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TTUAC: Dogs, Soldiers and Disturbing Analogies

by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, Feminism To Train Up A Child, pp. 2—3 OBEDIENCE TRAINING Most parents don’t think they can train their little children. Training does not necessarily require that the trainee be capable of reason; even mice and rats can be trained to respond to stimuli. Careful training can make a dog perfectly obedient. If a seeing-eye dog can be trained to reliably lead a blind man through the obstacles of a city street, shouldn’t a parent expect … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Shy Children Must Be Trained Out Of It?

from No Greater Joy magazine by Shalom Pearl Brand - Three Types of Children, Part 3: Building Confidence (Steady/Servant Type) Don’t let your children be shy; help them overcome their fears and reach out to others. Observe your children and determine what is causing them to be shy. Is it only when someone talks to them, or is it all the time? Then, create an environment where you are in control and can train them to be confident. Do not push them to the point that they are afraid. … [Read More...]

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News: Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar To Speak At ATI Conferences

from Stargasm.com - Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar Slated to Speak at ATI Conferences Despite Sexual Abuse Scandal Apparently ATI's attempt to paper over the allegations of sexual abuse by former leader Bill Gothard is to get the Bates and the Duggars to speak at their conferences. Nonetheless, it’s apparent that many IBLP and ATI followers — including the Duggars — are still committed to the programs. In fact, according to the newly released “2014 Family Conference Guide” for ATI and … [Read More...]

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So I’ve Been Spiritually Abused. What Next? – Dealing With Anxiety and Panic

by Pastor Randy Orndorff of Culpeper United Methodist Church shared with permission from the church website Editor's Note: Pastor Randy is the pastor of the church I now attend after my years at the abusive Evangelical church in my past. He's a good guy, he possesses one of the most important important characteristics of a good pastor would wouldn't abuse you, he is not controlling. This new year he actually did something sort of revolutionary for a pastor, he preached an entire series on … [Read More...]

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Fundraiser To Reunite Father and Daughter

Long time friend of NLQ Lucreza Borgia and her husband have asked NLQ to post their Go Fund Me page,  ask you, our readers, to take a look and consider donating. They are raising funds to bring home Lucreza's husband's daughter. Every story has a beginning, and our story began in May 2010. My daughter’s mother moved from Green Bay, Wis. to northwestern Mo., without my knowledge and took our daughter with her. Unbeknownst to me, while I was searching for my daughter, the state of Missouri … [Read More...]

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Part 4: I Submit and “Resign”

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living Liminal In the weeks following that meeting with the board, there were many communications (mostly via email) which just deepened the wounding. As dramatic as it might sound, I felt like I was fighting for my very life. I begged for someone to listen to me, to hear what had been going on and help me find a way out of my pain. By this time, elder M had given up hope and resigned his membership. I desperately wanted to believe there was a … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Controlling Even Personal Choices?

by Doug Wilson of Blog and Mablog - Dressing Up Without Playing Dress Up One of the things we need to remember when it comes to church architecture is that a building is corporate clothing. A building is how the whole church dresses. The trick is how to dress up without playing dress ups. … [Read More...]

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News: Media Starting to Link Duggar Family to Doug Phillips Finally

The Daily Beast reported this about the link between the Duggars and Doug Phillips of Vision Forum - Sex Scandal Rocks The Duggars' Christian Patriarchy Movement The far-right Christian Patriarchy—brought to American audiences by the Duggar family—is on the verge of collapse after a series of alleged sex scandals involving the movement’s leaders. … [Read More...]

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God’s Not Dead: Thoughts on Christianity and Romance

by Mari cross posted from her blog Mari's Musings The other day, my Bible study group and I went to see God’s Not Dead. I enjoyed that the movie was one that made me think. If I have to sit and stare at a screen for longer than 5 minutes, it has to keep my mind engaged. This movie did that, and I enjoyed it. I’d have to watch the movie a few more times in order to be able to comment on the arguments for and against the existence of God. I might need to take notes or something — … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Shut Up If A Church Leader Sins?

by Stacy McDonald from Ladies Against Feminism and Your Sacred Calling - Something To Think About What exactly is it that causes that perverse glee to spring up in the heart of man when he sees another person fail? It’s evident on the front of every tabloid. We love to see someone else fatter than us, dumber than us, or seemingly more wicked than us. … [Read More...]