Is Child Sexual Abuse Rampant in Evangelical Quiverfull Type Christianity?

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerI am starting to believe that the situation in the Duggar family is far more widespread than everyone seems to think.  Much of the secular world reacted in horror at first. But now evidence is starting to emerge that seems to indicate this is an epidemic, not a isolated incident. Exactly how many connected to the Duggar family will be exposed as having sexually abused a child?Yesterday it was announced that Mike Huckabee's co-writer on two of his books, John Perry, has been accused of child sexual abuse in two separate law suits. Perry's ex wife has alleged that Perry admitted to the molestation in her divorce legal filing.This begs the question of why? Why … [Read more...]

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Redeeming Dinah: The Errors of Ron Williams, the IFB, and Gothard’s Esteem of Rabbinical Writing as Holy Writ

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by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from Under Much GraceEditor's note: In light of everything that has come out about the Duggar family and Josh Duggar's molestation of his sisters it might be a good thing to revisit what Bill Gothard and others connected with the IFB think about defiled females. This was originally published in 2011.On April 8th, only twelve days ago, ABC's 20/20 aired an episode entitled, Shattered Faith, which focused on the physical and sexual abuse of young women within the Independent Fundamental Baptist affiliated churches (IFB). It also mentioned the powers attributed to the use of the rod of discipline found in Proverbs and the literal translation about the … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Your Body Is Only For Your Future Husband’s Eyes?

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by Beecher Proch from Girl Defined - Guy Thoughts: Come on Girl, Keep it Modest (thanks to Bruce Gerencser for posting about Beecher Good catch!)Editor's note: Lots and lots of slut-shaming/women-blaming at the original link even if the author admits that men at 100% responsible for where they put their gaze. Guessing he has no one around to yell 'Nike' for him to look at his shoes when some half-dressed temptress crosses his path. He fails to realize that no matter how much a pretty girl, or any girl, covers up there's always going to be a squad of guys sitting in the pews popping pocket rockets when they go by. It's NORMAL!!! … [Read more...]

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Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – Practical Skills an Evangelist is Looking For in a Wife?

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Another installment of giving better answers to the questions asked at Debi Pearl’s site message board for the book ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’. Many young ladies ask questions on all sorts of different subjects brought up by the book. There was just one big problem, many of the answers stray into either the outright bad and emotionally unhealthy to dangerous. Yes, typical Debi Pearl borderline abusive. Here’s what we’re going to be doing here at NLQ. Every week, once or twice a week, I’ll be posting up one of the questions from the message board and ask you, our readers, to answer that poor soul’s question in a way that is logical, rational and the best possible solution, in other words 18 … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Not Being Married Is Perverting God’s Will?

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by Vaughn Ohlman from True Love Doesn't Rape - Fruitless CelibacyEditor's note: Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Paul also say it was better to remain unmarried unless you could not keep yourself from committing sexual sin? That's a far piece from trying to claim that Paul wanted all young women married and having lots of kids. Typical fundamentalist quiverfull cherry picking of scripture. … [Read more...]

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Updated: New DHS Investigation of the Duggars: Jim Bob & Michelle Refuse to Cooperate

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It's a Wednesday morning and you know what that means? More scandal gossip about the Duggars from In Touch Weekly. The editor of In Touch hinted that they have quite a lot of information on TLC's "19 Kids & Counting" Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar that they haven't released yet in an interview he gave late last week. … [Read more...]

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To The Moms Who Want To Hate On Middle-School Girls

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons [this post is in response to Kristen Welch’s “To the Middle School Girls at the Pool who Told my Son He was Hot“] Listen, moms, I get it.You live in a culture where anything goes. Where the public shaming of girls is acceptable. We sacrifice their education on the altar of “not distracting boys,” and we joke about how their “Instagram feed has more duck faces than a pond.” As mean and petty as those jokes are, our culture says they’re hilarious. You live in a time when we’ve figured out another way to shame women, and this time it’s not for reading “sentimental nonsense” like Jane Austen, it’s for having a twitter handle … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Defining Marital Abuse?

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by Biblical Gender Roles at his blog Biblical Gender Roles - The Frustrated Feminist WifeOur pal that thinks women don't have a right to refuse sex in marriage is at it again. Now he's worked up a mock police interview to show none of his points are actual abuse. Typical abuser behavior, justifying his abuse of the wife. Justifying economic abuse (against the Biblical standard that says a man supports his wife/family or he's no better than a sinful heathen.) an he's claiming he does not condone rape. Unbelievable the length some of these "Good Christian Patriarchs" will go to excuse their own abusive words and natures. Clearly he's never seen any episodes of "Law & Order: … [Read more...]

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The Moments My Heart Stopped: Jill and Jessa’s Interviews

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideJill and Jessa's interview with Megyn Kelly terrified me.The talking points were creepy as hell - and nearly identical to the Duggar parents talking points.Being molested isn't so bad because we didn't even know what happened until our parents told us! We found out about the molestation about 30 seconds before Josh left for Little Rock. Our parents are awesome!What scared me more were some of the outright lies that Jill and Jessa have internalized: … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Flirt Because God?

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by Charlotte Mackenzie from Girl Defined - A Love Story in the MindEditor's note: This illustrates a lot of the danger of buying the Quiverfull Evangelical theology that every time you are even attracted to someone of the opposite sex you give away pieces of your heart. There's a great deal of self-guilt and emotional flagellation in this piece. … [Read more...]

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