Re-writing Bad Advice Part 1

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comEditor's note: Samantha is doing that wonderful thing of looking at the super -toxic advice given out in Quiverfull-Evangelical circles and rewriting it. First in the series.Among my favorite things in the world are advice columns. I read Dear Abby every week growing up, and as an adult I discovered advice columns like Captain Awkward and Dear Prudence— which is written by Mallory Ortberg, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 – Fathers Own Daughters?

by Sarah Faith Schlissel from Chalcedon and BibleTopics.com – Daddy’s Girl: Courtship and a Father’s RightsEditor's note: That transference of 'ownership' is mentioned here along with being that fathers own daughters that daughters have no free agency to have any romantic relationships with a man not chosen by her father. … [Read more...]

The Power of the Transformed Wife: Part 2 – Grin and Bear It Silently

by Suzanne TitkemeyerWe're back in chapter 8 'Win Him Without a Word' word salad and Lori says this: Remember, the real fight is not with your husband. Ah yes, that old scapegoat from behaving with personal responsibility - Satan. I'm sure he's out there causing tsunamis and earthquakes, far too busy to make your Mr. Right fail penis first into a strange vagina. Satan gets blamed for a lot of things in this culture that we ourselves willingly do. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – Fathers Own Daughters?

by Sarah Faith Schlissel from Chalcedon and BibleTopics.com – Daddy’s Girl: Courtship and a Father’s RightsEditor's note: More twisted flip-flopping on fathers own daughters theme. This time she claims that a woman cannot make a vow and have it be binding on its own because her vows belong to Daddy. … [Read more...]

Sincere Tyranny

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding Fundamental “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Fathers Own Daughters?

by Sarah Faith Schlissel from Chalcedon and BibleTopics.com – Daddy’s Girl: Courtship and a Father’s Rights Editor's note: In this bit it's clear that the author believes that Father is God to a daughter, not God Himself. Fathers own daughters completely in this world. Is that not a heresy according to the Bible she likes to quote in this piece. Cherry-picking justifications and mental Twister. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Cherry-Pick the Bible?

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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Fathers Own Daughters?

by Sarah Faith Schlissel of Chalcedon and BibleTopics.com – Daddy’s Girl: Courtship and a Father’s RightEditor's note: She moves on to the idea of being 'owned', except the menfolk. They are not 'owned', they are 'owners'. According to the author only 'Sinners' object to being under ownership. … [Read more...]

Manipulating by Equalizing Blame

by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch The ShepherdTrigger warning for discussion of abuse.Psychological Socialism: Manipulating through Equalizing BlameWhat is “psychological socialism”?  I’m so glad you asked!  It’s a term I coined a few years ago as rough concept after reading a friend's Facebook status (more on that later). Since then, I’ve done a lot of research … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Fathers Own Daughters?

by Sarah Faith Schlissel of Chalcedon and BibleTopics.com - Daddy's Girl: Courtship and a Father's RightsEditor's note: So this was written something like twenty years ago, but there are many in the CPM that still believe this harmful 'ownership' concept. Wasn't slavery and person ownership outlawed over a century ago in America? … [Read more...]