Part 7 RU: Labor Exploitation For Jesus

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideWe've made it to page 6 of 10 in the Handbook for RU: School of Discipleship.The next section covers "Care Packages".  Since RU doesn't provide any clothing, bedding or personal hygiene materials for the six months the students are in the program, a more honest term would be "Resupply Packages". … [Read more...]

Part 6 RU: Labor Exploitation For Jesus

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide This next section of the handbook covers what people need to bring with them for their 6 month stay at the RU School of Discipleship. … [Read more...]

Part 5 RU:Labor Exploitation For Jesus

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows & Kids CollideWe're working our way through the Handbook for RU ministries.Page Four outlines the weekly schedule for inmates disciples.  Since these are people who are dealing with legitimate mental illnesses like alcohol and drug addiction or anorexia, medical treatment programs would include group therapy, individual therapy, classes to learn about coping mechanisms and plenty of time for rest.  The rest time is as important as the other parts because when someone's brain is injured, the brain's way of recovering is through sleep. … [Read more...]

Part 4 – RU: Labor Exploitation For Jesus

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows & Kids CollideWe've covered why RU should be compared to inpatient treatment facilities, their spurious views on addictions and the lack of trained staff on site.This information alone would be enough to send me running for the hills, but let's pretend for a minute that I'm still interested in going to RU Schools of Discipleship like Josh Duggar did.  They have a four part application process.    The first step is to read the handbook fully and until you completely understand it.Page 1 is a cover page. … [Read more...]

Part 3 – RU: Labor Exploitation For Jesus

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows & Kids CollideThe quality of staffing in inpatient treatment varies greatly.  The American Psychological Association noted that getting qualified staff in substance abuse treatment facilities is difficult due to low pay and weak educational opportunities for employees (pg. 16).  The implied educational criteria is that there are multiple layers of professionals with advanced degrees - doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees in psychology or medical degrees in psychiatry - with paraprofessionals with less education being overseen and trained by people with advanced degrees (pgs. 16-17). … [Read more...]

News: Planned Parenthood Shooter Applauded by Fundi-Gelical Christians

I'm sure by now you've seen the coverage of yesterday's horrific shooting at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  While the shooter Robert L. Dear has been identified there is no other information available about him in the news media. … [Read more...]

Part 2 – RU: Labor Exploitation For Jesus

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows & Kids CollideSince Reformers Unanimous (RU) is an organization that treats addictions, I thought it would be important to understand their definitions of addiction.From their website on "What We Believe about Addictions:Addiction by one definition is “to cause to become physiologically or psychologically dependent on a habit-forming substance.”That's a good definition which would incorporate  ten of the 15 topics covered by RU. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Michael Pearl Answers Parenting Questions

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - SINFUL SensitivityEditor's note: What? She still thinks it might be okay to let someone that molested his daughters have sleepovers with her daughters? While Michael is absolutely correct in saying that sleepovers at a former child molester's home are a bad idea he then takes it to a very scary place by saying that the man needs to be castrated. Studies have shown that castrating sex offenders does not do any good in the long run. … [Read more...]

Part 1 – RU: Labor Explotation For Jesus

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideMe: The Duggars have opened my eyes to a lot of problems within Fundamentalist Christian health ministries that I'd never heard of before. I wish they would stop getting involved in ministries that are going to kill someone someday. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Willfully Misunderstanding What Freedom of Religion Is?

by the Patrick Johnson family - Johnson Family Ministry Blog - What's the Problem with Kentucky Governor Accommodating Kim Davis' Religious Beliefs?Editor's note: The very fact that Patrick Johnson has his nine year old son photobombing gay couples with a hateful sign says a lot about him beyond his misunderstanding of US constitutional law. He's claiming like so many others that the Freedom of Religion laws should be only to promote Christianity. This belief is particularly disgusting in light of the fact that Thanksgiving is in a few short days. Remember the Pilgrims? They left England in order to be able to practice what they believe without interference, not force their beliefs on … [Read more...]


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