Re-Post: A Mama’s Journey

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To Live This was originally published June of 2011. I’ve also included an excerpt from a post I wrote the year before that. Words can’t fully explain how life-changing it was for me to begin to see my children as people, not sinful rebellious little beings I must force into compliance. Recognizing that how I was parenting was wrong, forced me to acknowledge that how I was parented had harmed me. My desire to parent my children gently, was the fuel that pushed me to get into counseling and get help for the first time. It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 years since I began the journey of Gentle Parenting. … [Read more...]

Revisiting Steadfast Daughters in a Quivering World Part 2 – Expectations

by Vyckie Garrison Along with appeals to "sincerity," many Quiverfull parents, when their children push back, will be tempted to minimize abusive parenting practices by pointing out that "there are no perfect parents." It's true ... we ALL screw up! But when things don't work out so well for those of us who presumed to lead and to offer up ourselves and our children as examples of a "godly family" for other Christian families to follow, we don't all the sudden get the luxury of obscurity, we don't get to blend in with the crowd of imperfect people. "To whom much is given, much will be required." [Note: this series is dedicated to Quivering Daughters by the former-Quiverfull moms at No L … [Read more...]

Breaking The Generational Cycle of Child Abuse

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Our good friend M. Dolon Hickmon has a guest post up at Dan Fincke's site Camels With Hammers called 'Breaking The Generational Cycle of Child Abuse'  For those of you that don't know Mr. Hickmon he is also the author  of a powerful novel based upon some of his personal experiences of growing up in an abusive religious family - 13:24 - A Story of Faith and Obsession If you haven't read his book yet then I cannot emphasis strongly enough how good it is! He also writes for The Freethinker and On Faith. … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Where Does Parenting Responsibility End?

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Have you been following the Rachel Canning situation in the news? Rachel is an 18 year old senior in New Jersey that has been living at a friend's home since her birthday and is now suing her parents for private school tuition, living expenses and to force her parents to pay for her upcoming college education. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: “Hanukkah” Parenting?

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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...]

Sunday Shout Out – Remaking High School

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Today's question is based on Mary Pride's claims in today's Quoting Quiverfull - Does public high school need to be retooled to teach basic life skills or should it stay a preparation for college? Is it a parental duty to make sure that the children in their home learn what they need to function as productive members of society? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Benefits of Having Older Children?

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by Zsuzsanna Anderson of Are They All Yours? - The Benefits and Pitfalls of SchedulingHaving older children is a great asset for many reasons:They help set a pattern: When you have two parents and four older children all following a consistent schedule, the younger ones simply fall in line themselves, assuming it's just the way things are. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: So Easing Your Child’s Discomfort is Sin?

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by Jay Younts of Shepherd Press - The Tyranny of the Immediate If your children believe the lie that getting instant relief from their discomfort or discontent is ultimate, then they are bound by the power of sin. This pattern, if not stopped, will result in a life dominated by the desire for immediate gratification.Immediate gratification is the gateway to a life of slavery. Understanding this will help you teach your children to see how sin deceives them. Sin feeds on the desire for immediate results. That is why a child can go from seeming bliss to outrage in an eye blink. One moment everything is fine. Then he sees his brother with a toy that he wants and he immediately erupts with … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Battle Then Rest?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies in The Answer to Rest Further to my post earlier today, I must share with you a very important point. After the Holy Spirit came upon Othniel and he went out to war, God delivered the king of Mesopotamia into his hand, and guess what? The children of Israel had REST for forty years (Judges 3:11). … [Read more...]

Adoptees: Human and Animal

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by CaluluA few weekends ago Vyckie forwarded to me a link from Mother Jones magazine involving a book written by Kathryn Joyce. Her new book is about the adopt craze among the evangelical churches and is titled "The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking and the New Gospel of Adoption" … [Read more...]


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