Quoting Quiverfull: Suffering Women Who Teach Are Deceived?

by Michelle Lesley from Give Me Church Ladies, Or I Die - Band-Aids vs. Chemotherapy: Why Suffering Women are Drawn to False Doctrine and 7 Things We Can do to HelpEditor's note: This blogger is a new one for us, but she follows some rather toxic and insane teachers like Tim Chailles and Todd Friel. Pretty outrageous, even for a blogging female cultural enforcer. First call most other female cultural enforcers 'false teachers', then make claims about things that happened to them, throw in some personal observations that are unsupported by any empirical evidence or surveys, then jump straight to a ridiculous conclusions about how we're supposed to suffer for the good of our souls. … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Calvinism Was Attractive to Me

by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundI grew up evangelical, but became a Calvinist when I was 16, and eventually started attending the Reformed Baptist church. Here’s a 10 reasons I was attracted to Calvinism.1. It made more sense from a fundamental, literal interpretation of the Bible. The Bible says, “and all those who were appointed to eternal life believed.” What else could this mean other than some were appointed and others not?2. Calvinism took fear out of hell. Calvinism says that if you desire Christ, then you are of the elect. You don’t have to sweat and pray the sinners prayer over and over. If you have desire, you're in. … [Read more...]

The Genesis of Eternal Subordinationism Part 3 of Tim Keller on Sex

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceHaving discussed this issue privately with Shirley Taylor, and as a continuation of this theme and topic, I include it here as part of our dialogue.  In a post that will follow in a close to this theme, I will include Shirley's summary statements concerning this theology and what those who find it problematic can do.  Before hand, I will delve into the connection between holiness and marriage in subsequent post.  It's all so much to take in because it is so convoluted, and the Calvinist learning curve is steep. … [Read more...]

Out of the Matrix ~ Part 1: The next day, a floral arrangement arrived …

Warning: This story series contains descriptions of physical abuse.by CherylAnnHannahMy journey into and out of the Quiver Full movement is so intertwined with the abuse that my children and I experienced in my marriage that it is hard for me to tell the tale of being QF without mentioning the abuse as well.I had grown up in a Christian home, but at the age of 18 fell in love with the man who would become my husband. As is typical of a lot of teens allowed to spend too much time alone, we had sex and I ended up pregnant before my graduation from high school. My boyfriend completely freaked out and insisted on an abortion. I couldn’t go to my parents because my mother had told me when I … [Read more...]