This is NOT Homeschooling: Is HSLDA Part of a “Bible-Based Cult”?

by Heather DoneyThis may be the most important and most scary post on homeschooling that I have ever written. It feels like something out of a Margaret Atwood novel and I am numb as I write this, so please bear with me. The title of this post is not rhetorical. It is a question I am actively pondering at the moment. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: True Love Waits is Satanic?

by Vaughn Ohlman from Perservero News A friend passed me on a link to an incredibly popular post on marriage… knowing that I write on such things. And I read it, and wanted to cry (It’s Ok. I didn’t actually cry. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Homeschooling Videos?

by Blimey Cow on YoutubeNot sure if these videos are supposed to be serious or comical but someone knows way too much about homeschooling. What do you think? … [Read more...]

Adoptees: Human and Animal

by CaluluA few weekends ago Vyckie forwarded to me a link from Mother Jones magazine involving a book written by Kathryn Joyce. Her new book is about the adopt craze among the evangelical churches and is titled "The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking and the New Gospel of Adoption" … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Woman, It’s STILL Your Fault Maybe?

From yesterday's Quoting Quiverfull by Nathaniel Darnell  on Persevero News. This is a comment that the writer of the piece Nathaniel Darnell made to a divorced homeschooling momma's question in the comments. I am sorry to hear that your husband has divorced you. This is a shame. Even so, however, my statement is still true as I explain below. … [Read more...]

Introducing Homeschooling’s Invisible Children

by Heather DoneyToday I am proud to unveil a collaborative project called Homeschooling’s Invisible Children (HIC). It is a website that collects horrific abuse and neglect cases, including deaths, of children who were homeschooled or whose parents claimed to be homeschooling them. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Not “Properly” Homeschooling Your Children

by Nathaniel Darnell crossposted at Persevero News Today many “homeschoolers” only teach their children academics at home. Many “homeschoolers” over-delegate the actual training time to other people. These families are failing to follow God’s design for family training, particularly if they are not personally directing biblical instruction … [Read more...]

Review: I Fired God: My Life Inside–and Escape from–the Secret World of the Independent Fundamental Baptist Cult by Jocelyn Zichterman

by Calulu When I first received this book I chuckled over the title, “I Fired God” because it seemed both humorous and sacrilegious at the same time. Firing God? How is it even possible? I quickly found out that the author should have fired her IFB God much sooner. Before reading "I Fired God" my only knowledge of the IFB was last summer's sexual abuse incident involving IFB Pastor Jack Schaap , and the writings of former IFB Pastor Bruce Gerencser. Jocelyn … [Read more...]

Jinger Duggar Wants Out?

Radar Online has been having a long series of Duggar related articles through the years. They posted again about Jinger Duggar's desire to be in the big city and put up a clip of the Duggar girls speculating on what type of men they would want as husbands. Sounds like they've been reading Debi Pearl's "Created To Be His Help Meet" … [Read more...]

Daughter of the Patriarchy: epilogue: What does leaving fundamentalism look like?

by SierraOccasionally, I get asked whether or not I ever actually left my old fundamentalist church. My story on No Longer Quivering followed my journey up to the first year of college. I’ve wrestled with how to explain what happened in a proper narrative form, because the circumstances that led to my cutting ties completely with the church ranged from financial to emotional to practical to ideological. There’s not a clear, linear story from here on out, just a constellation. But I’ve decided that it’s high time to tie up the loose ends and explain how, exactly, I cut and run.When I first went to college, my mother still picked me up for our weekly drive to church. In fact, the first … [Read more...]