Let’s Talk About Christian Culture and Consent

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by Kathryn Brightbill cross posted from Homeschoolers AnonymousNote from R.L. Stollar, HA Community Coordinator: The following post does not mention “homeschooling” in any way. It is more about the Christian culture in which many of our homeschooling experiences occurred. But since many of our particular homeschooling experiences occurred within this culture, this post is very relevant. After reading Kathryn’s thoughts, I, too, tried to remember when any of the modesty or purity teachings I received about relationships — in both my church and homeschooling environments — included any discussion about consent. Like Kathryn, I was at a loss. In retrospect, I find this omission rather distur … [Read more...]

The Upside of the Downside of My Homeschooling

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground I. Growing up, I had very little concept of “school” in the traditional sense.While we were not unschoolers or a family who did child-directed learning, we did not even try to bring school home. We were our own breed. In my elementary years we just did the ATI wisdom booklets, checked out tons of random books at the library, and did unit studies that centered on the scripture of the month. For example, if our verse that month was “blessed are the meek,” we studied stories of meekness in history, science, missions, and life. We did not even open up textbooks, other than in math and grammar, until I got older. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: It Comes Down to “Cool” and “Uncool”?

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by Jay Younts of Shepherd Press - Answers to Your QuestionsHelp your teenagers see how it works out for the world.Teenagers raised in Christian homes in this culture face a difficult dilemma. Mom and Dad have one view of how to live; the world around them has another. It is vital that parents recognize the significance of this battle. … [Read more...]

“Be a Man” – Christianity and Gender Mystiques

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsA "mystique" is defined by TheFreeDictionary.com as "An aura of heightened value, interest, or meaning surrounding something, arising from attitudes and beliefs that impute special power or mystery to it." A "gender mystique," therefore, is an idealized concept of what it means to be a man or a woman, such that rather than simply describing one's physical sex, there is a specialized/romanticized state of gender identity which a man or a woman should strive to attain in order to be a "real" man or woman. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Problems Facing Homeschoolers?

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From Persevero News an interview with Michael Moody of Forge Ministries - Engage the BattleWhat is the greatest problem you see facing homeschoolers in particular? Thousands and thousands of families are homeschooling but many have no foundation. Parents are choosing to home educate for a number of reasons: they want their child to excel academically; they want their child sheltered from drugs and kept safe; they want to give their child individual attention because of a learning … [Read more...]

Slutty Girls…(Fill in Blank)

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by Calulu cross posted from her blog Seeking The LightOne of the big phrases I heard many times in my very Catholic family was "Slutty Girls...." with some description of whatever undesirable behavior that these imaginary threatening exemplar ladies were modeling.I heard that hoary old chestnut so many times that if I were to suddenly pick up a Marlboro, flick my Bic and actually inhale I'd hear my mother, my grandmother, my great grandmother and probably countless generations back exclaim in my mind - "Slutty girls smoke" - spoken in parts outraged and cautionary. … [Read more...]

TTUAC: Introduction—Laying out the Goal

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love Joy Feminism To Train Up A Child, introduction   You probably know that I’ve been writing a page-by-page review of Debi Pearl’s manual on how to be a good wife, Created To Be His Help Meet. I’ve decided to begin doing the same for Michael and Debi Pearl’s child training manual, To Train Up A Child. Because the text is available online, I’m going to quote the entire thing over the course of this series rather than just excerpts. The end product will be the text of To Train Up A Child, with my commentary. I will be posting a new excerpt each Monday. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Well-Behaved Women?

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From The Prairie Muffin Manifesto The women who will have the greatest impact on the world, those who will have the greatest influence on history, are those "well-behaved" women who faithfully serve God in their daily lives, seeking His approval rather than the world's admiration. Prairie Muffins know that while engaging in the kingdom-building work in their homes of loving, training and disciplining their children, the world may not express its approval, but it will be turned upside down. … [Read more...]

Saturday News Links: August 10, 2013

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  A ministry in California is claiming that Beyonce and Jay-Z are secretly trying to promote Satanism - http://deadstate.org/video-califonia-evangelical-christian-group-claims-beyonce-and-jay-z-are-secret-satanists/ Posted before but it's worth a second read: Alter Net with Religious Trauma Syndrome - http://www.alternet.org/belief/religious-trauma-syndrome-how-some-organized-religion-leads-mental-health-problems … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sleepovers are Molest-Fests?

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by Lori Alexander of Always Learning Blog and DarleneSchacht's Time-Warp WifeRachel Campos-Duffy writes parenting blogs and wrote one on when the right time is to allow sleep overs and she was shocked how many women commented and said it was at sleep overs that they were molested as children.  Her husband is a DA and she said he deals with this issue a lot also. … [Read more...]


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