How To Win Over Depression – review 88 – 112

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons In the two chapters I’m going over today– “The Place of Anger in Depression” and “Self-Pity and Depression”– Tim makes an argument based on commonly held attitudes among evangelicals and fundamentalists. As I’ve talked about in the past, the common understanding in Tim’s circles is that there are “good” emotions and “bad” emotions– and the “bad” ones are sinful. In my experience, there are two emotions in particular that seem to be universally reviled in evangelicalism: anger and self-pity. He is building on that assumption, relying on a typical evangelical’s willingness to accept the claim that all anger and all self-pity is … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Kids Saying ‘F*ck’ and Explaining Bestiality in Church?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - SanctuaryEditor's note: Now Michael aims for the trite cliched Christian answer. Not only control every moment of those childrens lives, you must put on the imaginary armor of God. Followed by parent-blaming if the children don't turn out as obedient little moral robots. Michael, like Debi, never misses any opportunity to belittle or shame others. … [Read more...]

Abusive Theology, Oklahoma and Us

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by Joel L. Watts crossposted from The Huffington PostIt would seem when John Piper tweets, the world takes notice in much the same way it notices the words Pat Robertson says -- with much gnashing of teeth. Almost immediately after the monster of massive currents touched down in Moore, Okla, John Piper tweeted Job 1.19: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Mom Has Her Jobs When Not Wacked Out On Psychoactive Drugs?

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by Mary Pride of Homeschool World in "Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy" Traditional Christian cultures understood this quite well. Mom had her jobs, and Dad had his. If Dad tried to meddle in Mom's work, she would shoo him away. … [Read more...]


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