The time has come at last, to re-inspect the lecture that was handed to me fourteen years ago: "What's a Girl to Do?" by Douglas Winston Phillips, Esq. -- Insert CD into player. -- ::: Sappy medieval banquet-hall music intro ::: (This is not a good sign.) Here we go................... He begins: "...My pastor, a … Continue reading What IS a Girl to Do?
One of the most influential books in the Quiverfull Patriarchy community has been So Much More, released by the Botkin sisters in 2005. Thirteen years later, we examine this piece of literature: against the very Bible it purports to uphold. Opening line: "'The world is a mess, and it's our fault.' This is one of … Continue reading So Much More…than this provincial life?
When I was twelve, our family experienced a life-altering change. My brother began working for Vision Forum Ministries in San Antonio, Texas. Effective almost immediately, a seriousness and rigidity took over much of his demeanor. Our banter and practical jokes were now frowned upon as foolish and immature, his blithe sense of humor a faint … Continue reading Life on the Fringes of Vision Forum