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Misquoting Heather Doney, HSLDA’s Denials & HARO: Statement by HARO on World Magazine’s “Homeschool Debate”

by R.L. Stollar of HARO and Homeschoolers Anonymous on the recent article in World Magazine on 'The Homeschool Debate' August 22, 2014 Statement by the Board of Homeschool Alumni Reaching Out: We are grateful to both WORLD Magazine and Daniel James Devine for the opportunity to be interviewed for their recent “Homeschool debate” article. Abuse and neglect in homeschooling are serious and pressing issues that need to be addressed for both the sake of children and alumni as well as the health of the homeschooling movement in general. There has been a severe lack of coverage of abuse and neglect in homeschooling by Christian news sources. We commend WORLD and Mr. Devine for shedding some ligh … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: No Rights or Choice of Your Own?

by Oswald Chambers from his book "My Utmost For His Highest"Found in the Above Rubies archive in an article 'Can God Provide? My Best Investment' used as rationalization to not use 9 years of college outside of the home. The writer sacrificed her education to be a stay at home homeschooling mother most of the time. "...if you are living the life of faith you will exercise your right to waive your rights, and let God choose for you." Is choosing to do something else after investing that much time, effort and money in your education letting God choose for you or are you choosing? … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Never Tell Others Anything ‘Not Nice’ About Your Husband?

by Erin Harrison from No Greater Joy magazine - Virtuous ConversationTalking bad about our husbands to others can spoil his reputation among the brethren. When a wife unloads to friends about how unreasonable or controlling he is, it may make her feel better for the moment, but it will spoil his good name for a long time to come. I have had two sisters in Christ continually cry to me about how horrible their husbands treated them. One wife would call me in desperation, telling me that she could not take his controlling nature any longer. She felt she was not allowed to go anywhere or do anything but serve him. It did not matter that she had talents and dreams. She was forced to set her … [Read More...]

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Review: Parenting Without God

by M. Dolon Hickmon, author of '13:24- A Story of Faith and Obsession' cross posted from The Freethinker Parenting Without God by Dan Arel preaches to the choir of atheist parents Parenting Without God (2014, Dangerous Little Books) is the highly anticipated first book by Dan Arel, a secular firebrand best known for his science reporting and op-ed pieces on secular parenting, humanist values, and church/state separation. In addition to writing freelance for Alternet and The Huffington Post, Arel pens a regular column in American Atheists Magazine. Given the author’s reputation as a debater, one might expect Parenting Without God to offer a pointed critique of the Christian approach to pare … [Read More...]

Apostate: Thomas Aquinas Chapter 3

by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundI am reading through Kevin Swanson’s latest book  Apostate: The Men Who Destroyed the Christian West. The first man on Swanson’s list is St. Thomas Aquinas. Oh, yes, according to Swanson, Aquinas is an apostate who destroyed the Christian west. In fact, St. Thomas was the foundation of our western apostasy and the decline of the Christian west. Quoting Swanson, “If the foundation was compromised, the building was doomed from the start.” I agree that St. Thomas had a huge influence on the west, but if he wants to say Thomas destroyed the Christian west, Swanson would need a load of proof. His proof? Natural Revelation. Oh, yes. … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: How Do You ‘Court’ Without a Father to Chose For You?

by Mrs. Anna T as posted at Ladies Against Feminism and from her own blog Domestic Felicity - Courtship for the fatherless generation: how to get on the right track?Interesting thoughts on how to conduct courtship or if you even qualify to court if you have no father and you have a past. … [Read More...]

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CTBHHM: The Catch 22

by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 202—204We’re still in the section on modesty, and here we get to the question of pants, which is a heated topic in so many fundamentalist circles. Once we’re through that, we’ll get a taste of what Debi thinks of fat* women, and in getting said taste we’ll touch on an important Catch-22 women face in the purity culture Debi promotes.What About Pants?  We cannot leave this subject without dealing with an issue that comes up over and over again. Is it permissible for a woman to wear pants? Deuteronomy 22:5 is cited as a prohibition against a woman wearing pants: “The woman shall not wear th … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Become ‘Engrossed’ in Anything?

by Nancy Campbell at Above Rubies - What To Do Before You ScreamThis posting by Nancy is a good example of the Fundamental Evangelical Christian Quiverfull tendency to take something that is good, good advice, and then turn around an add something poisonous at the end. Much of this is good advice. Last paragraph? Not so much. Emphasis on the poison part. … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Quiverfull Dillards?

Turns out that Jill Duggar Dillard and Derick Dillard are planning on being Quiverfull just like Jill's parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.  From the ABC News site - Why '19 Kids and Counting'  Jill Duggar Dillard Doesn't Mind Getting Pregnant Days After Wedding. "Derick and I want to leave up to God how many children we would have, whether that is two or 20." Pretty much says it all. … [Read More...]

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Evangelical Good Christian Men Are So Fragile They Cannot Handle Pushback Of Any Kind?

by Suzanne cross posted from her blog Seeking The LightOver at NLQ in the past few weeks it seems like many of the pieces I'm publishing have to do with not asking for your needs to be met, not disagreeing with your husband's financial decisions or anything else or they will cease to love you or fall victim to the devil.I really don't get that. Especially when it comes to spending money, major and minor purchases. Debi Pearl has stated in her book "Created To Be His Help Meet" that you should never ever under any circumstance voice an opinion on the spending of family funds. According to her the question below is one no wife should ever ask her husband.... 1. Do you feel comfortable … [Read More...]

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When Love Isn’t Enough: The Musser Family Tragedy Part 4

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideThe adage "the road to Hell is paved with good intentions" has been repeating in my mind since I started looking into Tommy Musser's death.  Susanna and Joe Musser had the best of intentions when they started down the road of adopting Tommy.  Their intentions, while good, have landed their entire family in hell.Tommy Musser died. His mother made a mistake.  Not a malicious mistake or egregious neglect like Tommy had known in the past, but still a mistake that lead to his death.Joseph, Daniel, Joshua, Laura, Jane, Katie, John Michael, Peter, James,  Stephen, Verity and Benjamin Musser lost a brother. I feel a great deal of empa … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Divinely Defined Gender Roles?

by Nathaniel Darnell of Persevero News - Women Against Feminism“A man has no right to define for himself what his wife will do to please him. He must adopt Christ’s ideas, as revealed in Scripture, for what a wife must do to be a helpmeet to a husband and for what he must do to love her. Ephesians 5 tells us that this entails him giving up his life for her as Christ does for His Bride the Church. This involves a tremendous amount of unselfishness. It is a spending and being spent for her. What the authority of a man over his wife amounts to is that he is ultimately responsible for what goes wrong in his family. In the end of the analysis, no matter what the failures of his wife, he takes … [Read More...]


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