CTBHHM: Smile, Giggle and Simper

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by Libby Anne Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 28-32 The rest of Debi’s chapter on “a merry heart” is taken up with her response to a letter from a follower. Debi spends four full pages responding. The longer I read, the sadder I got. I apologize in advance. First, the letter: … [Read more...]

Beauty: In the Eye of the Beholder

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by Calulu Recently I came across a very disturbing blog posting and another and another and another. It was from a blog that I'd quoted recently on No Longer Quivering for our Quoting Quiverfull feature. The post I used from that blog was one where the blogger's husband tried to say it was alright for a Christian man … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Connecting Homeschooling and Religious Abuse

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by Becoming WorldlyI was asked a very good question by a homeschooler recently and figured I’d answer it here as well, expanding on it a little bit. The essence of that question (as I understood it) was “Why are you including homeschooling in your discussion of religious abuse? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Duggar Sound Guy Reveal?

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Josh Duggar from Yahoo News "We didn't know the results," Josh, 25, told the mag "But we gave them [from the doctor] to the sound guy, Jim, and he planned out this very unique reveal. It caught us off guard in a time and place we least expected." … [Read more...]

The Most Blaring Contradiction Of All

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by Cindy Foster Recently, I read a poignantly and transparently written post at ‘Stuff Fundies Like’ titled “Pining for the Leeks and Garlic”.  Anyone with knowledge of the Old Testament accounts of Moses and the Children of Israel’s 40 year wilderness journey will immediately recognize the title’s significance. I’ve followed SFL … [Read more...]

Good Baptists Don’t Dance 1971-72

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by Bruce Gerencser It’s September of  1971 and I am fourteen and a ninth grade student at Central Junior High School in Findlay, Ohio. Seven months later, in April of 1972, my parents divorced, and a  few months after that Mom married her first cousin and Dad married a 19-year-old who had a little girl. … [Read more...]

Stress, Pride, Shame and Frogs

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by Cindy Foster In February of 2002 we attended our first five day stress in the ministry workshop.  We were invited by our close friends of near 30 years who founded this desperately needed ministry near 30 years ago. … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: One Ugly Hillbilly

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by Libby Anne Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 27-28 Throughout her book, Debi’s attitude toward women is bizarre. In this passage, Debi tells a story to illustrate her point about the importance … [Read more...]

Sunday Challenge Answers – How Has Your Self Body Image Changed?

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Answers to Sunday's question of the day from our readers - Fledgling Feminist Sierra and Libby Anne were the first ones who honestly challenged me about modesty. I always had a sense that “some people just take it too far,” like making women wear burqas or … [Read more...]


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