Quoting Quiverfull: Bill Gothard’s Teachings Are in Prisons?

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by Jinger Duggar from the book 'Growing Up Duggar' pages 211 - 212Editor's note: The first time I read these passages I was struck by Jinger's judgmental description of the female inmates faces as having 'lines of grief and bitterness' but after rereading this some months later it feels much more outrageous that the teachings of Bill Gothard and the IBLP are being taught in a tax payer funded facility. Is this just a bunch of humble brag or is it the best thing they could do for the ladies in the jail? Thoughts, dear readers? … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 4 – Cinderella

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide  I, Leah, grew up in Texas, the oldest of five home-educated children. I loved to play golf, tennis, and chess. I graduated from the Culinary School of Fort Worth and Thomas Edison State College with a Bachelor's in Business Administration. Whoa! Two people with actual college degrees. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Shut Up Because Your Family is a Song?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - A Beautiful SongEditor's note: One of Nancy's shorter ones. Must have been a busy day. Still the message is the same as always even with Nancy's unusual economy of words: Do not complain. Always smile. Suck it up and do it.  … [Read more...]

Curiosity, A Missing Evangelical Trait

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by Bruce Gerencser from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserWhy is it that so many Evangelicals have no desire to be curious? Yes, I know many are, so don’t get your panties in a bunch if you are acuriouser (sp) than a cat Evangelical. I frequently get  an email or a blog comment from an Evangelical Christian wanting to “help” me find my way to Jesus. They are certain that they possess the requisite knowledge and skill to win me to Jesus. They are certain that if they just befriend me, quote the right verses, soothe my hurts, or understand my pain, I will fall on my knees and call on the name of Jesus. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sheltering Your Kids From The World Because Bible?

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by Kelly Crawford from Generation Cedar - Is it Right to Shelter Our Children?Editor's note: Crawford is trying to compare sending your children to public school as something similar to allowing your child free access to 'porn'. Very bad analogy and straight up Evangelical fear mongering. Logic fail 101. … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: The Blame Game Rules

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Found on a recovery group on Facebook.Original authorship unknown. Edited for clarity and spelling.  Worth sharing here since it's about the rules in spiritually abusive churches. What would you add to this list? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Watching Israel Thrills Debi?

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by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine - The Crown of Loving His AppearingEditor's note: We're skipping over Debi Pearl's mentions of Hitler but if you must see her words on Hitler and the Jews it is up at the above link. This reads like vicarious martyrbating for End Times along with her usual put-downs on the secular world. One thing about Debi, she sure knows how to throw shade at people who aren't her version of saved.  … [Read more...]

Why I Don’t Need a Man (And Some Things I Do Need)

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by Mari cross posted from her blog Mari's Muses(Editor's note: Stay warm, Mari! ...and everyone else out there since much of the country is under a polar vortex)I’ve been working a lot the past few weeks.Why yes, I love my job. Thanks for asking.Getting to and from work is the most difficult part of my job — because I live about 30 minutes from work (26 miles with nothing but fields to look at), and sometimes, I work until late and then I have to go back to work early the next morning. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Every Woman Must Marry or be Unhappy?

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by Maggie Gallagher from the Witherspoon Institute's Public Discourse and quoted by Ladies Against Feminism - The New SinglenessEditor's note: LAF and the Witherspoon Institute seem to think that remaining single and childless is a huge tragedy and against the will of God, not a personal choice made with our free will. One of the big falsehoods within the Quiverfull movement is that every women should be a mother, when it's clear that not everyone is suited to be a good mother. Is marrying and having a family really as the author alleges 'independence-shattering'? … [Read more...]

What I Understand

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To Live In my last re-post I talked about how I am not my parents. This stemmed from being told again and again (whenever I disagreed with my parents stance on something) that when I was older, when I was a parent, when I was a parent of many… I would magically understand why my parents did what they did. The implication being that I would agree with and condone what they did as well. The breakthrough I talked about in that post, was stating that I will never “understand” or feel that abuse was justified, and I stand by that statement. But some of what they are saying is true. I have begun to understand some things. … [Read more...]


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