Not Quoting Quiverfull: The Blame Game Rules

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Found on a recovery group on Facebook.Original authorship unknown. Edited for clarity and spelling.  Worth sharing here since it's about the rules in spiritually abusive churches. What would you add to this list? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Watching Israel Thrills Debi?

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by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine - The Crown of Loving His AppearingEditor's note: We're skipping over Debi Pearl's mentions of Hitler but if you must see her words on Hitler and the Jews it is up at the above link. This reads like vicarious martyrbating for End Times along with her usual put-downs on the secular world. One thing about Debi, she sure knows how to throw shade at people who aren't her version of saved.  … [Read more...]

Why I Don’t Need a Man (And Some Things I Do Need)

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by Mari cross posted from her blog Mari's Muses(Editor's note: Stay warm, Mari! ...and everyone else out there since much of the country is under a polar vortex)I’ve been working a lot the past few weeks.Why yes, I love my job. Thanks for asking.Getting to and from work is the most difficult part of my job — because I live about 30 minutes from work (26 miles with nothing but fields to look at), and sometimes, I work until late and then I have to go back to work early the next morning. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Every Woman Must Marry or be Unhappy?

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by Maggie Gallagher from the Witherspoon Institute's Public Discourse and quoted by Ladies Against Feminism - The New SinglenessEditor's note: LAF and the Witherspoon Institute seem to think that remaining single and childless is a huge tragedy and against the will of God, not a personal choice made with our free will. One of the big falsehoods within the Quiverfull movement is that every women should be a mother, when it's clear that not everyone is suited to be a good mother. Is marrying and having a family really as the author alleges 'independence-shattering'? … [Read more...]

What I Understand

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To Live In my last re-post I talked about how I am not my parents. This stemmed from being told again and again (whenever I disagreed with my parents stance on something) that when I was older, when I was a parent, when I was a parent of many… I would magically understand why my parents did what they did. The implication being that I would agree with and condone what they did as well. The breakthrough I talked about in that post, was stating that I will never “understand” or feel that abuse was justified, and I stand by that statement. But some of what they are saying is true. I have begun to understand some things. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Childhood Vaccinations Are Government Backed Population Control?

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by Zsuzsanna Anderson, wife of Faithful Word Baptist Church pastor Steven L. Anderson, from her blog Are They All Yours? - Vaccines and Population ControlEditor's note: In light of the recent exposure and infection of nine people and the possible infection of four others who visited Disneyland the same time-period as the measles-infected child  Zsuzsanna's views on routine childhood vaccinations for communicable diseases seems childishly ignorant and filled with government conspiracies too weird even for  Fox News. Herd immunity is a good thing, it would be counter-productive for the government to try and kill or sterilize the population via vaccinations as it would be killing off the ex … [Read more...]

The “Feminization” of the Church

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsIn recent years a lot of people have been talking about why in most Christian churches there is an approximately 60-40 ratio of women to men.  This 2006 Biola Magazine article puts it like this: There are generally more women than men in every type of church, in every part of the world. . .A traditional explanation is that women are more spiritual than men. But the leaders of [a new masculinity] movement suggest that the church’s music, messages and ministries cater to women. . . The result of this feminization is that many men, even Christian men, view churches as “ladies clubs” and don’t go — or they often go to please their … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Not Enough to Pray and Read the Bible?

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by Colin Campbell of Above Rubies. From Meat For Men - The Anointing Test Part 5Editor's note: According to Mr. Campbell it's not enough to simply believe, pray, read your Bible and try to emulate Jesus. Everyone else needs to be able to 'see' that God is walking with you. Is this not putting extra rules on the simple truth of the Gospel? This is exactly the type of high demand behavior tactics that cults use.  … [Read more...]

Guilt, the Essence of Evangelical Christianity

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserWhat would the Evangelical Christianity be without guilt?Guilt, despite what preachers say, is the engine that powers the Evangelicalism.Often preachers will try to hide guilt by giving it other names like conviction. But no matter how they try to hide it, guilt plays a prominent part in the day-to-day lives of those who profess to be followers of Jesus Christ.Think about it for a moment. The Bible presents God as a righteous, holy, judging, wrathful, deity. In the Old Testament this God was unapproachable except by a  few chosen people. People who got too close wound up dead. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: God’s Slave?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - A Love SlaveEditor's note: Nancy seems to think that being a wife and mother is a sort of slavery instead of an expression of free will and love in our lives. How does that fit with her idea that being a mother and wife is the highest honor and only role for a woman? … [Read more...]


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