Lana Hope’s Story

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Please join me in welcoming Lana Hope to our Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network!by Lana Hope. She blogs at Wide Open Ground  I grew up in the Deep South. In our rural homeschool community homeschoolers were a scarcity, with miles between families, so homeschool came somewhat isolating, by default. Our first year of homeschooling was the best of my homeschool memories – at least in my foggy memory. Our math textbook included counting ducks. We went on loads of fieldtrips and had hands on learning. There was no legalism or spiritual abuse in our house. I even had a troll party for my 7th birthday. Trolls. … [Read more...]

Saturday News Links August 3, 2013

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University of Manitoba links physical punishment of children to poor health outcomes - http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_23662340/slapping-shoving-kids-tied-future-health-problems In the wake of the George Zimmerman trial Thorn Coyle writes that overcoming racism in our country is a spiritual battle - http://www.thorncoyle.com/blog/2013/07/14/confronting-racism-is-spiritual-work/ … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Obeying Your Parents Will Keep The Porn Away?

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by Vaughn Ohlman of True Love Doesn't Wait - Pornography III: Hear, Oh My Son, the Instruction of a Father Pro 5:1 My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sexually Transmitted Demons?

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Reverend Bob Larson's teenaged daughter Brynne Larson in both Jezebel.com and Vice"Satan can't just go into anybody that he wants to. He has to have a legal right." You can catch demons from having sex prostitutes. You can catch demons from being sexually abused. Teen exorcists stay away from things like Harry Potter, witchcraft, violence, Twilight (mostly because the storyline is "not attractive at all"), really scary horror movies, and "sexual stuff." The teen exorcists were "crushed" by the death of Margaret Thatcher. She was an inspiration. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Modesty is Mutual?

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by Brett Harris of The Rebelution - The Other Side of Modesty This is strange. Women may be shedding clothes this time of year, but so are men. Why are we only talking about female modesty? If modesty is important then it is important for all Christians. If it isn’t important for men, then why all the fuss about women? If it is important for women, why the silence about men? … [Read more...]

The One That Got Away- Josh Powell and the Ones That Didn’t

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by Calulu cross posted from her blog Seeking The Light.Author's note: I realize that there are successful home school experiences out there and yes, I know a number of them. The kids I'm speaking of today were all the kids in my art classes. None of them has gone on to any great success yet.It was with great interest I've been following the story of central Virginia's Josh Powell and his quest for a decent education in the face of Virginia's laws allowing homeschooling parents to teach as much and as little as they'd like. He is one very determined young man that took on the world of Virginia homeschooling to do what was right, have the same opportunity towards a well rounded … [Read more...]

Where Is Your Sense of Compassion, HSDLA?

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by Libby Anne cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous and her blog Love Joy FeminismHA note: The following is reprinted with permission from Libby Anne’s blog Love Joy Feminism. It was originally published on Patheos on July 31, 2013. ***** … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Damaged Goods?

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by Vaughn Ohlman of True Love Doesn't Wait - To Betroth or not to Betroth: A Response to Michael Pearl Part 2 Mr. Pearl’s article against betrothal continues later in a more positive note. He says:"The modern concept of betrothal is a long overdue swing of the pendulum away from the licentious practice of recreational dating. The liberties taken by “Christian” couples in the modern dating game would have been viewed as philandering or immoral in … [Read more...]

Fascinating Womanhood Review: Gender Roles

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons TW for homophobia. Before I jump into this chapter, I want to make a clarification. I’ve been doing my best to make sure that when I talk about my marriage that I make it clear that what I’ve experienced and witnessed personally in my life is limited to my experience only, that I’m only making observations that I’m comfortable viewing as generally true about people. These statements are in line with my core values about marriage: that I am not married to a man, I am married to a person. He is a human being that is different and unique, and deserves to be treated with respect to his individuality instead of viewing of him in terms … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Fathers Responsible For Kids Getting Into Heaven?

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by Voddie Baucham of Grace Family Baptist Church - Dads: Know the Difference Between What the Gospel Requires and What it ProducesFor example, if we work toward getting our unbelieving children to do that which only the gospel can produce in the life of a believer, and fail to point them to the undeniable truth that there’s nothing in and of themselves whereby they may obey in a manner that will satisfy God’s … [Read more...]


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