Beauty: In the Eye of the Beholder

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by CaluluRecently I came across a very disturbing blog posting and another and another and another. It was from a blog that I'd quoted recently on No Longer Quivering for our Quoting Quiverfull feature. The post I used from that blog was one where the blogger's husband tried to say it was alright for a Christian man … [Read more...]

The Most Blaring Contradiction Of All

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by Cindy Foster Recently, I read a poignantly and transparently written post at ‘Stuff Fundies Like’ titled “Pining for the Leeks and Garlic”.  Anyone with knowledge of the Old Testament accounts of Moses and the Children of Israel’s 40 year wilderness journey will immediately recognize the title’s significance.I’ve followed SFL … [Read more...]

Religious Trauma Syndrome

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by CaluluSeveral days ago a link to an article written by Valerie Tarico at Alternet.org arrived on my Facebook page. The piece was about a newly named syndrome - RTS - Religious Trauma Syndrome and … [Read more...]

Homeschoolers Anonymous

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We're excited to take part in a new community, Homeschoolers Anonymous, a venture put together by some of our bloggers joining together with others who've experienced abuse during their homeschooled years.Here is more information from Homeschoolers Anonymous! Former homeschoolers rally against abuseMarch 16, 2013A group of former homeschoolers … [Read more...]

Standing Up to Spiritual Abusers via Social Media Today #WhoWouldJesusSue

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by Vyckie Garrison Survivors of spiritual abuse are making a push today to call attention to the outrageous tactics employed by pastors and other religious leaders to silence their victims - specifically, we're calling attention to Calvary Chapel pastor Bob Grenier’s lawsuit against his adult stepson, Alex Grenier who came forward to report that he was physically abused by Bob Grenier after Bob … [Read more...]

Civility Pledge: Creating a Safe Environment for Constructive and Healing Conversation

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by Vyckie GarrisonWhen it comes to a discussion of the inherently pernicious elements of the Quiverfull ideal, such as patriarchy, fundamentalism, bible "literalism," Dominionism, etc., which result in the spiritual abuse of Christian women and their families, it is too easy to be sarcastic, condescending, harsh, … [Read more...]

Two Simple Statements

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by SamanthaBy the time I was a sophomore at an extremely conservative Christian college, I had gone through twelve years at an IFB church and been manipulated and bullied by quiverful and patriarchal teachings. My family had been excommunicated from the church, and friends I had … [Read more...]

Spiritual Abuse at The ROC: Following God

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by Following God(Editor note: People coming out of The ROC have been congregating online at the Richmond Outreach Center Recovery Group on Facebook. Their mission is to help disillusioned former members of The ROC in their recovery from spiritual abuse. This young lady's story is a brief one but she wishes … [Read more...]

Why Do People “Drink The Koolaid”?

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by Kristen RosserOver at No Longer Quivering they have been talking about why people-- and particularly why women-- get involved with repressive, spiritually abusive, authoritarian religion.  Why is it, for instance, that so many women are drawn into-- and drag their sometimes reluctant husbands into-- the … [Read more...]

Womens Appearances Wreck Marital Romance?

According to Pat Robertson: If you are a woman and do not keep yourself looking 100% perfect then it is your fault if the marriage ends or isn't good.  Huh? … [Read more...]


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