Quoting Quiverfull: “Hanukkah” Parenting?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies – Full Time Hanukkah Parenting Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” The word “train” is “hanuk,” the verb of Hanukkah, meaning “to initiate, dedicate, consecrate.” It is not enough to celebrate Hanukkah [Read More...]

CTBHHM: Earning Your Abuser’s Trust

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love Joy Feminism ***trigger warning for domestic violence*** This section is called “Earning His Trust,” and calling it that is messed up on about three million levels, as we shall see. It is the story of a young woman named Sunny. [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Crying in Our Petticoats?

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by Doug Wilson of Blog and Mablog – Bitterness and the Unsubmissive Wife But if every time we get to such a statement of what a wife’s fundamental lack of a submissive spirit might be doing in her relationship to her husband we get a histrionic reaction, then perhaps we are seeing a refusal on [Read More...]

Sometimes Church is the Problem

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by Boze Herrington cross posted from his blog The Talking Llama In May 2011 I requested a meeting with a church leader about the terrible time I had been having. I hadn’t eaten, really, in three weeks. I could barely sleep. Some nights I would just sit in my room and cry and cry as [Read More...]

Victims and Abusers and Why Church is Not Safe

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons [trigger warning for abuse] If you follow me on twitter, you might have noticed that I watched My Fair Lady this past weekend, one of my favorite movies from when I was younger, but a movie I haven’t seen in years. And while I enjoyed [Read More...]