Learning The Words: Introduction and Request For Guest Posts

by Samantha During my first two years in college, I had to take courses in musical theory. I sat in a room full of people who had a hard time picking up on things like V-7 chords, borrowing, figured bass, the circle of fifths, chord progressions… … [Read more...]

Bill Gothard has negatively affected my life: Part 2

by Shadow SpringMy twin sister flopped down on her bed, a dreamy look on her face. She was clutching a beautiful down parka to her chest, hugging it like a teddy bear. I sat tentatively on the edge of the bed, swinging my feet that were snugly encased in my new leather boots … [Read more...]

Bill Gothard has negatively affected my life…Part 1

by Shadow SpringI started this blog to have a space to write about how patriarchal fundamentalist thought had affected my marriage and resulted in disaster on many levels. The truth is that patriarchal fundamentalist thought had already wreaked havoc on my life before I even met my husband, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Winning Your Father’s Heart?

by Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin from Visionary Daughters - "Visionary Daughters Interviewed" We see a particular need for girls to build better relationships with their fathers, as the effects of this relationship spill over into so many other areas of their lives — they way they view God, the way they relate to men, the way they view themselves, … [Read more...]

Heart And Soul: The Womb as a Weapon

This weekend BBC series Heart And Soul did a program on the Quiverfull Movement as it is gaining ground in the United Kingdom, starting out focusing on one particular British Quiverfull family before interviewing Nancy Campbell, our own Vyckie Garrison and Heather Doney of Homeschoolers Anonymous and NLQ. … [Read more...]

Domestic Violence in the IFB Church Movement

by Bruce GerencserFirst, let me give readers the definition for domestic violence. The National Domestic Violence Hotline defines domestic violence as: Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Babies “Strangers”?

From Ladies Against Feminism's Tanya Duarte - Mothers and Matthew 25:34-37 “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. ‘For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Hindering the Creator?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies Because God is a Creator, He loves to create. He delights in creating each new baby that is born. And every human being God creates is unique, different, and special--a new divine creation that has never been created before. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Combating Pornography?

by Vaughn Ohlman of Persevero NewsSo the worldly social reformer is faced with trying to tell the women themselves not to act in demeaning ways. But let’s face it, they aren’t preaching to the choir. Like the issue of gun control it is the very people they want to reach that won’t be listening. … [Read more...]

The Supposed Myth of Teenaged Adolescence

by SamanthaI’ve talked a lot about the fundamentalist cult I was raised in, but something I don’t very frequently talk about here is my experience with the conservative religious homeschooling movement. For many people, the conservative religious homeschooling movement … [Read more...]