Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – If Your Husband is a Jerk You Probably Caused It?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours? - So You're Married to a Jerk?Editor's note: Last part. Zsu takes a swing at other 'mommy blogs', which is exactly what her site is too. Why is it that the others were all divorcing and Zsu is doubling down on the dysfunction? Swipe at psych meds? Check. But the most horrible part is bolded below. Funny how Zsu thinks you must stay married to an abuser or adulterer because if God didn't desire you to be with him He'd kill off the bad guy. … [Read more...]

Shackled Girl: Part 6 – Father and Son: the Blooper Reel

by PropinquaEditor’s note: Let’s take a break from the grim allegations in this case. While there is never anything funny about abuse itself, at times the accused Ciboro men manage to look both appalling and ridiculous. As they flail about, straining to prove what excellent Christian family men they are, feel free to chuckle between bouts of *facepalm* and *headdesk*. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – If Your Husband is a Jerk You Probably Caused It?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours? - So You're Married to a Jerk....Editor's note: Here Zsu says even if you haven't whipped up some fantasy man in your mind that your husband could never live up to, if the guy is really a horrible abusive jerk you can never divorce him because Bible. Really? God apparently wants you to stay with an abuser. That explains a good deal about certain female cultural enforcers lives, now doesn't it? … [Read more...]

What Are You Doing?: Chapter 4 – Strange Men Just Wanna Argue?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerChapter Four starts off in the same limited and limiting space the other three chapters happen, in the park. Specifically at that Picnic Table of Confession where a very nerve wracking cha-cha is being danced around anything to do with 'sex'. Vaughn, in his fundacalifragilistic way, cannot say sex, SEX, S-E-X. He can only resort to bland euphemisms like 'sleep with' or 'doing it' All this tiptoeing around the subject of sex makes him and his poorly written characters sound like they are stuck in middle school. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – If Your Husband is a Jerk You Probably Caused It?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours? - So You're Married to a Jerk?Editor's note: This piece is always Michael Pearl like in that it starts with reader mail and there's a lot of victim blaming in the answer. Kindness, compassion and common sense really seems to be lacking in the Quiverfull world of female cultural enforcers. While she might have a point that we perceive people as we wish to, much of this comes a little too close to victim blaming. … [Read more...]

Things Not Even Tolerated by ‘The World’ – Christians and Hypocrisy

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comA little while ago I read “All Christians are Hypocrites” by Jayson Bradley. I don’t really disagree with him or any of the points he makes, but I want to highlight something.Jayson opens his article musing that many people associate “Christian” with “hypocrite,” and I don’t think he’s wrong. However, he spends the bulk of his article pointing to behaviors that are frequently condemned by Christian culture: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Summertime is Playtime That Mom MUST Supervise!?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Summertime: Yet Another Reason for Mothers to be Home Full-TimeEditor's note: While I think a mixture of down time to goof off and some structured activities for kids during their summer school break is likely the best way to go in no way does that always mean Mom has to stay home. This piece of Lori's is a hot mess of word salad, starting with blaming people with higher incomes for better summer educational outcomes, to describing her own childhood summers, to verklempting about day care and tax payers having to fund day care. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Are Educational Opportunities Despised?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.While reading through Ladies Against Feminism's member Lori Alexander's blog Always Learning it leaped out at me … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: You Blaspheme When You Work Outside of the Home?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - The Beautiful LifestyleEditor's note: So now Nancy is taking her theology to a scary strange place. She claims if you do not rejoice in staying home and being the most perfect, happy, joyous wife and mother while keeping your home perfect then you are blaspheming against God. Nancy does not provide any real scriptures to support this, acting like everyone should just KNOW this is God's intent for women.f … [Read more...]

Daffodil Season Ends but Recovery Continues

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Under Much Grace and used with permission. More than a month ago, I learned about some cruel gossip that's being spread about me and it triggered a host of complicated hurdles for me. The questions of others sent me back to revisit my history of hopping around through some truly fringe varieties of cultic Christianity, but I also found myself more affected by the deep personal losses that are all wrapped around that history, too. … [Read more...]