Purging My Taliban Ways

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding FundamentalI was strolling down the aisles at Sam’s Wholesale Club one day about a year or so after leaving the church, and in the book aisle I noticed a book written by a woman from Afghanistan. It was obvious from the cover that she was a Muslim living under Taliban rule. I picked it up and began looking it over as I do with any book that piques my curiosity. I turned it over to read the back cover and was instantly captivated by what I saw. There written, was a list of rules imposed and strictly enforced on women under Taliban rule. … [Read more...]

Ten Things Reality Television and Christian Patriarchs Have in Common – Duggar Edition

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Every Breaking WaveEditor's note: I know many here have recently emailed me and I have not replied. I still cannot bend my thumb or several fingers or parts of my right hand and am having to get others to type as I dictate or update NLQ. I will attempt to answer all emails this week. Thanks for your understanding!For over two weeks now I've been mostly in the bed due to a systemic infection that nearly caused me to lose my thumb and part of my hand. I haven't been able to do much, except watch television between my bouts in the hospital. While I was horizontal and unable to use my right hand I started thinking about reality television, … [Read more...]

The Duggar’s ‘Counting On’ Television Show Premieres Tomorrow

As you can tell I've been putting off posting about the Duggars some weeks now. There's been a lot about them in the news lately but most of it is either speculation or idle manufactured gossip to promote the new series of Duggar family specials on TLC. Yes, TLC is going ahead with 'Counting On' and they've released an entire series of sneak peek videos promoting the show. … [Read more...]

Did Josh Duggar Ditch Rehab Yesterday?

According to a handful of tabloid sites Josh Duggar has likely left rehab before completing the program. Yesterday the Duggar's plane left Rockford, Illinois. Was Josh on board? According to The Inquistr: … [Read more...]

Jessa Duggar Seewald Delivers Baby Boy Seewald

No real details yet. This comes from Ben's sister Jessica Seewald's Facebook page about 8 pm est. Of course People Magazine has the news first. Will add information to this posting as it is available (likely tomorrow morning..) No word on if this was a home birth or a hospital one or how Jessa made out.  Screencap below from Jess Seewald's Facebook: … [Read more...]

Mythical Creation Science: Who Was Cain’s Wife?

by Mel cross posted from When Cows and Kids CollideA common problem pointed out by people who can read is that Cain's wife came out of the blue. Ken Ham himself decides to tackle this problem himself in Chapter 6 of The New Answers: Book 1.The Problem: In Genesis 4, Adam and Eve have sex and give birth to Cain and Abel.  They both offer sacrifices to God.  God likes Abel's sacrifice, but not Cain.  Cain gets mad and kills Abel.  God banishes Cain.  Cain has sex with his wife and they have kids.  Eventually, Adam and Eve have another son they name Seth. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Representing Your King?

by Elizabeth Botkin from Visionary Daughters - What Every Christian Girl Can Learn From KateEditor's note: Almost two years of radio silence from the Botkin sisters, save for the occasional paid online seminar. Neither of them married in that time frame and no one really knows why they suddenly went quiet instead of continually flogging their restrictive lifestyle. But in this piece Elizabeth says that Kate Middleton, wife of the future king of England Prince William, represents the crown in how she dresses, that she doesn't dress or style for her own tastes but to bring glory to the British royal house. I doubt that she picks everything she wears with no amount of her own personal taste … [Read more...]

Answer to my Critics: My Childhood Opened My Eyes

by Joe Sands cross posted from his blog Incongruous Circumspection Editor's note: Some translations here. Billy Boy G is Bill Gothard, Swine Beads are Michael and Debi Pearl and Ezzo-kimos are followers of Gary Ezzo. Trigger warnings for descriptions of child abuse.Recently, I was accused of only speaking out against Billy Boy G. and his patriarchal ilk because I have a vendetta against my life as a child.  While I do not disagree that half of my childhood was pure torture, I vehemently disagree with that accusation.Here's a summing up of my childhood: … [Read more...]

Fox’s Megyn Kelly Show Tonight on Duggar Aftermath

From Fox News - TUNE IN: Megyn Kelly Look Ahead to the Duggar Family's Next Chapter What's next for the Duggar family?Following TLC's cancelation of "19 Kids and Counting," Megyn Kelly looks at how the Duggars are dealing with their show being terminated, new anger from the left and a possible civil lawsuit that could change everything.Tune in to a "Kelly File" Special: The Duggars’ Next Chapter Friday at 9p ET on Fox News Channel. … [Read more...]

Introduction to the Review Series – “Lies Women Believe”

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragon How to Win Over Depression and Redeeming Love were neck-and-neck in the last poll I did, but since my friend Dani Kelley is doing a review of Redeeming Love, I decided that my next review series would be the runner-up: Nancy Leigh DeMoss’ Lies Women Believe and the Truth that Sets them Free. In the comments, a lot of you mentioned how toxic this book was for you both personally and in your marriages. I received it as a gift when I was still at Pensacola Christian, and I remember feeling vaguely uneasy about it, although at the time I chalked up that reaction to “being convicted.” … [Read more...]