Bill Gothard has negatively affected my life…Part 1

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by Shadow SpringI started this blog to have a space to write about how patriarchal fundamentalist thought had affected my marriage and resulted in disaster on many levels. The truth is that patriarchal fundamentalist thought had already wreaked havoc on my life before I even met my husband, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Winning Your Father’s Heart?

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by Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin from Visionary Daughters - "Visionary Daughters Interviewed" We see a particular need for girls to build better relationships with their fathers, as the effects of this relationship spill over into so many other areas of their lives — they way they view God, the way they relate to men, the way they view themselves, … [Read more...]

Heart And Soul: The Womb as a Weapon

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This weekend BBC series Heart And Soul did a program on the Quiverfull Movement as it is gaining ground in the United Kingdom, starting out focusing on one particular British Quiverfull family before interviewing Nancy Campbell, our own Vyckie Garrison and Heather Doney of Homeschoolers Anonymous and NLQ. … [Read more...]

Domestic Violence in the IFB Church Movement

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by Bruce GerencserFirst, let me give readers the definition for domestic violence. The National Domestic Violence Hotline defines domestic violence as: Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Disappointed Old Failures

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 58-59The title of this section is “Disappointed Old Failures,” and it follows last week’s section in threatening women with disaster and shipwreck if they fail to follow Debi’s advice. Or, God’s advice. Debi clearly thinks they’re they same thing. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Hindering the Creator?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies Because God is a Creator, He loves to create. He delights in creating each new baby that is born. And every human being God creates is unique, different, and special--a new divine creation that has never been created before. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Laboring Not in Vain?

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by Michelle Kauenhofen of Above Rubies Womens Daily Devotionals DEAR FELLOW MOTHER,When you feel worn out, exhausted, taken advantage of, under appreciated and not acknowledged, remember this. … [Read more...]

This is NOT Homeschooling: Is HSLDA Part of a “Bible-Based Cult”?

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by Heather DoneyThis may be the most important and most scary post on homeschooling that I have ever written. It feels like something out of a Margaret Atwood novel and I am numb as I write this, so please bear with me. The title of this post is not rhetorical. It is a question I am actively pondering at the moment. … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Be Afraid, Very Afraid

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 57-58As I’ve been making my way through Debi’s Created To Be His Help Meet, one question I’ve gotten from readers pretty regularly is “why do women buy into this?” … [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...]


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