Newslinks – August 16,2012

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Lots happening around the blogosphere so every Thursday I'll be posting links to the most interesting or intriguing news in the world concerning NLQ.Turns out that the sixteen year old girl Jack Schaap stands accused of abusing was also a student at Hyles-Anderson College. Looks like the majority of the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana members  that aren't rushing around the internet defending Schaap is standing behind the church in support - From The Christian Post - First Baptist Church of Hammond 'More United Than Ever'This next one is actually from a blog for nannies E Nanny Source on discipline styles and it's an excellent resource for child discipline ideas and … [Read more...]

Millipede Part 17

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by MillipedeThis time around it was different on the surface at least. My husband was trying a kinder and gentler approach to his faith. Rather than trying to make his wife follow behind him in the old Patriarchy Parade, my husband was content to go to church by himself. He did encourage me to go and on the infrequent occasions that I did, he would make a point of being considerate of me.Even so, I did not make plans to attend on a regular basis, even with my husband willing to leave when I was ready, it was usually about three in the afternoon when we left church. Given that it took over an hour to get there, the day was mostly over when we got home. Also, this pastor believed that … [Read more...]

Millipede Part 16

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by MillipedeMy story continued.......We were free from the world of Patriarchal religion. On a personal level, I began to blossom. I was working outside the home, not only paying the bills, but able to save a little money here and there. Gradually, the trappings of the Patriarchal movement fell away. I stopped wearing the Prairie wear, in fact I stopped wearing dresses and skirts altogether. I started listening to Rock music and even started listening to Heavy Metal again.My husband was headed down another path. He was adrift, like a rudderless ship he had no direction. We had a few Sundays where we did some Scripture readings in an attempt to have a "home Church" but they … [Read more...]

NLQ Featured Writer: Shelly Cruz

Time Heals All Wounds by Shelly Cruz(1) The Model of a Christian Woman (2) It was a Beautiful Vision of Faith to Me (3) My Very Own Titus 2 Friend! (4) Everything was so Confusing to Me Now (5) A Leap Of Faith (6) Cecelia’s Secret (7) A Godly, God-Fearing Man (8) Somehow, I Lost My Entire Identity (9) Draw Near to God (10) It’s in the Lord’s Hands … [Read more...]

Gloating and Slander: Michael Pearl, Nancy Ann Wilson and Christian Fundamentalist Responses to Criticism

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by Sierra(Editor's note: Many of our NLQ writers have sounded off on this situation. To see more visit Libby Anne, and Incongruous Circumspection. There are others who've also written of what happened that are worth checking out - Rachel Held Evans, The Friendly Atheist, Sarah Over The Moon,  Dianna Anderson, and Are Women Human.)Femina has been lighting up like a Christmas tree since The Gospel Coalition blog post that threw Doug Wilson into the spotlight for arguing that egalitarian sexual relationships were unnatural and that if “authority and submission” aren’t honored in sex, men turn to rape to fulfill their animal urges.Now Wilson’s wife, Nancy Ann, has joined the fray: 10 … [Read more...]

NLQ Featured Writer: Tess Willoughby

Justice is No Lady by Tess WilloughbyPrologue: Final Break (1) Twisted Communion (2) First Prison Break (3) Company of the Faithful (4) Second Prison Break and the Norfolk Years (5) In Pursuit of Biblical Theology (6) In Which Nate Takes Up Racquetball (7) Spiritual Adultery (8) Backlash (9) Terrorists, Far and Near (10) My Right To Be Heard (11) Jack, The One I LostMore by Tess:That Evil Feminist Movie, “Tangled” … [Read more...]

Daughter of the Patriarchy: Ripping the Moorings Part 1

by SierraMy family’s most diligent deceit never worked on me. My father told me not to worry about money. My mother told me that my focus should be on getting an education. They both told me that they didn’t want me to end up the way they did, ensnared in a financial trap. They told me to let them worry about the bills and that it wasn’t my responsibility as a daughter to support us in the first place. But I knew that my going off to college would take a financial toll on my family, and I was right. After all, I was the one making the car payment.The first semester of college was both euphoric and terrifying. I worked around the clock on my coursework and established myself as the pre … [Read more...]

NLQ Featured Writer: Whisper Rain

No Charity in the Remnant by Whisper Rain(1) The Sinner's Prayer (2) Just Follow (3) Rebellion (4) Biblical Proof (5) They had freedom and liberty and so many choices … (6) Finally! (7) She Trusted Them Because She Trusted God … … [Read more...]

NLQ Featured Writer: Melissa (Young Mom)

Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network member, Melissa blogs at Permission to Live My Courtship Story by Young Mom @ Permission To Live(1) Listen for the Singing (2) Waiting and Hoping (3) New Horizons (4) The Singing Again (5) Will You Marry Me? (6) The Countdown (7) I Do (8) Courtship Is Not the AnswerUnwrapping the Onion Part 1 ~ Part 2 ~ Part 3 ~ Part 4 ~ Part 5 ~ Part 6 ~ Part 7 ~ Part 8 ~ Part 9Also by Melissa:Submission and Prison Cells: Part 1 Submission and Prison Cells: Part 2 … [Read more...]

NLQ Featured Writer: LivingForEternity

Family Man, Family Leader by LivingForEternityIntro: Happily Recovering from the Devastating Effects of Doug Phillips and Vision Forum Views (1) The father-god in Lamb’s Wool (2) To Train a Child – What a Train Wreck (3) Created to be His Help Meet – Help I’ve Created a Monster. Part 1 (4) Created to be His Help Meet – Help I’ve Created a Monster. Part 2 The Balance Shifts In Conclusion … [Read more...]


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