“Men Need Respect, Women Need Love” – Really?

by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsAn anonymous commenter on my last blog post told me this: God, in His wisdom, made man the head of the union between man and his wife. He has created a desire in the woman to be loved, and in the man to be respected, and there is no amount of social re-engineering that can change that. This seems to me to be a good opportunity to address the whole love-vs-respect idea that most male-headship proponents espouse.  Where does this idea come from, that God made women to need love more than respect, and men to need respect more than love-- and that this is a basis for belief in male headship?The chief source of this idea … [Read more...]

When Church Hurts: Part 2

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsSpeaking out against wrongs being perpetrated in the church . . . that was my most egregious sin.  And because of it, I had lies told about me, people eavesdropped on my conversations, and I received hate mail from a group of people telling me that I was a terrible person.My only response was to continue talking occasionally to the lay leader of the church, Denise, and to send Elliot  my questions and thoughts in emails – often asking if we could meet to talk, but never getting a response. At one point (perhaps more than one but only one I know about), Elliot shared my emails with the consistory and they wrote a letter telling me th … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No College Unless Daughter’s Motive is ‘Right’?

by Karl Heitman from Parking Space - 2 Reasons Why My Daughter Will Not Go To CollegeWarning: One big old pile of ranty word-salad brick. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Are You ‘Righteous’ Enough?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - What Does It Take?"Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people"(Proverbs 14:34). We can only have a righteous nation as we have righteous homes. We can only have righteous homes as we have righteous mothers and fathers in living in those homes and who are raising righteous children. QUOTING 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 and Spiritual Abuse honestly and t … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Let’s All Praise God For The Weather, Even The Bad Weather?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Embrace The SeasonDoes she mean hurricanes and tornadoes too? Not feeling too grateful for last winter's extreme cold and piles of snow... … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Protecting Your Courting Daughter in a Pornified (not real word!) World

by RVD from the blog The Christian Pundit - Of Course Courtship is Fundamentally FlawedWonder if the admin at The Christian Pundit realizes that the definition of 'Pundit' is "an expert in a particular subject or field who is frequently called on to give opinions about it to the public." Experts usually do not make up words or misspell others. Who exactly is calling on these 'experts'for their opinions? The name of the site is deceptive. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Return of Women’s Sexual Honor?

by Barbara Kay posted both at Ladies Against Feminism, and the Mercator Net - The Slow Return of Women's Lost Sense of Sexual Honor … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Keeper of Seeds?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies -  The Blessers of Society … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Three Types of Women – Part 2

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideDebi spends a few pages helping us poor women understand our types. … [Read more...]

Apostate: Jeremy Bentham (Chapter 7) AKA Kevin Swanson on Homosexuality. Again.

by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground Trigger Warning/Content note: Homophobia, hatred, denial, and emotionally abusive language. I return to review Kevin Swanson’s book Apostate. This time, we turn to chapter 7, entitled “Forming the Humanist Ethic.” This chapter focuses primarily on Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) with some discussion of John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), and Bertrand Russell (1872-1970). I have begun to notice a few trends in Apostate. Each chapter highlights a different apostate, but it also highlights a different “sin” or current issue that Swanson wants to emphasize, condemn or rant about. For example: Descartes’ focused on the sin of fortification. Locke … [Read more...]