CTBHHM: Michael and Debi Pearl’s Whirlwind Romance

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by Libby AnneCreated to Be His Help Meet, pp. 13-15 Once upon a time there was a silly young girl who grew up to learn what it means to be a help meet – God’s secret for a heavenly marriage. I start this book with the words “Once upon a time” because it … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Do Parents Destroy Children Without Trying?

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by Michael Pearl of 'No Greater Joy' Six Ways Parents Destroy Their Children Without Trying - December 14, 2012 God promises, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).Parents, … [Read more...]

Standing Up to Spiritual Abusers via Social Media Today #WhoWouldJesusSue

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by Vyckie Garrison Survivors of spiritual abuse are making a push today to call attention to the outrageous tactics employed by pastors and other religious leaders to silence their victims - specifically, we're calling attention to Calvary Chapel pastor Bob Grenier’s lawsuit against his adult stepson, Alex Grenier who came forward to report that he was physically abused by Bob Grenier after Bob … [Read more...]

Christian Advice For Brides in Training?

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by CaluluLately I've been running into a number of Funda-Gelical blogs dedicated to either training brides what to do once they marry or advising them on what a proper Christian lady does to prepare for her future marriage.Some of the advice is … [Read more...]

Civility Pledge: Creating a Safe Environment for Constructive and Healing Conversation

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by Vyckie GarrisonWhen it comes to a discussion of the inherently pernicious elements of the Quiverfull ideal, such as patriarchy, fundamentalism, bible "literalism," Dominionism, etc., which result in the spiritual abuse of Christian women and their families, it is too easy to be sarcastic, condescending, harsh, … [Read more...]

We are not the enemies of our best selves

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by SierraI’ve spent the past few years very plugged in to social justice media. When I get my news, for good or ill, it’s about the progress or regress of the social issues I care about. The rest of the time, I don’t pay attention. Issues that don’t elicit an intellectual or emotional response in me don’t rise to the surface, because they don’t show up on the blogs I read or the … [Read more...]

Shedding The Burqa: Part 1

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by Cindy FosterIt would be the last sermon we would ever endure as members of the Baptist Taliban.We hadn’t planned for it to be, even though by that time, we were painfully aware that our leaving was inevitable. It was just a matter of how and when. My husband already … [Read more...]

A Look At Westboro Baptist From A Native Topekan

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Jezebel.com posted an article about former Westboro Baptist member Lauren Drain posing for a NoH8 photography taken by Adam Houska. What was more interesting than Drain's story of life in a cult was one of the comments listed below the article, telling of what living in Topeka, … [Read more...]

Large Family Christian Homeschooling and Child Evangelism Fellowship

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by Vyckie GarrisonChild Evangelism Fellowship's Christian Youth In Action (CYIA) is a favorite venue for socialization and mission work for many large-family Christian homeschoolers. Quiverfull teens often attend … [Read more...]

The Burqa Experience: Getting Groceries

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by CaluluJanuary 13th, 2013 – Culpeper, VirginiaToday I decided to venture out to my local favorite grocery store wearing a hijab. I’ve not gotten brave enough to wear one of my abayas along with a hijab, niqab or burqa yet. Based on the reaction … [Read more...]


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