Not Quoting Quiverfull: Fake It ‘Til You Make It

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by Insana Dee from Ex Mormon Mavens - Smile 'Til You're HappyEditor's note: While this is straight out of Mormonism if you changed the name of the religion to Christian Patriarchy it would still be mostly applicable. Read the entire piece at Ex-Mormon Mavens. Select quotes posted below for discussion purposes.  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Another Round of Steven L. Anderson’s Homophobia

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by Steven L. Anderson, pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Documentary Film: "AIDS: the Judgement of God"Editor's note - This is Anderson's latest bout of homophobia, paranoia and complete misunderstanding of established science. This 'documentary' (and I use the word loosely,) is mostly Anderson ranting and spouting Old Testament verses from the Bible with zero legitimate facts, figures or sources. Watch the trailer below if you have a strong enough stomach. … [Read more...]

In Any Other Setting This Would Land You In The Psych Ward

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserWhen it comes to the insane babbling of the religious, anything goes. No matter how outrageous and nutty a person sounds, because it is uttered in a religious context, we are expected to view the person as s-a-n-e. In any other context such utterances would land a person in a psych ward with a 72 hour hold.Laura Harris Smith, author of Seeing the Voice of God: What God is Telling You Through Dreams & Visions, recently shared with the world a vision “God” had given her: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Is Not Being a Virgin on Your Wedding Day the End of the World?

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by John Piper of Desiring God blog and from his broadcast "Ask Pastor John" - Walking the Wedding Aisle Without Your VirginityEditor's note: Is it really such a big deal if you come to your wedding with previous sexual experience? Wonder if the writer of the email had been female would Pastor Piper's answer have been vastly different? … [Read more...]

So, Are You a Feminist?

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons It’s become almost de riguer for red-carpet journalists (and others) to confront a female celebrity and demand to know whether or not she considers herself a feminist. This bothers me. From what I’ve seen, most of the time the publication asking doesn’t have any vested interest in their answer (see, a Time magazine writer asking Shailene this question, and then another turning right around and putting “feminist” on their “words to ban” poll). This leads me to believe that these people aren’t confronting these women because they care about feminism, or want to help overturn some of the misconceptions about feminism– they jus … [Read more...]

Day 18 of 21 Days of Healing: Focus

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church Hurts“I have loved you with an everlasting love.” (Can you tell your thoughts are changing?)Day 18:For those who are following the 21 Days of Healing, you have read and hopefully thought through Days 13, 14 and 15 – which are about letting go of all of the stuff you used to do and then thinking about – and doing – the things that you truly want to do. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Be Lamb-Like To Lead?

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by Colin Campbell from Above Rubies Meat For Men - The Humility Test, No 1c The Lamb Is Worthy To ReignEditor's note: Colin posits something not heard too often in CPM circles, humility for men, humble leaders.  … [Read more...]

Part 2 – Call Me Crazy: the Gaslighting of Homeschool Abuse Survivors

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by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming WorldlyPart Two of her post on the subject of Gaslighting. Continuing on from Part One Me: Why don’t you just admit that he’s at home with you all day in isolation and you’re probably ignoring him most of the time and calling him stupid and telling him to shut up and threatening to give him spankings, Dad? We’re all your children, know how you are and what you really do. I wish [youngest son] the best and I wish you’d go get a paying job to support your remaining minor children and let [youngest son] have a normal life in school with his peers. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Going To A Quiverfull Church While Infertile Why?

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by Jennifer from her blog A Home With A Purpose - When Being At Church Hurts: InfertilityEditor's note: This is truly heartbreaking, being a member of a church that embraces Quiverfull yet unable to have any babies. Being tortured with frustration at the easy fecundity of others in your church isn't being 'sanctified', it is cruel, it would be cruel of any deity to demand you be constantly in the presence of your deepest desires with no way to obtain them. That's not a loving God. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 1 – Cinderella

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideI've found two different types of toxic views in reading CP literature. The more common toxicity is "Do this or really bad things will happen to you!" Debi has given us plenty of these examples so far. This chapter is a different type of toxic. This is the "Do this and life will be magical!" toxicity.Personally, I think the second type is more pernicious than the first. With the first, once you've done the forbidden action, you can figure out pretty quickly if the predicted bad outcome happens. The second type, though, is hard to disprove because life isn't always magical. … [Read more...]


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