News: Jessa Duggar’s Scavenger Hunt Proposal (in Other Words: Perfect For Television Show)

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According to the website The Stir Jessa Duggar's intended Ben Seewald set up a 'special' proposal day, filmed for inclusion in this season's TLC show "19 Kids & Counting". Does this not smack of ratings desperation to anyone else?The Stir - Jessa Duggar Had to Say 'Yes' After Ben Seewald's Elaborate ProposalThe day of the actual proposal began with a plane ride piloted by Jessa's brother John-David Duggar, from their hometown of Springdale, Arkansas, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. JingerDuggar accompanied Jessa as a chaperone, because of course. According to the family's blog:Throughout the day, Jessa had to get a hole-in-one at a miniature golf course, collect a dozen roses fr … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: How Do You ‘Court’ Without a Father to Chose For You?

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by Mrs. Anna T as posted at Ladies Against Feminism and from her own blog Domestic Felicity - Courtship for the fatherless generation: how to get on the right track?Interesting thoughts on how to conduct courtship or if you even qualify to court if you have no father and you have a past. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Why Good Christian Fathers Reject So Many Good Christian Suitors in Courtship?

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by Doug Wilson at Ladies Against Feminism and in his book "Her Hand in Marriage" - Why Courtship is Fundamentally AwedIn his book Doug Wilson is attempting to shoot down, point by point, the ideas in an article titled "Why Courtship is Fundamentally Flawed" by Thomas Umstattd Jr.  If you haven't seen Umstattd's article you should give it a read. He does make some valid points about the courtship module.  … [Read more...]

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...]

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: A Girl’s ‘List’?

featuring Debi Pearl talking about her book Preparing To Be A Help MeetQUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull honestly and thoughtfully. … [Read more...]

The Destiny of a Virtuous Daughter: Part 6

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by StarfuryMy depression grew over the months we were without contact. I had begun to build much of my life around Anthony, and my/our intent to marry. I assumed what I was doing was how it was supposed to  be--I didn’t have anything to compare it to, but, if I was supposed to marry my first beau? I dropped out of college and transferred to a state school in another state, where some friends lived. I made up half-hearted excuses to any who asked, and did my best to throw myself into my studies, despite the lack of challenge they presented. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Dads Should Be Friends With Daughters Intended?

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by Marshall Segal at Desiring God - Dads, Date Your Daughters Boyfriends Men, consider this a call to arms. Too many of our young women are giving themselves away to unworthy men because there’s no worthy man in their life to tell them differently. Their craving to finally be loved might cause them to make unhealthy compromises, but it’s far less likely if someone loves them enough to know what’s going on and keep them from destroying themselves. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Why is it Always Extremes? Where’s the ‘Middle Ground’ in Patriarchy?

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by Russell D. Moore as posted at Ladies Against Feminism and Moore to the Point - What I've Learned in Twenty Years of Marriage.Russell actually makes some decent points about marriage in this piece. But he also illustrates the black and white thinking of many in the Evangelical church. I knew on our first date that I loved her and wanted to spend my life with her. But many told us, “Wait until you can afford it before you get married.” It’s true. We had … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet – Debi and Michael’s Love Story Part One

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideTo be clear, Debi and Michael's story is NOT a love story.  There is precious little love involved and a whole heap of red flags.I had just turned thirteen when I first saw him and knew, just simply knew, he was my man.  If he had glanced over and been able to read my mind he would have surely laughed.  (...)The whole community had been talking about the famous, young preacher who had been invited to speak at First Baptist Church's Teen Retreat.  (...) My young mind quickly assessed him.  He seemed bigger than life, a super, in charge type of man. I guessed he must have been at least 21 years old. (...) … [Read more...]


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