You Probably Know a Quiverfull Family – This Anti-Woman Christian Cult is Everywhere

by NLQ founder Vyckie Garrison originally posted at Raw Story There’s been some speculation recently about whether the Willis Family, the musically-talented mega-family of 14 featured on TLC’s creatively-titled reality TV show, “The Willis Family,” follows the Quiverfull movement. Toby and Brenda Willis, along with their one dozen lovely children, appear strikingly similar to TLC’s scandal-ridden Duggar Family … only with considerably more talent and rather less legalism. Like JimBob and Michelle, the Christian couple follows most, but not all of the lifestyle particulars promoted and practiced by Quiverfull families based on their “biblical worldview.” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 – Emotions Make Women Lazy?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles – 7 Steps to Dealing With a Lazy WifeEditor's note: Threatening to tell the children later that their mom is lazy seems  so petty idiotic passive aggressive. Anyone openly disparaging their spouse to the children is the one that needs to be 'disciplined' … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 2 Chapter 6

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll quotes from the book in blue textWell, we have about 2.5 pages of reflection left on the Proverbs 7 woman - also known as the "Forbidden Woman".To get it out of my system now, let me start by pointing out that the Proverbs 7 woman is an adulteress which means she's a married woman who is having sexual intercourse with a man who is not her husband.  The Botkin Sisters application of this Bible section to causal relationships between unmarried men and women is at best overwrought and at worst a knowing misapplication of basic Biblical study.   As before, since most of the reflection is quotes from other portions of P … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – Emotions Make Women Lazy?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender - 7 Steps to Dealing With a Lazy WifeEditor's note: Now we're getting to the interesting part. Remember all those times Larry has referred to his permanently disabled wife? He's now talking about that and the exception from the Lazy Wife rules if she's is genuinely disabled. Tomorrow we're skipping ahead to his 7 steps because Larry is being as wordy and verbose as always. … [Read more...]

All Complementarian Sex is Rape

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comYes, I’m leading with that because I might as well– it’s what the naysayers will swear up and down I’m arguing for in this post anyway, and I’ve already made my peace with it. Several men from inside my own progressive Christian camp have already tried to misrepresent my argument this way, and I know that it’s what the complementarians will start screaming if they even read it. So, I’m Andrea Dworkin-ing it up and owning it. My argument has already been labeled “unproductive” and “pointless” (by “feminist” men– are you surprised? I’m not), but I believe that what I’m about to lay out for you is critically important. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Emotions Make Women Lazy?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - 7 Steps to Dealing With a Lazy WifeEditor's note: Now Larry is claiming you set a bad example for the children when you let mom slack. Also his comparison of a mother making the kids clean their rooms while she has a sinkful of dirty dishes and a pile of dirty clothes isn't necessarily an awful thing. It takes, what, five minutes to load the dishwasher and about that long to load the washer. It's like comparing apples and oranges. What Larry doesn't seem to get is that there might be a good legitimate reason why the dishes and clothes are stacked up that has nothing to do with laziness. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Control the Length of Women’s Hair?

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 things that seemed to be a given in Quiverfull - Evangelical - Fundamentalism communities is that either you as a woman wear your hair according to the dictates of your husband or even your church. We know why that is in those churches. It's because of 1 Corinthians 11:15 - … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Emotions Make Women Lazy?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - 7 Steps to Dealing With a Lazy WifeEditor's note: I know, I know... Larry's words are toxic and vomit-inducing but there's just so much so wrong that I'm quoting more than I usually would with Larry.  Notice too that his words in this piece dovetail with the thought and words of Michael Pearl in Aletha's latest review of 'Created To Need A Help Meet' … [Read more...]

Five Things Home School Moms Should Know About Abusive Marriages

by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch the Shepherd When our family started the homeschooling journey about 25 years ago, I envisioned my comrades in the movement as the ideal examples of healthy marriage and parenting. I have learned much along the way about educating and nurturing my own ten children, and I am seeing this legacy continue with my six grandchildren. However, as the years have gone by, I have had to lay aside my cute little rose-colored glasses and acknowledge that there can also be a dark side. Abuse, whether it is against a child or a spouse, is a tragic reality in far too many homeschooling families. Because I write frequently on the topics of domestic … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Emotions Make Women Lazy?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - 7 Steps to Deal With a Lazy WifeEditor's note: Larry has some typical slurs against women, like how with labor-saving devices women have it so much easier than in the old pre-electricity days. Plus in his eyes not only does a man have a right to discipline his wife for not doing what he wants, he has a responsibility. … [Read more...]