News: Pastor Accused of Using Nanny as Sex Object

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Written by Chelsea Schilling and reposted from World Net Daily. Lawsuit claims religious leader promised to marry young woman after wife dies (Warning: This story contains explicit descriptions of alleged sexual conduct described in a lawsuit and may be offensive to some readers.) The former leader of a popular Christian ministry – who resigned from [Read More...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Stay At Home Daughters Are Slaves?

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by Suzannah Rowntree at Ladies Against Feminism – Is Stay-At-Home Daughterhood Biblical? But there was one thing missing from my convictions on “stay-at-home” daughterhood. Folks—particularly Christian peers—would remind me that the Bible doesn’t specifically command, describe, or endorse the concept, and therefore one could not make it a rule for everyone. Up until recently, I [Read More...]

My Recovery Story: So I’ve Been Spiritually Abused. What Next?

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by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Come Weary Moms An entry to the “So I’ve Been Spiritually Abused. What Next?” series. Four years ago, our family left a church organization which was and is facing major issues with legalism and abuse. It wasn’t easy to be there at the end.  It wasn’t easy [Read More...]

Stand Up and Speak Your Truth

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by AJ cross posted from her blog I Am Phoenix I have always had a hard time standing up for myself. I chalk it up to the way I grew up. I grew up in a cult where women and children weren’t allowed to speak up for themselves, especially when we were abused. We weren’t [Read More...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Divorce Even if Abused?

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by Sam Crabtree at John Piper’s Desiring God blog – Until Death Do We Part – For Real Some disapprove, saying that Jesus allows exceptions — that is, he allows divorce in cases of adultery — but a careful reading of Matthew 5:32 shows that adultery does not nullify or overrule what God has joined [Read More...]