M. Dolon Hickman shares his testimony and background of how he came to write his book, “13:24“ as well as how his father repented of his abuse in, My Father Repented of “Christian Spanking” Too Late. For your sharing convenience:TwitterFacebookemailPrintTumblrDiggdel.icio.usStumbleUponAdd to favoritesReddit

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Crystal Lutton discusses responses to the Adrian Peterson case. Speaking of Crystal Lutton, she also explains what the Bible says about spanking. When considering Adrian Peterson, Rebecca Diamond says that she was spanked and she turned out… well, you’ll have to read her post to find out. Jennifer McGrail compares Adrian Peterson with Ray Rice in Hitting…

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Dara Stoltzfus has started a new series about our very own Steph called, “Life with Cerebral Palsy” with Stephanie Cox. Here is what she has so far: Introduction The Chair! Back to School! The Holidays New Things! Love $hopping Ronan the horse For your sharing convenience:TwitterFacebookemailPrintTumblrDiggdel.icio.usStumbleUponAdd to favoritesReddit

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The board who was investigating Bill Gothard has concluded that he acted inappropriately but not criminally, according to an article in the Chicago Sun Times. Of course, there will be plenty of blog posts analyzing this conclusion to which I will link as I find them. Here is Recovering Grace’s response to this statement. For…

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Victoria Strong blames her abusive childhood on the teachings of Dr. James Dobson and is now reviewing his book, The Strong-Willed Child.  She explains why in this heartbreaking quote: So that is why I’m reviewing this book. I need to know what it says. I need some answers as to why my parents seemed to…

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There are so many tragic cases of abuse, I don’t usually mention them unless the abuse was clearly tied to Christian teachings.  In the case of the Barbours the ties are not indisputable, but there are some pretty good hints.  Thankfully, this case did not end in death. Maureen compares the Barbours with the Williams and finds…

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Jennifer McGrail Reviews “Jesus, The Gentle Parent” by L.R. Knost. Here is a short excerpt from her review: Not shying away from any of the tough questions, she tackles such issues as spanking, sin, authority, obedience and submission…. and what it all means (and doesn’t mean) –  to a gentle parent whose desire is to…

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I have warned people about the Old Schoolhouse before, telling them that its founders, Paul and Gena Suarez, promoted the Pearls’ teachings and defended them.  When I visit their Facebook page, I am always surprised to see that some of my friends like that page.  Maybe the fact that they support and defend the Pearls (while old news)…

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Calulu has a book review of M. Dolon Hickmon’s book 13:24. ****Triggering book**** She  gives the book high marks for being a very enjoyable and gripping mystery story.  Although The Pearls and their book are not mentioned by name in this book, Calulu finds it clear that the story directly relates to his teachings.  She also…

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L.R. Knost’s new book, Jesus, The Gentle Parent is now available at Amazon.com. Here is information about the book from her webpage, Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources. I’m hearing good things about this book and will post book reviews as I find them. eta:  More info here. For your sharing convenience:TwitterFacebookemailPrintTumblrDiggdel.icio.usStumbleUponAdd to favoritesReddit

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Korrine Britton explains how the cognitive development of  2 and 3 year olds makes them appear to be lying in Parenting: Two to Three Years. For more from this series which explains the damaging effects of spanking on children through the years, you will want to check out: Parenting: Newborn to 12 months Parenting: 1…

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Samuel Martin has shared a lovely letter from a father of four boys who decided to give up spanking after reading his book.  Here is a short excerpt. …What mattered was that the Bible told us to spank. I figured we would talk it through and I would defend the biblical position. In my mind, if…

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Jenny Bardsley has a post on HeraldNet honoring Hana Alemu “Williams” and reviewing the Pearl’s book, To Train Up A Child. She speaks more about the book and homeschooling here. She also discusses their teachings in her review of Elizabeth Esther‘s book. For your sharing convenience:TwitterFacebookemailPrintTumblrDiggdel.icio.usStumbleUponAdd to favoritesReddit

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Doug Phillips stepped down last October after admitting to an inappropriate relationship with a woman. On March 27, the Christian Post reported that he was threatening his closest friends of conspiring to destroy him. On April 14, WND reported that Lourdes Torres, Doug Phillips former nanny, was suing him. Vision Forum denied the allegations on…

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Religion News Service reports that Bill Gothard has resigned from his position after being put on administrative leave following allegations of abuse.  For background info about Bill Gothard, please see this post from Cindy, written a few days before his resignation. For your sharing convenience:TwitterFacebookemailPrintTumblrDiggdel.icio.usStumbleUponAdd to favoritesReddit

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World Mag Reports that Bill Gothard has been placed on administrative leave while they research recent  allegations of abuse. Here is the story from the Christian Post. Naturally this story has impacted many people. Here is a testimony from Micah Murray which reflects on this news as he looks at Growing Up in Bill Gothard’s Homeschool…

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Heather Schopp explains how she came to give up spanking in this testimony shared on Samuel Martin’s blog. This blog post is part of a Facebook discussion found here. Dara Stoltzfus has this and other testimonies here. For your sharing convenience:TwitterFacebookemailPrintTumblrDiggdel.icio.usStumbleUponAdd to favoritesReddit

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The Kansas bill which would allow spanking in schools as well as allowing parents to swat children up to 10 times and leave bruising without legal repercussions has died in committee.  Here are 2 stories about that: Spanking bill dies in Kansas House committee from the Wichita Eagle Kansas Makes Us Proud! Backward Bill Expanding Spanking…

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Fox News reports that in Kansas there is a bill proposing allowing spanking in schools.   Supporters claim that it would help children learn to respect authority.  This bill would allow parents, and those to whom they give permission, to leave redness and bruising. The Wichita Eagle has more information about the spanking bill.  Apparently…

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Jennifer Stahl has been explaining about child abuse going on in German churches on her Blog, Yeshua Hineni. In this post she writes about the Pearl’s book To Train Up A Child which, while not being sold, is available “under the table.”  She Translates and transcribes a video about the concerns one woman has for…

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