Part 1 – Navigating the Justice System: Alone at Nine Years Old

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by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of ThemTrigger Warning: For child abuse/neglect/mistreatmentWhen I was about 9, my parents were investigated by Children's Aid. Social workers came out to talk to us. They met with us and found out that my parents spanked as punishment - which made sense since my parents had posted "The 21 Rules of This House" next to the dining room table. They came back a … [Read more...]

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News: Mars Hill Churches Splitting From Mars Hill Organization

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The Great Pumpkin came early today. Mark Driscoll's church head organization, Mars Hill Church Organization, one of the largest Evangelical churches in the country, is shutting their doors as of January 1, 2015. All the Mars Hill churches will be spun off into their own independent churches not under any other oversight.What's up with that? Dave Bruskas of Mars Hill leadership is saying this is for the good of those local individual churches in his letter to the members posted on the Mars Hill Church websiteVery curious considering the last time we saw a major ministry and popular pastor completely abandon ship like this was Doug Phillips and Vision Forum just before the woman he is … [Read more...]

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Night of the Saints and the Fairies

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 by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons  I only went trick-or-treating once. I was around five years old, and my mother made me a princess costume. It came with a medieval hat with a crocheted veil, and I remember wearing that hat for days after Halloween was over, and I kept it for years as part of my “dress up” toys. At some point it disappeared– probably donated– and even though I had outgrown dress up a long time before, a part of me mourned. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Make Sure You Are Not Worshipping Trees or Pumpkins?

"Nightmare Before Christmas" Jack Skellington masquerading as Santa. If you haven't seen this film due to your time in the church please give it a view. Charming fun that looks at the nature of holidays.

by Michael Pearl taken from a transcript of his video 'Bible Questions with Michael Pearl' - Episode 077: What does the Bible say about celebrating Christmas or other Holidays?Saw the first Christmas commercial on television last night and figured we should examine what Michael Pearl thinks of Christmas. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – That Magic Brain Machine & Addictions

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by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Freedom From AddictionsDear readers, what do you think? Is this decent advice or not? … [Read more...]

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Not Quoting Quiverfull: Who is the Monster Here?

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerSlate magazine has a columnist named Prudence who gives advice on the things plaguing our modern world. A few weeks ago she had a doozy of a column from a member of the 1%. The lady was complaining about the less affluent children coming into her neighborhood to trick or treat.You might have already seen the letter about today's holiday, Halloween. Here's the original letter. … [Read more...]

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Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Birth Control & Pregnancy – Part 2

Ginger, which some herbalists use to bring on a late menstruation and prevent pregnancy

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideDebi marches out some new oddities today. … [Read more...]

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Open Thread – Happy Halloween!

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 Okay, so we're a day early.The purpose of this open thread is to talk about how Halloween was viewed and handled in your old life or church. Was there an attempt by the old church you attended to co-opt Halloween and rebrand as something 'Christian' such as a Harvest Party or Trunk R' Treat? Or was it thought to be demonic and you were ordered to stay in a dark house praying against it or hand out Chick tracts instead of Fun Sized candy bars? … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Just Thinking About ‘It’ Is The Same As Doing ‘It’?

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by Chad Bird at The Flying Scroll and republished at Ladies Against Feminism - The AffairThis article is talking about the new Showtime Network show "The Affair". Cannot comment either way about this show as I've not seen it. Any readers out there that have watched any of "The Affair" and want to chime in would be most appreciated! … [Read more...]

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What Lens Do The Duggar Kids See Through?

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground Recently one of the girls I once babysat called me on phone. She wanted to talk about something that happened in the past between us. I miss her and her family, but mostly, when I look back, I feel pain. … [Read more...]

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Jessa Duggar’s Wedding & Assorted Duggar News

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It's an All-Duggars week leading into the November sweeps television ratings race. Rather than having a do a separate posting for each bit of Duggar-doings we're listing them in one place.Last night's episode featured Jill and Derick Dillard's wedding and currently filming is ongoing for next season featuring plans for a home birth of the Dillard's baby boy - … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – That Magic Brain Machine and Addictions

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Freedom From AddictionsWhile there may be a few grains of truth in Michael's blathering he ruins it by jumping to some pretty big conclusions later. He still believes that women are not consumers or pornography. Also, is he *really* paying that much attention to the hands of other men? … [Read more...]

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