CTBHHM: Obey Your Husband so He Will Have Nothing to Beat Down

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 236—237I’ll tell you right off that this section is a doozy. There is a lot to unpack here, and there are a lot of things that help explain where Debi is coming from when she writes what she does. This section may be triggering for survivors of abusive relationships. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Defending Jessa’s ‘Holocaust’ Statement?

by Jessa Duggar's soon-to-be father in law Michael Seewald - Jessa Duggar Slammed By Hitler's DoppelgangersApparently Jill Filipovic at Cosmopolitan magazine online took offense at Jessa Duggar's parrotting of her father's view on of abortion and the disgraceful comparison of abortion to the Holocaust. She wrote a response - Jessa Duggar Compares Holocaust to Abortion - a thoughtful, measured and reasoned response to the simplistic views of Miss Duggar. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Jessa Duggar and the Holocaust

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Have been avoiding posting this on NLQ because it's so disgraceful, displaying a lack of knowledge, historical perspective or understanding on the part of Jessa Duggar. Plus, I hate giving space to any one in the Christian Patriarch Movement that violates Godwin's Law, making their arguments invalid by referencing Nazis, Hitler or the Holocaust. But it keeps popping up on all sorts of sites and links. … [Read more...]

News: Hillsong United Pastor Being Investigated For Possible Abuse

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Looks like Brian Houston, Hillsong Senior Pastor, is in trouble for how the church handled allegations of sexual abuse against children by his father Frank Houston, founder of Hillsong and others connected to the church.  Looks like their parent organization, the Assemblies of God, may also be culpable as well.Sounds more than just a little incestous in the leadership of the AOG and Hillsong - … [Read more...]

When the Christian Issue Comes Home

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To LiveA close friend called to tell me that I had a new religion in the family. After nearly 20 years as a strong atheist-identified family, my family scratched one member off the list. “Have you heard about Jessica?” she asked. “She just announced on facebook that she’s a Christian.” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Getting On Up Again?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Get Up AgainWhile this isn't necessarily bad advice in and of itself, knowing that Nancy is referring to pushing yourself beyond the limit as a quiverful momma makes this seem almost cruel. Perfect example of Nancy using coded language to seem like she's saying one thing but actually promoting another idea entirely. … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: (Misplaced) Hope For an Abused Woman

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 232—236Remember that we are in the chapter on wives being “obedient” to their husbands. This section is titled “How to Win Your Lost Husband,” and begins by quoting a letter she received. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: It’s All About Sex With the Duggars?

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from US Weekly Magazine Issue 1025 October 6, 2014 – The Duggars Rules of RomanceThe article in US Weekly is like the gift that keeps on giving stupid all the time. From another small side panel in the article. … [Read more...]

Let’s Out the Poisonous Ideas/Scriptures in the Quiverfull & Patriarchal Movements?

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerGreetings! I am currently on the road, driving down in the deep south to see relatives and being exposed to a capacious amount of ridiculously bad ideas Fundamentalist Christianity has to offer. This morning I was telling Vyckie Garrison of driving through rural Mississippi, hitting search on my car radio and coming up with ten different Christian radio stations in a row. I was stuck listening to them for a few hours and was struck by some of the ideas put forward and flouted as 'The Truth' that are just dangerous to a person. … [Read more...]

Why the Homeschool Movement Was So Frightening

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground The stories on Homeschoolers Anonymous have been more triggering for me lately. HA is hosting a series called “It hurts me more than you.” Then today Cynthia Jeub, a daughter of a well-known homeschool family with 16 children,shared her story of the abuse she and her siblings have received, and still are receiving. … [Read more...]


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