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Adult Children Shunned by Homeschool Parents: Selah’s Story

*     *     * We recently discussed the challenges that some former homeschool students face when they leave their home.  This story is quite different from the last story, but it, too, deals with painful and strained relationships with fundamental Christian parents who were influenced by the subculture of the Homeschool Movement.… Continue reading Adult Children Shunned by Homeschool Parents: Selah’s Story

Courtship, Full-Quiver, Homeschool Movement, Homeschoolers Anonymous, Modesty and Purity Teachings, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement

Homeschoolers Anonymous and Training up Children the Homeschool Movement Way

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.  Proverbs 22:6 You see that verse?  Probably every homeschool parent heard that verse too many times to count throughout their homeschooling years.  It was engrained in us.  We did not want our children to… Continue reading Homeschoolers Anonymous and Training up Children the Homeschool Movement Way

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The Homeschool Movement: Its Reconstructionist Roots and Rushdoony’s Influence

"We are authorized by God to challenge all that is not godly!" Rushdoony thundered. "God is angry with the wicked every day, and the sins of the wicked deserve the infliction of God's wrath in this life as well as the life hereafter!"  RushdoonyI know the title of this post seems dry and boring.  If… Continue reading The Homeschool Movement: Its Reconstructionist Roots and Rushdoony’s Influence

Courtship, Homeschool Movement, Modesty and Purity Teachings, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Single and Christian

The UnMarried Movie: Singleness as a Result of Rigid and Controlled Parenting

I'm still getting comments on the UnMarried movie posts (More Background Info on the Movie: UnMarried and UnMarried Movie: Is Staying Single Sabotaging Chr... )  and today while looking through my Twitter feed, I noticed quite a few tweets on the topics of modesty and purity.  In case you missed the brief movie trailer, here it is:I've discussed… Continue reading The UnMarried Movie: Singleness as a Result of Rigid and Controlled Parenting

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A Courtship Story: Chryssie Rose

*     *     * Over the past couple months, I've been sharing bits and pieces of the homeschooling movement as it ties in with abuse in churches.  I've connected a number of times with Chryssie Rose who reads here and is also a blogger and asked if she could share her courtship… Continue reading A Courtship Story: Chryssie Rose

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Courtship: The Background and Negative Outcomes

Soon I will begin posting personal courtship stories, so it might be helpful to get a little background of the history of courtship.  The courtship model is unquestionably a part of the culture of many conservative churches, conservative Christian groups, and promoted by leaders in the homeschooling community.  Some groups who have embraced the courtship… Continue reading Courtship: The Background and Negative Outcomes

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Hannah’s Purity Ring Story

After posting the article, Fathers and Daughters: Who Owns a Daughter's Heart?, it opened up a can of worms for Hannah, my 25-year old daughter.   For new readers, she's my daughter who was also named in the defamation lawsuit by our former pastor (you can read her story from her perspective:  Hannah's Personal Story in Her Own… Continue reading Hannah’s Purity Ring Story

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Fathers and Daughters: Who Owns a Daughter’s Heart?

  “Daughters aren’t to be independent. They’re not to act outside the scope 
of their father. As long as they’re under the authority of their fathers, fathers have the ability to nullify or not the oaths and the vows. Daughters can’t just go out 
independently and say, ‘I’m going to marry whoever I want.’ No.… Continue reading Fathers and Daughters: Who Owns a Daughter’s Heart?

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Hannah’s Personal Story in Her Own Words

Readers:  I've had this post in my "draft posts" for quite some time, but the time to post it is now and I will explain more about that very soon.  You'll see why it is important to hear from her own words. I shared my perspective of Hannah's story in the most popular blog post,… Continue reading Hannah’s Personal Story in Her Own Words