CTBHHM: The Catch 22

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 202—204We’re still in the section on modesty, and here we get to the question of pants, which is a heated topic in so many fundamentalist circles. Once we’re through that, we’ll get a taste of what Debi thinks of fat* women, and in getting said taste we’ll touch on an important Catch-22 women face in the purity culture Debi promotes.What About Pants?  We cannot leave this subject without dealing with an issue that comes up over and over again. Is it permissible for a woman to wear pants? Deuteronomy 22:5 is cited as a prohibition against a woman wearing pants: “The woman shall not wear th … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Become ‘Engrossed’ in Anything?

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by Nancy Campbell at Above Rubies - What To Do Before You ScreamThis posting by Nancy is a good example of the Fundamental Evangelical Christian Quiverfull tendency to take something that is good, good advice, and then turn around an add something poisonous at the end. Much of this is good advice. Last paragraph? Not so much. Emphasis on the poison part. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Quiverfull Dillards?

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Turns out that Jill Duggar Dillard and Derick Dillard are planning on being Quiverfull just like Jill's parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.  From the ABC News site - Why '19 Kids and Counting'  Jill Duggar Dillard Doesn't Mind Getting Pregnant Days After Wedding. "Derick and I want to leave up to God how many children we would have, whether that is two or 20." Pretty much says it all. … [Read more...]

Evangelical Good Christian Men Are So Fragile They Cannot Handle Pushback Of Any Kind?

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by Suzanne cross posted from her blog Seeking The LightOver at NLQ in the past few weeks it seems like many of the pieces I'm publishing have to do with not asking for your needs to be met, not disagreeing with your husband's financial decisions or anything else or they will cease to love you or fall victim to the devil.I really don't get that. Especially when it comes to spending money, major and minor purchases. Debi Pearl has stated in her book "Created To Be His Help Meet" that you should never ever under any circumstance voice an opinion on the spending of family funds. According to her the question below is one no wife should ever ask her husband.... 1. Do you feel comfortable … [Read more...]

When Love Isn’t Enough: The Musser Family Tragedy Part 4

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideThe adage "the road to Hell is paved with good intentions" has been repeating in my mind since I started looking into Tommy Musser's death.  Susanna and Joe Musser had the best of intentions when they started down the road of adopting Tommy.  Their intentions, while good, have landed their entire family in hell.Tommy Musser died. His mother made a mistake.  Not a malicious mistake or egregious neglect like Tommy had known in the past, but still a mistake that lead to his death.Joseph, Daniel, Joshua, Laura, Jane, Katie, John Michael, Peter, James,  Stephen, Verity and Benjamin Musser lost a brother. I feel a great deal of empa … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Divinely Defined Gender Roles?

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by Nathaniel Darnell of Persevero News - Women Against Feminism“A man has no right to define for himself what his wife will do to please him. He must adopt Christ’s ideas, as revealed in Scripture, for what a wife must do to be a helpmeet to a husband and for what he must do to love her. Ephesians 5 tells us that this entails him giving up his life for her as Christ does for His Bride the Church. This involves a tremendous amount of unselfishness. It is a spending and being spent for her. What the authority of a man over his wife amounts to is that he is ultimately responsible for what goes wrong in his family. In the end of the analysis, no matter what the failures of his wife, he takes … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to Duggar Defenders

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy FeminismMore than two years ago I wrote a blog post titled My Concerns about the Duggars. To this day it continues getting hundreds of hits daily, along with the random comment. Probably half of the comments left on it defend the Duggars as upright, responsible people raising healthy, well-adjusted young people. These comments often lash out against me, calling me bitter and so forth. I’ve often thought of responding to these comments with further blog posts, but so far I haven’t.Today that changes. This post consists of four parts, which deal with the Duggars’ subculture,  the argument that they are happy so nothing must be wrong, th … [Read more...]

News: Jill Duggar Dillard is Pregnant

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There's been speculation over if the marrying Duggar children will follow in their parental Quiverfull footsteps. Josh and Anna Duggar have 3 children in a quick span of years and now this news comes, so it looks like yes, the Duggar married children so far will be Quiverfull and have many children.Did Jill and Derick plan the wedding around her ovulation time? Is it really a smart idea to announce your pregnancy to the world when you're only just found out?  This brings up so many questions.From People magazine (wondering what all these Duggar exclusives are costing them?) - Jill Duggar Pregnant … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: You Are Just Enjoying Your Illness Too Much?

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by Pat Robertson from his show "The 700 Club" as quoted by Right Wing Watch - Healing Prayers Sometimes Don't Work Because People 'Enjoy Their Sickness'“There are some people, you know, they enjoy their sickness. That is terrible to say but that is their excuse not to compete, ‘well I’d love to compete but my lumbago’s got me so I can’t do it.”QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders or their followers/enforcers and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverful … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Why Good Christian Fathers Reject So Many Good Christian Suitors in Courtship?

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by Doug Wilson at Ladies Against Feminism and in his book "Her Hand in Marriage" - Why Courtship is Fundamentally AwedIn his book Doug Wilson is attempting to shoot down, point by point, the ideas in an article titled "Why Courtship is Fundamentally Flawed" by Thomas Umstattd Jr.  If you haven't seen Umstattd's article you should give it a read. He does make some valid points about the courtship module.  … [Read more...]


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