The Purity Conversation – My Two Cents

by Kristen RosserIt appears to have started with a blog post called I am Damaged Goods by Sarah Bessey, in which she says:In the face of our sexually-dysfunctional culture, the Church longs to stand as an outpost of God’s ways of love … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Manipulate or Instruct?

by Jay Younts at Shepherds Press - February 28, 2013 All’s well that ends well is one of those proverbial threads that form the tapestry of conventional wisdom.  In this case the tapestry is threadbare in spots. This thought leads to the idea … [Read more...]

Ken Ham Warns Atheists Out to Steal Children and Eat Them Too

by Bruce GerencserEat them, metaphorically speaking.In a recent blog post,  young earth creationist, and snake oil salesman, Ken Ham wrote: … Christians today are hungry to be equipped with the resources to fight the battle before us in this increasingly secular culture, where God’s … [Read more...]

Bible Spice & Blame Shifting – Adventures in Recovery

by Calulu“Tell me what you want, what you really, really want..” - The Spice Girls from their song “Wannabe”One of those many things I've come to view differently after leaving Patriarchal Fundamentalism is the tendency of those I was around to blame … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sleeping?

by Nancy Campbell at Above Rubies - February 28, 2013 Tonight I was visiting with my daughter Evangeline. I read some Facebook posts she answered to mothers complaining that they don't get enough sleep. Isn't that a constant complaint … [Read more...]

Yes

by SamanthaBetty, Joan and Peggy from the AMC show "Mad Men"(Editors note: Betty Draper Francis is one of the clearest representations of what the old fashioned complimentarism that patriarchal religions push as the only answer.}The first time I ever heard … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Helicopter Parenting?

by Mary Pride in Homeschool World 2008 You might be thinking, "Who cares how a bunch of rich snobs raise their kids?"The reason I brought all this up is that today's middle-class homeschooling (and other) parents are in the same boat as yesterday's Harvard parents.They knew that the right … [Read more...]

Shedding the Burqa Part 2

by Cindy FosterWhile I waited in the car with the kids, my husband stayed behind and told The Preacher that we would be leaving.This was actually the second time he told him.  The first was the day The Preacher administered ‘The Shunning’ … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Why God Doesn’t Heal?

by Colin Campbell in Meat For Men - February 12, 2013 Wouldn't it be great if our church services were full of testimonies of God's healing. Don't you think that more people would want to know about our great God? Our hospitals that are full of the … [Read more...]

True Love Waits

by Betty Crux If there is anything I have very, very vivid memories of, it’s youth group at either church we attended. I was a loser, no getting around it.  I wasn’t good looking, and my parents weren’t helping that fact.  I had … [Read more...]


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