CTBHHM: Smile, Giggle and Simper

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by Libby Anne Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 28-32 The rest of Debi’s chapter on “a merry heart” is taken up with her response to a letter from a follower. Debi spends four full pages responding. The longer I read, the sadder I got. I apologize in advance. First, the letter: … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to Linda Hyles Murphrey

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by Jenny Weber A guest post cross posted from Jenny's blog I'm Having A Thought Here TRIGGER WARNING! This might trigger those of you struggling to recover from abuse heaped on by former church members and clergy Dear Linda: You open your open letter to the dear past and present members of First Baptist Church, Hammond, Indiana, by stating simply: “You were my father’s first love.” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Evil School Boards?

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by Robert Simonds from Citizens for Excellence in Education three different quotes on education and politics. "As the church watches from the sidelines, the ungodly elect atheists and homosexuals to school boards and legislatures to enact policies and laws that destroy our Christian children and discriminate against Christian families." … [Read more...]

Beauty: In the Eye of the Beholder

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by Calulu Recently I came across a very disturbing blog posting and another and another and another. It was from a blog that I'd quoted recently on No Longer Quivering for our Quoting Quiverfull feature. The post I used from that blog was one where the blogger's husband tried to say it was alright for a Christian man … [Read more...]

Daughter of the Patriarchy, epilogue: What does leaving fundamentalism look like?

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by Sierra Occasionally, I get asked whether or not I ever actually left my old fundamentalist church. My story on No Longer Quivering followed my journey up to the first year of college. I’ve wrestled with how to explain what happened in a proper narrative form, because the circumstances … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Battling For Babies?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - April 1, 2013 In all my life I never been so aware of the battle between the forces of darkness and light. It's hard to believe that even little babies are a target! Yes, sweet innocent beautiful babies, … [Read more...]

Connecting Homeschooling and Religious Abuse

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by Becoming WorldlyI was asked a very good question by a homeschooler recently and figured I’d answer it here as well, expanding on it a little bit. The essence of that question (as I understood it) was “Why are you including homeschooling in your discussion of religious abuse? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Bad Attitude Causes Chronic Illness?

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by Pat Robertson on The 700 Club - April 2, 2013 “The first thing you’ve got to get straight is that what’s happening to you isn’t necessarily ‘God’s plan’ for you,” Robertson said in response, looking into the camera. “What is it Shakespeare said? ‘The fault, dear Brutus, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Uneducated People Get Miracles?

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by Pat Robertson on "The 700 Club" on April Fools Day, April 1, 2013 “People overseas didn’t go to Ivy League schools,” the TV preacher laughed. “We’re so sophisticated, we think we’ve got everything figured out. We know about evolution, we know about Darwin … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Duggar Sound Guy Reveal?

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Josh Duggar from Yahoo News "We didn't know the results," Josh, 25, told the mag "But we gave them [from the doctor] to the sound guy, Jim, and he planned out this very unique reveal. It caught us off guard in a time and place we least expected." … [Read more...]


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