Survivor Blogs: Compiling a List

Christian Patriarchy

For a while now, I've had a list of blogs by individuals who grew up in the Christian Patriarchy or Quiverfull movements and have since questioned and left. This list has grown as I've come upon additional blogs over the course of the past year and a half. I'd like to both bring the list to your attention and ask for your help in adding to it.Of course, the boundaries of the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements are not clearly defined. In general, what I'm looking for is blogs by … [Read more...]

I Don’t Want To Be Anyone’s Special Little Princess

princess

I recently ran across this quote from Christian Patriarchy advocate Don Miller. Let's take it from the top, shall we? Do you want to be treated like men in every area of your life? And if not, is it confusing for you to want to be treated more kindly and tenderly in a social area, but more straight-forwardly in the sense of economic and cultural equality? People like Miller are always saying that feminists want women to be treated "like men." The reality is that I and other feminists want wo … [Read more...]

Vision Forum, Militias, Dominionism, and Weaponry

Militia

A reader left the following comment on my post on Vision Forum and gender roles: My goodness, the almost single-minded emphasis on violence in the boys’ toys is seriously disturbing! That emphasis is not accidental. Christian Patriarchy organization Vision Forum uses the term "dominion" without any intended irony, and it's not the only leading organization in the Christian Patriarchy movement to be so focused on weapons and military training. Here's a paragarph from an article Doug Wilson post … [Read more...]

Vision Forum Builds “Manhood” in the Wilderness

Hazardous Journeys

I talked just the other day about the strict emphasis leading Christian Patriarchy organization Vision Forum places on gender roles. One thing I mentioned briefly was the Hazardous Journeys Society. This organization was formed in order to help boys learn to be men in a society Vision Forum views as increasingly feminized.To be perfectly honest, the Hazardous Journeys Society makes me think of the Boy Scouts, founded during the age of British Imperialism out of concerns that civilized … [Read more...]

What’s the most important thing about you? Oh right.

gender

Vision Forum. When the catalog hit our counters we kids always crowded around. Or, I should say, catalogs. There were three. The first included books, mostly on theology and family living. Also videos and CDs. Mom and dad bought a lot of things from that catalog. The second was the All-American Boys Adventure catalog. That's the one we kids fought over. Wrist rockets, science kids, water canteens four outside explorations . . . just about every item in that one ended up circled as Christmas … [Read more...]

What’s in a name? Honor, Providence, and Arrow

Vision Forum

I knew three different girls named Mercy as a child, though Bible names were more common in my community. For every Faith or Patience or Grace, there were half a dozen Elijahs and Hannahs and Rebeccas. But there were no Tiffanys or Stephanies or Ryans. Names are very important in families in the orbit of the Quiverfull and Christian Patriarchy movements.Let me offer an example. Doug Phillips is the president of Vision Forum. His children are named Joshua, Justice, Liberty, Jubilee, Faith E … [Read more...]

“A truly loving husband won’t take advantage”

loving husband

A twitterer recently tweeted this at me: "In marriage it is her duty but if her husband truly loves her he will never make her have sex just because they are married." If I had a dollar for every time someone said something like this, I'd be rich. It goes like this (and Debi Pearl's books are really chock full of it): God requires women to submit to their husbands, but truly loving husbands won't take unfair advantage of that. Let's dissect this, shall we?Requirement: According to t … [Read more...]


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