June 30, 2011

Reading Scripture With Sex Abuse Survivors

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Link to a review of the Book We Were The Least Of These at the her.meneutics blog of Christianity Today.

Comprehensive Review of Michael/Debi Pearls’ Child Training

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Parenting in the Name of God: No Greater Joy Ministries and the Bible link   Free e-book that examines, point by point, the Pearl’s teachings.

For those unfamiliar with the Pearls I will be building a new page about them & their child training book “To Train Up A Child,” which has been found to be a book-of-choice for parents in at least two deaths of children being “trained” by the Pearl’s methods. Other people see the Pearl’s as teaching Godly discipline and child training techniques. They advocate spanking and breaking the will to disobey.

Online forum and other resources for Debi Pearl’s Preparing to be A Help Meet

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Readers can use the site to ask questions, post testimony, watch the Pear’s youtube videos and much more. LINK.

This will be added to the courtship page when I have time.

June 29, 2011

New book: Breaking Their Will: ….Religious Child Maltreatment by Janet Heimlich

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Janet Heimlich’s new book Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment:

“In this revealing, disturbing, and thoroughly researched book, Ms. Heimlich takes an in-depth look at the many forms of child maltreatment that manifest themselves in religious contexts, including biblically-prescribed corporal punishment; beliefs about the necessity of “breaking the wills” of children; terrorizing children with scary religious messages; sexual abuse perpetrated by religious authorities; and religiously-motivated medical neglect. After speaking with dozens of victims, perpetrators, and experts, and reviewing a myriad of court cases and studies, Ms. Heimlich also explains how religious child maltreatment happens.”

(SOURCE: http://religiouschildmaltreatment.com/)

I hope to review this book soon on my personal blog which is linked in the sidebar of this blog.

New interview with No Longer Quivering author Vyckie Garrison

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Interview LINK.

June 28, 2011

Letter to a Friend Considering Joining ATI

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At the blog Darcy’s Heart-Stirrings, there is a guest post titled “Letter to a Friend Considering Joining ATI…”


For anyone new here–ATI is Bill Gothard’s training organization. The Duggar Family are the most visible members.

June 24, 2011

Christianity Today reviews Quivering Daughters

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LINK to Christianity Today review of Hilary MacFarland’s Quivering Daughters.

June 23, 2011

New ex-ATI/IBLP blog

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The Podium of Life is the blog of a man raised in ATI/IBLP. It will be added to the Ex-Quiverfull page when I have time.

June 22, 2011

IBLP Detox–not a Gothard-bashing site

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” It is not intended to be a bashing site, but is a place where those from within, those seeking to get into, and those seeking to get out of the IBLP movement can come to think and ponder the teachings of this organization and hopefully find some answers that might direct them to some kind of stability and/or spiritual direction.”

Here is the link to the page.

“Escape From Missouri”: What goes on in IFB children’s homes

Posted in IFB at 8:12 pm by hopewellslibraryoflife

Mother Jones Magazine  article discusses “New Beginnings” and “Bethany House” allegations of abuse in the name of the Lord.

Note: To read the article you have to register for the newsletter, then you have access. The article is in the upcoming July edition. I had to read it in a “viewer.” The article begins on page 44.

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