Quoting Quiverfull: Commenting on Large Families Rude?

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by Zsuzsanna Anderson from her blog Are They All Yours!?!?! - If I Had a Nickel Everytime Someone SaidIs it really rude to comment when you see families much larger than the norm? It seems to me if you have made up the t-shirts in that photo, you name your blog 'Are They All Yours' and you go out in numbered matching t-shirts you're openly seeking attention. What do you think? … [Read more...]

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CTBHHM: Discretion and the Jewel in the Pig’s Nose

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 188—189Here we begin the chapter titled “To Be Discreet.” Debi of course starts by quoting Titus 2 once again, given that she is going through it’s pieces one by one and the phrase “that they may teach the young women . . . to be discreet” is the subject of this chapter. She then defines “to be discreet”:To be discreet: Prudent; wise in avoiding error and in selecting the best means to accomplish a purpose; circumspect, courteous, polite, honest dealings.There’s nothing terribly wrong with that. Now, though, I’m bracing myself for Debi’s spin on it, because Debi so very frequently take … [Read more...]

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News: Abusive Christian Cults Sexually Abusing Children Isn’t Just a USA Problem

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from Australia's The Age there's a lengthy article about a church cult operating there known as Friends And Workers. There has been allegations of child sexual abuse by some of the members. One of them was recently convicted of child sexual abuse - Chris Chandler. Chandler is guilty of doing something similar to what IFB pastor Jack Schaap has done: he used his position counseling sexual abuse victims to prey upon them and re-victimize them. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Judge Poor Old Bill Gothard?

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by Nellie from her blog Snatchlings (sic) - A Time for Grief, and Gratefulness I've also been feeling grateful for God's work in my life, through the Institute and afterward. Of course, without the afterward I might not be as grateful. ;) But God routinely uses broken vessels (well, what else does He have to use?). In fact, that's what He's chosen and ordained to work through. Not to minimize Mr. Gothard's sin and hypocrisy one iota, but we are all sinners and hypocrites, and we're lucky God uses any of us to advance His kingdom and glorify Himself. The fact is, God chose to do a lot of good in my life and teach me a lot of things through Mr. Gothard (and the many wise people around him). … [Read more...]

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Not Quoting Quiverfull: Financial Abuse

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There's a type of spousal abuse that we're not spoken of here at NLQ -  Financial Abuse.What is financial abuse?It's when a partner controls the money of the household so tightly that there isn't any or enough given over to meet the basic needs of the other partner and/or children. By controlling all of the family finances the controlling partner puts the other under their complete control, even if there is no physical or verbal abuse this is also now considered spousal abuse.Huffington Post did a story recently on financial abuse filled with horrifying tales of what some women have had to live through before escaping their controlling partners. … [Read more...]

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News: What Does Fundamentalist Evangelical Christianity Look Like in Politics?

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Through the years the Christian Right has tried mightily to advance their culture and rules on the masses in our nation with somewhere mixed effect. Every now and then one of them with extremist views manages to get elected or win a primary. Southern Baptist Pastor Jody Hice just won the GOP primary for a senate seat representing the state of Georgia. He has some scary, not very Christian, Christian views.  … [Read more...]

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Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The Priest Part 3

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideIn the next installment on Priestly Men, Debi paints picture of what life for the wife of a Priestly Man is like with a huge interruption by a Visionary Man on a side note. "The key is to know you man.  In what image has God created him?  You, as his help meet, will need to  learn to conform to your man.  God's Word says, in Hebrews 13:8,  "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever." On the 90's TV show Animanics, there was a reoccurring segment called "The Wheel of Morality".  The characters would pull out a giant game-show wheel, spin it and read a canned moral that printed off. … [Read more...]

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Lourdes, Lifeboats, and Bounded Choice: The Complicated Process of Exiting Totalist Groups Part 4

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by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from Spiritual Sounding BoardObstacles that Second Generation Adults like Lourdes Torres-Manteufel must overcome when exiting threatening, high demand situations and groups like Doug Phillips’ Vision Forum “When we leave, we actually don’t have what we need to survive outside.” ~ Jill Mytton … [Read more...]

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Conformity is Next to Godliness

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsMy first roommate after I left college was a good friend and a lovely person.  She still is both of those things, though she lives far away.  But there was one dynamic to our relationship in those early roommate-days that wasn't all that lovely.  We haven't talked about it, but I think she'd shake her head in amusement and chagrin as much as I do now.You see, she was very skilled, even back then when we were young, in the domestic arts.  She could whip together a dinner for six people without turning a hair.  She could make jams and jellies.  She could sew beautifully-- she eventually made her own wedding dress, and then my … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Patriarchy Rulez?

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by Free Northerner cross posted from his blog Free Northerner - Patriarchy = Civilization Patriarchy is civilization. Civilization is patriarchy.The two concepts are indistinguishable, differing only in emphasis.Any time someone says patriarchy, they are, whether consciously or not, referring to civilization. … [Read more...]

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