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

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by Sierra Occasionally, 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, … [Read more...]

Come To Jesus?

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...or How Not To Witness To An Atheist/Agnostic - by Calulu As I've said before I wasn't raised Quiverfull or even as a fundamentalist or believer. Through the years I kept being subjected to people trying to witness to me, giving that old altar call, tap dancing towards salvation, come to Jesus sonny boy father and the Holy Ghost sales pitch. … [Read more...]

Created To Be His Slave

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by Bruce Gerencser's guest Ian On the No Longer Quivering blog, I have been enthralled read to read the female view of Created To Be His Helpmeet (CTBHH), by Debi Pearl. For any that don’t know what this book is, it is a manual for women to learn how to become totally dependent … [Read more...]

Jimmy Swaggart and Me

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

Quoting Quiverfull: All the Children?

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by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men "Biblical Fathers Have All The Children God Wants Them To Have" - April 25, 2013 On this point the majority of the Christian churches have been greatly deceived. Most Christian couples have little understanding of the importance of God being in charge of this area of their lives. They consult God on their career, college, home, finance, and many seemingly important issues, yet regarding children created in God's own image, they don't want God … [Read more...]

CTBHHM In Which Debi Reveals Her Mandate

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by Libby Anne Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 51-53  Remember that Debi has just poisoned the well against trusting one’s feelings, listening to mainstream society, or giving a hearing to the arguments of Christian feminists. She continues with this: Can we, ordinary housewives and mothers, jump into the arena and compete with these “scholars,” deciding which verses in the Bible should be believed and which ones should be dismissed for various reasons? That is not for me. But I do have a solution … [Read more...]

Seeing Monsters in the Dark

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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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: HSLDA Tips?

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From the HSLDA website and written by Chris Klicka - Tips towards handling a CPS investigation Never let the social worker in your house without a warrant or a court order. Never let the social worker talk to your children alone without a court order. … [Read more...]

Elvis Came to Church

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by Bruce Gerencser What 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: God’s Army

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by Nancy Campbell from the book "I Fired God" by Jocelyn R. Zichterman and the Above Rubies website. God is looking for an Army. The greatest threat to Satan in this world is godly parents that understand God's intentions and will bring forth and train a Godly … [Read more...]


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