Orphan Fever

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by CaluluMother Jones magazine has finally published Kathryn Joyce's account of the Evangelical Movement's obsession with adoption and the inevitable not so great outcomes when you don't take practicalities of foreign adoption under consideration. … [Read more...]

Preying on Those Most Vulnerable

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by CaluluLast week someone sent a link for a sect that calls itself "Biblical Families". At first glance they seem like the usual patriarchal fundamentalist flavor of Christianity, like a thousand other versions of Christianity. In fact, this is how they describe themselves - … [Read more...]

Choosing my Future

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by Vyckie Garrison - Originally posted at secularwoman.orgFifth article in Secular Woman's Women's History Month Series.by Vyckie Garrison, No Longer QuiveringLife without choices is simple. As a young woman, when faced with … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: In Which Mike Spills the Garbage

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 Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 40-42Debi’s goal in this passage is to show how thanksgiving produces joy. She starts with a story called “My Jolly Playmate.” This story is sort of divided into three parts: the first part continues Debi’s pattern of urging women to just be happy rather than actually dealing … [Read more...]

Open Thread Discussion on Christian Fundamentalism

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by Vyckie GarrisonOver on the Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blog, Defeating the Dragons, Samantha is looking for input on readers' personal experiences with Christian fundamentalism.One of the questions she asks is: I know that some of you … [Read more...]

roses – how the purity culture taught me to be abused

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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...]

Congratulations Samantha! – SASBN

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Samantha from the blog Defeating The Dragons and NLQ's SASBN was recently singled out as the subject of  Christianity Today's article Finding Faith After Spiritual Indoctrination due to the excellence of her blogging about her past experiences! Congratulations and … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to Other Recent Open Letters

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by CaluluThis isn't quite a mea maxima culpa, but I did want to take some time to talk about the recent posting of two Open Letter posts involving the Hyles family, the Schaap family and the continuing mess at First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana. … [Read more...]

The Jonathan Nichols Story: Growing Up Gay in the IFB Church

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by Bruce GerencserWhat follows is a brief excerpt of a story about Jonathan Nichols. Jonathan grew up in the Newark Baptist Temple,  the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist church ((IFB) pastored by my wife’s uncle, James Dennis.  The Pastor (Jamie) Overton … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Contentment Is All That Matters

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 35-38This section is titled “A Thankful Spirit.” Debi begins by contrasting two examples. Here is the first one: I know women who remain perpetually discontented … [Read more...]


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