Spiritual Abuse Awareness Week: My Contribution

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by Kristen RosserThis coming week Wine and Marble, Joy in this Journey and Shaney Irene will be hosting a Spiritual Abuse Awareness synchroblog.  Many bloggers will be posting one blog a day for several days, describing their own experiences … [Read more...]

The Purity Conversation – My Two Cents

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by Kristen RosserIt appears to have started with a blog post called I am Damaged Goods by Sarah Bessey, in which she says:In the face of our sexually-dysfunctional culture, the Church longs to stand as an outpost of God’s ways of love … [Read more...]

My Wish-I-Hadn’ts

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by Kristen RosserI have, over the course of years that I've been a Christian, changed the way I think about a large number of things.  Some of the beliefs I used to hold caused me to treat people (or even myself) in ways that I'm sure now were not what Jesus wanted.  Though I'm sure I have His grace … [Read more...]

Gender Roles and Responsibility – Part 2

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by Kristen RosserIn Part 1 I said, “Ultimately, we are all responsible for ourselves and our own actions.”  This means we cannot be ultimately responsible for anyone but ourselves.  Even with our children, our goal is to teach them self-responsibility so that they can become full adults.  Responsibility for ourselves is foundational to … [Read more...]

Gender Roles & Responsibility: Part 1

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by Kristen Rosser[Editorial Note: This article is intended for those readers who have chosen to accept the Bible as authoritative for faith and practice. If you are not one of those readers, please be understanding of the intended audience and refrain from commenting on the assumptions on which it is based. Please refrain from this pertains to all Christians everywhere and show some respect for the writer please. For more info on the site please visit - Is NLQ an Atheist Website?]This question was recently asked in a comment on my blog:Q:  I had a discussion with my pastor and his wife today about some of the issues I've been thinking on. They are strongly complementarian and are … [Read more...]

Why Do People “Drink The Koolaid”?

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by Kristen RosserOver at No Longer Quivering they have been talking about why people-- and particularly why women-- get involved with repressive, spiritually abusive, authoritarian religion.  Why is it, for instance, that so many women are drawn into-- and drag their sometimes reluctant husbands into-- the … [Read more...]

Book Recommendation: A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans

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by Kristen RosserI remember the excitement I felt when, as a brand-new Christian, I began to explore what kind of life Jesus wanted me to live.  The type of Christianity which I initially encountered was the gentle, fireside faith of the 1970s:  we didn't call … [Read more...]

Thoughts on the “Quiverfull” Movement

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by Kristen RosserA grass-roots movement has been growing for the last 20 years among evangelical/fundamentalist Christian families. Using a literalistic approach to the Bible, these families withdraw from modern culture into a strict patriarchal structure where birth control of any kind … [Read more...]

“Men Must Be Spiritual Leaders” – Real Life Consequences

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by Kristen Rosser (KRWordgazer)"The man should be the spiritual leader of the home."  That is the standard teaching of most Protestant, evangelical churches.  The Open Bible website has a whole page of Scriptures which apparently support this-- many of which I have addressed elsewhere on this blog.  I believe this … [Read more...]

News & Links: Saturday 24, 2012

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International House of Prayer & Mike Bickle's people start distancing themselves from the Deaton murder & sexual abuse - http://www.religionnewsblog.com/26981/international-house-of-prayer-tyler-deaton?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeedThis is one of the thought patterns in … [Read more...]


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