Christianity and the “Male Gaze”

by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsBe modest.Be beautiful."Don't cause a man to stumble.""Don't let yourself go." … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Reasons For Young Marriage?

by Von Ohlman at True Love Doesn't Wait  - Marriage for reasons other than purity So let me be very, very clear: there are dozens of reasons for marriage. And all of these are better when the spouses involved are young. Let’s examine some reasons: … [Read more...]

Fascinating Womanhood Review: Appreciating and Admiring Men

by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons Covering two chapters today (good thing, too. There’s like thirty chapters or something). Both are dedicated to women fawning over their men, essentially. I actually almost used a picture of Bella and Edward because of the feelings I have toward these chapters. … [Read more...]


by Mari cross posted from  her blog Mari's MusesThe other day, a friend of mine was telling me about a conversation she was having with someone who had never had spiritual experiences similar to her own.It was all fine and everything, but then she blurted out, “I guess I’m not as bold as you are.” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Wimps Allowed?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Do You Have Sons? How old was Solomon when he became king? Some commentaries say 12 years old. Josephus says he was 14 years old. And other commentaries say 20 years old. Whatever is correct, he was a very young man, and yet expected to be strong and courageous and take on the governing of a nation. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Giving Our Daughters to the Imperfect?

by Vaughn Ohlman of True Love Doesn't Wait - Giving our daughters to imperfect young men As harsh and unfeeling as it sounds to our ears, a daughter is not seen in Scripture as a rose to be hidden under glass, but a gift to be given. Her fruitfulness is frequently mentioned, her delicate sensibilities less so. She is seen as at her best when rising to a difficult task, not when tenderly sheltered. And the entire focus of Scripture is not on her father, but on her husband. How then can it be the role of that father to refuse to give her to that husband? … [Read more...]

Religion Makes Abuse Easy

by AJ cross posted from her blog I Am Phoenix(Editor's Note - Let's all welcome AJ as she is the newest member of NLQ's Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network! Welcome AJ!)Religion makes abuse easy. There it is, pure and simple. A truth I've born witness to.Walk with me down this road. Travel back in time with me, and open the window to the kitchen in my parents' house. Poke your head in and listen with me. Look at the old farmstead kitchen table, and the meek kids with their heads lowered in submission, while the patriarch booms on at the head of the table, lecturing and teaching after dinner before everyone's dismissed from the table. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Money For Public Schools?

by Kelly Crawford of Generation Cedar - Hypocrites and the Food Stamp Comment I recently posted on Facebook, about an interaction I had:“He says to me, ‘Well, if you can feed them without my tax $$ I guess it’s great if you want to have lots of kids.’ Me, thinking: ‘I appreciate your permission to reproduce on God’s timetable. We have never stolen your tax $ to feed our children. … [Read more...]

Voices of Sister-Moms: “Barren” – Samantha’s Story

by Heather Doney cross posted on her blog Becoming WorldlyToday’s post is by Samantha Field from Defeating the Dragons, where she blogs about her experiences with and life after Christian patriarchy and fundamentalism. Samantha is guest-posting as part of the “Voices of Sister-Moms” series here on Becoming Worldly. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Swords Dripping With Blood?

by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men God is calling for all Christian couples to raise up children as arrows and swords that are dripping with the blood of God's spiritual enemies. … [Read more...]