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Rejected But Free! (What Price Acceptance?)

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalAs anyone who's visited my Facebook Page could tell you, I read a lot of blogs. That's who I am. I read, I ponder, I process. A lot. It's how I'm made. (Apparently, some people believe "thinking too much" is a sin - but that's another story...)Anyway I recently came across a post by Andy Gill entitled Escaping Evangelicalism. But it was the subtitle that caught my eye, "The Process of Healing from Spiritual and Theological Abuse".In it, he talks about his struggle to fit in: … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Panic Attacks Come From Impatience?

by Colin Campbell from Above Rubies Meat For Men - The Patience Test #3Editor's note: This very morning I was sharing a good article on panic attacks and how to deal with them on Facebook because there is so much misinformation out there about panic attacks. Colin is doing in this piece what the entire Evangelical and Quiverfull movements tend to do with anything related to the mind, disorders of the mind or mental illness, give a simplistic childish view with the Bible as the answer instead of something scientifically based and medically proven. Shame on him because this sort of thing claims that the power to end all panic attacks, anxiety or stress is in your own control.  Very … [Read More...]

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“Zimzum of Love” Review: 1-43, “Responsive”

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Honestly, I’m still not really clear on the zimzum part of this book. Rob and Kristen seem to have connected with the metaphor strongly, but I’m not finding in it everything they did. I’m not sure how Rob was introduced to the concept, since what I can find has it appearing in Life of Pi and Kaballah, and Rob says it comes from “the rabbinic tradition.” I know I have Jewish readers, so if you could help me out with where this term comes from that would be spectacular. … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Do Not Tolerate Disobedient Children?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - It Starts In The HomeEditor's note: Nancy seems to be saying that making your children mind is the most important thing you can do as a mother. She doesn't give specifics for accomplishing this obedience but this sounds very close to the Pearls child training beliefs even if there is no open mention of physical discipline. … [Read More...]

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50 Shades of Grey or Contemporary Christian Music Lyrics? A Quiz

by R.L. Stollar Community Coordinator of Homeschoolers Anonymous. Cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous Editor's note: We haven't had any good levity at NLQ in quite a while. Enjoy. Growing up evangelical, I listened to a lot of Contemporary Christian Music (CCM). I never understood the whole “rock music causes demons to eat your brain” mentality. But I did understand — to some extent — their point that Christian rock music was just normal rock music with “Jesus” pasted on top. To my friends and I, that wasn’t actually an intelligent critique. It was more a joke, something we all laughed about. … [Read More...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Marriage is the Best Context For Human Development?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Marriage is God's Finishing SchoolEditor's note: While I think it's a given that marriage does force you to mature and develop in ways you might not have as a single person it's unlikely that Michael Pearl and most everyone else have ideas even in the same wheelhouse about marriage. Does anyone really go into their marriage thinking that they will completely change everything about their spouse? Your thoughts? … [Read More...]

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Preparing To Be A Help Meet – Part One: The Wedding

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows And Kids CollideWe've hit a new low - the title of the chapter is triggering for me. I'm going to need to move through this chapter in smaller bits than usual. My wedding day was bittersweet. My best friend, Jess, died in a car accident the day before the wedding driving to help us decorate for the reception. I was alternating between numbed shock, pain, exhaustion, gratitude for being surrounded by friends and family and happiness I was marrying my husband.I'm certain nothing Debi says is going to help anyone facing a similar situation. … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Marriage is the Best Context For Human Development?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Marriage is God's Finishing SchoolEditor's note: While I think it's a given that marriage does force you to mature and develop in ways you might not have as a single person it's unlikely that Michael Pearl and most everyone else have ideas even in the same wheelhouse about marriage. Your thoughts? … [Read More...]

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A Comment From a Christian Seminary Student

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser Recently, I received a Facebook message from a Canadian seminary student by the name of Matt. I assume he is an Evangelical. Here’s some of what he had to say: … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Homosexual Agenda to End Marriage by Gaining the Right to Marry?

by Micah Clark from Illinois Family Institute as quoting by Ladies Against Feminism - Homosexual Battle Plans Revealed: Destroy MarriageEditor's note: It's amazing how LAF takes statements completely out of context and creates something quite different than what the quoted person actually said. They have turned things around to always push their own agenda of no rights for women. Is not that a form of lying, which is forbidden by the Ten Commandments? The original source for the quotation is an ABC radio program from Australia. Context is important. … [Read More...]

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Awkwardness

by Mari cross posted from her blog Mari's MusesI went to Bible Study tonight. We were supposed to get into groups and answer this question:As a child, how did you adapt in order to be accepted or in order to fit in?I didn’t answer the question.I fully intended to go home and think about it, but my friend’s 3-year old threw herself at me the second I suggested going home, so I held her, hugged her, and prayed that she would never, ever have the same answer to that question that I have. … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Working Outside of the Home is Forfeiting Femininity?

by Lady Lydia in her blog Home Living - Should Christian Ask Their Wives To Go To Work?Editor's note: Another Christian lady that seems to think that the standards practiced in the time of Queen Victoria still apply in today's modern world over a hundred years later. … [Read More...]


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