Dear Unmarried Woman: Are You An Appetizer or Dessert?

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserJust when I think I’ve heard all there is to hear from Evangelicals about sex, purity, and the like, someone will write or say something that I have not heard before. In other words, not all the nuts have fallen from the tree.Recently, Bethany Jett, a thirty-something married Evangelical woman who writes on girly topics from a godly perspective, wrote a blog article about two reasons why a woman should save herself for marriage. Here’s what Jett had to say: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1: Don’t Leave Abusive Husband Ever?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Abusive HusbandEditor's note: This starts with one of Debi's infamous letters, you know, the ones in her books that she claims to have received but sound more like something she has personally written to create a weak strawman she can topple with little effort, just a few swings of her Bible and whip-like words. Tomorrow will be Michael's response to the letter. The response of Debi is pure evil in my book, what do you think?First the letter: … [Read more...]

Foreword – ‘Be Fruitful & Multiply’ Review

NLQ Book Review of Nancy Campbell's "Be Fruitful & Multiply" by Suzanne TitkemeyerOriginally I was not going to do a chapter of my review on the foreword. But then I took a look at who actually wrote the foreword,  one Doug Phillips of Vision Forum. Vision Forum, that huge Evangelical Christian Quiverfull ministry devoted to making sure women were treated like inferior second class citizens in the kingdom of God, only fit to be walking uterii that could cook, work a vacuum cleaner and homeschool a huge passel of children birthed through quiverfull practices. No minds,no independent thought, no free agency, no freedoms. Only constant service to the Lord (her husband and/or father). … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Focus or You Are in Sin?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - How To FocusEditor's note: Here Nancy tries to make everyone feel guilty about having an interests outside of raising their children or serving their man in the guise of serving God. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: “Let It Go” Promotes Rebellion?

by Alli from her blog Awed Body - Why We Iced 'Frozen'Editor's note: We've looked at Disney's 'Frozen' before and heard all the reasons why many Christians think it's a bad movie for kids, but this is a different argument that the usual fundy 'Lesbianism promotion' screed. Perfect example of a peculiar type of fear thinking prevalent in the Quiverfull movement and in Evangelical Christianity - A demon under every bush, on every byway and in every freezer. Thinking this way creates enormous amounts of fear over things that have nothing to do with anything 'evil' or 'demonic', just another way to make believers controlled fearful weaklings. Another version of the same sort of thinking pe … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 5 – Cinderella

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideToday, Leah lays out another example of how courtship creates angst, confusion and general insanity. David and I met at his work.  He was giving a presentation and I was sitting in the front row.  After the meeting, we talked briefly but we both thought the same thing, "What are the chances they know the Lord?"  I later called David with a work question and suddenly he was talking about God.  I remember hanging up the phone and thinking, "I totally misjudged this guy!" Interesting.  I would like to go on the record that I've NEVER thought "Hmmm.  Is that speaker a saved Christian?" before.  Likewise, if I call someone on busine … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Just Like That You Changed?

by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield in Today's Christian Woman- From Lesbian Professor to Pastor's WifeEditor's note: This seems to be a common theme in Evangelical Christianity, this belief that you can just walk away from the type of sexuality you have lived in for years. Seems wrong to say it's a simple change of thoughts. What do you think dear reader? … [Read more...]

Christian Cliches: “Do Not Deny One Another”

by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's Words "Do not deny one another" is a misquoted fragment of a passage in 1 Corinthians 7.  Here is the whole passage, from the New American Standard Version, with the words in question in italics: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Lustful Leggings?

by Veronica Partridge from her blog - Why I Chose To No Longer Wear LeggingsEditor's note: She says she is not trying to tell anyone else what they can and cannot wear, that this is about her journey and decision. But she is in an indirect way. Really. More nonsense about men unable to control their eyes, brains and penises. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Voddie Baucham Believes in Militant Fecundity?

by Voddie Baucham from his 'Child Training' sermon at Hardin Baptist Church bravely transcribed by R.L. Stollar from Homeschoolers AnonymousEditor's note: Notice that while Mr. Baucham doesn't call this mindset 'Quiverfull' he does use the same scriptures and ideas to promote having as many children as possible without any regard for ability to support the children or exemptions for physical problems that would make childbirth life threatening for the mother. … [Read more...]


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