Abusive Child Discipline Advice?

When you Google 'Spanking Paddle' most of the images are sexualized?

One of the friends of NLQ wrote a letter asking a certain husband and wife duo who is absolutely beloved by the homeschooling Evangelical world for their advice on raising good Christian children who never rebel. He never identifies exactly who they are, but their identity is obvious.Here's his original query: … [Read more...]

There’s No Easy Way to Get “Well”

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by Lisa Kerr cross posted from her blog My Cult LifeA little more backstory on why I took an extended break from the blog:I became a recluse. I’m not about to compare myself to J.D. Salinger, but I will say I understand him. If you don’t know, he’s the author of The Catcher in the Rye. As his book’s popularity grew, Salinger withdrew from the public. He published less new work and cut off contact with people. … [Read more...]

Dude, Seriously? – Answering Kevin Swanson

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 by Calulu cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapeRecently Kevin Swanson, radio babbler and righteous rabblerouser against all things not homeschooling fundamentalist Biblical patriarchy has been making more of an ass out of himself than usual. It's not merely due to the fact that he has a new book to flog about and promote by calling everyone that doesn't agree with him an 'Apostate', a title that is also a big part of the title of his new book. Oh no, Kevin seems to be off the internet deep end this week. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Who Decides the Definition of “Apostate”?

It might not be a literal sin, but it's a crime against fashion

by Kevin Swanson of Generations With Vision - Homeschool Apostates and Kathryn Joyce's Sins And, yes, yes. We can see that faithlessness tends to be generational and builds on itself from generation to generation.I make no bones about it.  We’re in the minority.  The masses are moving towards apostasy. The millennial generation is far more likely to be pro-homosexual, pro-evolution, and pro-socialist than the previous generation. (Reference: http://www.pewforum.org/2010/02/17/religion-among-the-millennials/). … [Read more...]

My Cult Life’s Newest Project!

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Lisa at My Cult Life is seeking participants for a television show about those escaping abusive theology and cults.Here's the deal. They want people who have been out a year or less if possible and have started to take positive steps towards recovery by doing something inspirational. But all great stories will be considered.How inspirational, you ask? It can range from something like I mean anything from attending school, to moving across country to land a dream job, to coming out w/their sexuality, or moving from a patriarchal lifestyle (home school, purity vows, etc.) to embracing feminism.Anyone can apply, male, female, gay, straight, trans, whatever. Everyone is welcome to … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverful: Christian Adoption Unapologetics?

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by John Piper of Desiring God - Christian Adoption: Disavowals and Affirmations Here is my effort to express the kind of commitments that would, I think, guard us from the kinds of abuses that have marred this otherwise beautiful movement of compassion and conviction in our day. … [Read more...]

Adoptees: Human and Animal

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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...]

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

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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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Executing Wrath?

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Bart Janz, Independent Fundamentalist Baptist minister. From his sermon, “God and Government II,” Holly Ridge Baptist Church, 2006"My job [as pastor] is to execute wrath upon … [Read more...]

Mitt Romney Tells College Students To Fill Their Quivers

by CaluluRecently failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney showed up in my state to speak to the graduating class of Southern Virginia University.  Turns out that the school near Lynchburg … [Read more...]


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