Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Grabbers, Hidden Flowers and Princesses Part 2

King Henry VIII with a few of his 'grabbers' male and female

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideToday, we get to learn about Grabbers - a term Debi dropped in about 30 pages ago without a definition. In order to teach balance, I have divided girls into three kinds: Grabbers, Hidden Flowers, and Princesses. This is not a biblical categorization like the three types we discussed earlier, but it is very representative description of today's girls. I think the categories will help you gain a picture of what you want to become and what you need to avoid. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Adoption Links Lead to Book Store Cheer Up?

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From Nancy Campbell's site Above RubiesRemember some years back when Nancy was pushing adoptions from Africa? She adopted a pile of children, one of her daughters adopted a pile of daughters all the while Nancy was trying to get everyone to go to Africa and adopt. Remember how suddenly all mention of her adopted African children stopped and she said nothing more about adoption? Nothing was known about what had happened until Kathryn Joyce's book on Evangelicals and international adoptions - The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking and the New Gospel of Adoption and a few articles came out telling of the failed Campbell adoptions and her African children sent away. … [Read more...]

Day 7 of 21 Days of Healing: Obsession Appointments

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsKeep reminding yourself of how much God loves you. Choose a scripture, song, inspirational statement that you can remember throughout the day.While I began this practice shortly after being tossed out of the church, I must credit my friend, Jennifer Boykin, with the term “Obsession Appointments.” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Aren’t Supposed to Vote?

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by Zsuzsanna Anderson from her blog Are They All Yours ?!?!?! - Why I Don't VoteBe sure to go to Zsuzsanna's site and read the entire thing. It is too long to post in its entirety but it is filled with out of context scriptures she's using to support the antiquated notion that women were never meant to vote. … [Read more...]

Your Weekly Dumb Duggar Stories & Josh’s Thanksgiving Message

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer  - Cat Wrangler & NLQ AdminEven though the Cancel '19 Kids & Counting' Petition controversy is still going strong with over 200,000 signatures you can count on one thing. The publicity happy Duggar family will try to pull out all stops to distract the American television viewing public from the fact that they not only hold homophobic views, they act upon them as well. This week's spin is a mixed lot. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: That Dreaded ‘P’ Word?

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by James McDonald from Your Sacred Calling - The "P" WordThis was written back in April 2014 when the Bill Gothard and Doug Phillips sexual scandals were fresh and on everyone's mind. Remember how many Evangelicals backpedaled furiously from the idea of the word "Patriarch"? … [Read more...]

Food and Religion – Its Ugly Shadow

On 'Mad Men' Betty Draper Francis was thin-heavy-thin and it had more to do with her emotions than anything else. Like it does for many of us.

by Stephanie - a guest post at Lana Hope's Wide Open Ground. Please be sure to visit Stephanie at her blog - Stephanie Hoffpauir(Editors Note: In the wake of Thanksgiving and the build up to Christmas I think it is important to think about how much stress and unhappiness play a role in keeping us bound to some not so healthy habits. No fat shaming here, lawdy I'm the last person to be throwing fat-rocks, but just have to point out the hypocrisy in the church over weight. Where I attended we were told that being overweight was a huge sin, the sin of gluttony, which only made everyone feel guilty and eat even more. It added to the stress and seemed cruel considering the high percentage of … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Grabbers, Hidden Flowers and Princesses Part 1

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideWell, we all survived the world's most boring courtship between Ellie and Anthony. Debi was really struggling; she couldn't insult anyone for an entire chapter.Don't worry; she makes up for lost time and insults in the next few chapters. Oh, and she gives the floor over to the Three Stooges - Unnamed Prophet Man, Priest Man and King Man - far too often. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Only Want to Control Men?

"Mad Men" Peggy Olson and the two guys she 'controls' in an 'un-Biblical' way - Stan Rizzo and Michael Ginsburg.

by Wendy Alsup at Visionary Womanhood and  Practical Theology for Women - The Voice of the HelperWendy is talking about the failures of theology of Mark Driscoll's church Mars Hill Church. Armchair quarterbacking after the fact. Charming. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Influencing a Nation?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - A Mother's CreedAnother screed by Nancy insisting you stay home and birth them babies or else. A little grandiose of an idea that raising your children is influencing a nation, isn't it? … [Read more...]


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