Premarital Sex and Marital Problems

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismI’ve written a lot about my parents decision to have us children court rather than date. From time to time I’ve seen readers express confusion as to why parents would reject for their children a process that worked for them. The truth is that my parents turned to courtship for my siblings and I because they believed that dating hadn’tworked for them.I recently mentioned that I was conceived before my parents married. In other words, when my parents taught my siblings and I abstinence before marriage, they were teaching us something they had not themselves practiced. Reader Angela saw this as hypocritical: … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The King Part 1

The King - sort of like King Joffrey from "Game of Thrones"

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideI hate this chapter.  All of it.  Hate.This deserves a trigger warning for abuse, abuse rationalization, and hideously bad grammar."Moral to the Story: The wife to a King must learn to serve him with honor.A Caution: Don't be offended by his lack of serving or helping you in the mundane things of life." Why shouldn't I be offended?  He's being an ass. "God the Father is dominant, sovereign, and in command.  He is the King of Kings.  He created a few men who are like him in this aspect; they are kingly men.  In my book Created To Be His Help Meet, I called them Command Men, because that is their most dominant feature. " The res … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Controlling Your Thoughts Again?

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by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - The Pioneering Spirit: Pulling Down Strongholds … [Read more...]

News: Homeless Guys ‘Steals’ Church Cookies?

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Reposted with permission from Americans Against The Tea PartyDoes anyone know which Baptist group this particular church is affiliated with? Is it Southern Baptist, Independent Fundamentalist Baptist, Regular Baptist or Old Baptist? Disgraceful story, seems like they need to read the red lettered portions of the New Testament again. … [Read more...]

News: Clean Religious Version of “Fifty Shades of Grey”?

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According to E! Online the Christian world is firing back at the perceived smut-fest that is "Fifty Shades of Grey" with their own film on love. It's being released to theaters on the same day as "Fifty Shades", Valentine's Day 2015 and it's titled "Old Fashioned" and is about old fashioned love and romance. I guess this means there will not be any black leather and bondage.E! Online: There is a Clean, Religious Version of "Fifty Shades of Grey" Hitting Theaters at the Same Time … [Read more...]

News: Jessa Duggar Engaged to Ben Seewald?

From Hollywood Gossip and a pile of other sites: Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald Secretly Engaged .... or Married?This one is pretty dumb and quite a stretch, even in the world of Duggar Family news. Posting here for discussion.Last we checked, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald were not officially engaged ... but a new Instagram post from her sister Jill has given us pause. Jill Duggar (or Jill Dillard, to be more accurate) sparked the latest engagement rumors surrounding Jess and Ben. All it took was a simple hashtag. "Lunch with my sweet sis @jessaseewald today!" Jill wrote on the photo-sharing site, adding casually "#jessaseewald #jillmdillard #sisterlunch" Jessa … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Cooking is Your JOB Woman!?

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Stephen L. Anderson quotes from Ramblings of Sheldon and The Friendly Atheist. The Friendly Atheist link has a live blogging of Anderson's sermon with lots of content.  For such a skinny guy Anderson seems particularly focused on food. … [Read more...]

Richard Dawkins and Rape Rape

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismI have a friend who was raped by a friend of hers—someone she had had sex with before. It’s just that this time, she said no, she wasn’t up for it at the moment, and he didn’t stop. It wasn’t “violent”—she basically disassociated and laid there in shock that this was happening to her. He was someone she had trusted. This experience led my friend into some risky behavior—she figured there wasn’t any point in keeping herself safe, as there was no “safe”—and ultimately put her into therapy with serious PDST and terrible, incurable nightmares. She recently told me she doesn’t think marriage will ever be in the cards for her—because o … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Retracting Harmful Words Towards Gays in Church

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from Buzz Feed -Exclusive: 9 Former Ex-Gay Leaders Join Movement to Ban Gay Conversion TherapyShort excerpt from the letter: … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Debi Speaks on Ruth’s Sex Life (and a Stove)

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 192—194In this section we get a letter from a woman named Ruth, and Debi’s response to it. Remember that we are in the section on being “discreet,” so presumably this relates (somehow). … [Read more...]


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