Guest Post: Is Contraception “Emasculating”? Sean Responds

A guest post by SeanHi everyone! This is Sean.Libby sent me a piece called "The Emasculating Effects of Modern Contraception." This is about husbands and fathers. Libby is neither, but she happens to know one pretty well – me!She was wondering what I thought - so here goes. First I'll start with an excerpt from the piece.The most recent discussion about “neutered men” brings to mind a casual conversation I took part in a few years back at a sporting event. A group of mothers was c … [Read more...]


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Griego Family Likely Quiverfull

There's something very odd about opening the news and seeing clips of information that make you realize you probably have a better understanding of the backdrop of a story than do the people reporting it....ten children......unregistered homeschoolers......Nehemiah ... Zephaniah ... Jael......prison ministry...Honestly, it's like having a checklist in my head. Check. Check. Check. Check.Yesterday tragedy visited the Griego family. Fifteen-year-old Nehemiah shot and killed … [Read more...]


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

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...]


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What Quiverfull Christians Believe about Birth Control

I just found a video via No Longer Quivering that summarizes everything Quiverfull Christians believe about birth control. I remember being told most, though not quite all, of the things in this video. The video is provocatively titled "You Deserve to Know the Truth: Contraception."The video is shamelessly opposed to all contraception, and at one point argues that we are "contracepting ourselves out of existence." (I've written before about the Quiverfull movement's claims that we are … [Read more...]


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Quiverfull families and the federal income tax

I found Romney's obtuse comment that the 47% of Americans who don't pay federal income taxes are all dependents on the government and will vote for Obama no matter what extremely ironic. You know why? Because most families in the Christian Patriarchy/Quiverfull movement don't pay federal income taxes, and there is no way any one of them would consider voting for Obama in their wildest dreams (rather, they generally see him as pure evil) or consider themselves dependent on the government, for … [Read more...]


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Raised Quiverfull: Chryssie’s Story

A post in the Raised Quiverfull series.Part 1: Introductory Questions Question 1: Please introduce yourself before we get started. Are you married or unmarried? Are you in school, holding down a job, or staying home? Do you have children? What religious beliefs or lack thereof do you ascribe to today? Provide whatever additional information you like.In an effort to be anonymous, I’ll go by Chryssie, and I am 21. I am the oldest of 9; 5 boys and 4 girls. I recently got married as of May, … [Read more...]


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Raised Quiverfull: Kiery’s Story

A post in the Raised Quiverfull series.Part 1: Introductory Questions Question 1: Please introduce yourself before we get started. Are you married or unmarried? Are you in school, holding down a job, or staying home? Do you have children? What religious beliefs or lack thereof do you ascribe to today? Provide whatever additional information you like.I’m 21, married and building my empire, which is a fancy way of saying I’m employing myself while not making very much money. I have a seaso … [Read more...]


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