Quoting Quiverfull: Stay At Home Mothers Must Control Their Thoughts?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Do You Have It All Together?Editor's note: Nancy has put together a list of how mothers need to be in order to be good Christian moms who are staying at home raising their children. Not all of her rules are listed below, just a few, but most of them boil down to the same thing: Trust God while you control your thoughts you selfish selfish women! I hate to tell her, but moments of negative thoughts, occasional freaking out, and admitting you don't always have it together is not failure. It's being a normal imperfect member of the human race and perfectly understandable. We're not designed to be perfect fembots! … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls: Are You Teaching Child Abuse?

For well over a year we’ve been running a second Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ on Sundays, filled with questions by young ladies trying to get ready for marriage. Since we’ve run through many of the questions on their site it’s time to shift Sundays to something else, like perhaps examining the cornucopia of probably fake emails and questions that Michael and Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy post on their website and the possibly poisonous answers they give. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Feed Your Kids Spiritual Junk Food?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Are You Satisfied With Scraps?Editor's note: Disparaging of those that do not garden and cook healthy? Check. Denigration of regular physicals and medical care? Check. Demonization of popular culture? Check. Looks like Nancy has covered a lot of bases in the fear factoring list to control her followers. … [Read more...]

News: TLC’s Newest Scandal – Willis Family Patriarch Arrested for Child Rape

Another TLC television show centered around a Quiverfull family has had a sex scandal. This time it's the father, Toby Willis, star of TLC's 'The Willis Family' and country music group the Willis Clan. He is accused of raping a minor child twelve years ago. No word on how or why it's taken this long for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation this long to arrest him. … [Read more...]

The Story – Part 4

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding FundamentalThe Shunning  This ‘discipline‘ as it turned out was not discipline at all, but punishment which had the appearance of one acting to satisfy his wrath against those who resisted or opposed him.  He actually commanded the whole church to SHUN  these young people for varying periods of time from 2 weeks to 6 weeks according to the severity of their ‘crimes’.  There was only one given 6 weeks, and that was for making the statement about his not disciplining them unless he disciplined the others.  This he said was the worst offense of all because that person was, “Making an accusation against a pastor without witnesses”.  This per … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Weak Christian Men Cannot Be Expected to Control Their Lusts and Eyes?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Men Are to Blame for EverythingEditor's note: I am curious why at a point in the year when most of us are contemplating putting away summer clothes for warm clothing and sweaters plus copious amounts of pumpkin spice Lori Alexander decides to do multiple pieces for her blog on immodest dressing. We usually only see this level of blaming and shaming at the beginning of beach season in the CPM, not after it has ended and everyone has started the seasonal march back to layers of clothing. … [Read more...]

What are you Doing? – Chapter 13 Andrew Just Wants Sex!

by Suzanne TitkemeyerI had higher hopes for this chapter because in our last bit Andrew invited himself and the entire Terrefille clan over to Buttinski Sakal's home for dinner. Sadly there is little mention of the dinner or house because immediately after bolting down whatever it is that Isha cooked both Sakal and Maydyn's (gag!) father Pater (double gag! these awful awful belabored idiotic names!) depart for, you guessed it, Perv Park. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Dressing Immodestly Sexually Harasses Men?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Do You Sexually Harass Men by the Way You Dress?Editor's note: At least she didn't use the ridiculous word 'defrauding', that indicates that by dressing in however female cultural enforcers deem immodest that you're failing to give the sex promised by your lack of clothing to the male lusting after you. Why is it never upon the man to simply look away? That's one of the simplest solutions to all this immodesty, have the man that might feel what you are wearing is wrong take charge of his eyes! Is he a beast without control or a small child with imperfect self control? Her words say nothing positive for the men of this world. … [Read more...]

Why I Stand With Colin Kaepernick

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: While this posting is not directly related to the Quiverfull world I believe it does illustrate something all of us deal with after leaving toxic faith environments - realizing that the political and social views we'd been spoon fed at our old churches are harmful to others and this world. No matter if you think what Kaepernick did was right or wrong I think most everyone will agree we are on the edge of destruction in a way that has been egged on by the extreme Christian Right. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Are Penis Homes?

by Mark Driscoll former pastor of Mars Hill Church.Editor's note: Mr. Driscoll made this hideous statement several years ago but it bears repeating since he has been reforming and opening a new church in Scottsdale Arizona after Mars Hill imploded. A pastor with such demeaning views of women has no business running a church. … [Read more...]