roses – how the purity culture taught me to be abused

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by Samantha[warning: I am going to be talking about sensitive, sex-related issues today, including rape and sexual assault. ]First, let me share my rationale … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Victims of Gay Marriage?

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by Linda Harvey of Mission America When I was eight years old my Christmas list had one item: a bride doll. How overjoyed I was when Santa left under our tree that beautiful doll with her white veil and satin dress. This was the stuff of little girl dreams that in my future would be a wedding … [Read more...]

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The Jonathan Nichols Story: Growing Up Gay in the IFB Church

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by Bruce GerencserWhat follows is a brief excerpt of a story about Jonathan Nichols. Jonathan grew up in the Newark Baptist Temple,  the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist church ((IFB) pastored by my wife’s uncle, James Dennis.  The Pastor (Jamie) Overton … [Read more...]

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A Quick and Dirty Sex Ed Guide for Quiverfull Daughters

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by Becoming Worldly This post is NSFW (not safe to read at work).I got the idea to write this because I read this and this and something saying that only 67% of women in some study of “mainstream Americans” reported having an orgasm … [Read more...]

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Saturday News Links: April 6, 2013

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Michigan is trying to pass a religious exemption bill that would allow health care providers to withhold care that violates their own personal religious beliefs. Example, any doctor that thinks childrens vaccines are not trusting in God could legally refuse to give recommended … [Read more...]

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Beauty: In the Eye of the Beholder

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by CaluluRecently I came across a very disturbing blog posting and another and another and another. It was from a blog that I'd quoted recently on No Longer Quivering for our Quoting Quiverfull feature. The post I used from that blog was one where the blogger's husband tried to say it was alright for a Christian man … [Read more...]

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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...]

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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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Michelle Duggar Wants a Nice Round Number

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Handbag.com today posted a bit of promotion for tonight's episode of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" involving Michelle Duggar wants another baby. 19 Kids and Counting - Michelle Duggar wants just one more! Mar 26th 2013, 12:49 | By Katie Park … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: What is Betrothal?

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by Jonathan Lindvall at Bold Christian Living In the story of Christ s birth we have an interesting illustration of the practice of betrothal. Joseph was deliberating what he should do with Mary, his betrothed wife, having learned … [Read more...]

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