Bill Gothard has negatively affected my life…Part 1

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by Shadow SpringI started this blog to have a space to write about how patriarchal fundamentalist thought had affected my marriage and resulted in disaster on many levels. The truth is that patriarchal fundamentalist thought had already wreaked havoc on my life before I even met my husband, … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Pouring Into?

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by Voddie Baucham in film Return of the Daughters“I don’t know why we allow ourselves to be poured into the world’s mold that somehow says to go out and pour your life into a stranger … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Genetic Claims?

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by Doug Wilson and posted at Vision Forum “For the sake of argument, we should readily grant homosexual genetic claims. God controls everything, and so we can grant any and all scientific claims about the genetic bases of sin. Accept it all in the providence of God. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Twisted Illogical Logic?

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by Doug Wilson as posted at Vision Forum “In true repentance, we should invert as many contemporary categories as we can — own the curse of homosexuality upon our parenting, grant the science, and explicitly embrace God’s transformation of our civil order. True repentance in the Church, … [Read more...]

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Daughter of the Patriarchy: epilogue: What does leaving fundamentalism look like?

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by SierraOccasionally, I get asked whether or not I ever actually left my old fundamentalist church. My story on No Longer Quivering followed my journey up to the first year of college. I’ve wrestled with how to explain what happened in a proper narrative form, because the circumstances that led to my cutting ties completely with the church ranged from financial to emotional to practical to ideological. There’s not a clear, linear story from here on out, just a constellation. But I’ve decided that it’s high time to tie up the loose ends and explain how, exactly, I cut and run.When I first went to college, my mother still picked me up for our weekly drive to church. In fact, the first … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiveringfull: Standing With God

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by Dr. Bob Jones Sr or Bob Jones University So you want to know where a man stands with God? You ha e only to ask him one question: What do you think of this university {BJU} Comments open below … [Read more...]

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Jimmy Swaggart and Me

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by CaluluCrossposted from My Cult LifeWarning! Salty language & disrespecting of religious leaders ahead!When I was younger I worked for an air freight contractor that had contracts … [Read more...]

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Orphan Fever

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by CaluluMother Jones magazine has finally published Kathryn Joyce's account of the Evangelical Movement's obsession with adoption and the inevitable not so great outcomes when you don't take practicalities of foreign adoption under consideration. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Depression & Suicide

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Rick Warren from Saddleback Church It was a lifelong battle lost, despite consultation with top doctors, counseling, medication and floods of prayer. Despite all that, Warren wrote. "this was an illness that was never fully controlled and the emotional pain resulted in his decision to take his life." … [Read more...]

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An Open Letter to Linda Hyles Murphrey

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by Jenny WeberA guest post cross posted from Jenny's blog I'm Having A Thought HereTRIGGER WARNING! This might trigger those of you struggling to recover from abuse heaped on by former church members and clergyDear Linda:You open your open letter to the dear past and present members of First Baptist Church, Hammond, Indiana, by stating simply: “You were my father’s first love.” … [Read more...]

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