It’s Not That Complicated: Part 8 – The Boys

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll quotes from the book in blue text.In our latest installment of "The Boys of Botkin", we get to hear the Botkin Sisters' male friends views on pitfalls in guy-girl relationships.  After transcribing the quotations, I am extremely doubtful that any of the guys (including their married brother Ben) have actually had a relationship with a woman. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Anyone Hating Lori Alexander’s Book Hates God?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Should Young Women Teach Titus 2:4-5?Editor's note: Apologies on the lateness of the posting. Day spent at the ER. No worries I am fine I just have an over reacting lung doctor.But my sarcasm gene has been activated by the obvious lie in the words below. Lori spent the first six long paragraphs before this quoted bit explaining how young women have no right to teach or blog to help other women, only older women can do that. But the laughable lie in all of this is her claims that the book and her blog aren't the same. BULL-YOU-KNOW-WHAT! The chapters have the exact same subjects, some of the same wordings/word-strings and verbiage as the … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Colleges Are Over Priced Husband Hunting Grounds?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Sending Daughters to College to Find HusbandsEditor's note: I don't know what's worse about this: that Lori believes the primary goal of a woman going to college is to find a husband or the photo she used of a girl in a pussy bow blouse, white gloves and wool blazer! Both the image and the notion date back to the 1950s when upper class and some middle class young women went to college to find a better class of husband and earn their MRS degree. Cognitive dissonance and isolation create some rather strange ideas. It's never a good idea to get an education only with the purpose of finding a man. Do it for yourself. … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls: Food on the Floor?

For well over a year we’ve been running a second Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ on Sundays, filled with questions by young ladies trying to get ready for marriage. Since we’ve run through many of the questions on their site it’s time to shift Sundays to something else, like perhaps examining the cornucopia of probably fake emails and questions that Michael and Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy post on their website and the possibly poisonous answers they give. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Godly Homes Have Everything In Its Place?

by Patty of Glorious Within Her - 3 Ways to Reflect God's Nature in Our HomesEditor's note: I'm always amazed when I see the lengths of Biblical justification that the Quiverfull and Evangelical Mommy Bloggers will go to in order to make their own personal preferences 'Godly'. At least she's not trying to say sloppy housekeepers should go to jail, like Lori Alexander approves of. … [Read more...]

Why Do Evangelical Pastors Think They Know Everything?

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserSeveral months back, I asked readers to submit questions they would like me to answer. If you would like to ask a question, please leave your question here. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Quit Your Job and God Will Provide?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Forced to Live on One IncomeEditor's note: This isn't written by Lori but supposedly by one of her commenters on her blog explaining how wrong it was for her to work outside of the home and how Jesus worked it all out for them the second she quit her job and her husband started being the sole breadwinner by driving a school bus. Typical fundytown drivel. I don't know about other areas of the country but a family forced to rely only on the wages of a school bus driver here would be suffering and struggling no matter how they sliced that budget. Is this even possible without living on dried beans and clothing from Goodwill only? It proves, if … [Read more...]

The Power of a Transformed Wife: Part 2 Chapter 1 More of Where is the Love?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerWhen we last left Lori she was explaining about how horrible and contentious her early married years were.  She really missed out because for myself and many other people I know that married for love those first few honeymoon years were wonderful. Not much fighting going on either. None of what she's talked about so far bodes well for the long term survival of most marriages, except for those ones where people refuse to ever consider divorce, deciding that this is the hand that God dealt them so they must play the cards no matter how crumbled or fake they are. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: You Lazy Selfish Dirty Woman?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Jail Time for Messy HousekeepersEditor's note: Lori is clearly thinking that jail time is appropriate no matter her words that she thinks it's 'too extreme.' Seriously? What about that time when Jesus told Martha to chill when she was upset that Mary wasn't helping her cook, clean or set up the meal she was working on? It's all a matter of personal tastes, talents and preferences and no one else but the people involved business if the house is dirty or clean. Most of us are somewhere on a sliding scale of dirty/clean depending on the day, the needs of the family members and the activity levels and that's perfectly fine. No matter what Lori … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: When Internet Push-back Works?

by Susanna Musser from The Blessing of Verity - Coming Soon: Final CurtainEditor's note: Interesting that Ms. Musser has apparently soured on both adoption of older disabled orphans and blogging around the same time as the death of her adopted son Tommy. This seems to be one of the few cases I've seen where someone in the Quiverfull Evangelical movement has been reflective enough to actually change their behavior for the better. While I see the Musser's have pursued another adoption since Tommy and they will still be asking for money for the continuing care of their special needs adoptees they are not going to be pushing the adoption of older special needs children for anyone. Wise … [Read more...]