Ordeal of the Bitter Waters Part 2

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons For this series, I’m going to be monitoring the comments a little more closely than I ordinarily do. I haven’t gotten any comments that I’ve needed to moderate, yet, but I am discussing an incredibly charged issue. I will not tolerate any personal attacks– on me or anyone else. Also, I am not really writing this series to convince anyone. This series is about my story– the road I traveled that brought me to this point. … [Read more...]

Ordeal of the Bitter Waters: Part 1

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons trigger warning for rape and abortion My heart was in my throat, my fingers floating over the refresh button on my twitter feed. I was curled up under a gigantic down-alternative comforter, huddled under the half-tent I’d made on the floor of my bathroom. Hours went by as I watched what was happening– the strikes, the interruptions. In the last few minutes I joined with thousands of other voices shouting and screaming, a cacophonous din stretching over the internet, across twitter mentions and live feeds. Together, we watched the underhanded attempt at deceiving an entire country of watching people. … [Read more...]

Racism, Colorblindness and Me

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's Words "Stop staring!  What's the matter with you?" I was about six years old, living in a smallish town in Colorado.  One Sunday afternoon we went to a park in a nearby larger town.  An African-American family had also brought their children to the park, and they were playing on the children's play equipment. My eyes were riveted.  I couldn't look away. … [Read more...]

Interviewing Vaughn Ohlman Part 1

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by Calulu cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't Rape A few months ago I decided that I needed to interview Vaughn Ohlman of True Love Doesn't Wait. I wanted to know how he was coming up with his interpretations of scripture to support young marriage and young motherhood. I've read those same scriptures many times over and not come up with the same meanings. Shot off an email to Vaughn asking if he might just let me interview him for NLQ and he agreed. The ground rules were that I would ask no personal questions nor add or detract from his replies. Which made coming up with the first set of questions nearly impossible as I wanted to ask background questions, not to dig up dirt … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Apostate Homeschoolers or Chicken Little?

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by Kevin Swanson of Generations with Vision radio show - Apostate Homeschoolers and Atheist Boy Scouts If you listen to the above linked radio show you'll hear at about the 5 minute mark Swanson reference what sounds very much like Homeschoolers Anonymous and a number of bloggers we know (Libby Anne, Heather Doney et al) Perhaps he has seen this site or any of the other sites about recovery? Interesting. … [Read more...]

A Love That Multiplies Part 1 – Little Eyes Watching

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by Calulu cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't Rape Introduction Chapter 1 - Little Eyes Watching: Psalm 127:2 - 'Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord and the fruit of the is his reward' The start of this chapter gave me one the biggest laughs I've had in a long time. Psalm 127:2 actually reads - 'It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones.' … [Read more...]

Allowing the Devil to Undress You: The Slut-Shaming of a Former Homeschooler

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by R.L. Stollar cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous By R.L. Stollar, HA Community Coordinator ***** A disgrace. A destructive force against families. Homeschool dropout. A rat turd. … [Read more...]

The Psychological Cost of not Being Provided For

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By Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of Them Children not getting what they want certainly does not constitute child maltreatment, and historically isn't uncommon. The societal construct of childhood has changed several times in last few centuries, with ebbs and flows in the level of freedoms, rights, and responsibilities children have at various … [Read more...]

Fascinating Womanhood Review: Family Finances

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons Occasionally during the course of her book, Helen gives her readers practical, “down-to-earth” level advice. This is one of those chapters, which is dedicated to telling women how they can help their husbands by “developing the womanly art of thrift.” … [Read more...]

Chewed Up and Spit Out

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by Mari cross posted from her blog Mari's Muses Some people won’t be gotten along with. It’s not that you aren’t trying hard enough. It’s not that you can’t be gotten along with. It’s not that there’s something wrong with you. Some people choose to not be gotten along with. * * * * * … [Read more...]


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