Beth Moore and Fundamentalist Parenting
Isn’t that the Good News for our children? That they aren’t born to engage in power struggles against us, their parents? We welcomed them into our world so we can share in our power and joy and dreams. So we can have this life together of mutual giving and taking, where both parties enrich one another’s vision for what makes us whole.Read More
Is Evangelism to Minors Predatory…or Not?
Evangelism using coercion, violent stories, and wielding economic and cultural power over parents of children is predatory.Read More
Five Reasons Why Parenting is the Best Strategy for Justice
I Left My Church. How Do I Teach my Children Faith?
A faith community should never be a place you’re coerced or manipulated into participating—a healthy church should keep their doors wide open, both to welcome all in as well as to bless those who choose to leave.Read More
Should We Teach Children to Turn the Other Cheek?
Ten Reasons The Original Sin Doctrine is Damaging for Children
Original Sin relegates behaviors that are developmentally normal as proof that children are rebellious instead of exploring children’s psychology and healthy development.Read More
5 Ways Fundamentalism Hinders Emotional Literacy
For brain chemistry dysfunction leading to mental instability, often what people need are medication or professional therapy—not a pastor with an MDiv degree.Read More
For the Deconstructing Parent
I hear parents say, “I just don’t know what to teach my children with all of my own questioning,”Read More
Child Abuse in the Near-Sacrifice of Isaac
Photo credit: rzrxtion (pronounced resurrection) on Visualhunt / CC BY “The history of childhood is a nightmare from which we have only recently begun to awaken,” says psychoanalyst Lloyd DeMause, who has uncovered extensive research that reveal pre-20th century, every single parent child relationship would be prosecuted for abuse and neglect. Infanticide, abandonment, child battery,…Read More