[The following is a work of fiction. As with all fiction, it may contain some truth.]
They were a close-knit family. Father, Mother, Son, Daughter. Went to church twice on Sundays and Wednesday evenings. Every week without fail.
That No Longer Quivering website has led me to many other just-as-interesting sites, blogs and stories of others who have been involved in one way or another with the Patriarchal movement.
One of the blogs that I have been reading (almost every post!) is Commandments of Men. If you are sensitive to any sort of criticism towards ultra-conservative, hyper-fundamentalist Christianity, please read his Reader’s Guide first.
I have been amazed at the number of blogs that have been started just this year by people who have been touched by the Patriarchal movement and are ‘coming out’ to tell their stories. Some of the sites/blogs are:
All very eye-opening.
I’m trying to keep calm, but this might turn into a full-blown rant, so don’t say I didn’t warn you. I made a brief mention of this in another post, but I think it deserves a post of its own.
When I buy homeschool curriculum, I like the freedom to choose what I want and to use the materials in the way that best suits my family’s needs. The curriculum supplier should just take my order and payment and send me what I ordered. If they provide support, great. Otherwise, I should be free to use goods that I paid for in a way that I see fit.
Make sense, right?