Quoting Quiverfull: Modesty to be ‘Modest’ or be Different?

by Melissa of Progressive Quiverfull - Reason For The SeasonEditor's note: This is a blogger that only started blogging in December and is a very recent convert to the Quiverfull lifestyle. She's trying to claim she's doing it right and most others are just too fundy. I was thinking yesterday about the reasons that people give for dressing modestly after getting some dirty looks and mumbled 'immodest' pushback while being out running errands dressed in boots, leggings, a long tunic and a knee length sweater vest. It was someone I used to be friends with when I was QF. She wore a jean skirt that fell exactly between her knees and ankles, a sweater and flats. She looked miserable and was … [Read more...]

Just Click Off The Site If We Offend You – Answering Melissa Progressive Quiverfull

by Suzanne Titkemeyer admin at NLQ and cross posted from her blog Every Breaking WaveUpdated 7:00 pm est: Melissa has made her blog private so you will not see anything if you click on the links in the piece below. I have one of her last postings saved on my blog and there will be bits and pieces I've saved for our Quoting Quiverfull feature. I guess she's taking a mental health break/time out from her critics.Foreword: Normally I do not like to clutter up NLQ with responses to critics or too many explanations as to why we do things a certain way. But this week there arose a situation with a new Quiverfull blogger that does need to be addressed. Here it is. I will be quoting this … [Read more...]

Abandonment and Growing Flowers on Dark Islands

by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming Worldly I was afraid. Of rejection, of being alone, of looking easy to say no to, part of an odd crew that doesn’t fit and crumbles easily. Of being the wounded fish in a tank of sharks. Of struggling with money and jobs and affording basic necessities and having nobody there. I was afraid of original sin, lack of success, my own frailty, little mistakes and big ones, of not getting things perfect enough to not be treated bad. Of writing the email and seeing the typo that outwardly proves I’m a moron and my ideas are crap, only noticed after hitting the send button. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Dads Can Influence Children to Sexual Sin?

by Stacy McDonald from Your Sacred Calling - The Beauty of Chastity: Honoring MarriageEditor's note: While it's good that the author is holding men accountable for honoring marriage and keeping chaste it's a bit of a stretch for her to put the blame on a child turning out non-chaste on watching what daddy does. But does noticing that daddy like pretty women really cause becoming too sensual for the Evangelical Quiverfull household? The only scenarios I can think of that apply re the actions of a father is when men do less than optimal things like openly have affairs and don't hide it from their children or if daddy is constantly viewing porn or reading a magazine like Hustler in front of … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 1 Chapter 4

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideQuotes from the book are in blue.Onwards to Chapter Four!  The title of this delightful chapter is "Relationship Boot Camp- Back to Square One: How to Be a Sister to Your Real Brothers."Overarching Themes:Do NOT question us, lowly peons! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: How to Kill Your Marriage?

by Stacy McDonald from Your Sacred Calling - How to Tear Down Your Own HouseEditor's note: Stacy has a list, and she's checking it twice, of things that kill your marriage. Granted, some of those things aren't good to do in marriage but if there is one thing life has taught me is that no two marriages are the same. What works for one is not going to necessarily work for another. There is no formula. Not even Stacy has a lock on it. Does anyone really still watch soap operas any longer? … [Read more...]

Trapped in Trauma: Why Reenactment?

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman at Under Much Grace and used with permission. Research in trauma demonstrates that if a person has been abused as a child, their likelihood of sustaining abuse later again in life dramatically increases statistically. Some of this can be explained by nurture or factors that were missing from a child's upbringing that would have provided for better safety. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: ‘Suck It Up’ and Smile?

by JES from Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth - Thoughts on Strong and Courageous Women ~ Not Prone to 'Fainting Fits'Editor's note: Continuing on from yesterday evening's theme of what is a 'strong woman' this momma seems to think it's the old 'suck it up and smile' thing that Nancy Campbell and others preach in Quiverfull. Deny your emotions and do what you need to do. While there are times when putting your own emotions on the shelf in order to deal with some in the moment situation it's not very mentally healthy to do that as a life style. Eventually those suppressed emotions will bubble to the surface like so much hot lava and scorch everything in their path. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Does the ‘Proverbs 31’ Role of Women Mean Meek Mild Submission?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Strong Women?

by Jo at Finding Joy in the Everyday - What is a 'Strong Woman'?Editor's note: First this lady starts with a list she Googled up that she claims is what that nefarious 'The World' thinks is a strong woman and then she posts what a Proverbs 31 woman is. My question is why are they mutually exclusive? I see at least three points where they are the same. … [Read more...]