25 Jul '14, 5pm

Leaving Home: Escaping the Stay-at-Home Daughters Movement (by Samantha Field)

When I was doing my research for A Year of Biblical Womanhood , I encountered the stay-at-home daughters movement within fundamentalist Christian circles. People often describe such staunchly patriarchal movements as "fringe," but what many fail to realize is that, though movements such as these certainly veer from the mainstream, they are immensely popular within certain subcultures, generate quite a bit of revenue and create their very own "celebrities," and have profoundly affected the lives of many thousands of women across the country. So today I’m pleased to share with you an eye-opening and powerful guest post from Samantha Field. Samantha grew up in the Independent Fundamental Baptist movement and was deeply conservative until she started asking questions about faith and God and religion that her friends and professors couldn't answer. After three years as an agnos...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/samantha-field-stay-at-ho...

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