Part 2 Young Girl Given Away? – Little “Wives”

by PropinquaEditor’s note: The ex-Amish Stoltzfus family was evicted from their home and business property in 2009. They had accepted financial help from their cultish business partner, Lee Kaplan. To show gratitude, Daniel and Savilla Stoltzfus apparently concocted a sick plan. Click this link to read the first half of this terrible story. Here is the second half. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Read Only Sweetness and Light?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Husbands Love Cheerful WivesEditor's note: We're not quoting the majority of this blog piece because both Nancy Campbell and Debi Pearl have beaten this subject into the ground - Have no feelings at all that are 100% happy and cheerful. We've seen over and over again, some of us experiencing it even, how damaging and toxic denial of feelings and emotions can be. But this little bit about not reading negative anything and Facebook is a newer more modern wrinkle on this toxic advice. When they were upset over the election of Obama it was considered 'righteous' and 'right. Now that the other side is upset it's somehow wrong and unexpected. … [Read more...]

Closer Look at the Evidence: Is Justice Delayed Justice At All For Carol Ann Cole?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerLast week we talked about the find of a skull in Bossier parish near the site that Carol Ann Cole was found at along with both Henry Lee Lucas and John Chesson both being considered murder suspects or persons of interest to the investigation. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Working Women Are Blaspheming God?

Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Why Do I Hate Women So Much ~ A Woman AsksEditor's note: There is no truer example of the severe case of cognitive dissonance that reigns in Evangelical Quiverfull Christianity right now that is already starting to kill it off than Ms. Alexander's post. Yes, she's jealous of others. Yes, she belittles and puts down other women. Yes, she's insulting and hateful. No, she cannot admit it even when making extra-Biblical claims that working women are blaspheming God just by working. NOWHERE in the Bible does it state that and in Biblical times women worked beside their husbands or other family members or, like the woman in Proverbs 31, worked for … [Read more...]

Part 1: Young Girl Given Away? -Tragedy, Bankruptcy, and a Stranger

by PropinquaEditor’s note: Isolating children can lead to abuse. Sometimes children are deliberately hidden for the purpose of harm. In other cases, isolation starts out as a way to protect children, but gradually allows a household to get drawn into abuse and violence. Here is the first half of the story of Amish children who were abused when their parents got into a sick relationship with a Rasputin-like figure from outside their community. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: World War 2 Started Feminism and Immodesty?

by Melissa of Far Above Rubies - Modesty and My Changing WardrobeEditor's note: Now this is a new twist on the idea of the birth of feminism and women's rights I'd not considered. Except... leggings and pants worn under skirts for women were around long before WWII, and in Biblical days EVERYONE wore skirts (robes), making her claims that WWI was the start of the crumbling of gender roles in dress pretty ridiculous. Linking it to abortion? Ludicrous! … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 4 Chapter 11

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll quotes from the book in blue text.We're down to the last two "stories" from Chapter 11!  The first story illustrates why Emo-Pur (Emotional Purity) is a giant waste of time and energy for everyone involved. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Porn Watching Causes Wives to Miscarry?

by John Piper from the Biblical Council on Manhood and Womanhood - Did My Lust Cause Our Miscarriage?Editor's note: Oh, wow, there just aren't words enough to explain all that is wrong with even remotely thinking that God punishes other people for your sins. Would not killing unborn babies not put God in the same category of evil as these same people claim abortionists are? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Shut Up About Purity Culture Damaging You?

by Kelly Crawford of Generation Cedar - Stop Being a Bully Over the "Purity Movement" ThingEditor's note: The unquoted part of this piece involves the recent backtracking author Josh Harris did on his courtship/purity model book 'I Kissed Dating Goodbye'. According to Kelly here we're supposed to just shut up about any problems the book/culture may have created for you. And it does create problems - look at the whole Josh Duggar mess and tell me that suppressing natural feelings and urges as sinful does not create the dualism and secrecy of sexual predators. If you have no healthy sexual outlets something very unhealthy is going to occur. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Trump Helping Blacks and Minorities?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - Working Class Americans Give Trump the PresidencyEditor's note: This would be comical if it were not sweepingly wrong on so many levels. Most of the blog posting is Larry thinking that at last there's a Republican coming into office that is as hardcore conservative as Reagan. He thinks all the Republican presidents since are too liberal! But it's this bit about how blacks, Hispanics and young people, the very people who would be the most harmed by Trump's stated positions, turned out in droves for the man that makes me laugh. That, and the fact that Larry really believes that Trump is about to fulfill all his fundamentalist Christian … [Read more...]