What is Abuse?

What is Abuse? Abuse is a hot, yet tender, topic. Nearly everyone would agree that abuse is horrible, unjustifiable, and devastating. Invariably, within a discussion of abuse, someone will bring up the question of definitions and ask, but what is abuse? Are we just throwing the word around, willy-nilly, and making false accusations? Are we […]

The Bondage of Betrothal

The Bondage of Betrothal by Eric M. Pazdziora One of the fundamental teachings of the Biblical Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements is the doctrine of “biblical courtship,” or “betrothal.” (My brother suggested the word “casuistries” instead of “teachings,” which is perfect except that I didn’t know it before, either.) This teaching has it that since a […]

Why I am Still a Christian

Why I am Still a Christian couple of similar comments were left recently that I wanted to address in a post: “Without trying to be antagonistic, I am curious why so many have continued in the christian religion after their experiences with it. I was raised as a strong Protestant, and had spent years studying […]

Godly Authority: A Flight to Topsyturvydom

Godly Authority: A Flight to Topsyturvydom by Eric M. Pazdziora oet and playwright W. S. Gilbert (you might know him from his operettas composed with Arthur Sullivan) wrote some comic poems about the far-away land of Topsyturvydom: Where vice is virtue—virtue, vice:Where nice is nasty—nasty, nice:Where right is wrong and wrong is right—Where white is […]

Soul Rape

Soul Rape He took the poor man’s lamb. 2 Samuel 12 Then the LORD sent Nathan to David. And he came to him, and said to him: “There were two men in one city, one rich and the other poor. The rich man had exceedingly many flocks and herds.  But the poor man had nothing, […]

What is Abuse?

What is Abuse? Abuse is a hot, yet tender, topic. Nearly everyone would agree that abuse is horrible, unjustifiable, and devastating. Invariably, within a discussion of abuse, someone will bring up the question of definitions and ask, but what is abuse? Are we just throwing the word around, willy-nilly, and making false accusations? Are we […]

Godly Authority: A Flight to Topsyturvydom

Godly Authority: A Flight to Topsyturvydom by Eric M. Pazdziora oet and playwright W. S. Gilbert (you might know him from his operettas composed with Arthur Sullivan) wrote some comic poems about the far-away land of Topsyturvydom: Where vice is virtue—virtue, vice:Where nice is nasty—nasty, nice:Where right is wrong and wrong is right—Where white is […]

What is Authoritarian Parenting?

What is Authoritarian Parenting? by Hillary McFarland ometimes when trying to understand a difficult or complex idea, it helps to see a contrast.  I’ve stated before that I believe authoritarianism is evil and completely contradicts Jesus’ ministry, His teachings, and His life. For a woman raised within an authoritarian environment, especially one of a religious […]

I Love Homeschooling, Quiverfull Families!

I Love Homeschooling, Quiverfull Families! by Hillary McFarland Happy Monday! I’d like to take a few moments to address a few issues that continue to appear despite my ever-growing list of FAQs and disclaimers (::understanding smile::). This post today is simply for the record . . . I love big families! (And small ones, too!) […]

The Bondage of Betrothal

The Bondage of Betrothal by Eric M. Pazdziora One of the fundamental teachings of the Biblical Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements is the doctrine of “biblical courtship,” or “betrothal.” (My brother suggested the word “casuistries” instead of “teachings,” which is perfect except that I didn’t know it before, either.) This teaching has it that since a […]