Sinners, Saints, and an Exploration of Lutheranism

This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support of kindism.org. I don't remember where I first came across Nadia Bolz-Weber's work. It may have been on Twitter, where I follow a wide range of people of various faiths and backgrounds, it may have been on Facebook where I think Libby Anne of Love, … Continue reading Sinners, Saints, and an Exploration of Lutheranism

my Big 3 Things to work on in 2019

So it is now 2019 and everyone is resolving to do better at whatever it is they're trying to do better at, myself included. This post contains affiliate links. Maybe you'll find some of this useful. So things I am trying to do better at: 1: My Health & Food After talking with my doctor … Continue reading my Big 3 Things to work on in 2019

quick links!

A few quick links Principia is in the news again, for all the wrong reasons  A member of the ExCS Facebook community was interviewed for a podcast (#277 Religious Abuse) (more about the FB community and the related FB page) Really fabulous take on the Myth of Safe Spaces... Divine Love is everywhere. How can you escape omnipresence? 

Winter Break – Posting will resume in 2016

Kindism.org is enjoying a winter break. Irregular updates, and the continuation of posts discussing Rudolf Steiner’s Founding a Science of the Spirit will resume sometime in the new year. Thank you for your understanding.  Looking for something to read? I think all of it is great, but some of the Past popular topics include:  Sex, Homosexuality, Relationships & Christian … Continue reading Winter Break – Posting will resume in 2016

Parenting Beyond Our Past: A Resource Guide

Very glad to have found this resource guide! I’ve already read How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk and Siblings Without Rivalry and found them to be helpful. Look forward to exploring the other things listed as well!

Homeschoolers Anonymous

Simple Things

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“Train up a child in the way he should go……”

I have yet to meet a religious homeschooler who can’t finish that scripture from memory. If you’re like me, you grew up in a very authoritarian, punitive family environment. Punishment and pain, both physical and emotional, were believed to be the best means to teach a child “the way he should go”. Spanking and instant, cheerful obedience to authority were the norm, with many other kinds of punishments used as retribution for a child’s wrong-doing. Parents were the ultimate authority, and children had no choice but to obey or be punished, sometimes very harshly. I honestly didn’t know there were any other ways to parent. Either you spanked and “trained” your children, or you let them run wild and that meant you didn’t love them.

We were the generation influenced by “child training” teachers like the

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