Quoting Quiverfull: Forgiving Josh Duggar?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - My Letter to Anna DuggarEditor's note: Considering the earlier Quoting Quiverfull cited one of Lori's younger readers being convicted of not being submissive enough by this open letter to poor cheated upon Anna Duggar, beleaguered wife of Josh Duggar, I thought we needed to take another look at what Lori said. It's the usual submit harder and he will change message, the most toxic idea in subsets of Evangelicalism. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Awful Marriage? Submit Harder!?

by one of Lori Alexander poor young deluded readers at The Transformed Wife - Submit YOURSELVES to Your HusbandEditor's note: A rather toxic stew. Duggar worship? Check. Lori worship and groveling? Check. Decision to have no needs, desires or wants? Check. Is being an extra-Biblical Stepford Wife by suppressing every natural urge what Jesus ordered? I don't think so. … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls: Seeking Humility?

For well over a year we’ve been running a second Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ on Sundays, filled with questions by young ladies trying to get ready for marriage. Since we’ve run through many of the questions on their site it’s time to shift Sundays to something else, like perhaps examining the cornucopia of probably fake emails and questions that Michael and Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy post on their website and the possibly poisonous answers they give. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Since Women Do All the Housework They Should Stay Home?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Can't Get the Keeper-at-Home Out of WomenEditor's note: Another argument for being only a stay at home wife by Lori. Now she claims that since you're going to be stuck doing all the housework and childcare then you shouldn't add the stress of having a job at all. She has a point, but it's rather hypocritical coming from a woman that used paid household help while being a stay at home wife. Why is it alright for her to have domestic help, but it's wrong for working women to do the same thing? … [Read more...]

The Reluctant Mother – A Drastic Change of Heart

by Joe Sand cross posted from his blog Incongruous Circumspection My little baby sister recently wrote the following love note to her new daughter.  The note really hit home with me because I have gone through much of what she describes.   Enjoy the read: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Fighting in Marriage?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Fights in MarriageEditor's note: Wow, marriage advice from Anderson that is not entirely toxic. Yes, there will likely be disagreements, but how you handle them and if they spin off into true 'fights' is another topic altogether. Again, talk like adults! But I don't agree with his assertion that pastors should be up front with everyone about how difficult their personal marriage is. That's really no one else business. All it does it set up the congregation to gossip. Somethings are truly TMI. … [Read more...]

The Power of the Transformed Wife: Part 1 Chapter 8 Grin and Bear it Silently

by Suzanne TitkemeyerLast week I neglected to do a review because I was house/pet sitting and accidentally left the book home. Freudian slip perhaps because Chapter 8 is possibly the most toxic idea in both the book and Quiverfull. It's titled 'Win Him Without a Word'.The idea that if your husband is not perfect that the best way to change him is to submit as hard as you can, behave like Jesus with a vagina and God will honor that by convicting your sinning husband of his sinning sinning ways before changing him into the Good Christian Man of your dreams on that white horse swooping in to make you the Queen of his life. Fulfilling all your inner unrealistic daydreams and wishes. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Help Whores, Druggies and Winos?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Lazy Bums Wanting Money From Our ChurchEditor's note: This is so breathtakingly mean-spirited and awful that I had to share it here. Different denominations handle giving out of charity in many different ways, but I've never seen one just come right out with an outright no and then blame the person asking for a variety of reasons. Most churches will take care to make sure that the money is going for things like food, shelter, bus ticket or other legitimate cause instead of into intoxicating substances. One church I know mans a soup kitchen, another a food pantry and still another will go with you to buy a bus ticket, hotel room or will … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Being Like a Man Greatest Sin of a Woman?

by John MacArthur from Grace to You - Head Coverings For WomenEditor's note: So it seems that the idea of doing anything like a man if you are a woman is automatically considered rebellion against God. I guess that explains why men with fragile masculinity like Tim Bayly lose their minds when women fight in the UFC or try to have combat positions in the military - it's just the CPM version of the Little Rascals 'He-Man Woman Haters Club'. Hair and clothing are such personal matters than only the person with the hair or making the clothing decisions should have say over what their choices are. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Grandiose Claims About the Future?

This is a series we run every Thursday. The questions are things that people who may not know much about the Quiverfull movement or even Fundamentalist or Evangelical Christianity ask about the lifestyle. Examining some of the questions involving Quiverfull theology and life can only shine a light on the toxic nature of this lifestyle choice. … [Read more...]