Quoting Quiverfull: Biblical Appeals to Your Husband?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles.com - How to Help Women Learn Their Place - Not linking to BGR because DoNotLink.com is down right now.Editor's note: Larry has written a list of all the good things his teenage daughter needs to know to be content in her place, to know her place. So much of this is so bad and offensive that it was difficult to simply pick out the most toxic part. This is the only bit I'll be posting from Larry's list. … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 2 Chapter 3

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideThe Botkin sisters words are in indigo blueWhen I was teaching, I'd often be busy enough that I would be half-listening to a student talking about an interest of theirs while I was doing something fairly mindless like entering grades or double-checking chemistry worksheets to be sure the problems were solvable.  The problem with this method is that I found it hard to control my facial expression when a student-lead conversation took a strange turn.  For example, imagine listening to a student complain about how hard it is to get an after school job while you have an entire conversation in your head at the same time (italics) … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: A Devil in Every Coloring Book?

by Anonymous posted at The Last Hiker - Adult Coloring Books and Mandalas: A Warning for ChristiansEditor's note:While there's no evidence that this particular blogger is Quiverfull she/he has managed to write something very common in both the world of Quiverfull and Fundamentalist/Evangelical Christian in general - fear mongering over so many common things in life. Though the years we've seen so many things decried as tools of the devil, simple things like pogs, children's trading cards, cartoons, you-name-it. Fear mongering isn't healthy and is it not the importance you give to things that determines if they are good or evil? Besides, if mandalas make you uncomfortable (and this … [Read more...]

Churches That Abuse: Part 3 – Why Good People Do Bad Things and Why Bad People Do Bad Things

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserIn my last post on this subject I wrote: In this post I want to deal with Churches that Abuse: Why Good People Do Bad Things. This post deals with a very difficult and controversial subject.  It is easy for us to understand evil actions in a church when they are committed by evil people: wolves in sheep clothing. It’s much harder for us to understand evil actions in the church when the evil is committed by individuals who are generally considered good people… … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Angelic Messenger?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - You Are An Angelic MessengerEditor's note: So now not only do the women in Nancy Campbell's quiverfull world have to do all the housework, all the schooling, all the child-rearing, suppress every negative emotion or thought, now they have to be 'angelic messengers' too? The demands on women in this movement are never ending without people like Nancy adding more 'to-do's. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Do Women Have Such Burdensome Roles?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.One of the big things that jumps out at you from Nancy Campbell's Above Rubies 'daily encouragement' postings is the added burden on women in the Quiverfull world. Men are taxed with very little, bring home the bacon and be the family patriarch. But women are told to do every freaking thing in the world, do all the housework and cooking, raise the kids, homeschool their children, have a cottage industry to help with the family finances... you name it... What Nancy does is routinely add 'must do's to the very gendered roles of womanhood in the … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 – Don’t Judge Your Husband Ever?

by Michael and Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine – Marriage Good WillEditor's note: Last little bit, I promise. Mr. Pearl tries to say if you love God and love his ways you'll do good and always have good will towards others. Some Biblical sugar mixed in with the toxic medicine. … [Read more...]

Duggar Cult Survivor Wants You to Meet the Powerful Women Who Make Other Women’s Lives a Living Hell

by NLQ's Vyckie Garrison originally published in Raw Story “ …Older women … admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.” Titus 2:3-5 Quiverfull is a growing fundamentalist movement within evangelical Christianity which shuns all forms of birth control and follows the “biblical” marriage model of male headship and female submission. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 – Don’t Judge Your Husband Ever?

by Michael and Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine – Marriage Good WillEditor's note: Nice how they manage to work in some fear-mongering towards the end of this piece with saying you must keep your children from developing negative contemptuous attitudes. The Pearls love to make parents doubt their own abilities or point out things to feel guilty about while raising their children. Only one more piece of this word salad with a side of fear dressing after this bit.. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: How to Handle an Abusive Husband?

by No Greater Joy's Debi Pearl as quoted by Vyckie Garrison at Raw Story - Duggar Cult Survivor Wants You to Meet the Powerful Women Who Make Other Women's Lives a Living HellEditor's note: Debi's advice boils down to smile, shut up and place nice always no matter what he is doing to you or your children. Which is exactly the advice that will help create an environment where domestic abuse will flourish. … [Read more...]