Quoting Quiverfull: Submit for the Marriage of Your Dreams?

by 'Dorcas' from No Greater Joy magazine - In Changing Myself, I Saw a MiracleEditor's note: This is one of those likely fake letters that the Pearls receive that serves a two fold purpose in publishing. First it supports the assertions made by Debi and Michael Pearl in their ministry, and secondly,  it serves as a commercial for whatever book or program or DVDs they happen to be pushing at the time. Cleverly constructed to push their agenda and very likely faked. In this one a woman is claiming that listening to the advice of another woman just about wrecked her marriage until she started reading and following the advice in "Created to be a Help Meet" Letter real or made up of whole … [Read more...]

Open Thread: Don’t Miss Tonight’s Episode of “Law & Order: SVU” Duggar

Open thread for discussion of the show, or really any television show you wish to talk about, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Dr. Phil, whatever.Quick reminder that tonight NBC's 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' will be airing their episode loosely based upon the Duggar family and their recent scandals. Tune in at 9 pm est. Come back here and discuss it in the comments on this post if you'd like. … [Read more...]

A New Ministry for the Dillards: Part 3 – Saving El Salvador from Gangs

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideIn previous posts, I've highlighted why I think the Dillards are unprepared for dealing with gangs and why SOS ministries is placing volunteers at undue risk.In this post, I'd like to discuss how SOS Ministry hurts the local population (including Jill, Derick and Israel if they choose to remain in the country.) … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: God’s Will Says You Must Give Sex No Matter How You Feel?

by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender Roles.com - Is wanting sex with your wife if she is not in the mood childish?Editor's note: BGR is still answering a critic by the name of Ketutar in this bit, trying to prove it's not childish, it's what manly men do. If you visit his blog right now you will note he's spent the last week either tilting at windmills by trying to answer each of his critics and shoot down their objections with the Bible while accusing them of Strawman Syndrome. I think he has it backwards. … [Read more...]

Anna & Josh Duggar Website Down While Josh Begs Anna to Stay?

Very interesting. Josh and Anna Duggar's website JA20 is down right now. People are speculating that it's a likely omen of a possible divorce. Could be, but it seems more likely that Josh hasn't paid the hosting company bill while he's in rehab. Here's a screen cap of the site. … [Read more...]

New Ministry for the Dillards: Part 2 – Saving El Salvador from Gangs

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideI'll admit it: SOS Ministries scares me.I've read through Carissa's blog post about her trip and I've read through all of SOS's online mission trip information.  SOS Ministries is playing a dangerous game that is likely to hurt the local populations they allege to serve and the volunteers they bring on the trips.Let's start with the potential dangers to volunteers. If you sign up for a short-term mission trip through SOS, you will be sent to El Salvador like the Duggars were.    The website has a PDF file for applications. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: You Need ‘Sexual Snacks’ in Marriage?

by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender Roles.com - Is wanting sex with your wife when she is not in the mood childish?Editor's note: Linked through Do No Link. Real or not what BGR is saying is poisonous. In this piece he's not only insisting wives have sex with their husbands upon demand but also obligates them to provide 'quickies' and other sexual favors outside of full sexual encounters. Sounds like his view of women is as a in-house sex worker with no rights. How is this much different than the sexual slavery trade going on in much of the world? … [Read more...]

New Ministry for the Dillards: Part 1 – Saving El Salvador From Gangs

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideJill and Derick Dillard have headed back down to El Salvador and mentioned in passing some of their prayer requests: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sharpness of Mind is Godly?

by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - It's High Time to Sharpen Up!Editor's note: This is not a commentary on the rightness or wrongness of the Republican presidential candidates but I have to wonder if Colin and I were watching the same debate as he seems to have seen something very different than I did. Sharing this because of his claim it's time for everyone to 'sharpen up' to debate others with a different spiritually or religion. Do you think that is really what will serve Christianity best in this time? Please, no fighting over politics in the comments. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 10 Mr. Steady (How Dominant Wives Destroy Daughters)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 102-104Well, we are in for a treat today! Having spent the last few weeks talking about Mr. Steady, now we are talking about the horrors that come from dominant mothers. Specifically, how mothers that are in control screw up the chances for daughters to get married. As an added bonus, Michael attempts to use cool-kid phrasing. I hope you're ready. … [Read more...]