A Cult Within a Cult

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog What Would Roger Sterling Do? originally published December 17, 2014 I was going to talk about my scintillating and thrilling day yesterday gravitating between lying on the sofa, the kitchen to shove batches of Christmas cookies in and out of the oven for Jim's office party, loading unloading folding ironing laundry between more bouts laying down on the sofa because of the flu but then I ran into a posting on Facebook that make me take a look at something I'd been heavily involved with over at the Creek Church - Gwen Shamblin and her Weigh Down Workshop. It must have been around 1997 or so when one of the older ladies at Creek Church started … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Spanking to Bring ‘Peace’ and ‘Stability’ Into the Home?

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by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Spank and Save a Child Editor's note: This entire piece is part disgusting and part hysterical. Mr. Pearl is ranting against all the naysayers who think spanking is abusive towards children, even as there are studies which prove it is. He's also upset that his words are being taken out of context for quotes. Bonus points in the piece for his reference to uneducated 'hillbilly' women.  … [Read more...]

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Awkwardness

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by Mari cross posted from her blog Mari's MusesI went to Bible Study tonight. We were supposed to get into groups and answer this question:As a child, how did you adapt in order to be accepted or in order to fit in?I didn’t answer the question.I fully intended to go home and think about it, but my friend’s 3-year old threw herself at me the second I suggested going home, so I held her, hugged her, and prayed that she would never, ever have the same answer to that question that I have. … [Read more...]

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The Child as Viper: How Voddie Baucham’s Theology of Children Promotes Abuse

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by R.L. Stollar - Community Coordinator for Homeschoolers Anonymous. Cross posted from Homeschoolers AnonymousEditor's note: A very long read but worthwhile. The more this type of harmful theology is exposed to the general public it creates a much smaller chance that someone else will be taken in by it. Note: the following piece is a long-form article. If you prefer to download and print the article for more convenient reading, you can view and download the article as a PDF here. … [Read more...]

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NLQ Book Review: God’s Buried Children by Daniel Farcas

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerOver a year ago a series of emails landed in my email box asking me to read, write a review, publish the review here and give this book five stars on Amazon. I do get review requests for NLQ on a regular basis, so this was just another of those. The topic sounded interesting, the memoirs of a man raised in the over burdened world of Romanian orphanages. … [Read more...]

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WTH? – Pat Robertson Advocates Beating Kids To Appreciate The Blessings Of Christmas?

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spoken by Pat Robertson on his television show 'The 700 Club' on January 5th, 2015 as reported by Raw StoryEditor's note: Found this while searching for Pat Robertson's predictions for 2015. I like to keep track of his yearly predictions and then revisit just to make sure none of them have actually occurred. Could not wait to share as part of Quoting Quiverfull.  Letter to Pat Robertson: … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Michael Pearl’s Word Salad About Neglected Children

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine - Family FountainDo you remember that game on the PBS show "Sesame Street" named "One of These Things Is Not Like The Other"? Four things pictured, three with some unifying theme and one with no connection. This is sort of like that in that this piece has not much to do with the first part published last night at NLQ. … [Read more...]

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Child Coercion or Religious Freedom?

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Serious trigger warning: If you are sensitive to crying children and loud demanding adults. Trigger warnings also on a church exploiting the images of children.Found this on the Facebook group for Recovery from IFB. It is also posted at Awkward Moments Children's Bible and on their Facebook page. Looks like it was originally posted by the Rose of Sharon church camp in the Memphis, Tennessee area. Thoughts? … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: The Right Way to Spank?

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from Focus on the Family - The Biblical Approach to SpankingWhere in the Bible does it lay out how to spank your children? … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: What is Normal Exactly?

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by Shoshanna Pearl Easling from No Greater Joy - Yes! I Am Normal … [Read more...]

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