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Posts Tagged "Hillary McFarland"

Can of worms: gender roles and abuse

I might be opening a big can of worms here, but I can’t help myself. I subscribe to Paul Wilkinson’s blog,  “Thinking Out Loud,” because I’m interested in how churches function and how they sometimes become dysfunctional.  Paul posts regularly and intelligently about theology, church, and worship, to name a few of his subjects. Paul has written about a book…

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Freedom for Quivering Daughters

True confession:  I’m a Bible-believing Christian, but I have deliberately broken the laws of the land.  I have engaged in illegal homeschooling.  I didn’t have a teaching certificate in a state that required one.  That might not sound too radical, but we lived in fear of losing custody of our children until Michigan relaxed its laws. Maybe it was civil…

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Homeschooling: sensible and not so sensible

I may be a “graduate” homeschool mom, with my kids grown and out of school, but I still read Karen Campbell’s “That Mom” blog of encouragement for homeschool mothers.  Her current post on minimalist influence is outstanding.  It gets to the roots of how homeschooling should work. As I told Karen in my comment, I wish I’d known her years…

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Hillary McFarland’s “Quivering Daughters”

Hillary McFarland gave me a sneak preview of her upcoming non-fiction book, Quivering Daughters, and I loved it.  The book is a must-read for anyone who homeschools, rubs shoulders with homeschoolers, or is curious about hyperpatriarchy or “Quiverfull” families like the Duggars of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting.” I’m pro-homeschooling; we homeschooled our own kids.  By the grace of God,…

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Love of the very best kind

Eric Pazdziora’s post on Hillary McFarland’s blog has brought back a special memory for me.  It’s a little off-topic from Eric’s post, maybe, but not by much. A few years ago, I was at Pensacola with a handful of other authors for a writing retreat.  We had the run of a gorgeous beach house for the weekend, thanks to a…

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