Happy New Year! – Open Thread

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by Suzanne Calulu cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapeFor the last few weeks I've been waiting with baited breath for CBN's Pat Robertson to make his yearly announcement claiming that God told him what to expect in the coming year. Pat's obviously falling down on the job since he's been largely silent on 2014. Or perhaps his handlers are realizing how insane he's started to sound in the last few years.Let us revisit what he said in December 2012 in regards to 2013's happenings.... … [Read more...]

Differentiation and Emotional Cut-Offs

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by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of ThemMurray Bowen's theories on differentiation of self, and emotional cut-offs provide an excellent lens for viewing the complex relationships that exist between family members who were raised in quiverfull and Christian patriarchal families, where the family roles are artificially skewed by religious influence and the necessity for sibling-parenting due to sheer numbers in the family. … [Read more...]

How Should Churches Handle Allegations of Abuse?

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Way ForwardFirst of all, churches shouldn’t “handle” anything.  This is what gets churches, pastors, and church leaders into trouble to start with. Instead of immediately doing the right thing when someone makes an allegation of abuse they often: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Flippantly Avoiding Babies?

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by Kelly of Generation Cedar - Are You Going to Have More Babies?Make sure you visit the original article to read the conversation between the author and her five year old daughter. Just like my daughter counsels women each week who are contemplating abortion, urging them to consider that the life inside them is no mistake and is depending on them to give it a … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Mental Illness is Self Focus?

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by John Piper from desiring God - 10 Resolutions for Mental Health That night Dr. Kilby had a pastoral heart and a poet’s eye. He pled with us to stop seeking mental health in the mirror of self-analysis, but instead to drink in the remedies of God in nature. He was not naïve. He knew of sin. He knew of the necessity of redemption in Christ. But he would have said that Christ purchased new eyes for us as well as new hearts. His plea was that we stop being unamazed by the strange glory of ordinary things. He ended that lecture in 1976 with a list of resolutions. As a tribute to my teacher and a blessing to your soul, I offer them for your joy. … [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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: So Easing Your Child’s Discomfort is Sin?

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by Jay Younts of Shepherd Press - The Tyranny of the Immediate If your children believe the lie that getting instant relief from their discomfort or discontent is ultimate, then they are bound by the power of sin. This pattern, if not stopped, will result in a life dominated by the desire for immediate gratification.Immediate gratification is the gateway to a life of slavery. Understanding this will help you teach your children to see how sin deceives them. Sin feeds on the desire for immediate results. That is why a child can go from seeming bliss to outrage in an eye blink. One moment everything is fine. Then he sees his brother with a toy that he wants and he immediately erupts with … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Don’t Resist, Confront or Challenge

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love Joy FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 100-104 A wise woman does not dream of what “could have been.” … Therefore, she is joyful and content in her present circumstances. In this section, Debi will argue that you need to impose a sort of thought policing on yourself, and that discontentment stems not from bad … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Anti-Gun Culture Reason To Homeschool?

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by Mary Pride of Homeschool World on Facebook Today's reason to homeschool: hysteria over a tiny plastic "gun" that is shorter than my thumb. Is it clear by now that it's the very concept of guns *in the hands of civilians* that schools are trying to eradicate? … [Read more...]

Mental Health: From Shame to Seeking Help Part 2

by Lana Hobbs cross posted from Homeschoolers AnonymousMental Health — From Shame to Seeking Help, Part Two: Learning Shame in ChildhoodHA note: This series is reprinted with permission from Lana Hobbs’ blog, Lana Hobbs the Brave. Lana describes herself as “an aspiring writer and a former religious fundamentalist” who currently identifies as “post-Christian.” She was homeschooled in junior high and highschool. Part Two of this series was originally published on June 7, 2013. … [Read more...]


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