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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Wombness?

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Happy Mother's Day. In honor of Mother's Day here's Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies claiming that as long as you have your womb you are in fact a woman. My last post was about "homeness." I thought I would stretch your vocabulary a little further and introduce "wombness." … [Read more...]

ROC Pastor Geronimo Aguilar Being Investigated For Sexual Misconduct

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Remember the Jack Schaap friend who is a pastor and supported Schaap even when Schaap admitted guilt in having a sexual relationship with a minor? Looks like the years of whispered rumors have reaped an investigation into the allegations that he grooms girls and young women … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Full Quivers?

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by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men Nations and churches that willfully refuse to fill their quivers with young men and women, trained as sharp polished arrows, will stand ashamed before their enemies, whether they be physical or spiritual. The sad thing is that God is more than willing to provide us with arrows, but we are too deceived to receive them. … [Read more...]

Review: I Fired God: My Life Inside–and Escape from–the Secret World of the Independent Fundamental Baptist Cult by Jocelyn Zichterman

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by Calulu When I first received this book I chuckled over the title, “I Fired God” because it seemed both humorous and sacrilegious at the same time. Firing God? How is it even possible? I quickly found out that the author should have fired her IFB God much sooner. Before reading "I Fired God" my only knowledge of the IFB was last summer's sexual abuse incident involving IFB Pastor Jack Schaap , and the writings of former IFB Pastor Bruce Gerencser. Jocelyn … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Executing Wrath?

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Bart Janz, Independent Fundamentalist Baptist minister. From his sermon, “God and Government II,” Holly Ridge Baptist Church, 2006"My job [as pastor] is to execute wrath upon … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: How To Be an Abused Woman

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 54-55***trigger warning***Debi starts this passage by laying out what she calls “God’s Blueprint for Marriage.” She first quotes several verses: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Peace?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies We talked yesterday about deception. Peace is another area where we can be deceived. People often say that have peace about something, but really it is just a RELIEF from their circumstances. … [Read more...]


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