve touched on it a few times, and I’ve even written posts for Homeschoolers Anonymous and for Leaving Fundamentalism. Even as I wrote those posts, I was hesitant about sharing them here, although I did eventually. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: College ‘Too Rigid’ For Homeschoolers?

by Mary Pride of Homeschool World - The Future of College After years of educational freedom, homeschoolers are bound to feel unsettled by the rigid schedules, arbitrary course requirements, and unnecessary obstacles to education that have become part of the American college years. Too, many homeschooled high-school graduates are only 16 or 15 years old. Kids and parents alike may feel uneasy at the thought of sending a kid this age across the country to live on his or her own in a co-ed dorm in the land of keg parties and date rape. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Apostate Homeschoolers or Chicken Little?

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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What Girls Should Study?

by Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin of Visionary Daughters written to promote the Botkin family's newest money-making webinar "Ready For Real Life" - The Top 10 Things Girls Should Study (but rarely do) Economics and Business – In Proverbs 31, even the virtuous woman’s wisdom and kindness are not praised as frequently as her business acumen, industry, and economic profitability, which is why we believe these are some of the most feminine things a Christian woman can study. (Yes, feminine.) … [Read more...]


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