Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 Disrespectful Wife Leads to Divorce?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - Why the Movie 'Fireproof' Offers Unbiblical and BAD Marriage Advice and per usual we're not going to link to BGR as there is no way to link safely. This is the top article at his blog if you must read it.Editor's note: The movie 'Fireproof' was sort of simplistic and the usual heavy-handed cheesy over the top message that most of these 'Christian' films by Cameron and others seem to always be. It did make some good points about making an effort in your marriage I thought, and showed typical actions/reactions by partners of marriages in trouble. Not entirely toxic, nor entirely good, but not for any of the reasons Larry seems to think. Larry's … [Read more...]

News: Did the Midwife Jill Duggar Dillard Trained With Cause This?

In today's In Touch Weekly online there's a story involving Venessa Giron being blamed for the life threatening health problems of a mother and child. She was the midwife in the birth of Tiffany Nance's daughter Jozzie.What makes this all noteworthy is that this is the same midwife that supervised Jill. Jill was at this birth and Ms. Nance apparently begged Jill to call 911 and have her transferred to the hospital. Plus for added Duggar involvement John-David Duggar was one of the EMTs that took the baby to the hospital. … [Read more...]

Vulnerable

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding Fundamental We wander through this life together in a semi-darkness in which none of us can distinguish exactly the features of his neighbor. Only from time to time, through some experience that we have of our companion, or through some remark that he passes, he stands for a moment close to us, as though illuminated by a flash of lightning. Then we see him as he really is.- Albert Schweitzer We all need somebody to talk to. It would be good if we talked ... not just pitter-patter, but real talk. We shouldn't be so afraid, because most people really like this contact; that you show you are vulnerable makes them free to be … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: College Degrees Are a Waste of Money?

by Marc Cohen from No Greater Joy Magazine - From MarcEditor's note: This new issue of No Greater Joy magazine has four articles written by homeschoolers singing the praises of homeschooling while claiming that the lack of college degree hasn't harmed them in the slightest in the job market. While I cannot speak to some of the areas of the career paths most of them have taken I have to say this one particular one, a pilot with the US Army is at best highly exaggerated! A position as a pilot is one of the most coveted and competitive in the entire military and almost always requires the rank of officer AND a college degree. What's likely true is that the author is a Warrant Officer and he … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 9 The Washing of the Word (The Most Difficult Review Yet)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 163-165Today's format is going to be slightly different. There are 2 letters, one from a "spotted bride", the other for her husband. Instead of going paragraph by paragraph and inserting commentary, I am going to type up the letters exactly how they appear in the book, and then talk about each one.I'm going to be honest, I had a hard, hard time writing this post, because it echoed my experience so closely. So forgive me if it's short, scattered, or different than my other reviews. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – Sinful Mothers Produce Rebellious Teens?

by Debi Pearl in the newest issue of No Greater Joy Magazine – Why Are My Teens Rebellious?Editor's note: This is the last little bit. Debi Pearl is starting to sound more and more like she suffers from Stockholm Syndrome and projected that out onto everyone she meets. Do you think she started out so mean and blaming or is this something that gradually developed as Michael abused her? … [Read more...]

When Deserving Burning in Hell Depends on a Mystery

by Joe Sands cross posted from his blog Incongruous CircumspectionEditor's note: Last month Joe started blogging on the Free Thought Blogs platform! It's spurred him into writing again, which is a good thing. Check out his new blog. We're sharing his interactions with a Christian on his old blog. Having Christians attempt to 'fix' what they perceive is the error of your thinking and ways is a common problem for all of us coming out of extreme religions. This is the first of three parts.Tom B. grew up with me at Normandale Baptist Church in Bloomington, Minnesota. I am 15 years his senior, so really, not that much older. He was better in softball than I was, mostly because I couldn't … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Sinful Mothers Produce Rebellious Teens?

by Debi Pearl in the newest issue of No Greater Joy Magazine – Why Are My Teens Rebellious?Editor's note: So let me get this straight, if a women submits, prays constantly, but she's throwing disrespectful looks at her husband she'll ruin the entire family? Whoa! That's making a lot of assumptions about someone without much evidence. … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 3 Chapter 7

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll quotes from the book in blue textChapter seven ends with a short list of tips to keep in mind to prevent....falling in love?....having romantic relationships? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Sinful Mothers Produce Rebellious Teens?

by Debi Pearl in the newest issue of No Greater Joy Magazine – Why Are My Teens Rebellious?Editor's note: So I'm confused here. She's praying and faithful and still somehow making her husband feel like an accessory instead of the main deal? Debi Pearl somehow manages to find newer ways to put other women down and claim they aren't 'doing it right'. … [Read more...]


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