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2023 Baptist News Global. Please go on over to If you have conservative homeschooling friends who talk about Michelle doing the same, then youve probably heard of the fundamentalist curriculum the Duggars used called Advance Training Institute. Original sin is total bullshit and I have the ultimate authority on my side for this proposition. Ruthie Heiler was steeped in IFB culture from birth. Driven by an idea of life drawn from the pages of the King James version of the Bible, which they believe to the only word of God without error or omission, the leaders of these churches are deities of sorts, who nurture a cult-like sphere of influence prone to extreme sexism, purity constructs, bans on interracial or inter-religious marriages and education that fail to address anything beyond the insular communities in which they live. Strangely, unlike other families, my mom did work outside the home (and typically brought in the majority of the money) and we were not homeschooled until my sophomore year in high school. Editors Note: The Independent Fundamental Baptist Church movement is separate from the New Independent Fundamental Baptist Church, which the Anti-Defamation League has designated as a hate group. This organization and its founder created the fundamentalist Christian homeschool curriculum the Duggar family used to teach their large family. As a survivor of this movement, I never was surprised that Josh got away with his crimes for so long, that hell never face legal consequences for sexually molesting children. It is taught from a young age that you, as a woman, as a girl, should dress modestly. No charges were filed against Josh for molesting children. Your extimony was well written. (AP Photo/April L. 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They most often have come to the aid of offenders and not the victims. including your religion. I'm really out of it when it comes to these Christian trends and subcultures. He and his wife have six grown children and thirteen grandchildren. We ended moving when my daughter was 6 months old to a new town several hours away for my husbands work. I have never felt so happy and free. Passcode: , Are you one of those readers who like to open a biography in the middle, to get to the good stuff? We had lived in this town previously and so went back to the same church. We followed the courtship model of finding a spouse and were heavily guarded by our parents the entire time to make sure we didnt touch the other person, kiss, or in any way have any kind of untoward contact. //]]>-->, With only two incumbents running for four seats, the Lansing City Council is facing , MONDAY, May 1 Hes bringing down the Ax (Emanuel Ax), bringing out the Blow . I am glad you are here and look forward to reading more of your posts. And while each church is subject to the pastor who leads it, the confederacy churches share a circuit of camps, retreats, evangelists, spiritual mentors, experts, private colleges and universities constantly cross-pollinating their controversial theologies. "Original sin" is a clever way of getting you hooked for life on church mind control. I have enjoyed this site so far and am so very glad I stumbled upon it. It didnt work. }else{ He was also sued by 12 women who alleged he had sexually, physically or emotionally abused them. I am glad you have been helped with therapy. so despite still going to church I refused to mention God at home, didnt tell her bible stories (they are morbid anyway! Later, when it was known that Josh Duggar had an affair, he spent time in a nonprofessional rehab center called Reformers Unanimous. Constantly negative and joyless and somehow I get told that I shouldn't be happy like I am unless I'm attending church regularly and reading my Bible and praying. This continued for miles. Fathers pray about matches, then discuss it among themselves. Your story was very moving to me. We had switched churches by this time to a non denominational one with *gasp* a worship band! Theologically, this conception of the temptress is biblically based on the story of mans fall in the Garden of Eden. My entire life had been filled with questions and no answers as well as unanswered prayers. When I had the realization that the god of the bible was a myth, I suddenly felt so free. To many Americans, the Duggar family was known as an example of traditional values, treasuring the life of the unborn, protecting the purity of their unwed children, bearing a strong religious influence not only in ultraconservative Christian circles, but also among homeschooling parents.