Chucking College: Achieving Success Without Corruption – Part 0

by Danielle WolfeEditor's note: New review series on Melanie Ellison's book Chucking College. The images are screen caps from the film 'Mean Girls'.Hello. I’ve been an avid reader of this blog for a long time and Suzanne has been kind enough to let me review this book for everyone. However after reading this she may owe me a bottle of wine!I wish I were joking… … [Read more...]

The Photograph – Is Justice Delayed Justice At All For Carol Ann Cole?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerVery short post today. This is part 13 in our series looking in the murder of Carol Ann Cole.So everything seems to beg the question: Was Carol Ann Cole ever a resident of New Bethany Home for Girls in Arcadia, Louisiana? Did she run across New Bethany pastor Mack Ford?Evidence that suggests it's entirely a possibility. Things to consider: … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated – Part 2 Chapter 12

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideQuoted text from the book is in blue text.Quoted text from Genevieve (Smith) de Deugd's blog is in maroon text.I love this section!  There are two themes running through the middle of this chapter.Theme one: A pair of highly sheltered very young women have determine what ALL men need in a wife. This theme is a hoot because any person who has been in a satisfying long-term relationship can shoot massive holes in this theme (and believe me, you will be seeing me take aim.) … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Offending Others For Jesus?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Stir Up the PotEditor's note: Nancy is now saying you must offend others for Jesus. You have to get out there and tell everyone else they are doing it wrong. This is something of a switch from Nancy's usual focus on militant maternity and home. Nice jab at the government too. … [Read more...]

Examining Evidence – Is Justice Delayed Justice At All For Carol Ann Cole?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerLast week we looked at the last contact family had with Carol Ann Cole and how her body turned up weeks later on a logging road in rural north Louisiana. … [Read more...]

Introduction: Is Justice Delayed Justice At All For Carol Ann Cole?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerIn the last three years or so both NLQ and NLQ SASBN member Bruce Gerencser have written about the disappearance of Carol Ann Cole, her eventual identification as the Louisiana murder victim known only as Bossier Doe and the possible links between Carol Ann and troubled teen home New Bethany. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Shut Up About Your Bad Marriage Because God is Using it to ‘Refine’ You?

by John Piper of Desiring God and The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood as lifted and reposted by Lori Alexander's blog Always Learning - The Cost of Covenant Keeping LoveEditor's note: Wow, talk about dangerous tripe, this entire piece, including the parts I did not quote for brevity's sake. There's even a section where it says you can never consider divorce, ever ever, that you must erase the word from your mind. What this 'stay married' post does not take into account are the many marriages that are abusive, either physically or mentally, the marriages that flounder because there is no earthly way for either partner to meet the needs of the family and a myriad of other awful … [Read more...]

Jessa Duggar Seewald Pregnant Again

This one is not idle speculation or a blind news item. It was announced today that Jessa Duggar Seewald is pregnant with her second child. Official Duggar mouthpiece People Magazine broke the news this morning that Spurgeon Seewald is getting a brother/sister in February. This news comes just in time to hype the second season premiere of the new Duggar television show 'Counting On' tonight on TLC. … [Read more...]

Examining ATI Wisdom Booklets: Booklet 1 – Science Portion – How Eyes Work

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideEditor's note: We all know that Mel is smart, educated and very analytical so it seems she is possibly the best choice as a science teacher to break down what the ATI Wisdom Booklets have wrong. Particularly in light of the fact that many Quiverfull families use the booklets as the only homeschool curriculum to teach their children. All images from Mel's blog.Due to the size of the posting and the many images this post is broken into pages. Please click Continue to go to the next page. … [Read more...]

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A Brief Visit to ‘The War Room’ – (Shut Up and Get in the Closet)

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much Grace Does anyone remember old Doug Phillips' San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival, back before the demise of Vision Forum? Well, Vision Forum may have dissolved but its acolytes didn't. It seems that they continue to produce sappy, schmaltzy films which seem wholesome and virtuous. Those of us who are familiar with the religion and the lifestyle quickly recognize that the films like Fireproof and Courageous aren't just sugar and schmaltz. … [Read more...]