A Movement Much Bigger Than My Parents

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground originally posted May 2013Heather of Becoming Worldly put together a post today that gave me physical tears and a knot in my stomach. The post centers on the 2009 a men’s leadership summit, and a speech given by Doug Philips. Doug Philips of Vision Forum was also previously an attorney at HSLDA. Its worth mentioning, as Heather notes, that most of the famous [Christian] homeschool leaders have connections with each other, and together they built up the Christian homeschool movement. … [Read more...]

How I Left My Parent’s Home

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by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of ThemSeveral people have asked me about actually leaving my parents. It's kind of hard to explain exactly what happened, because there was not one day when I decided to leave.When I was 16, I was still attending a conservative church with my parents. In my family we were still expected to wear head coverings all the time, but the church we attended only expected them in churches. So in December of 2004 (when I was 16) I decided to stop wearing one at all - to me you either follow that verse 100% or not at all, and I wasn't going to be the only one. I also secretly purchased jeans and changed into them on rare occasions … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 – Kids Saying ‘F*ck’ and Explaining Bestiality in the Church?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - SanctuaryEditor's note: Whew, finally the end and it's all Michael doubling down on his message of control everything you expose your children to and homeschool them.  Don't forget to put on the full armor of God too! The question all of this brings up to my mind is has the church really changed that much in the last thirty years beyond the rock and roll worship music, fancy lights and technology? I'm not sure it has. … [Read more...]

An Open Letter To My Former High School Teachers

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by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of ThemDear Teachers,                                                                                            October 15, 2013When I came to the high school at age 17, I had absolutely no idea how to be a student.  Many of you know by now that I had didn't know what a teacher-student dynamic was. I hope you understand that up to that point I had been around adults who mostly made stuff up as they went along, and expected respect from authority that was derived simply from being bigger and older, not from legitimate accomplishment. To a scared 17 year old, it looked the same at first, because of the authority aspect. In … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Zero Life Choices For Women?

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 by Shannon Roberts from Mercator Net and as quoted at Ladies Against Feminism - Super Women vs SuperwomanEditor's note: This piece is at the heart of the matter for LAF. It perfectly sums up their deepest fears and beliefs, the thing they are fighting against, the right for women to determine how they will live and parent. They feel completely threatened by anyone that does not make the choice to be a Evangelical Christian home-schooling momma. It's always either or with them, no understanding that for most women there is something else in between the two polar opposites of the 'Career Woman' and 'Righteous Homeschooling Mom'. Most mothers live in the space between those … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Religious Reasons For Homeschooling Are The Best?

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by Jeramy Anderson from Persevero News - Homeschool: The Default Editor's note: Anderson seems to be saying that academic excellence doesn't matter, only that you keep your children away from anything that isn't religious. He needs to ask Alecia Pennington and others coming out of the movement how well that worked out... … [Read more...]

The Impact of Parental Values and Opinions on Educational Outcomes: My Perspective

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by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of ThemThe impact of attitudes towards education, especially higher education, and its impact on adult life, has recently come up in discussion in the home school survivor community. We all have different experiences and heard variations of different messages while growing up in homeschooling families. Here is my experience: … [Read more...]

Part 1 – Call Me Crazy: the Gaslighting of Homeschool Abuse Survivors

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by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming WorldlyEditor's note: This is part one of two. At some point during posting this the last half didn't come over so the post has been split in two to correct this and because of the lengthiness of the original article. Part two will be posted on December 29th. Last week my Dad diagnosed me with bipolar disorder. Maybe this could have explained a few things, and no doubt he would like to think it does, except for one uncomfortable fact. I do not have bipolar disorder. I still see a counselor and I previously saw another one for two years and I’m pretty sure that if I had bipolar disorder, one of them would have told me. … [Read more...]

Late Bloomer

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by AJ cross posted from her blog I Am PhoenixThere are a number of life events that I have arrived at quite late in the game. The biggest life event has been marriage. And there are a few milestones in life I have avoided altogether, such as motherhood, even though most females my age have looked forward to and reached this milestone long ago. … [Read more...]

Open Thread: Raising Your Children?

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Last night I encountered this list of how not to raise 'Godly' children on Facebook. It was actually on the wall of someone I know from a very mainstream church where that church does not teach this restrictive list or anything even remotely close to it, but she firmly believes it. She's involved with the local homeschool group in my area, which is run by a woman that should be in jail right now for parenting failures of an extreme magnitude that originated with the type of thinking  this list is opposed to. … [Read more...]


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