Laughter is the Best Medicine – A Homeschool Family

 Meaning not disrespect to any homeschooling family but you have to admit that this is what the secular world sees and thinks many times when seeing a homeschooled family of ATI-types. From comedian Tim Hawkins. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Taking The Cup?

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A review of the "To Be One" DVD about Courtship/Betrothal/Marriage by The Old Schoolhouse Magazine My only reservation in recommending this video is the Lindvall story. I want to be gracious to the Lindvalls, but I was quite troubled by their story. My first concern was the process of choosing a wife for Timothy. According to all the men in the story, the Lord had "told" each of them that Brittany was the one for Timothy. The process of winning Brittany seemed to lack any emotion or feeling on the part of the prospective bridegroom, because the Lindvalls believe love should follow … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What Does Mary Pride Believe In Besides Homeschooling?

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by Mary Pride from her Facebook pageLuke 6:45 for of the abundance of his heart his mouth speaketh. New data on the connection between abortion and breast cancer: "A powerful new study from China ... a meta-analysis pooling 36 studies from 14 provinces in China, showed that abortion increased the risk of breast cancer by 44% with one abortion, and 76% and 89% with two and three abortions. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Homechurch Too?

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by Mary Pride from a New York Time's article about the Pride family & homeschooling - A Home-School Pioneer Looks to Its Future For example, right now Mrs. Pride, who lives with her husband and, at the moment, five of her children outside St. Louis, does not regularly attend any church, although they have regular “home church” on Sunday evenings. She offered many reasons none of her most recent churches had worked out. … [Read more...]

Quivering Questions Vaughn Ohlman Questions 11 -15

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by Vaughn Ohlman cross posted from his blog True Love Doesn't WaitWell, another set of questions from No Longer Quivering. So far I have found her questions to be very appropriate, on point, and respectful. Today’s set of questions is no less. This set of questions, if I had to put a summary to them, well, I would be hard put to put a summary to them. They are kind of all over the map. But a couple of them do start to get at some of the marriage issues, so that’s good! … [Read more...]

Vision Forum Ministries Closing

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by Suzanne Calulu cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapeToday it was announced on Vision Forum Ministries site that in light of the Doug Phillips scandal that the ministry would be locking the doors and shuttering the building. They are completely shutting down. Here's what they've posted on the Vision Forum Ministries site. … [Read more...]

Self Preservation and Mental Health

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by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of ThemIn my last post, I made a brief mention of how living in a state of survival affected my mental health. I thought it would be a good idea to expand on this issue, because in my opinion it is the crux of why having quiverfull families and homeschooling in chaos is abusive to the children involved.As I have mentioned before, doing something that causes harm to your child is abusive regardless of your intentions or religious justification. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Church Nursery is Bad?

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by Zsuzsanna Anderson, wife of Steven Anderson from her blog Are They All Yours? - Nightmarish Memories of Nursery Hell (Zsuzsanna is speaking of her time at Jack Schaap's church First Baptist Church of Hammond Indiana)FBC Hammond has a strictly enforced rule of no babies or young children in the auditorium. By strictly enforced, I mean the ushers at each door act as bouncers, and physically stop any parent from bringing young children into the main auditorium. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What is ‘Courting’?

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The news came out yesterday that the third Duggar daughter, Jessa, was in courtship with a young man from church. Here's Ma and Pa Duggar's explanation of what Courtship is.by Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar from People Magazine and ABC News. Jim Bob explains: "Courting is getting to know each other in a group setting, both families spending time together and the couple setting goals together to determine if they are meant to marry. With dating, a couple will often pair off alone and that sometimes leads to a more physical relationship." … [Read more...]

Being a Nerd Has Its Benefits: An Ode to the Bullied

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by Joe Sands cross posted from his blog Incongruous Circumspection We were poor.  There were seven of us.  We lived with a single mother who refused to work, thinking it was religious anathema for a woman to do so.  So, we lived on about $16,000 a year in food stamps and cash assistance.  My mother may have struggled, but we never noticed.  The government helped, as well as everyone else that either took pity on us or fell in love with our family.Life was good.Then we got on the school bus.The clothing we wore was old.  The styles from a decade past, remembered by the olive greens, the oranges, the browns, the long hair on both men and women, the drugs.  The seventies were over a … [Read more...]


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