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...]

Raised by Strangers

VNM: Dealing With The Leagcy Of Agent Orange In Vietnam

by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsIt's a mantra that I've heard repeated many times, especially in Christian circles.  "A good mother stays home full-time.  Don't let your children be raised by strangers!" "Raised by strangers."  What mom would want that for her kids?  So I believed, as a young Christian married woman, that of course God would provide a way for me to not work outside the home.  After all, staying home with my kids full-time was what I wanted as a young mother, right?  I mean, if I were really following God's will for my life, this was what I should want.  And this was obviously what was best both for me and for my children, right?  I mean, if … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Lifted From The Ash Heap?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - God Loves MothersOkay, so how did we get from esteeming our wombs and being joyous all the time to feeling like we're tossed on the ash heap? Clearly there's some serious cognitive dissonance going on in Nancy Campbell-Land. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Isn’t It Cruel To Make Barren Women Crave Babies?

Yes, Nancy went there and is speaking well of Catholic icon Mother Theresa

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies -  All Women Are MothersInteresting that Nancy "I Abandoned My Liberian Adoptees" Campbell is putting every women in the world in the exact same box marked 'Motherhood' and invoking a Catholic icon to do it. Most of the time it seems like the only time the Catholics are mentioned in CPM is when someone wants to toss rocks at them and say they aren't 'real Christians' … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Feminism Makes Motherhood a Shock?

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by Jess Connell from her blog Grow on Purpose - Unprepared for Motherhood:Thanks FeminismGratuitous whining or does she have a point? … [Read more...]

Revisiting Steadfast Daughters in a Quivering World Part 5 – Confessions of a Quiverfull Hero

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[Note: this series is dedicated to Quivering Daughters by the former-Quiverfull moms at No Longer Quivering.]by Daisy I was only 19 when I arrived at Christianity’s door, bruised and highly impressionable and, because of my family situation, determined to do a better job of sorting out my life than my parents had done. Victims of abuse in their own homes, my parents had learned very early to dissociate from their emotions. Our home was an emotionally sterile one and, although I know now that this is not true, as as child I believed my parents did not love me. I decided that when *I* had kids, if they grew up knowing nothing else, they would know for sure that I loved them more than bre … [Read more...]

Revisiting Steadfast Daughters in a Quivering World ~ Part 4: Acknowledgement and Apologies

In light of the painful situation in the Jeub family we're revisiting mothers apologies to Quiverfull daughters:by Vyckie Garrison [Note: this series is dedicated to Quivering Daughters by the former-Quiverfull moms at No Longer Quivering.] … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Not Being a Stay-At-Home Momma is Rejecting God’s Land of Milk and Honey?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Enjoy The Good Land … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Get That Natural High?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Release The Endorphins! Typical Nancy Campbell - if she's not trying to make others fear that they aren't doing it right enough for God then she's coming up with all the most absurdist reasons why having babies left and right is good for you. Gloss over the hard realities and focus on something simple. Deny and smile, if you aren't rejoicing you are doing it wrong in Nancy's world. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Blessing the World?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - You Are Blessing The World … [Read more...]


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