Quoting Quiverfull: Who Decides What is ‘Normal’?

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by the Duggar girls in their book "Growing Up Duggar" page 114 This doesn't mean we're to ignore the fact that God has created us to have a natural physical desire toward men. When these feelings arise, we thank God of making us 'normal.' Withing a godly marriage, this kind of desire can be a wonderful blessing that bonds the husband and wife together in the way God intended. But during our single years, this physical attract, if not carefully controlled, can also be one of the biggest sources of temptation and struggles. What is the definition of 'normal' in that paragraph? Is it coded language for 'not a lesbian'? … [Read more...]

Patriarchal Ideas in Modern Culture: Please Your Man or Lose Him!

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No, for a change this isn't Debi Pearl advising you to bend over backwards, sideways and upside down to keep pleasing your man. This came from Fox News a few days ago. Think Progress did a story on the "Princeton Mom" Susan Patton and her recent appearance on Fox News - Husband Appreciation - Sage Advice For Wives.  “If you are in your mid-30s or older the idea that you’re going to find yourself another husband, almost impossible,” Patton predicted. “And if you don’t believe me ask your maiden aunt, she will tell you when she’s done feeding the cats.” … [Read more...]

News: When Does Bible Study Class Include Twisting Nipples With Pliers?

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Turns out that in the home church run by pastor Lonnie Lee Remmers it happens or happened as discipline for a boy that supposedly sexually abused his own sister.  From the Inquisitr - Church Pastor Tortured Boy During Bible Study, Made Him Dig His Own Grave, As Discipline  Most of the 15 to 20 members of Remmers’ church, which convened at Remmers own home and several other locations in Corona, were single mothers from troubled backgrounds and male convicts just out of jail. According to The Riverside Press-Enterprise, Remmers provided his congregants with food, shelter and clothing — though not all for free — but ruled over them with an iron hand, dictating even intimate details of their per … [Read more...]

Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse and Submission: Modesty and Lust Part 8

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by SJ Reidhead cross posted from her blog The Pink FlamingoIt isn’t very often that I get to use my favorite things in a blog – the Wild West & Opera, but this time, I can. The images are of the greatest barihunk there ever was, and ever will be – Sherrill Milnes! Yes, you know me well. Submitted for your approval is a photo of Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Phoenix in 2012. There’s something about a barihunk in a cowboy hat!  This entire letter is in response to a piece posted on a blog, criticizing cowboys and American culture in general.  I gather we’re all going to hell because we’re individuals, don’t submit, and don’t dress like a modified Amish cult.MY RESPONSE:The only time I … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Modesty Was ‘God’s Idea’?

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by Tony Reinke in John Piper's blog Desiring God - Is Feminine Modesty About Sex?Men and women serve each other here. A godly Christian man refuses to treat women as objects of lust, humanizes them, and shows respect to his sisters in Christ as fellow heirs (Romans 8:17). A Christian woman, modestly dressed, serves her brothers in Christ, honors her husband (1 Peter 3:1–6), and removes an unnecessary obstruction from her testimony of personal godliness in society and the church (1 Timothy 2:8–15). Whether or not men are also called to a standard of modesty in fashion is a relatively new conversation in the church, and one we need to think through together in the future. But what we do kn … [Read more...]

It’s 9am Sunday Morning, Do You Know the People You Sent Your Children To?

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Seeking The LightIn the last few months I've noticed a proliferation of church buses cruising through my neighborhood here in my small town in the Virginia Piedmont every Sunday morn. Some of the drivers wave as I'm getting in my car dressed for service at my own place of worship. I smile and wave back and wonder what the policy is of that particular church to protect the children in their temporary care. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Scripture is Holy Sperm?

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by Michael Pearl from his book "Holy Sex"  about halfway through the book. He's speaking of bring 'Born Again' and referencing the book of John and how it all relates to our sexuality.(Sorry, my Kindle will not give me page numbers for this book!) "The believer has the power to overcome sin because of the seed---just like the sperm that generated life---which is the Word of God, remains in him. He is a new creature.Since God compares the words of Holy Scripture to male sperm, it must be that the human reproductive process is created in the image of divine realities." … [Read more...]

News: How Likely is Jack Schaap to Get a Sentence Reduction?

Schaap's victim was a teenager, not a small child, but these words are as true for her as they are for the child pictured

Jack Schaap Molests Teenaged Girls, Independent Fundamentalist Baptist Church covers up for sexual predator pastors, Jack Schaap victim blames sexual history … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The Prophet Part 4a

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideIn this chapter, we get a series of stories and anecdotes about what living with a Prophet/Visionary Man is like.  I am certain 90% of these stories come from Debi's actual life with Mike Pearl...and that's depressing.I'm just going to go sequentially from the beginning of the chapter where Debi has spoken about how an unbalanced Prophet/Visionary Man can get the whole family upset over issues. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Anger is Always Wrong?

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One of the ongoing themes throughout the Duggar girls book is that anger is dangerous and to be avoided at all costs.  Keep in control even when starting to experience anger (which they seem to think no one has the right to actually be angry) is paramount. They talk about Michelle whispering when getting angry and how you should make sure any guy you're in courtship with doesn't get angry easy.Makes me wonder what they thought of Jesus throwing the money changers out of the temple. Did they think Jesus was politely tiptoeing around saying, 'Sorry, old chap, but you can't do that here. sorry I'm knocking your stuff around. Have a nice day!' … [Read more...]


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