Quoting Quiverfull: Modern Women Selfish and Weak?

by Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin from Visionary Daughters - The History of Womanhood That Feminist's Don't Want You To KnowEditor's note: That's some quality blaming and shaming going on in the piece below. They really have an axe to grind in this article with Nancy Pelosi and the Affordable Care Art. At least they aren't babbling on and on about clothing and makeup to honor God I suppose. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Representing Your King?

by Elizabeth Botkin from Visionary Daughters - What Every Christian Girl Can Learn From KateEditor's note: Almost two years of radio silence from the Botkin sisters, save for the occasional paid online seminar. Neither of them married in that time frame and no one really knows why they suddenly went quiet instead of continually flogging their restrictive lifestyle. But in this piece Elizabeth says that Kate Middleton, wife of the future king of England Prince William, represents the crown in how she dresses, that she doesn't dress or style for her own tastes but to bring glory to the British royal house. I doubt that she picks everything she wears with no amount of her own personal taste … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Military Wives Have To Put Up And Shut Up Too?

by Karen Sargent at No Greater Joy - From Our Mailbox, September-October 2015Editor's note: Before we start - full disclosure, I am a former military wife, so I have some familiarity with the life she's describing. Military life is not an easy one for the wives (and husbands) left behind when the active duty spouse is either out in the field or deployed to another country. That being said the letter writer asking for Mr. Pearl's advice is trying to help her military wife friend who's husband has been deployed into a combat zone and when he is home suffers from undiagnosed PTSD. The letter writer isn't so concerned about the PTSD or anything else, just mostly concerned with helping the … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 5 – Mr. Visionary (Butt Kicking Those Lazy Visionaries!)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonpp 80-82Last post, we read a letter from the wife of a Visionary. This Visionary didn't have a job, and the family was living off of charity and the government. Michael told him to pony up and get a job, and then called him a double-dog jerk. Today, we are still talking about lazy Visionaries.Text is in purple … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Upside Down World – LAF Now Claiming Unwed Pregnancies Not Sinful?

by Chad Ashby as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism - Brothers and Sisters, Unwed Pregnancy is Not a SinEditor's note: While I agree with Ashby that there should not be blaming, shaming or condemnation when someone turns up pregnant out of wedlock it's  not been my experience that places like PRCs or even the pages of LAF are very safe places. This is exactly the kind of ridiculous hypocrisy that the world looks down upon in the churches, saying one thing, doing exactly the opposite.  Even the places that treat unwed expectant mothers well tend to turn and blame them the moment the baby is born and the mother attempts to sign up for any social network benefits. You cannot have it both w … [Read more...]

News: Where in the World is Josh Duggar?

While People Magazine and other tabloids are speculating mightily about the type of treatment Josh Duggar may be receiving at Reformers Unanimous in Illinois some rather curious news comes out of that area. No one in Rockford, Illinois has actually spotted Duggar among the other recovering addicts at RU. He hasn't been seen coming or going from the mandatory twice a Sunday services at North Love Baptist Church. Which is odd considering it would be a mandatory part of his recovery process at RU. There has been absolutely no sightings of Josh anywhere in Rockford or RU. … [Read more...]

The Fantasy of Church Culture

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalIn my last post, I mentioned watching the efforts of my ex-fellow elder to pretend he was unaware of my presence. I also mentioned how funny I found them. (I also admitted that I used to find this sort of behaviour deeply painful and hurtful.) So when a friend commented on my Facebook page that it gave her hope that she might also get to that same point of freedom from the pain, it made me stop and think about my response to his performance, and how I have got to this place myself. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: It’s Feminism Making Women Miserable?

by an unnamed editor at Ladies Against Feminism - Mercator.Net: The Joys of Parenting in response to a piece at MercatorEditor's note: Clearly no one has said that children are making women unhappy, only in the minds of the Ladies Against Feminism. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No True Christian?

by Michael Seewald from seewalds.com (father of Jessa Duggar Seewald's husband Ben) - Grief, Shame And Taking The LORD'S Name In VainEditor's note: Sad to see someone close to the Duggar family use the same awful shaming technique many of us here have experienced, the 'you were never a real Christian' stance. Was Josh Duggar ever a real Christian? We don't know, nor does Michael. He's doing more harm that good here by judging if someone else has 'real' faith. Most of us got this same treatment the minute we deviated from the established 'norm' at our former churches or faith communities. We've seen Christians minimize others using the "No True Scotsman" fallacy for years. … [Read more...]

Did Anyone Watch TLC’s “Breaking The Silence” Last Night?

Open thread to discuss the program. With all the distractions of the Ashley Madison leak and rehab news of Josh Duggar it completely slipped my mind that the special about childhood sexual abuse aired last night. Did anyone see it? What did you think? How much were the Duggar's shown? … [Read more...]