Call Me Crazy: the Gaslighting of Homeschool Abuse Survivors

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by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming WorldlyLast 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...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Knowledge – Homework and Homeschooling

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideThis section makes me angry.I think I've mentioned before that I taught for 7(ish) years in a low socioeconomic status, urban district in the alternative education high school.Surprisingly - or not surprisingly - I HATE most popular teacher memoirs that fit the following trope: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Homeschool Because Gays and Muslims?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Do We Have Our Heads In The Sand?Notice that Nancy does not once bring up the word 'homeschooling' yet every point she brings up seems to lead right to homeschooling as the only way. Coded language. Heaven forfend some Arab or Gay teach her children!She also doesn't mention if she feels the same way about educating her abandoned adopted African children. Where are those kids now? … [Read more...]

Why I Cannot Support Frontline Family Ministries’ Abuse Prevention Week: Part Seven – Conclusion

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Foreword by Vyckie Garrison - Today is the start of "National Sexual Abuse Prevention Week for Homeschoolers" .... after reading through Riot Stollar's series which thoroughly critiques the materials and methods endorsed by sexual abuse prevention "expert," Lisa Cherry, it is disheartening to see how an effort to educate Christian homeschoolers about how to protect their children which is so badly needed turns out to be terriby, horribly ill-informed and misguided. I do hope that homeschool leader, Karen Allen Campbell will do the right thing and use her considerable influence in the homeschooling community to encourage Frontline Family Ministry to reevaluate their approach to child sexual ab … [Read more...]

Why I Cannot Support Frontline Family Ministries’ Abuse Prevention Week: Part 1 – Introduction

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by R. L. Stollar cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous By R.L. Stollar, HA Community Coordinator Part One, Introduction Since launching Homeschoolers Anonymous last year, we have called for — and organizationally been working towards — a number of actions from within homeschooling communities. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What is Abuse Exactly?

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by Kevin Swanson and his sidekick Steve Vaughn from yesterday's Generations With Vision radio show - Transcript at Homeschoolers Anonymous along with other things said by Swanson and Steve. This is in response to the recent series of articles in World Magazine about abuse in the homeschooling culture. … [Read more...]

Apostate: Rene Decartes – Chapter 4

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground  I am reviewing Kevin Swanson’s book Apostate, chapter-by-chapter. So far here are the reviews I have written: Preface Chapter 1 and 2 Thomas Aquinas (Chapter 3) Since I have not written any reviews in a while, I thought I would recap why I am writing these reviews. Then I will go on to review chapter 4. Apostate outlines what Kevin Swanson calls the demise of the Christian west. In particular, the book focuses on men, philosophers and other intellects, who Swanson claims broke down the Christian faith and morality and left us with tolerating gay people and voting for liberals. Here’s his latest trailer on his book that will give … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Public High School is… a Concentration Camp?

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by Ray Fournier from No Greater Joy magazine - From Behind Enemy LinesHave to wonder if this guy has ever actually visited a prison or a concentration camp since he's so cavalierly tossing about those descriptions of the high school he teaches at. I do know one thing, if this guy was teaching any of my children after reading this article filled with religious hyperbole I'd go down to that school and ask to have them transferred out of his classes. Breaking Godwin's law again seems to be something the extremes in religion love to do.  … [Read more...]


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