Missing Out on Life When Jesus Owns You

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserYe are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. (1 Corinthians 7:23)Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ. (Philippians 3:8) … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Homosexuality Obsessions in the Church?

by Tim Bayly from Bayly Blog - Every Disability Conceals a Vocation....Editor's note: Sharing this not because of the bad theology that God causes us to be disabled so that He can work some great grand vocation or gift from us. No, as toxic as that thought is it's not why I'm sharing this. This piece, and the two immediately proceeding it, are all consumed with ranting against people who are not straight heterosexuals. Which makes me wonder why Bayly and so many others in the more conservative branches of Evangelicalism so obsessed with what other people do in their bedrooms? It seems almost obscene and telling that every post involves someone else's sexual choices. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week – Why a Gay Devil Under Every Bush?

This is a series we run every Thursday. The questions are things that people who may not know much about the Quiverfull movement or even Fundamentalist or Evangelical Christianity ask about the lifestyle. Examining some of the questions involving Quiverfull theology and life can only shine a light on the toxic nature of this lifestyle choice. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Banning Working Women – So What if a Few Are Abused by Husbands?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - Being a Stay-At-Home Mom Should be Illegal?Editor's note: Larry has his BVDs in a twist today because a politician in Australia wants to make it mandatory that all mothers work after their children reach school age. He's proposing exactly the opposite. Why is it that neither side seems to realize that feminism does not mean everyone works or everyone stays home? It allows women to hold more choices over their lives, such as not working outside of the home if this is what they and their partner want, or working. It's not an either / or proposition. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Bragging About Messy Homes?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Bragging About Messy HomesEditor's note: Has someone been openly bragging about having a messy home? I've not seen that anywhere. Show me where this is, Lori, or shut up about it. What I have seen is women agonizing over being pulled too many directions at once, leading them to leave things undone and feeling guilty about it. Lori makes a lot of demands about clean homes for someone that had paid help. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – How Should I Prepare For The Mission Field?

Another installment of giving better answers to the questions asked at Debi Pearl’s site message board for the book ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’. Many young ladies ask questions on all sorts of different subjects brought up by the book. There was just one big problem, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: College Does Not Make You a Better Mother?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Did My College Education Make Me a Better Wife or Mother?Editor's note: Failure of education at a sub-par Christian college is more what Lori's story sounds like. I attended college and can think of a million small examples where my education did come in handy in my marriage and raising my children. Early Childhood Development classes helped me distinguish between normal behavior and abnormal and the psych classes are invaluable in learning to understand and effectively deal with others just to cite two examples. Lori's parents need to demand a refund from whatever 'College' she attended. This is so not true for everyone! … [Read more...]

When Love Isn’t Enough – Part 2 DYI RAD Treatment

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideI've been thinking about why I'm having a strong reaction to how the Musser family restricted Katie's therapists to no physical affection and only the minimal amount of physical contact.    I think there are two realities of my life that are at play now. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Dress Like a Whore, Get Raped?

by Doug Wilson from Blog and Mablog - On the Moral Necessity of Judging Books by the CoverEditor's note: This post started out almost as a racist rant about how Hollywood feeds us clues about people based upon dress that carries over into real life. He then uses it to justify feeling nervous about seeing young black men in low-slung jeans and hoodies, claiming it's not 'racist', before arriving at his original point. That point is -- if you dress immodestly someone is going to think you are immediately available. But he claims he's not saying that they should be raped. Yeah, right, subtext is everything, dude. … [Read more...]

Encouraging Your Husband: Part 4 Respect

This is a series looking at the marriage advice given in Nancy Campbell’s book ‘How to Encourage Your Husband’.While packing for a move I have turned up are books, terrible idiotic books filled with toxic advice. One of those books is by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies ‘How to Encourage Your Husband’. I think I ended up with this book in the aftermath of leaving my old church, given to me by one of my former friends … [Read more...]