Quoting Quiverfull: Because It’s Always Satan If You’re Having A Bad Day/Week/Month?

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by Christie Elkins from For Every Mom - This is What Happens When Satan Steals Your MotherhoodEditor's note: Because you cannot just be having a bad day or week, it's always Satan stealing in to take your motherhood or whatever. There is simply too much blaming normal things happening on a deity that may or may not exist. Somehow they never seem to 'get' that if you put this much pressure on yourself to do something perfectly it's bound to go haywire the minute real life intrudes. It's not some devil working when you forget a pair of underwear in the bathroom for a week, it's simply the sign of a mind overburdened worrying about other more important things. Having spilled Lil' Friskies … [Read more...]

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Preparing To Be A Help Meet – Part One: The Wedding

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows And Kids CollideWe've hit a new low - the title of the chapter is triggering for me. I'm going to need to move through this chapter in smaller bits than usual. My wedding day was bittersweet. My best friend, Jess, died in a car accident the day before the wedding driving to help us decorate for the reception. I was alternating between numbed shock, pain, exhaustion, gratitude for being surrounded by friends and family and happiness I was marrying my husband.I'm certain nothing Debi says is going to help anyone facing a similar situation. … [Read more...]

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Food and Religion – Its Ugly Shadow

On 'Mad Men' Betty Draper Francis was thin-heavy-thin and it had more to do with her emotions than anything else. Like it does for many of us.

by Stephanie - a guest post at Lana Hope's Wide Open Ground. Please be sure to visit Stephanie at her blog - Stephanie Hoffpauir(Editors Note: In the wake of Thanksgiving and the build up to Christmas I think it is important to think about how much stress and unhappiness play a role in keeping us bound to some not so healthy habits. No fat shaming here, lawdy I'm the last person to be throwing fat-rocks, but just have to point out the hypocrisy in the church over weight. Where I attended we were told that being overweight was a huge sin, the sin of gluttony, which only made everyone feel guilty and eat even more. It added to the stress and seemed cruel considering the high percentage of … [Read more...]

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Stress, Pride, Shame and Frogs

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by Cindy FosterIn February of 2002 we attended our first five day stress in the ministry workshop.  We were invited by our close friends of near 30 years who founded this desperately needed ministry near 30 years ago. … [Read more...]

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