Quoting Quiverfull: A Child’s Questions Are Always Rebellion?

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by Michael Pearl in 1995 from the first issue of No Greater Joy Magazine - Why? But Why?Editor's note: It's pretty sick that the mere question of a child is considered a deficit of character. Some kids are just going to ask why or ask about different things and it has nothing to do with anything remotely like rebellion. I remember that my youngest asked me lots of questions, many that I was forced to answer that I didn't know what the answer was, but I would find out. I always thought that her ability to always turn to me to ask questions was a healthy thing, not a rebellion. There's nothing evil in a child wanting to know things, it's a sign of a healthy lively growing intellect. Please … [Read more...]

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“How To Win Over Depression” – review – 137 – 159

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Books like this make it almost impossible for me to believe that there’s any meaningful difference between fundamentalism and more mainstream evangelicalism. Theologically there’s no real difference that I’ve ever been able to find, and all the differences I can find are surface trappings. In my view, fundamentalism and evangelicalism are on a sliding scale of how much modern culture they’re willing to adapt; fundamentalists are just stuck in the 60s while evangelicals are stuck in the 90s. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Training Your Wife?

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by Heath Stoner from The Trailer Club - The Gentlemen's Guide To Training Your WifeEditor's note: Not sure that The Trailer Club is necessarily 'Quiverfull' but they are certainly complementarian and patriarchal. While these methods of training are still better than anything proposed by Michael Pearl it's still a harmful unhealthy idea to think that your spouse needs to be 'trained' in the first place. Some of these ideas are uglier than three day old fried chicken. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Christian Economic Abuse Is A-Okay With Jesus?

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by Biblical Gender Roles from his blog Biblical Gender Roles - Can a Christian husband deny his wife equal access to his income?Editor's note: Not if he wants to have consensual sex with her ever again.This guy seems to be hell bound and determined to do all the things that would clearly lead his wife to not be in the mood for sexy fun times. This is what Economic Abuse can look like, no matter what your views on equality in marriage are. I'm guessing he thinks that the husband automatically gets access to the woman's wages even as he's controlling access to finances for the wife.This is also why so many Christian women struggle when their husbands die with the issue of making … [Read more...]

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How many lies can you find? Part 2 Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar on Fox

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollidePart oneTo keep things straight, I've made a cheat sheet based off the Duggar Police Report of 2006.March 2002: Josh (14 years) confesses to Jim Bob and Michelle that he's molested Daughters "A" and "D" while they were sleeping (when at least one girl was sleeping on the couch of the living room).  "D" doesn't remember the abuse; "A" woke up at one point and thought in her half-awake state that Josh was stealing her blanket. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – Never Worry About Providing For Your Kids?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies Magazine – Is God Able to Provide For Another Baby?Editor's note: Oh so now we're supposed to plant a garden on top of all the other 'supposed to dos' Nancy throws in. She tries to shoot down each and every objection to gardening and throws in a ton of scriptures to support the crap she's spewing trying to add additional burdens to already busy mothers.  While having a garden is usually a good thing, there's just no way that would work for everyone and should never be a 'must do' thing.  Unless, of course, you have a fleet of adopted children from Africa that you can set out there weeding and picking bugs off your crops. Right, Nancy? … [Read more...]

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Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 6 How Do I Need Thee? (Michael Talks To The Ladies)

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by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonpgs 44-46 We're still on Chapter 4, where Michael tells men why they need women. Here is the link list of previous installments. So far, we've established that women need to be needed; it's the man's job to sanctify his wife; and it's the woman's job to be her husband's moral compass. More about that compass today. Text is in purple.I Need Her Morality and Conscience It is well known that the women are the moral anchors of any society. When the ladies become depraved, families perish and society disintegrates. Men are less introspective and better able to ignore their consciences than are women. Wives and mothers are created with a … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Never Worry About Providing For Your Kids

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies Magazine – Is God Able to Provide For Another Baby?Editor's  note: I guess it's good that there were potatoes and not cat food like another prominent Quiverfull enforcer's family had to eat. Tender mercies indeed. There was a time in my life when all I had to eat for a week was potatoes and I don't remember thinking it was such a blessing to eat them three times a day.  Nancy, potatoes are not manna no matter how you spin this. You need a variety of things to eat to stay healthy and to ensure optimum growth and development in your children. … [Read more...]

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“How To Win Over Depresson” – review – 113 – 136

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons For new readers: this post is part of a regular blog feature, where I read through influential books on Christian living. The beginning of the series covering Tim LaHaye’s How to Win Over Depression is here; you can also read through my series on Helen Andelin’s Fascinating Womanhood, John and Stasi Eldredge’s Captivating, Mark and Grace Driscoll’s Real Marriage, and Rob and Kristin Bell’s Zimzum of Love. ~~~~~~~~~ These two chapters were repetitive, so I’m going to do my best not to rehash things I’ve already commented on. A few things jumped out to me on this reading of “How to Overcome Self-Pity,” especially one thing in … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Never Worry About Providing For Your Kids?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies Magazine – Is God Able to Provide For Another Baby?Editor's note: And I suppose Nancy would claim that ravens came down to feed her if she was stranded on an island. For most people they do have to find food and clothing. Plus things like heating to keep a houseful of children warm instead of dressing them in their warmest clothes and force marching them around the condemned house till they were warm, like Nancy's own daughter had to do. Following Nancy's rules for Quiverfull leads to poverty and doing without, not God miraculously providing every need. … [Read more...]

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