Quoting Quiverfull: Mental Illness is Self Focus?

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by John Piper from desiring God - 10 Resolutions for Mental Health That night Dr. Kilby had a pastoral heart and a poet’s eye. He pled with us to stop seeking mental health in the mirror of self-analysis, but instead to drink in the remedies of God in nature. He was not naïve. He knew of sin. He knew of the necessity of redemption in Christ. But he would have said that Christ purchased new eyes for us as well as new hearts. His plea was that we stop being unamazed by the strange glory of ordinary things. He ended that lecture in 1976 with a list of resolutions. As a tribute to my teacher and a blessing to your soul, I offer them for your joy. … [Read more...]

Mental Health – From Shame to Seeking Help, Part 7: Lana Hobbs The Brave

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by Lana Hobbs cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous HA note: This series is reprinted with permission from Lana Hobbs’ blog, Lana Hobbs the Brave. Lana describes herself as “an aspiring writer and a former religious fundamentalist” who currently identifies as “post-Christian.” She was homeschooled in junior high and highschool. Part Seven of this series was originally published on June 19, 2013. Part Seven: Lana Hobbs the Brave This is the final part of my story. For the introduction and the list of all previous posts -and any recap posts I might do – see here.  Trigger Warning for descriptions of suicidal thoughts. After Christmas 2012, which was more … [Read more...]

Mental Health: From Shame to Seeking Help, Part 6: Unashamed of Taking Evil Pills

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by Lana Hobbs cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous HA note: This series is reprinted with permission from Lana Hobbs’ blog, Lana Hobbs the Brave. Lana describes herself as “an aspiring writer and a former religious fundamentalist” who currently identifies as “post-Christian.” She was homeschooled in junior high and highschool. Part Six of this series was originally published on June 17, 2013. ***** … [Read more...]

Mental Health: From Shame to Seeking Help – Part 5 Fighting the Shame

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by Lana Hobbs cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous HA note: This series is reprinted with permission from Lana Hobbs’ blog, Lana Hobbs the Brave. Lana describes herself as “an aspiring writer and a former religious fundamentalist” who currently identifies as “post-Christian.” She was homeschooled in junior high and highschool. Part Five of this series was originally published on June 14, 2013. … [Read more...]

Mental Health: From Shame to Seeking Help – Part 4 Shame Meets Truth

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by Lana Hobbs cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous Blog HA note: This series is reprinted with permission from Lana Hobbs’ blog, Lana Hobbs the Brave. Lana describes herself as “an aspiring writer and a former religious fundamentalist” who currently identifies as “post-Christian.” She was homeschooled in junior high and highschool. Part Four of this series was originally published on June 12, 2013. … [Read more...]

Mental Health – From Shame to Seeking Help: Part 3 The Shame of Failing to be Happy

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by Lana Hobbs cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous HA note: This series is reprinted with permission from Lana Hobbs’ blog, Lana Hobbs the Brave. Lana describes herself as “an aspiring writer and a former religious fundamentalist” who currently identifies as “post-Christian.” She was homeschooled in junior high and highschool. Part Three of this series was originally published on June 10, 2013. ***** In this series: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six, Part Seven. … [Read more...]

Mental Health: From Shame to Seeking Help Part 2

by Lana Hobbs cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous Mental Health — From Shame to Seeking Help, Part Two: Learning Shame in Childhood HA note: This series is reprinted with permission from Lana Hobbs’ blog, Lana Hobbs the Brave. Lana describes herself as “an aspiring writer and a former religious fundamentalist” who currently identifies as “post-Christian.” She was homeschooled in junior high and highschool. Part Two of this series was originally published on June 7, 2013. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Low Self-Esteem Is Healthy?

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by Jane Grey of Ladies Against Feminism and her blog Jane Grey So we are to have high God-esteem, and with that comes high esteem for God's creation, including ourselves. This is not an arrogant, conceited esteem of ourselves, … [Read more...]

Quiverfull Sorority of Survivors (QFSOS) & Voices of “Sister-Moms”

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by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming Worldly I recently created a Facebook group called Quiverfull Sorority of Survivors (QFSOS) with the help of two others and while it is a secret group for members’ privacy, we don’t want the existence of it to be secret, … [Read more...]

Mental Health – From Shame to Seeking Help Part 1

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by Lana Hobbs cross posted from the Homeschoolers Anonymous blog Mental Health — From Shame to Seeking Help, Part One: I Am Bipolar HA note: This series is reprinted with permission from Lana Hobbs’ blog, Lana Hobbs the Brave. … [Read more...]