Day 15 of 21 Days of Healing: Making It Real

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church Hurts“He restores my soul.” (Brain work.)Day 15At the end of Day 14, you should have had a pretty good idea of what your perfect “ordinary” day would look like. I hope you are taking steps to make that happen.Remember, an “ordinary” day is one that happens on a regular basis – like my work week. Monday through Friday’s are my “ordinary” days and I love having a very restful, relaxing, time outside of my working and commuting hours. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Nancy Steals Hanukkah Day 2

Since this is Nancy Campbell it's likely you need a kitten. How about a kitten with a Hanukkah Dreidel?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Never Afraid (Day 2 of Hanukkah)Speaking up for truth in the face of danger? When has Nancy ever done that? She surely did not do it when she disposed of her African adoptees. … [Read more...]

There Is No Formula For Culture Shock

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundI recently thought of this post, I wrote on Christmas Eve from my phone while with a few teenagers in Asia. We spent Christmas day floating around a pond in 80F/26C weather in shorts, and in the evening when the temperature had dropped to 68F/20C, I read a book out on a lawn chair while the kids were swimming.Then I thought how brutal the last two years have been. I mean, freakin TERRIBLY DIFFICULT PUCK ME UP, kind of brutal. … [Read more...]

The Duggars “More Popular Than Jesus?”

The Duggars seem to have forgotten that Jesus told us to love one another.

by Suzanne Titkemeyer - NLQ AdminOkay, so the quoted part of the title was factually uttered by the Beatles John Lennon way back in 1966 and not by Jim Bob Duggar. Here's the entire John Lennon quote, posting it because in the context of the Duggars, Jesus and popularity it's interesting. John Lennon was seriously off when he claimed that Christianity would die and disappear. It has only strengthened on the fundamentalist side.  … [Read more...]

“Real Marriage” Review: 207-222, ‘Reverse-Engineering Your Life and Marriage’

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Well, folks, we finally did it. We managed to make it all the way through to the very bitter end of Mark and Grace Driscoll’s Real Marriage. Usually I’m excited about wrapping up one of these review series, but all I can manage to feel about finishing this one is … relief. I’m not entirely sure why reading Real Marriage was so much more draining than Fascinating Womanhood or Captivating, but it has been. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Steven Anderson Thinks Gay People Are Out To Molest Everyone?

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by Steven L. Anderson from his blog - Where Pastors Stand on the AIDS SermonHe tries to explain himself and back what he's saying with the names of similar thinking buddy pals. Makes as much sense as you think it might. Keep those Bibles coming!Doubling down on hate speech and ignorance is so unattractive and counter to anything that ever came out of the mouth of Jesus! He sounds like a member of the Taliban. … [Read more...]

Clay Yarborough and the Evangelical Fear of Breasts

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by Bruce Gerencser from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser See the full sized image Bruce is writing about by clicking here. It's beautiful and not pornographic. Trigger warning for full female nudity. There is a smaller version in the story below. For those of us raised in the Evangelical/fundamentalist church, we are quite familiar with the fear preachers and church leaders have of exposed breasts and cleavage. Women are oft reminded to cover up, lest the weak, pathetic men of the church throw them down in the middle aisle of the church and ravage them. As the recent GRACE report on sexual abuse and rape at Bob Jones University reveals, women are viewed as temptresses out to b … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 3 – Pie in the Sky

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideDo you think Debi believes in confidentiality or getting permission before using a story from someone else's life?I work very diligently to either get permission before sharing a story -especially a potentially embarrassing story - OR remove any details that could possibly be used to trace the original person. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Stealing Hanukkah Day 1 (Glomming on to Jewish Traditions)?

Coolest menorah I've seen. Doubt Nancy's is this interesting.

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - My Family and I Will Never Give UpI guess Nancy isn't content to misinterpret the Holy Bible and has to horn in on Jewish holidays, twisting that to be another one of her 'traditions' that she can misunderstand. … [Read more...]

Late Bloomer

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by AJ cross posted from her blog I Am PhoenixThere are a number of life events that I have arrived at quite late in the game. The biggest life event has been marriage. And there are a few milestones in life I have avoided altogether, such as motherhood, even though most females my age have looked forward to and reached this milestone long ago. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Being Patient With Children (While You Think About Beating the Crap Out of Them)?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine - Jeremiah and Penelope\I guess he believes in everyone extending patience but himself. … [Read more...]

Day 14 of 21 Days of Healing: I’d Rather Be…

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsWe have peace with God through our Lord Jesus . . . ” Romans 5:1 Think on this calming thought today.Day 14Yesterday, I talked about the “To-Don’t” list and how I took some time to just stop and rest. I took more than a day and I hope that you will, too. I rested until I was tired of resting. And once I was tired of resting, I started thinking about what I’d rather be doing. In other words, what would my day look like if I could do whatever I wanted?Because, for the longest time, I did what I thought other people wanted. Or what people told me God wanted. Whether it was doing or being, I was always focused on fulfilling othe … [Read more...]


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