Quoting Quiverfull: Let Me Tell You What to Do or Else?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Listen to AdviceEditor's note: It's starting to look like that Nancy is running out of material so she's resorting to some very odd posts like this one. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 11 The Washing of the Word (How Michael Learned to Love Debi’s Hick Accent)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 169-170We are nearing the end of this chapter, and yet I still have no idea how a man is supposed to sanctify his wife. Sure, by "washing of the word", but Michael has yet to really explain what that means. He's thrown around words like "support" and "encourage", but he doesn't explain WHAT those mean, what they look like in practice, or how to use them to improve a marriage. I just don't understand how he can spend 20+ pages talking what a man is supposed to do, and why, but not how. Ugh. … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated Part 3 Chapter 8

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideQuotes from the book in blue textFamily dynamics leak into personal writings.  In this section, Anna Sofia and/or Elizabeth demonstrate a very basic persuasion technique used by a wide variety of groups including cults.  This technique is really most effective when used in a person-to-person interaction; a written version of it is underwhelming, but serves as good practice to identify and undermine the technique.Overarching Theme:Obey your parents and life will be great!  Disobey and life will be horrible! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Who Needs Textbooks and Boring Lessons?

by Karen Sargent from No Greater Joy Magazine - From KarenEditor's note: We're continuing on from Michael Pearl's anti-traditional edumakashun marathon in this month's No Greater Joy magazine. Here Karen is pretty much doubling down on Pearl's stated non-teaching of teenagers before college. Mel wrote an excellent take down of Karen's words last week - Response to 'Karen' From No Greater Joy Magazine … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: You Must Be Feminine or Else?

by Abigail Dodds from John Piper's Desiring God - The Beauty of WomanhoodEditor's note: So working outside of the home robs us of our beauty and femininity? Also, why does working and not staying home with our children equal disrespecting our uteruses? No one accuses stay at home fathers of disrespecting their gonads. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Courtship is ‘Safer’ Than Dating?

by Rowina Seidler as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism from Ruby in the Rough - Courtship vs BoyfriendsEditor's note: No where in this article does the author come out and give that hoary old untrue Christian trope about giving away pieces of your heart, but it's a close thing. Sounds like her idea of courtship does not involve developing feelings or attraction to a guy, it sounds more like an extended job interview. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Men Must Be Forced into Men’s Roles in the Church?

by Jason Allen from The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - 5 Key Ways to Cultivating Biblical Manhood in Your ChurchEditor's note: This all boils down to 'we are penis possessors so we MUST rule' I think it's going to take more than these proposals to make men take more active roles in church leadership. That's without even considering the idea of complementarism. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Men Must Be Forced into Men’s Roles in the Church?

by Jason Allen from The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - 5 Key Ways to Cultivating Biblical Manhood in Your ChurchEditor's note: So here we have a fundamentalist male upset that women have started to overtake men in certain arenas after male supremacy for thousands of years. Instead of adjusting to the fact that men and women are capable of equality in many ways the writer thinks the answer is in doubling down on male only leadership. … [Read more...]

Complementarians Need to Read Their Bibles

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.ComIn case you missed it, Nathan Alberson at Warhorn Media wrote an open letter to any “empowered fictional female warrior type,” specifically referencing Rey in the title of his piece. In case you haven’t read it and would like to, here it is. If you don’t want to read it, his essential argument is that female action stars give us the “wrong” impression of what women are actually capable of, because we’re weaker then men. This is especially bad because it robs men of their dignity if we’re not damseled in every movie we appear in. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 – Homeschooling? Who Needs Stinkin’ Edumakashun?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Homeschooling High SchoolersEditor's note: This is the last little toxic part. How Michael can believe that educated people with legitimate careers and salaries cannot support their families boggles my mind. Does he not have a son in law that sits around studying the Bible without working while the family lives without running water? Book learning is never ignorance no matter how Michael spins it. It was enough in the days of Abraham Lincoln for him to become self-educated on his way to the White House. Why not take full advantage of the educational opportunities in America that many in the world would love to have? … [Read more...]