Creating Illusions Through Self-Injury When Trapped in Trauma

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Under Much Grace and used with permission.In addition to self-destructive impulsiveness that can accompany PTSD, the person struggling to regulate their mood can resort to willful physical injury or self-mutilation, one type of addictive behavior that is used as a coping mechanism. Self injury may include a whole variety of behaviors from cutting rituals to hair pulling or interfering with wound healing.People who experience PTSD contend with very difficult and disturbing symptoms of mood and behavior. They often become anxious quite easily because of seemingly innocuous things which … [Read more...]

Remember This Guy? Lookadoo Arrested For RU Drunkable?

Justin Lookadoo was featured in Quoting Quiverfull in November 14, 2013 for 'Dateable Girls Know How To Shut Up' for his pushing of the traditional male female gender roles of Evangelical Christianity in public schools. He's spoken at all sorts of conferences through the years hawking his book 'R U Dateable'. … [Read more...]

The One That Got Away- Josh Powell and the Ones That Didn’t

by Calulu cross posted from her blog Seeking The Light.Author's note: I realize that there are successful home school experiences out there and yes, I know a number of them. The kids I'm speaking of today were all the kids in my art classes. None of them has gone on to any great success yet.It was with great interest I've been following the story of central Virginia's Josh Powell and his quest for a decent education in the face of Virginia's laws allowing homeschooling parents to teach as much and as little as they'd like. He is one very determined young man that took on the world of Virginia homeschooling to do what was right, have the same opportunity towards a well rounded … [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...]

SASBN: Putting an End to the Survivor Wars

by Vyckie GarrisonBreaking free from the absolute control of a cultic group is incredibly hard - it's a soul-wrenching experience and in all honesty, none of us walk away unscathed and completely healthy. Spiritual abuse survivors are hurt, traumatized, damaged and often broken. I wish I … [Read more...]

Happy is the Man That Has His Quiver Full of Them

by Bruce GerencserWhen Polly and I married in 1978, we planned to have three children.  We wanted to wait a year or so before we started having children, but six-weeks into marriage Polly became pregnant. Our son Jason was seven weeks before our first wedding anniversary.In 1981, Nathan … [Read more...]

We are not the enemies of our best selves

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...]

12 Reasons Why My Homeschooling Story Doesn’t Matter

by Becoming WorldlyHomeschooling parents sometimes react badly to stories like mine. It’s generally the ones who see themselves as fighting an uphill battle with society, surrounded by enemies, feeling personally threatened when any problem … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What Men Think?

QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers … [Read more...]

News & Links: Saturday December 8, 2012

Why Churches Are Dying from The Christian Left offers a quick explanation of how a successful church can quickly devolve into hateful behaviors that run off members - http://www.thechristianleftblog.org/1/post/2012/11/why-churches-are-dying.htmlInteresting thoughts on the 'War on Christmas' from a pastor … [Read more...]


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