Gently Gently During The Holidays

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerI just could not take it any more after looking down and realizing in the bright winter sunlight flooding into my living room that my television remote control looked like it had been dipped in some sort of combination of Cheeto dust, coconut oil and the sands of time then sat out to dry for a decade. Yes, yes it was encrusted and gross. I'd noticed it before, but in the past I'd sighed and mentally made a note to disinfect my hands after using the remote because to give it the scrubbing it needed would surely involve ruining the electronic function of this most sacred of male totems. … [Read more...]

Day 13 of 21 Days of Healing: Making Your “To Don’t” List

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsGod loves you. God loves you. God loves you. How is your brain change going?Day 13I’m sure you’ve heard those worn out lines like: Christianity is just a list of “don’t’s.” Don’t drink, smoke, swear, sleep around, lie, etc.At my first abusive church there were a lot of “don’t’s.”At my second abusive church, there were a lot of “do’s.” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Now the Men Have to be Freakin’ Cheerful Too?

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by Colin Campbell of Meat For Men - The Heart Test 1cThis reads more like Nancy Campbell, his wife, wrote this more than anything Colin has said in the past! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Biblical Solution to False Rape Accusations?

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by  Gary DeMar at both Ladies Against Feminism and Godfather Politics - A Biblical Solution to False Rape ChargesIf I'm not mistaken they seem to be advocating either jail time or death for false accusers. Is this really any way to solve a problem? … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 4 – Antsy Babies

Does Debi realize in her putting down of 'whirlwind romances' and William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' that it wasn't an impatient Juliet throwing herself unbidden at Romeo, but an almost stalker-like Romeo recklessly pursuing Juliet.

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAt the end of the chapter, Debi starts muddling the message again. She's got a difficult balancing act to pull off. If a girl chases a guy, she'll end up married to a pervert. If a girl is too aloof, she'll end up alone - which is the end of world in DebiLand. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Change Your Attitude About Babies?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - In Our Heart of HeartsHaving mined everything worth reading from Michael and Debi Pearl's No Greater Joy magazine (with the exception of Debi worshiping Israel and invoking Hitler and snooze-worthy sections of Michael's two new books) we've returned to the constant stream of Nancy Campbell's 'Love all babies, welcome all babies, love your home, submit, submit, submit' … [Read more...]

Day 12 of 21 Days of Healing: God, Where Are You?

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsThe Lord is the strength of my life. Do you sense that your thoughts are becoming more positive as you focus on the truth of God’s love and presence in your life? (Brain change.)Day 12When I had my first spiritually abusive experience, I remember being so positive. The pastor at my first abusive church was upset that I was stepping away from assisting with worship/music preparation for a few months. He knew there would be questions about why I was taking a break and he feared that without my help, the music would suffer and he and the associate pastor would not look as good. So, when he spoke against me to the elders, saying th … [Read more...]

Raised by Strangers

VNM: Dealing With The Leagcy Of Agent Orange In Vietnam

by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsIt's a mantra that I've heard repeated many times, especially in Christian circles.  "A good mother stays home full-time.  Don't let your children be raised by strangers!" "Raised by strangers."  What mom would want that for her kids?  So I believed, as a young Christian married woman, that of course God would provide a way for me to not work outside the home.  After all, staying home with my kids full-time was what I wanted as a young mother, right?  I mean, if I were really following God's will for my life, this was what I should want.  And this was obviously what was best both for me and for my children, right?  I mean, if … [Read more...]

Duggar Rumors: Jill and Jessa Feud Escalating?

TLC's 'Cake Boss' family and the 'Honey Boo Boo' family were on 'Family Feud' If this keeps up will we see the Seewald versus the Dillard families on the show?

More on the falling out between Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard. Not sure how true this is either considering many of the stories appearing in the media about the Duggar family lately haven't been truthful. Example: All that talk about Jim Bob wanting Jana to be courted by Tim Tebow? His rep, Jana and Amy Duggar say it's a ridiculous tabloid fiction. Too bad, because it would have been an escape for Jana from the Duggar fold instead of endless 'buddies' and piles of laundry and cooking. … [Read more...]

Bob Jones University Ignored Sexual Abuse for Decades

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser(Editor's note: Welcome back to the world of blogging. Bruce, you've been sorely missed.)Under attack over their handling of sexual abuse and rape complaints, fundamentalist Christian university, Bob Jones University, hired GRACE (Godly Response for Abuse in the Christian Environment), to do an investigation.  Towards the end of the investigation, Bob Jones ended its contractual arrangement with GRACE and refused to allow any report to be issued. The outrage over this was such that Bob Jones was forced to re-contract with GRACE and the report has now been released. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Report More False Than True Rape Incidents?

Some of the same infuriating rape culture thinking that Matt Walsh promotes..

by Matt Walsh at The Matt Walsh Blog - False Rape Accusations Are Just as Evil as Rape ItselfWhile Matt is not addressing the recently revealed allegations that Bob Jones University officials covered up sexual abuse cases on campus, he is sounding off on the recent story in Rolling Stone magazine about rape on the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. After Rolling Stone published their story of ignored rape taking place in a fraternity it came out that the accuser was lying. He seizes upon this one story to make his assertions that rape is mostly made up instead of examining the evidence that Bob Jones and other Christian schools have lied and covered up … [Read more...]

News: Pastor Steven Anderson Lied to a Bunch of Rabbis…

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...and tricked several of them into being filmed for his anti-Semitic film. One of them is planning on suing. Lying is bad enough, tricking a Holocaust survivor into appearing in an anti-Semitic film is a whole different ticket to one of the circles of hell by Anderson's own belief system. He better start praying his God isn't real! Especially since his beloved Jesus was a Jew.From Raw Story - Anti-gay Arizona pastor tricks Holocaust survivor into appearing in his anti-Semitic film … [Read more...]


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