Quoting Quiverfull: What Does That Love Look Like Exactly?

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by John Piper of Desiring God and The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood as quoted at Ladies Against Feminism - Christian Love and Putting on ChristEditor's note: For a people that constantly brag about love I'm not seeing it at all. We do get to witness hate, discrimination, racism, pressure to conform, and a great many other things that don't exactly ooze love. I see a lot of hypocrisy in this statement. What do you think dear readers? … [Read more...]

What I Found When I Left the Box

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser reposted from 2010 Yesterday, I wrote a post titled The Danger of Being In a Box and Why It All Makes Sense When You Are in a Box.  A commenter of Reddit asked if I would elaborate on:But is wasn’t. My mind was filled with thoughts of all the wonders I found outside the box. Things that those in my box said were bad for me; things that they were sure would ruin me. They told me that the box was all I needed. They feared I was becoming a wanderlust.And they were right. I wandered once again outside the box, and just like before I fell down the slope of the slippery hill. This happened to me many times … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Frozen Embryo Adoption Was Only About God’s Will?

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by Adeye from No Greater Joy Mom - Until HeavenEditor's note: The lone embryo that survived the thaw for the Salems did not make it. While this is certainly sad for those involved that the embryos didn't live,  Adeye turns it about and puts it all on 'God's Will' instead of her own desires. Common thing in Quiverfull movement, make choices, when those choices don't work out say it was 'God's Will' being worked out. Is it really or is it just a religious cop out to explain disappointed wish fulfillment? … [Read more...]

The Danger of Being in a Box and Why it Makes Sense When You Are in it

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser written in 2010 and reposted I was a Christian for most of my life, a pastor for most of my adult life. I was a fervent believer of the faith once delivered to the saints. I believed it, practiced it, and lived it. When I was in the Christian box it all made sense to me. Everything I read, everything I heard, and everything I experienced, reinforced the belief that I was in the right box. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Adult Children Must Be Under Father Headship?

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by Vaughn Ohlman from True Love Doesn't Wait - Call a Eunuch a EunuchEditor's Note: This sums up what the patriarchy is all about, not what is genuinely best for either the family or the individual, but putting control over every aspect of the individual into the hands of the patriarchy.  Which is not a healthy dynamic and isn't even Biblical. What about the scripture that commands a man and a woman to leave their families and cleve only to each other when they marry? Patriarchy extrapolated out to an unhealthy degree.  … [Read more...]

“No Church is Perfect”

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalDear well-meaning (if cliched) christians I meet online,If just one more of you says to me, "no church is perfect" as a way of dismissing the abuse I experienced, I will probably self-destruct in front of you.I know this is true.But I do not accept it as an excuse for abusive behaviour. I do not accept it as a cover-up for harming others.You see, I am married.To an imperfect person.But that doesn't give my husband the right to abuse me.I understand that he is not perfect. I also understand that I am not perfect. But we have each other's backs. We talk things through. We forgive. We overlook the shortcomings. We value each other, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Your Children Must Memorize Scripture or Else?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - The Roman Road to Salvation For Your FamilyEditor's note: Leaving out much of Nancy's words about saving others and the scriptures you must memorize. She takes a nice guilt swipe at mothers who homeschool but their kids haven't memorized all the salvation call scriptures. Just another thing to use to heap guilt on already over burdened quiverfull mothers who homeschool. … [Read more...]

Part 1 -Chapter 1: The First Commandment – Be Fruitful and Multiply Review

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NLQ Book Review of Nancy Campbell’s “Be Fruitful & Multiply” by Suzanne TitkemeyerNancy starts off the book by claiming that the words God spoke to Adam and Eve after making Eve from Adam's rib were the First Commandment. She thinks that the words of Genesis 1:27-28 are the first thing that humans are commanded to do, 'Be fruitful and multiple, and replenish the earth, and subdue it", not the actual first commandment that Jesus himself reiterates in the New Testament  - "I am thy Lord God and thou shalt have no other gods before me"? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Porn & Birth Control go Hand in Hand?

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by Scott Matthew Dix from Ladies Against Feminism - Birth Control, Abortion and ObscenityEditor's note: Because this is a LAF quote there's nothing backing up the statement that these three subjects are linked, just a statement without factual evidence. No link to where they found this. No context for the quote. Take that as you will.  … [Read more...]

Who Has the Power in Your [Former] Church?

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsI know a man who once worked for a major Christian Publisher. He had gone to their school to train as a missionary, but when it was almost time for he and his wife to leave for the mission field, the leadership requested that he stay and teach in the school. … [Read more...]


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