Cloistered Fruit (Not) An Open Letter to the Pearls

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating The DragonsSo, a friend of mine sent me this post by Michael and Debi Pearl the other day. I encourage you to go read it, just so that you have some context for the following rant and can follow along. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Clumsy and Unfeeling?

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by Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy in "Cloistered Fruit" To most young brides the husband appears clumsy and unfeeling. But as the wife continues to obey and reverence her young husband, … [Read more...]

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New Duggar Book Delayed

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According to the unofficial Duggar Family blog the new book written by the Duggar daughters, "Growing Up Duggar",  has had it's release date pushed back until next year. Here's what they said.3rd Duggar Book...Coming in 2014 … [Read more...]

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Josh Harris Reveals Childhood Abuse

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by CaluluYou remember Josh Harris, author of "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" and pastor of Maryland mega church Covenant Life Church?He's been in the news during the separation of Covenant Life Church and their denominational links to Sovereign Grace Ministries over the last year. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Real Men Marry?

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Vaughn Ohlman of Persevero News in "Real Men Marry"Vaughn has been busy making new friends lately with his charm and wit over on Free Thought Blogs "Butterflies and Wheels"Here's his entire thoughts on men marrying. … [Read more...]

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“Defrauding” or How Men Can Keep Women From Stumbling!

by Hopewell - crossposted from her blog Hopewell Takes On LIFE! sourceThanks to TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" America has discovered Bill Gothard's idea of  "defrauding" or making men "stumble." How does this happen? If you watch the show you know it's because someone forgot to call out the code word "Nike" to warn the men and boys to avert their eyes. Without the warning they could see a women immodestly dressed and be led to think unholy or impure thoughts--hence they will "stumble" in their walk with God and be "defrauded." … [Read more...]

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CTBHHM: Disappointed Old Failures

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 58-59The title of this section is “Disappointed Old Failures,” and it follows last week’s section in threatening women with disaster and shipwreck if they fail to follow Debi’s advice. Or, God’s advice. Debi clearly thinks they’re they same thing. … [Read more...]

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But Bruce, Don’t Women CHOOSE to Stay in Fundamentalism?

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by Bruce GerencserIt’s not that simple.We all tend to think it is just a matter of choice or an act of the will when we see people enmeshed in Fundamentalist religions or bizarre ideologies that we have no personal experience with. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Combating Pornography?

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by Vaughn Ohlman of Persevero NewsSo the worldly social reformer is faced with trying to tell the women themselves not to act in demeaning ways. But let’s face it, they aren’t preaching to the choir. Like the issue of gun control it is the very people they want to reach that won’t be listening. … [Read more...]

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The Supposed Myth of Teenaged Adolescence

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by SamanthaI’ve talked a lot about the fundamentalist cult I was raised in, but something I don’t very frequently talk about here is my experience with the conservative religious homeschooling movement. For many people, the conservative religious homeschooling movement … [Read more...]

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