Quoting Quiverfull: Men Literally Own Wives?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - Does God Want a Wife's Beauty Hidden?Editor's note: Larry has revised this article to insist that husbands literally own their wives like someone might own a microwave oven or a car!  We all know how some of these guys treat their possessions. It's not with the greatest of care either. Bad ideas all the way around. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why So Many Rules About Sex?

This is a series we run every Thursday. The questions are things that people who may not know much about the Quiverfull movement or even Fundamentalist or Evangelical Christianity ask about the lifestyle. Examining some of the questions involving Quiverfull theology and life can only shine a light on the toxic nature of this lifestyle choice. … [Read more...]

Part 1 – Living Happily in ‘Plan B’

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding Fundamental God had this perfect plan.   Let’s call it His ‘Plan A’.   It included creating a perfect world, perfect living creatures, perfect food, perfect environment and a perfect man with whom to commune.  Included in His plan was to create a perfect woman for His perfect man, and enjoy the goodness of all He made.  It was perfect in every way. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Christian Women Should Not March?

by Andrea Schwartz as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism and originally posted at The Kingdom Driven Family - Why Did They March?Editor's note: The italicized emphasis below is entirely mine. It is the part that LAF chose to cut out of their quoting of Ms. Schwartz along with everything else in her article in order to make her words fit with their own agenda. While the original author's assumption that every women who marched in the Women's March did so because of their stance on abortion or that they were a victim of sexual assault the actual article makes some good points. It's a good starting point for Christians to consider the effects of sexual abuse on us all. Quite a far place from … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Fifty Shades Darker of Outrage?

by Wesley Strackbein as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism originally posted at Unbroken Faith - Utter Heartbreak: A Response to 'Fifty Shades Darker'Editor's note: Two years ago when the first film "Fifty Shades of Grey" was released it unleashed reams of wailing and breast-beating in the Christian world with dire warnings of wholesale rape and sexual perversions. We're near the release of the second in the trilogy and they've taking the warnings up a few notches now, equating it with the Marquis de Sade and back alley smut.Here's the thing about not liking some film or book or aspect of culture - if you don't like it just don't watch, don't read, don't participate. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Daydreaming is Sinful?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Learning to FocusEditor's note: I think it's pretty safe to say that everyone's minds wander upon occasion and daydreaming is no sin. It's normal behavior. Most of the time it's harmless to daydream. I suspect that when all the scientific evidence is in they will discover that daydreaming is important for dealing with stress. Teaching a child to focus when the information and the task are important isn't a bad thing, but equating a normal brain function as something to be drilled out of everyone isn't healthy. In Quiverfull it's another devil behind a bush. Demonizing normal behavior yet again. … [Read more...]

Betsy DeVos – Fundamentalist Homeschool Mom

by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming WorldlyI have been kinda quiet as authoritarianism and fundamentalism takes over our country.  But it doesn’t mean I’ve been ignoring it.  Rather I’m trying to collect my bearings, decide what to do next.  I had genuinely hoped that this stuff would be a fad and fade away and I could go have a normal life, but it has not and now I cannot.  Not like this.  I profoundly misjudged the extent of it and how easily others would misunderstand and either dismiss or capitulate to this movement. … [Read more...]

The Women’s March is a Culture War

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comI was raised to be a culture warrior.As a member of Generation Joshua (the first generation of homeschoolers), I was supposed to be a well-trained advocate for the theocratic Christian fundamentalist cause, through any means I had access to. In college I picketed reproductive health clinics, I protested, I went door-to-door getting signatures for ballot measures, I went to political rallies. I spent the bulk of my life trying to convert people to Christianity, or persuading more moderate Christians to join my causes– young earth creationism, King James Bible Only-ism, complementarianism, the stay-at-home-daughter m … [Read more...]

The Superbowl, Wooden Dildos and Peaceful Resistance

by Suzanne TitkemeyerFor the last few weeks I've been out of the country, on a trip to Costa Rica to find a place to retire. I've missed a lot of the political commentary and the actions of our new president. Which was a good thing it turns out. The constant drum beat of news we experience here in the United States has been making me anxious. There was none of that during my weeks in this tropical nation, I slept peacefully and the anxiety dreams I've been plagued with for months disappeared. My suddenly high blood pressure normalized. I know I'm not the only one feeling like this right now either.What little that did filter through to me in Central America was largely horrifying. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – No Fat Kids Allowed Ever?

by Michael Pearl and Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Training Children to Not Be GluttonsEditor's note: Now we move onto the second part of this toxic mess - Lori Alexander explaining how she controlled her children's eating and if you do not do the same - stay home and cook good food from scratch daily then you are failing your primary task as a mother. So much privilege in her words! Does she not realize that the cheaper foods that most in the Quiverfull world can afford to feed their children are also the most calorie-laden. Only someone that has never had to struggle with poverty and food insufficiency would say things like this! … [Read more...]