Quoting Quiverfull: Being an Abused Woman Makes You Sinful?

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by Jennifer Tritle at Chalcedon.edu and cross posted at Ladies Against Feminism - Joy as a Tool of Dominion For the Abused Woman Consider this scenario: Various women are abused as children. They grow up in conscious or unconscious guilt and shame. They subtly or ostensibly manifest fear, bitterness, depression, masochistic dependency, and/or sadistic domineering behaviors in their personalities. Undiscipled Christian men are attracted for various conscious and unconscious reasons to … [Read more...]

Part 4: I Submit and “Resign”

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living Liminal In the weeks following that meeting with the board, there were many communications (mostly via email) which just deepened the wounding. As dramatic as it might sound, I felt like I was fighting for my very life. I begged for someone to listen to me, to hear what had been going on and help me find a way out of my pain. By this time, elder M had given up hope and resigned his membership. I desperately wanted to believe there was a better way to go, that people who claimed to follow Christ should be able to work this out together, that we didn’t have to stay trapped in an endless repetition of history! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: When Leaders Fail We Women Should.. What?..Shut Up?

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by Natural Cottage Mama posted at Ladies Against Feminism and Little Natural Cottage - How should Christian women respond when great men fall? My heart absolutely sank. It’s not true.  I don’t believe it.   Those were the words that raced through my mind when I read about the recent, alleged sex scandals of two of the homeschooling movement’s most prominent men.  These stories have shocked and disappointed thousands of Christian families, including mine. This article isn’t about these men or their alleged sins. … [Read more...]

The World I Dream Of

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by Boze Herrington cross posted from his blog The Talking Llama I dream of a world… - where women are not shamed because of their bodies, where men can take responsibility for their own sins rather than trying to oppress and control others. - where those who are bravely trying to expose abuse and injustice within an organization are no longer accused of slander and publicly shamed by those who claim to speak on behalf of God. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Were We Even Watching the Same Program?

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by Laurie Higgins of Illinois Family Association, part of the American Family Association in an email that went out yesterday This past Sunday night's Grammy awards was a tragic freak show that demonstrated the entertainment industry's arrogance, ignorance of marriage, and disregard for children. It was a gawdy (sic) spitball hurled in the all-seeing eye of a holy God. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Twerking Kills Your Soul?

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by Ladies Against Feminism from their site - Answering the Shame of Miley Cyrus (Editor's Note: LAF are upset with Miley's recent performance on MTV's VMA awards. I'm sure by now most of you have seen the original clip they reference. If not click here ---Miley Cyrus ) Miley Cyrus has a lot of shameful things to say to the world and that is putting it nicely. She is an icon of a soul that is a wasteland and she’s taking others … [Read more...]

Voices of Sister-Moms: Mary’s Story

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by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming Worldly (Editor's note: This is the final post in the Voices of Sister-Moms series. You can read more of Mary's story over at Homeschoolers Anonymous) So I’ve been reading the articles this last week about the sister-moms and they have been hitting home. I am one of those sister-moms. I am the 2nd oldest of eight and the oldest girl.  Most of the time I felt like the oldest because my older brother wasn’t in the picture much for various reasons.  But anyway, in the Quiverfull movement, there is a world of difference being a boy in the family versus a girl.  I don’t really feel like going into my story in this document, … [Read more...]

Laughter is Good Medicine: Skipping Church

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Have you ever missed church and the concern parade comes out, people all wanting to know how you could possibly skip church for any reason short of being in the hospital or in jail? The phone calls, the worried inquiries when you're seen out and about later, the note cards, the potential for gossip disguised as prayer? Just tell them this..... … [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...]


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