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Posts Tagged "Quiverfull"

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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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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I’ve got some ‘splainin’ to do

I’d like to explain why my blog includes links to some sites that link to other sites that might be considered decidedly un-Christian. I’m a Christian.  I’ve been exposed to a variety of denominations, but the age-old Apostles’ Creed will serve as my statement of faith. I’m a former homeschooling mom.  We home-schooled our kids all the way through.  The…

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