Homeschool Movement, Parenting, Stay-At-Home Daughters Movement

Update on Alecia Pennington, Homeschool Alumna with No Legal Identification for Job, College, Passport, Driver’s License, etc.

  Update on Alecia Pennington, the homeschool alumna who has no legal identification.   The Washington Post has an update on the story of Alecia Faith Pennington, who was raised in a large conservative homeschool family without legal documentation to prove she is a US citizen: Alecia Faith Pennington describes herself as a Texan, born and… Continue reading Update on Alecia Pennington, Homeschool Alumna with No Legal Identification for Job, College, Passport, Driver’s License, etc.

Christian Marriage, Feminist Agenda, God's Design for the Family, Parenting, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement, Women and the Church

Biblical Parental Authority: Is Mom Equal with Dad on the Hierarchy Ladder or is Dad on the Highest Rung?

*** What does the Bible say about parental authority? Is mom equal with dad? *** *** Disobedience to God can lead to judgment. If fathers relinquish a degree of their authority in the home, then their home could be at risk. Steve C. Halbrook *** So, tell me how it works in your home.  Does… Continue reading Biblical Parental Authority: Is Mom Equal with Dad on the Hierarchy Ladder or is Dad on the Highest Rung?

Courtship, Parenting

Questions for Dads to Ask Young Men Who are Interested in Their Daughter

 *** Questions for dads to ask young men who are interested in their daughter  *** *** This was posted on Todd Friel's Wretched Facebook page and is entitled: Not Rude Questions for a Young Man by Robert Bowen and Todd Friel We are not barbarians.  Dads should not threaten a potential suitor with a fire-arm. … Continue reading Questions for Dads to Ask Young Men Who are Interested in Their Daughter

Homeschool Movement, Parenting, Stay-At-Home Daughters Movement

Blogger/Mother Who Posted Public Article about Her Daughter’s “Disobedience” Has Changed Her Mind and Removed Post

** There's a positive update to share on an earlier article I covered. Last month, I posted an article, Christian Parental Response to Teenagers or Adult Children in Rebellion, a sad story about a popular homeschool blogger and mother who claimed her daughter left home in disobedience.   Here is one sentence from the blogger/mother from her… Continue reading Blogger/Mother Who Posted Public Article about Her Daughter’s “Disobedience” Has Changed Her Mind and Removed Post

Bill Gothard, Courtship, Disturbing Trends, Doug Wilson, John Piper, Owen Strachan, Parenting, Stay-At-Home Daughters Movement

Desiring God and Daddies Dating…Their Daughters’ Boyfriends? Is John Piper Promoting Patriarchy?

Are Desiring God & John Piper shifting to "Biblical Patriarchy" over complementarianism, following Gregg Harris', Bill Gothard's, Scott Brown's, Doug Phillips' and Doug Wilson's courtship model?     by Cindy Kunsman The champions of patriarchy worked hard last week, busy on the front lines by saving the world through their insight and wisdom. On June 11,… Continue reading Desiring God and Daddies Dating…Their Daughters’ Boyfriends? Is John Piper Promoting Patriarchy?

Homeschool Movement, Parenting, Stay-At-Home Daughters Movement

Christian Parental Response to Teenagers or Adult Children in Rebellion

*** What is the appropriate response for Christian parents when our teenagers or adult children rebel?  Do we intervene? Let them go? Do we shun? ***       ADMIN NOTE:  I have scrubbed the original article of links to the original article, removed names, except for first initials.  H = mother/blogger   E =… Continue reading Christian Parental Response to Teenagers or Adult Children in Rebellion

ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN THE CHURCH, Domestic Violence and Churches, Homeschool Legal Defense Association, Homeschool Movement, Homeschoolers Anonymous, Mike Farris, Parenting, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement

To Train up a Child: Who Decides if it is Biblical or Not? When is it Abuse?

*** Johann and Kimery Jorg Abuse Case: HSLDA has given us homeschool liberties, but at what cost? A closer look at homeschool freedoms and parenting and safety of children   *** Homeschoolers have fought for years to have the freedom to legally homeschool their children. Homeschool Legal Defense Association has worked to ensure that parents in… Continue reading To Train up a Child: Who Decides if it is Biblical or Not? When is it Abuse?

Church Governance or Policy Issues, Leaving the Church, Meetings with the Pastor, Mental Health and the Church, Parenting

Pastoral Confidentiality: Does it Still Apply after Church Member Resigns?

  *** What is the responsibility of pastors for those they deem have "gone astray?" Do pastoral confidentiality rules apply even when someone resigns their church membership? ***   *** The other day, I read an article, Stabbed in the Back by a Cult Leader and it left me feeling sad and angry. "Sheldon" is a… Continue reading Pastoral Confidentiality: Does it Still Apply after Church Member Resigns?

Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Family Integrated Churches, Homeschool Movement, Parenting, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Personal Stories, Recovery Process, Vision Forum, Youth Groups

Homeschool Mom Responds to the Doug Phillips Scandal and His Influence in Patriarchy, Christian Homeschool Movement and Conferences

*** A homeschool mother responds to the influence of Doug Phillips in Patriarchy, in the Homeschool Movement, in Christian Homeschool Conferences, and how it has affected her family and her faith. ***   A comment came in a bit ago from "devaneyjoy" on the article, Attempting to Set the Doug Phillips Record Straight: Part 2 - The… Continue reading Homeschool Mom Responds to the Doug Phillips Scandal and His Influence in Patriarchy, Christian Homeschool Movement and Conferences

John Piper, Parenting, Voddie Baucham

John Piper and Voddie Baucham: Bad Parenting Advice That’s Worse Than Bad Parenting

*** Last week, Tim Fall of Tim's Blog - Just One Train Wreck After Another, and I connected about the possibility of a guest post and when he shared the content, there was a resounding "YES, please!!" from me.  There's a lot of parenting advice out there, some of which can be harmful to our… Continue reading John Piper and Voddie Baucham: Bad Parenting Advice That’s Worse Than Bad Parenting

Courtship, Disturbing Trends, Feminist Agenda, Full-Quiver, God's Design for the Family, Homeschool Movement, Homeschoolers Anonymous, Parenting, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement, Stay-At-Home Daughters Movement, Women and the Church

Homeschooled Adult Daughters Held Captive at Home, Prevented from Getting College Education

*     *     * In an effort to "raise up a child in the way they should go," some Christian homeschool parents are essentially kidnapping their daughters, only teaching "homemaking" skills, even denying and preventing them from getting a college education. *     *     * There are too many… Continue reading Homeschooled Adult Daughters Held Captive at Home, Prevented from Getting College Education

Christian Marriage, Disturbing Trends, Divorce, God's Design for the Family, Marriage, Parenting, Single and Christian

God’s Design for the Family: Has the Godly-Designed Family Image Become an Idol?

*     *     * While it's clear that a healthy marriage and family is important, have churches and Christian organizations put too much emphasis on God's design for the family and made this image an idol? *     *     * Focus on the Family raises money for new project… Continue reading God’s Design for the Family: Has the Godly-Designed Family Image Become an Idol?

Council for Bibl. Manhood & Womanhood, Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Extra-Biblical Nonsense, John Piper, Parenting, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Vision Forum

Christian Parenting: Training Your Child’s Gender Identity

*     *     * Twenty-four years ago, when I was pregnant with our second baby, we found out we were having a boy.  When my mom heard the news, she found a doll to purchase for our first child, Hannah. She thought it would be good for Hannah to have her own… Continue reading Christian Parenting: Training Your Child’s Gender Identity

Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Dr. Wayne Grudem, Ken Ham, Parenting, Safe Churches, SPIRITUAL ABUSE RECOVERY, Young Earth Creation

Ken Ham, Young Earth Creationism, Young People AbandoningTheir Faith: My Daughter’s Story

* * * This next story pains me. It's a personal one. Parenting is very challenging. Homeschooling children has also been a challenge. When we began homeschooling our children, we chose to do so for a number of reasons. We wanted to have better oversight over the curricula our children were taught because we wanted… Continue reading Ken Ham, Young Earth Creationism, Young People AbandoningTheir Faith: My Daughter’s Story

Legalism, Modesty and Purity Teachings, Parenting

Enough Already with the Modesty & Purity Hype

* * * The other day 18-yr old daughter posted this picture on my Facebook with the comment, "What I tell you every time." * * * * * * It cracked me up. But what was interesting to me was noticing the large amount of Facebook friends, also former homeschool kids, who were clicking… Continue reading Enough Already with the Modesty & Purity Hype

Courtship, Family Integrated Churches, Full-Quiver, Homeschool Movement, Modesty and Purity Teachings, Parenting, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Voddie Baucham

Voddie Baucham: Prescription for Spanking and the Shy Child

*     *     * One of the traps that we got ourselves caught in was looking to religious leaders for guidance on how to raise our children.  It's ok to seek guidance, but we didn't always check what we learned with scripture.  We read a lot of books and went to parenting… Continue reading Voddie Baucham: Prescription for Spanking and the Shy Child

BGBC Google Reviews, BGBC Lawsuit, Courtship, Extra-Biblical Nonsense, Homeschool Movement, Julie Anne's Personal Stories, Leaving the Church, Legalism, Modesty and Purity Teachings, Parenting, Personal Stories, Shunning, Spiritual Abuse, Stay-At-Home Daughters Movement, SURVIVOR STORIES

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

ABUSIVE FAITH & PRACTICE, Beaverton Grace Bible Church, Biblical Counseling, Chuck O'Neal, Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, Meetings with the Pastor, Narcissistic Pastors, Parenting, Spiritual Abuse, Spiritual Authority, Spiritual Bullies

Disobedient Children and Meetings with the Pastor

  I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 1:4   On our very first Sunday at the church, I recall being in the nursery with my baby. A sweet teenager was helping with childcare and she told me in a matter-of-fact way that she… Continue reading Disobedient Children and Meetings with the Pastor