We thought modesty made us timeless

by SierraI grew up wearing “holiness.” I’ll wait for a moment so you can finish making jokes. You know you want to.Holiness hair in action.Usually associated with Pentecostals, “holiness” dress has several elements: … [Read more...]

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Raised Quiverfull: A Gendered Childhood Part 2

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by Libby AnneRaised Quiverfull Introduction — A Gendered ChildhoodQuestion 3: In what ways were boys and girls in your family expected to dress or act differently from each other? Were there certain things it was appropriate for girls to do but not boys, and vice versa?Joe:Not really.  If we were … [Read more...]

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Modesty, Body Policing and Empowerment: The Hijab (Part One)

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by SierraThe Guardian recently published an article by Nadiya Takolia titled “The hijab has liberated me from society’s expectations of women.” It’s far from the first of its kind; indeed, the Muslim feminist blogosphere is really … [Read more...]

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Cultural Impact: Adventures in Recovery

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by CaluluWhile I've been away from home this last week one of the things I did with extended family was attend the local theater. The featured show was a live production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Cats” We watched for the … [Read more...]

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Christianity and Christian Patriarchy are not the same thing

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by SierraA moment of clarification: If you read my previous post and thought I was issuing a call to arms against the Christian religion, please be aware of this distinction. The Christian Patriarchy movement is a … [Read more...]

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A Sea Change Christmas

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by Calulu Merry Christmas from NLQ! For many of us here our traditions and doings around the holidays have changed since we're left behind all that is quiverfull or whatever brand of fundamentalism you were enmeshed with. Sometimes you must tweak … [Read more...]

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Revisiting NLQ FAQ: The Bible and Birth Control

Note:  Before reading this, please read the “Quiverfull and the Bible” FAQ.  Like the “nobleminded Bereans” (Acts 17:11), we are entitled to study for ourselves, so that we may read the Biblical text in an informed manner.  That FAQ provides the background for the method of informed … [Read more...]

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Book Recommendation: A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans

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by Kristen RosserI remember the excitement I felt when, as a brand-new Christian, I began to explore what kind of life Jesus wanted me to live.  The type of Christianity which I initially encountered was the gentle, fireside faith of the 1970s:  we didn't call … [Read more...]

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You can’t stop the reign of guns and patriarchy without talking about religion

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by SierraAmericans have come to expect certain conversations after public shooting incidents. It’s a stain on our national discourse that we have such a thing as a “generic” response to mass murder, but we all know what it is. Gun control and mental health are … [Read more...]

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Tea Party Nation Blames Teachers for Sandy Hook Tragedy

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by Incongruous CircumspectionThis post continues my views on the "article", written by Timothy Birdnow of The Tea Party Nation.Birdnow makes a tragic mistake here - willingly.There is the key to our whole cultural disintegration; we refuse to recognize Evil as a … [Read more...]

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