Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 Disrespectful Wife Leads to Divorce?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles – Why the Movie ‘Fireproof’ Offers Unbiblical and BAD Marriage AdviceEditor's note: This is the final bit from Larry's take on why he personally hates the movie 'Fireproof'. I've seen the film and I disagree with him on many levels. While the movie was hokey and had a forceful Christian message there are much worse pieces of marriage advice out there that believers could turn to and wreck their marriage. I'm looking at you Mark Driscoll and Michael Pearl! Much of the movie was about the husband Caleb learning to sacrificially love his wife and bless her, something that seems to be found in many of the happiest marriages. Is learning to treat you … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 3 The Boys

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll quotations from the book will be in blue textLet's start with a quick review of the themes of Chapter 6 +7 before looking at the quotes from the "guys".Chapter 6: Don't be a whore like the woman in Proverbs 7.  Remember, you can totally tell people from what they look like on the outside.Chapter 7: Guard your heart - but don't make guys feel bad. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 Disrespectful Wife Leads to Divorce?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles – Why the Movie ‘Fireproof’ Offers Unbiblical and BAD Marriage AdviceEditor's note: Now we're moving on to Larry's comparing his first failed marriage to the things he thinks are wrong in 'Fireproof'. Turns out that the movie was released about the same time as he was divorcing his first wife and that someone in church leadership insisted that Larry make like Caleb in the movie and practice sacrificial love. That didn't go over very well at all. I apologize in advance for the length of today's quote, but we're pushing through towards the end of this mess. This is the next to last bit. … [Read more...]

Did Religion Kill Prince?

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Every Breaking Wave Like most of the world I got the news of the passing of artist Prince Rogers Nelson in the early afternoon yesterday. Yes, it was a shock. Another influential musician dead in 2016 among too many others. Please, whoever controls the universe, give us a break on carrying off beloved musical figures for a little while. It's just been too much this year. … [Read more...]

News: Possible ‘Tell All’ Book Being Shopped About The Duggar Family?

This week's In Touch Weekly print edition has several more articles about the Duggars that aren't on their website. Earlier in the week we posted about Jill Duggar Dillard's midwife trainer being embroiled in a possible lawsuit over a botched delivery from the In Touch website. But two other stories in the print version are not up on the website. … [Read more...]

Safe Expectations as the Safest Place in Recovery

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Under Much Grace and  used with permission I used this quote a short time ago, but I read something that brought it to my mind again. There is so much truth to the saying that “we learn what we live.” Alice Miller makes that fact so clear for us by explaining why people who have been hurt often repeat the same tactics that were used against them. But how does this relate to feeling safer? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 Disrespectful Wife Leads to Divorce?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles – Why the Movie ‘Fireproof’ Offers Unbiblical and BAD Marriage AdviceEditor's note: In this segment Larry argues that God's unconditional love does not include unconditional affection, that you only get affection if you are doing everything right the way God wants and that this is how a man should treat his wife too. That is the true recipe for divorce it seems to me. What these sex starved 'Good Patriarchs' don't seem to realize is that by small kindnesses like flowers and cooking dinner they might get more sex. Dismissing these things as unimportant seems to guarantee a permanent headache in many women. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why is Showing Affection to Loved Ones so Difficult?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Over the last few days we've been looking at Larry Solomon's breakdown of the movie 'Fireproof' and why he thinks it's bad advice for anyone in a Christian marriage. One of his objections is that it required the husband Caleb to do small affectionate … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 Disrespectful Wife Leads to Divorce?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles – Why the Movie ‘Fireproof’ Offers Unbiblical and BAD Marriage AdviceEditor's note: I was going to wrap this up today with this third bit, but there's just too much here to cover that bears looking at. Today we're looking at what each partner could have done to save the marriage according to the Gospel of Larry. Get ready for a lot of Catherine-blaming with just a smidgen of blame towards Caleb. … [Read more...]

Junior High Gym Class — 1970s

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserImage from The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserThe black framed glasses? Welfare glasses. As soon as I saved up enough money to buy wire-rimmed glasses, I ditched the glasses. … [Read more...]