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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: They Helped Out Exactly How?

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The Duggars did a quick three day tour of Virginia in support of Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia Attorney General currently running for Governor. You've heard of Cuccinelli, the guy that wants to make birth control illegal along with oral sex, abortion and a host of lesser things. He also believes in slavery and Christian dominionism. He is also embroiled in a messy gifts from a corporation that wanted him to look favorably on their business in the state.There's just one problem, Cuccinelli is lagging in the polls behind his opponent Terry McAuliffe, partly because he's still dealing with the fallout from the illegal gifts, partly because he's a Tea Party favored son during a bitterly opposed … [Read more...]

Interviewing Vaughn Ohlman Part 1

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by Calulu cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapeA 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: Embracing Our Wombs?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies blog - A Double Portion of Compassion As we embrace the womb that God gave us and receive the children He wants to give us, we have the opportunity to reveal God's mercy and compassion, not only to our little baby, and our other children, but to the world. When we embrace the womb, it brings an anointing … [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 RapeIntroductionChapter 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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Whatever Happened to ‘Be Prepared’?

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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 AnonymousBy 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 ThemChildren 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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The US is Like Nazi Germany?

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  Jim Bob Duggar speaking at this year's Values Voter Summit earlier in the week - Jim Bob Duggar Compares US to Nazi Germany During The Holocaust … [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...]


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