The Power of the Transformed Wife: Chapter 4 – Lori Says You Are Reading Paul All Wrong!

by Suzanne TitkemeyerLast chapter was all about learning not to control what your husband eats, no matter how badly it pisses you off. Lori goes so far as to say that if your husband develops diabetes or keels over dead from a widowmaker heart attack brought on by his ice cream and potato chip binges it is entirely his fault because he made the choice to hoover down the bad stuff. But you get the distinct impression that if Ken bought the farm from a heart attack Lori would be gloating in an 'I told you so' mood over his coffin. … [Read more...]

What are you Doing? Chapter 9 – Everyone Just Wants to Smush Genitalia Together?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerWelcome back my friends, to the book that never ends, we're so glad you're not having to read the book.We're back at the Picnic Table of Confession in the park tucked in between what looks like blocks of some big housing project like Cabrini Green in Chicago or the old demolished Poe Homes in Baltimore and on the other side an endless wave of two story single family tract homes stretching off to infinity. A hopeless looking landscape to me. Which fits this chapter.   … [Read more...]

Announcement and a Quick Question

We're going to be doing a Facebook Live reading of Vaughn Ohlman's book 'What are you Doing?' on No Longer Quivering's Facebook page. We'll be starting with the very beginning this afternoon at 4 pm est. Check out our Facebook at that time.The cool thing is that you'll be able to chime in with your questions, comments and MST3000 quips. Afterward this well be hosted at Facebook for anyone to watch. Think of it as a bedtime story session from your moderator. Towards the end I'll take your questions. … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: The Introduction

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideWhile my brain continues healing after my car accident, I grabbed an easy to read book to discuss.(Editor's note: Feel better soon Miss Mel! I'm not sure this book is going to help with that!)I picked "It's Not That Complicated: How to Relate to Guys in a Healthy, Sane and Biblical Way" by Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin.The Botkin Daughters interest me.  Based on their website, Anna Sophia was 16 in 2001 which means she's about 30-31 while Elizabeth is two years younger and 28-29 years old.  I'm 34, so we're contemporaries; all roughly members of the older end of the Millennial Generation or more specifically m … [Read more...]

Growing Up as a Christian (Bible Based) “Cult Child” – A Memoir by Vennie Kocsis

by Vennie Kocsis cross posted from Cindy Kunsman's blog Under Much Grace(Editor's note: Vennie's memoir "Cult Child" is a hard read that is at the same time fascinating. I was unable to put down this book last year when I read it.)(Cindy's remarks) When I met Vennie last year, she wore the blue ombre locks shown in the center picture displayed here, and I like the visual progression that these images display.  The Second Generation Adult (SGA) — a now-adult who grow up in a high demand group doesn't have the opportunity and often lacks the skills to choose their own path.  They (we!) are always adapting and growing to make up for the things that even the first generation members who … [Read more...]

“Lies Women Believe” Review: 45 – 62

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comThis chapter of Lies Women Believe (lies we believe “About God”) illustrates rather perfectly what I was talking about in my last post– how Christians taught me that my own heart can’t be trusted because it’s hell-bent on deceiving me. Nancy spends a lot of time laying the groundwork for the rest of the book, which is primarily the idea that your life experience cannot be trusted.But, before we get to that, let’s begin with something I agree with her on: … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: God Needs Our Prayers – Part 1

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideDebi starts each chapter with a title page containing a MORAL and a CAUTION.  With most authors, you'd expect the moral and caution to be tied in throughout the entire chapter in an over-arching theme.Don't expect that out of this book.  You will be disappointed.We're about half-way through Chapter One (of Eighteen....) and the moral and caution are finally addressed. … [Read more...]

Growing Up Duggar – Part 2 Foreword: Winning Souls Via Television

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapePages XIII to XVI "Lord, we pray that our family can impact the world for You!" This portion of the Foreword was titled "Racing Against Time" and details how Michelle and Jim Bob prayed the above prayer years before they were anywhere near the public radar screen. They state that the prayer was also humbly asking God to keep all of them on the right track, but in reality there's not much humble about that type of thinking as it presumes that their way is the only right way, more of a 'use us, oh God, because we are the most righteous!' … [Read more...]

Review: I Fired God: My Life Inside–and Escape from–the Secret World of the Independent Fundamental Baptist Cult by Jocelyn Zichterman

by Calulu When I first received this book I chuckled over the title, “I Fired God” because it seemed both humorous and sacrilegious at the same time. Firing God? How is it even possible? I quickly found out that the author should have fired her IFB God much sooner. Before reading "I Fired God" my only knowledge of the IFB was last summer's sexual abuse incident involving IFB Pastor Jack Schaap , and the writings of former IFB Pastor Bruce Gerencser. Jocelyn … [Read more...]