Quoting Quiverfull: Courtship is ‘Safer’ Than Dating?

by Rowina Seidler as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism from Ruby in the Rough - Courtship vs BoyfriendsEditor's note: No where in this article does the author come out and give that hoary old untrue Christian trope about giving away pieces of your heart, but it's a close thing. Sounds like her idea of courtship does not involve developing feelings or attraction to a guy, it sounds more like an extended job interview. … [Read more...]

Recognizing Pervasive, Poisonous Power in Marriage

by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch The Shepherd “There are two kinds of power. One kills the spirit. The other nourishes the spirit. The first is Power Over. The other is Personal Power. Power Over shows up as control and dominance. Personal Power shows up as mutuality and co-creation. Mutuality is a way of being with a person which promotes the growth and well-being of one's self and the other person by means of clear communication and empathetic understanding. Co-creation is a consciously shared participation in life which helps one reach one's goals.” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Men Must Be Forced into Men’s Roles in the Church?

by Jason Allen from The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - 5 Key Ways to Cultivating Biblical Manhood in Your ChurchEditor's note: This all boils down to 'we are penis possessors so we MUST rule' I think it's going to take more than these proposals to make men take more active roles in church leadership. That's without even considering the idea of complementarism. … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 2 Chapter 8

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideQuotes from the book in blue textToday, dear readers, you get a special treat!First - no covert incest!Second, to help you better visualize what the actual book is like, I've included a quote that is a fairly standard page of uninterrupted Botkin language.  Technically, I should have included the entirety of the first paragraph, but decided to spare you some pointless emotional babbling along with minor slams against the girls who ask Anna Sofia and Elizabeth for advice so we could start at the main point of this section. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Men Must Be Forced into Men’s Roles in the Church?

by Jason Allen from The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - 5 Key Ways to Cultivating Biblical Manhood in Your ChurchEditor's note: So here we have a fundamentalist male upset that women have started to overtake men in certain arenas after male supremacy for thousands of years. Instead of adjusting to the fact that men and women are capable of equality in many ways the writer thinks the answer is in doubling down on male only leadership. … [Read more...]

Complementarians Need to Read Their Bibles

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.ComIn case you missed it, Nathan Alberson at Warhorn Media wrote an open letter to any “empowered fictional female warrior type,” specifically referencing Rey in the title of his piece. In case you haven’t read it and would like to, here it is. If you don’t want to read it, his essential argument is that female action stars give us the “wrong” impression of what women are actually capable of, because we’re weaker then men. This is especially bad because it robs men of their dignity if we’re not damseled in every movie we appear in. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 – Homeschooling? Who Needs Stinkin’ Edumakashun?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Homeschooling High SchoolersEditor's note: This is the last little toxic part. How Michael can believe that educated people with legitimate careers and salaries cannot support their families boggles my mind. Does he not have a son in law that sits around studying the Bible without working while the family lives without running water? Book learning is never ignorance no matter how Michael spins it. It was enough in the days of Abraham Lincoln for him to become self-educated on his way to the White House. Why not take full advantage of the educational opportunities in America that many in the world would love to have? … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Are Careers Frowned Upon and Self Employment Glorified?

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 keeps cropping up in this month's issue of No Greater Joy magazine is an attitude towards working that keeps popping up in many extremer Christian circles. That working for others in a career … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – Homeschooling? Who Needs Stinkin’ Edumakashun?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Homeschooling High SchoolersEditor's note: Michael finally gets around to answering the original letter writer's question and it's a mere one sentence dealing with how much time should be study time. Great. He never explains what he means by 'work' but I think it's safe to assume that it means work for daddy for free around the farm/business. And ugh, actually a big UGH because mindset is NOT more important that mind content in education. Attitude can only carry you so far, you need to acquire the knowledge of the subject you are studying too. … [Read more...]

More Equal Than Others

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Every Breaking WaveWritten and posted April 13, 2016Yesterday morning I was reminded anew how true the above sentiment is. Why? Because Hokey Gajan died.Likely you don't know who Hokey was unless you are from South Louisiana and an LSU or Saints football fan.In my very brief time at Baker High School in Baker, Louisiana Hokey sat very near me in biology class. I didn't know Hokey well or very long, in fact the only time he spoke to me was to hiss at me to let him see my test paper. Yes, yes, the big football hero routinely cheated on his biology tests from looking at my paper. … [Read more...]


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