Quoting Quiverfull: Low Self-Esteem Is Healthy?

by Jane Grey of Ladies Against Feminism and her blog Jane Grey So we are to have high God-esteem, and with that comes high esteem for God's creation, including ourselves. This is not an arrogant, conceited esteem of ourselves, … [Read more...]

The Great Deceiver: Being Primed For Sexual Abuse

by Incongruous Circumspection cross posted from his blogTrigger Warning: Descriptions of sexual abuseThis begins the new series.  Also, to read more about Dr. Kenneth Copley, read "The Hammer Drops" series, which details this predator's sexual abuse of his adopted daughter, Ruth.  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Defining What To Feel?

From Focus on the Family's Boundless Blog by Martha Krienke - Put Away The Panic Button Panic, worry, anxiety have no place in a believer's life. Comments open below … [Read more...]

Fascinating Womanhood Review: Introduction

by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating The DragonsIn the quoted portions, bold are my emphasis, italics are hers. That, folks, is what we’re going to be talking about today, and I’m going to start us off with a short explanation of what the male gaze is. … [Read more...]

Trim Healthy Mama – Snake in the Grass

by CaluluThis morning as I was playing my morning interesting Russian roulette (dangerous for my cup of coffee!) of reading through the various Quiverfull ministry sites I came across an update for the ladies of "Trim Healthy Mama". … [Read more...]

Cloistered Fruit (Not) An Open Letter to the Pearls

by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating The DragonsSo, a friend of mine sent me this post by Michael and Debi Pearl the other day. I encourage you to go read it, just so that you have some context for the following rant and can follow along. … [Read more...]

Seeing Monsters in the Dark

by Becoming Worldly I read this, this, and this recently, so figured today I’d tell a ghost story, one with a bit of fire and brimstone thrown in, and a surprise ending. One night a little girl goes to bed. She falls asleep in a dress she’s worn for three days, sharing a bed with four other people, all sleeping on it sideways. She’s glad they’re there because she needs the protection of good people, pure people who are not at risk. … [Read more...]

Elvis Came to Church

by Bruce GerencserWhat follows is a humorous and tragic story of a man I met in church.In 2003, my family and I moved to Clare, Michigan so that I could assume the pastorate of Victory Baptist Church. (a Southern Baptist church) This was the last church … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Speaking Up or Using Children to Defend Violence?

From The Rebelution by Brett Harris in "Defending the Second Amendment" "Purging our society of violence and murder cannot be done by gun control legislation." She continues, saying that in passing legislation,"You are not eliminating guns from society … [Read more...]

roses – how the purity culture taught me to be abused

by Samantha[warning: I am going to be talking about sensitive, sex-related issues today, including rape and sexual assault. ]First, let me share my rationale … [Read more...]