The “Jezebel Spirit” Teaching: Priming Churches for Spiritual Abuse

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer’s Words It’s a story my husband Jeff likes to tell from before we were married. We were both members of a coercive Christian group of “charismatic” persuasion– meaning that the group believed in supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Like most charismatic groups, our church believed [Read More...]

Raised to be a Monster

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons   I sat on the couch in the nursery, playing with some loose threads while I watched Mrs. Grace* entertain the baby on her lap. She’d been playing peekabo for the past few minutes when she suddenly saw the baby, Anna*, notice her necklace. It [Read More...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Feminism Misunderstood by LAF?

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by Ladies Against Feminism -Feminism Rejects Feminism: We’re Doing Our Best to Achieve the Impossible Feminists are finding their legacy, unrealistic, misdirected, negligent and confusing. This article is an insider’s perspective on the realities of feminism and an interesting discussion (perpetuated by lies or shall we say redefining of the facts) on what the answer [Read More...]

Courting a Stranger

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons This week, the Duggars announced that their daughter, Jessa, had begun a “courtship” with Ben Seewald. News articles have been floating around in my facebook feed about this, and as I read a few of them . . . my heart sank. Many people are [Read More...]

My Parents’ Belief System

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by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of Them Please join me in welcoming Sarah Henderson to No Longer Quivering and to NLQs Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network! These are my parents’ beliefs, as I was taught as a child. My parents believed in the bible. They believed it was the [Read More...]