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Do You Love God More than You Love Your Children?

CC image courtesy of Flickr, Jon Grainger. Editorial note: The following is reprinted with permission from Libby Anne’s blog. It was originally published on March 30, 2016. I’ve written a lot about the evangelicalism I grew up in. I’ve written about patriarchal ideas about male leadership and female submission, and about what it was like to believe demons were literal beings I might encounter.

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The Myth of Teenage Rebellion?

“I was constantly reminded that the increasing teen rebellion in America and elsewhere was the direct result of parents abandoning these ‘Biblical’ child training principles. Imagine my surprise to discover that there are entire cultures of people who use exactly the opposite of ‘Biblical’ parenting, yet produce teenagers who are cooperative and contributing members of society.”

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