Shackled Girl: Part 9 – Open Questions and Remaining Concerns

by PropinquaEditor’s note: The three children in the Ciboro house were isolated from family and neighbors. Now they are in foster care, hidden by confidentiality laws. They need privacy and time to heal, and no decent person wants to pry. On the other hand, public attention facilitated the 13-year-old girl’s escape, and public attention is probably needed to protect her and bring about justice. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Let’s Kill All the Adulterers?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - The Death Penalty For AdulteryEditor's note: Sometimes I get the feeling that Anderson purposely pulls the most controversial topics out of his rear end just to start people fighting with him. He seems to do this to fuel his massive Christian Martyr complex. This is one of those times. Yes, adultery is wrong, but death penalty wrong is a huge stretch! … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 7 Obey Indeed? (4 Different Types of Submission)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom MormonEditor's note: This is the last bit that Aletha has written from the book and may be the last bit published here. She's done a masterful job with the odious material in the book. Thank you Aletha for braving this book for us!The last section I covered was Michael explaining the difference between obey and submit. Obeying is an action; he uses the example of horses obeying. Submission is obedience with a full heart. Basically being happy about obeying.  Today is more on that subject, in case there are any questions. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Gays Are Coming to Rape Our Mothers?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - A Time to HateEditor's note: You'd think after Paypal, Apple Pay and most other online payment systems have decided to not allow Anderson to use their services because of his hateful statements that he'd maybe either examine his words - a little self reflection is good for everyone - or he'd lay low till people started to forget he was spewing hate speech against a group protected by federal law. Nope, not Steven, he's claiming that those he was demonizing are martyring him and his pals. That's some true Christian love he's demonstrating there... … [Read more...]

Bonus Quoting Quiverfull: Saeed Abedini Hates Hillary Clinton and Women?

by Saeed Abedini on Facebook today:Editor's note: First of all, NLQ is neither for or against Hillary Clinton as a presidential candidate. What we are sharing this for is the complete misogynistic views of known wife abuser former prisoner Saeed Abedini. This is a guy that runs around pretending to be some sort of Uber-Pastor all the while he was abusing his wife. Now he's doubling down on hateful anti-women rhetoric? Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. So many of these 'Good Patriarchs' really hate women, while hiding behind the Bible. This is a guy that ordered his wife to support him, not say a word about the abuse yet refused to go to any type of marriage counseling … [Read more...]

QF: The View From Here: Strategies For Educating Children

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Redeeming DinahAll images by Cindy Kunsman and Redeeming Dinah used with permission. This series of posts results includes excerpts from information shared with a journalist in August of 2015 who had questions about the Quiverfull Movement as it related to the Duggar Family. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Learning Outside of the Home?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Preparing Children for the FutureEditor's note: More educational fear-mongering from Nancy Campbell, putting down all schools and schooling that does not take place in the home. There's also nothing in the Bible to suggest that the 40 years it took for Moses and his people to find the promised land had anything to do with schooling, Egyptian or otherwise. Nancy is playing bizarre Biblical interpretation again. I am always amazed at how many different types of fear-mongering she routinely comes up with. … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated – Part 1 Chapter 10

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideText is in blue for quoted parts of the book.This chapter is titled "Playing with Matches: Meddling with Other People's Relationships".   Honestly, most of this very, very short chapter is on what you can and cannot talk to female friends about.The introduction for this chapter is the worst historical mangle of the entire book. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Be a Healer But Don’t Use Modern Medicine?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - You Are a HealerEditor's note: So it's not enough in Nancy's world to homeschool your children, grow a large garden, cook from scratch, keep an immaculate home, and have no negative thoughts and words, now you must also try to heal everyone around you and without much reliance on modern medicine? Nope, Nancy, there are things that are best left to doctors, like antibiotics when you have a serious infection, or insulin injections and monitoring your blood sugar. Nancy might want to note that giving others medical advice is illegal in some areas. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Cloister Your Children?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Cloistered Homeschool SyndromeEditor's note: Sharing this not because it is bad theology, no, it's actually an emotionally healthy thing for everyone to allow their children to develop without smothering or isolating them. The reason NLQ is posting this is because while Michael Pearl is decrying this cloistering by homeschooling families he's also the guy that thinks if you allow your children to go to youth group or any activity not expressly supervised by a parent then the child will be corrupted. He is guilty of teaching this exact same advice even while decrying it. You cannot win in the eyes of Michael Pearl. Only he is doing it exactly right. … [Read more...]