Quoting Quiverfull: Let Me Tell You What to Do or Else?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Listen to AdviceEditor's note: It's starting to look like that Nancy is running out of material so she's resorting to some very odd posts like this one. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 7 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 2Editor's note: Shorter version of Michael Pearl: Everyone, and I mean everyone, is a dirty, nasty, whore-y potential Sodomite sinner. He doesn't believe what most of us know, that if you repression or control your children too much that they will rebel at some point. Plus that sexual repression always emerges later in the weirdest ways. Towards the end you realize this is also all about selling copies of his vile child beating manual "To Train Up A Child." It's a walking, talking, fear-mongering never ending commercial pitch. Michael Pearl and his never ending shaming others journey because 'God' told him to do it. … [Read more...]

Why Do So Many Evangelicals Abuse Their Children?

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser Now there’s a title sure to get everyone’s attention! Why do so many Christians abuse their children? The reason is primarily a theological one. (though they might not even realize it is) Most Christian sects believe in some form of original sin.(depravity) The theology goes something like this: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Judgmental Father?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - My Father and My JudgeEditor's note: Nancy has been writing on the fear of the Lord for a week or so now. This bit concerns how we need to fear God as well as love him like a father. Isn't fearing your father one of the hallmarks of a dysfunctional relationship? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: “Hanukkah” Parenting?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Full Time Hanukkah ParentingProverbs 22:6, "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." The word "train" is "hanuk," the verb of Hanukkah, meaning "to initiate, dedicate, consecrate." It is not enough to celebrate Hanukkah for eight days. As parents, we are in a FULLTIME HANUKKAH CELEBRATION! … [Read more...]

Post-Fundamentalist Motherhood

by LatebloomerWhen I look at my little toddler, I am so glad that I am no longer a fundamentalist Christian.First, I don't believe in total depravity anymore, so I don't feel compelled to interpret his actions with negative terminology. The doctrine of total depravity is a common belief among fundamentalists.  It teaches that every person is born with a sin nature, separated from God, and capable of the worst kinds of evil.  It also says that proper parenting can mitigate the effects of the sin nature, but only a relationship with Jesus can make a person capable of true goodness.If I believed that my child had a sin nature that predisposed him to evil, that would c … [Read more...]


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