sorrybart

What is That Sorry Worth?

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalSince my own devastating 'church' experience, I've been reading and learning all I can about abuse. What it looks like. How it manifests. Why both abuser and abused seem to act out their parts as if reading from some ineluctable script, regardless of the finer details of the situation. … [Read More...]

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Not Quoting Quiverfull: When Even Conservative Christians Think Quiverfull is Wrong

by Wade Burleson from Ethics Daily - Missing The Mark: Eight Flaws in Quiverfull TheologyFound this gem through Von Ohlman's True Love Doesn't Rape - Eight Leaps of Illogic where he attempts to take down this piece by Burleson. Obviously this is written from a conservative Christian point of view, but it looks like even the more conservative branches of religion are starting to realize what a dangerous theological bend Quiverfull is. … [Read More...]

boxinggloves

Not Quoting Quiverfull: The Dones?

by Mark Sandlin from the Patheos blog The God Article - The Rise of 'The Dones' as the Church Kills Spiritual Community Mark is also the founder of The Christian LeftExcellent article and observations. Many of us from the former Quiverfull community are now part of 'The Dones', being told we were never 'real' Christians or we would have never walked away in the first place.  Predictably there are a few True Believers in the comments slinging Bible verses and hate. How about you, dear readers? Are you a SBNR, The Nones or part of The Dones? … [Read More...]

From the Washington Post - The Duggars out campaigning for Ken Cuccinelli and EW Jackson in 2013. Both candidates lost their elections. So much for Duggar star power.

Why the Petition to Remove TLC’s Duggar Family From Television is Only Partially Right

by Suzanne Titkemeyer NLQ AdminEarlier in the week we posted here at NLQ about a petition circulating to remove "19 Kids and Counting" from TLC's on air line up because of the homophobic nature of some of the recent doings of the Duggar's: Michelle's transphobic robo calls to the voters of Fayettesville, Arkansas, the Duggar's funding of anti-gay politicians and most recently, that whole sorry thing with the Duggar parents asking for people to post their marriage kissing photos that ended up with either a Duggar or one of TLC's social media lackeys removing the photos of gay couples kissing on their Facebook wall. … [Read More...]

savingchristmas

Quoting Quiverfull: Embracing Santa Claus as Christian?

from Christian News - 'Maybe the Grinch Had a Point': Kirk Cameron's 'Saving Christmas' Won't Be Saved From CriticsEven though sales of tickets for Cameron's movie may be brisk he's being soundly criticized for the extra-Biblical nature of the film from both the secular world and other Christians. Here's an example of why: … [Read More...]

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Who Said It? Michael Pearl or Adrian Peterson Edition

Adrian Peterson has given a lengthy interview with USA Today - Adrian Peterson: 'I Won't Ever Use a Switch Again Notice that he doesn't say he will not hit or spank his children, just that he will be not be using a switch. Some of his comments remind me too much of things that have come out of the mouth of Michael Pearl, Christian advocate for starting to hit your children with a switch as child discipline starting at six months old. … [Read More...]

sickmomma

Quoting Quiverfull: If You Get Sick From “Doing It All” Then God Has Other Plans?

by Jenny Erwin from United Christian Homeschoolers Upstate - Wednesdays Words of Encouragement: May 'He' Get All The GloryFound this through Ladies Against Feminism and Be Not Weary websites. This sounds so very much like the stories of many of us Quiverfull walk-away moms that it's frightening. The difference is that she's still at that place where she cannot admit her own chosen religious lifestyle is causing her great physical harm. I hope she makes the connection soon and does what she needs to do to heal her body. Any life style that is destroying your body cannot be healthy for anyone, it sure doesn't benefit  anyone in the family, it makes it nearly impossible to do the things … [Read More...]

wintersunset

Day 5 of 21 Days of Healing: Know Your Guiding Values

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsGod loves you with an everlasting love. (Change your brain.)What do you hold as most important? What are the essential qualities that you value in yourself, others, life? Have you ever written them down? … [Read More...]

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Christians Understand Your Feelings Better Than You

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons [content note: fundie-speak about “conviction”] As you all know, a little while ago I attended The Reformation Project’s conference, and it was an experience I appreciated and enjoyed. It wasn’t completely sunshine and roses for me, as Friday morning a couple protestors showed up outside the … [Read More...]

roachsex

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Ability To Have Sex Somehow Important In Patriarchy Christianity

This comment came from a page discussing the Duggar family and it's an interesting take on the behavior of Jim Bob Duggar and other men in the Christian Patriarchy Movement. Discuss. … [Read More...]

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The Bates Score Another Reality Show

In the middle of the controversy over the many homophobic actions/statements by TLC's Duggar Family it was announced that Duggar family friends, the Bates family, is getting another reality show. They were last seen on TLC show, "The United Bates of America" and are now moving to UP network 'Br1n9ing Up Bates' according to E! Online - Move Over, Duggars! Meet the Super-Conservative Bates Family! - Including Their 19 Kids. … [Read More...]

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This Is What Evangelical Child Hoarding Looks Like – The Briggs Family

by Suzanne TitkemeyerThe Duggar family needs to count their kiddos and look over their shoulder to make sure they don't get pushed off the pedestal as the best known Quiverfull family out there because the Briggs family has 34 - count 'em - 34 kids. They also are planning on adding more children to their brood according to the piece about this family on The Today Show - Move Over, Duggars: Meet The Family With 34 Children....And They're Not Done Yet! … [Read More...]


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