Religious Trauma Syndrome

by CaluluSeveral days ago a link to an article written by Valerie Tarico at Alternet.org arrived on my Facebook page. The piece was about a newly named syndrome - RTS - Religious Trauma Syndrome and … [Read more...]

Michelle Duggar Wants a Nice Round Number

Handbag.com today posted a bit of promotion for tonight's episode of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" involving Michelle Duggar wants another baby. 19 Kids and Counting - Michelle Duggar wants just one more! Mar 26th 2013, 12:49 | By Katie Park … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Anger At God?

by John Piper from his book "The Momentary Marriage - A Parable of Permanence" pages 150 - 151 Anger devours almost all other good emotions. It deadens the soul. It numbs the heart to joy and gratitude and hope and tenderness … [Read more...]

Linda Murphrey Writes an Open Letter to First Baptist Church Hammond

by Bruce GerencserLinda Murphrey is the daughter of the late Jack Hyles. What follows is an excerpt of an open letter Linda wrote to First Baptist Church in Hammond, Indiana. I hope you will take the time to read the entire letter on Linda’s website: … [Read more...]

How Male Dominated Religion Bleeds Women

by Cindy FosterMy husband, Paul, and I were enjoying some Mexican food at a restaurant near where we were staying in Houston last night.Sitting at a table in very close proximity to ours was a Muslim family.  We see a lot of Muslim families these days, but more so … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Legalism?

by Colin Campbell at Meat For Men -March 5, 2013 "It's not legalism to eat three meals a day to feed the body. Why should it be legalism to feed your spirit and your children's spirit two times a day at Family Devotions?" … [Read more...]

Homeschool or Public School – What’s Worse?

by Becoming WorldlyI was talking with a homeschooled friend the other day who was raised fairly similar to how I was, with a more structured and less impoverished environment, and we were sharing stories. This and a few other things got me thinking. We both went on to higher education, got our masters degrees. The conversation between us … [Read more...]

Yes

by SamanthaBetty, Joan and Peggy from the AMC show "Mad Men"(Editors note: Betty Draper Francis is one of the clearest representations of what the old fashioned complimentarism that patriarchal religions push as the only answer.}The first time I ever heard … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Goodwill Sweaters Have Demons?

by Pat Robertson on Monday, February 25, 2013 on The 700 Club - Video at link Robertson was answering a question from viewer Carrie, who wrote:"I buy a lot of clothes and other items at Goodwill and other secondhand shops. Recently my mom told me that … [Read more...]

Does Evangelical Christianity Cause Emotional Damage? Part 1

by Bruce GerencserEvangelical Christianity teaches that humans are, by nature, sinners. Humans do not become sinners, they are sinners. Humans are born with a sin nature. From the very moment they come into this world they are sinners. This is the lot of … [Read more...]