The Purity Conversation – My Two Cents

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by Kristen RosserIt appears to have started with a blog post called I am Damaged Goods by Sarah Bessey, in which she says:In the face of our sexually-dysfunctional culture, the Church longs to stand as an outpost of God’s ways of love … [Read more...]

True Love Waits

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by Betty Crux If there is anything I have very, very vivid memories of, it’s youth group at either church we attended. I was a loser, no getting around it.  I wasn’t good looking, and my parents weren’t helping that fact.  I had … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Marriage Crisis Part 3?

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by Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin of Visionary Daughters article “Why Am I Not Married?” – July 1, 2010What is the Solution?There is no quick fix for a … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Marriage Crisis Part 2?

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by Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin of Visionary Daughters article "Why Am I Not Married?" - July 1, 2010Who is to Blame?The easiest and most common response is to point our fingers – at the young men, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Marriage Crisis Part 1?

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By Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin of Visionary Daughters article "Why Am I Not Married?" - July 1, 2010 Is There a Problem?If there is a problem, we believe it’s not that so many young people are not married – it’s that so many young people are … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Emotions Fickle?

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by Johnathan Lindvall at Bold Christian Living - The Dangers of DatingToday we believe young people should marry the one they love. Does the scripture ever support such a notion? The Bible teaches us to love the one you marry. Aren't these … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Beyonce in the Hands of Jesus Freaks

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by The Crunk Feminist Collective(Editor's note: Cross-posted from the CFC site.  Posting it here because it brings up another dangerous theme in Patriarchal Christianity - racism.  Some of the other Patheos bloggers called out their commenters and others on this subtle and not-so-subtle racism that seems to be flourishing in the Fundamentalists, Evangelicals and other forms of Patriarchal faith. Regardless if … [Read more...]

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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