Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Marriage is the Best Context For Human Development?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Marriage is God's Finishing SchoolEditor's note: While I think it's a given that marriage does force you to mature and develop in ways you might not have as a single person it's unlikely that Michael Pearl and most everyone else have ideas even in the same wheelhouse about marriage. Does anyone really go into their marriage thinking that they will completely change everything about their spouse? Your thoughts? … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet – Part One: The Wedding

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows And Kids CollideWe've hit a new low - the title of the chapter is triggering for me. I'm going to need to move through this chapter in smaller bits than usual. My wedding day was bittersweet. My best friend, Jess, died in a car accident the day before the wedding driving to help us decorate for the reception. I was alternating between numbed shock, pain, exhaustion, gratitude for being surrounded by friends and family and happiness I was marrying my husband.I'm certain nothing Debi says is going to help anyone facing a similar situation. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Marriage is the Best Context For Human Development?

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by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Marriage is God's Finishing SchoolEditor's note: While I think it's a given that marriage does force you to mature and develop in ways you might not have as a single person it's unlikely that Michael Pearl and most everyone else have ideas even in the same wheelhouse about marriage. Your thoughts? … [Read more...]

A Comment From a Christian Seminary Student

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser Recently, I received a Facebook message from a Canadian seminary student by the name of Matt. I assume he is an Evangelical. Here’s some of what he had to say: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Homosexual Agenda to End Marriage by Gaining the Right to Marry?

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by Micah Clark from Illinois Family Institute as quoting by Ladies Against Feminism - Homosexual Battle Plans Revealed: Destroy MarriageEditor's note: It's amazing how LAF takes statements completely out of context and creates something quite different than what the quoted person actually said. They have turned things around to always push their own agenda of no rights for women. Is not that a form of lying, which is forbidden by the Ten Commandments? The original source for the quotation is an ABC radio program from Australia. Context is important. … [Read more...]

Awkwardness

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by Mari cross posted from her blog Mari's MusesI went to Bible Study tonight. We were supposed to get into groups and answer this question:As a child, how did you adapt in order to be accepted or in order to fit in?I didn’t answer the question.I fully intended to go home and think about it, but my friend’s 3-year old threw herself at me the second I suggested going home, so I held her, hugged her, and prayed that she would never, ever have the same answer to that question that I have. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Working Outside of the Home is Forfeiting Femininity?

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by Lady Lydia in her blog Home Living - Should Christian Ask Their Wives To Go To Work?Editor's note: Another Christian lady that seems to think that the standards practiced in the time of Queen Victoria still apply in today's modern world over a hundred years later. … [Read more...]

Cinderella; a Beautiful Girlhood

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by Nora Woodhouse cross posted from her blog A Heart Like MineI started my excursion into fairy tale princesses, and romance stories with a post about why those things still resonated with me. I want to continue with other aspects of those stories that are relevant and real for me as a woman in our culture but specifically the culture I was brought up in with its very heavy influences of patriarchy, gender ideals, and fundamentalist beliefs. Cinderella captures all the classic elements of a fairy tale princess romance and because there is context and parallels between it and my own story I will be using it for illustration and discussion. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Does A Foreign Country’s President Have The ‘Right’ To Deny Religious Foreign Adoptions That Take Advantage Of That Region’s Poverty?

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by Rachel Pehl from her blog Break My Heart For What Breaks Yours - D.R.C. (Democratic Republic of Congo) Adoptions - We Need A MiracleEditor's note: A few days ago Astrin Ymris put a link in the comments here concerning a certain Fundigelical adoption blogger who refused to take on any debt for one of those borderline squishy foreign adoptions. Rachel Pehl will not take on debt because it's not 'Biblical' but is willing to beg for the funds to adopt, which should be a huge red flag to any legitimate adoption agency that perhaps finances are not adequate in that family to justify adoption. Here's that bit: … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Dressing So Men Will Notice?

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by Dianne E. Anderson - What Christian Men Don't Understand About BoobsEditor's note: Dianne has a book coming out in little more than a week about the whole Purity Culture - Rape Culture theology endemic to Evangelical Christianity. The book is titled 'Damaged Goods: New Perspectives on Christian Purity' and it is available for preorder now on Anderson's website. … [Read more...]


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