Sunday Shoutout: Framing Conversations

First let me say I dropped the ball last week and completely forgot about posting a question or the answers of the week before. I'll try to do better ;)In the wake of examining Vaughn Ohlman's ideas about betrothal, Lana Hope's piece Duggars Are Not Crazy and other writing by those in and out of Christian Patriarchy I'm starting to consider the best ways we can engage in conversation with those we don't agree with. … [Read more...]

Sunday Shout Out – Remaking High School

Today's question is based on Mary Pride's claims in today's Quoting Quiverfull - Does public high school need to be retooled to teach basic life skills or should it stay a preparation for college? Is it a parental duty to make sure that the children in their home learn what they need to function as productive members of society? … [Read more...]

Sunday Shout Out: Does Falling in Love Really Involve Lust?

Today's question is from the earlier posting - You Can Fall in Lust But Not Love?Does falling in love always involve a level of lust? Love at first sight is chemical and filled with lust? … [Read more...]

Sunday Shout Out: How Quick is Too Quick?

 One of our readers on Facebook brought out a good question. She wanted to know what everyone thought about the fact that Joshua Ohlman and Laura Camp only knew each other a grand total of two hours before the betrothal was signed.Is it better to take more time than a few hours to decide if this is the person you are willing to spend the rest of your life with?You can sound off below in the comments or if you wish to write a longer piece for publication on this subject you can drop me a line at CaluluNLQ(at)gmail(dot)com  Results published next Sunday! … [Read more...]

Sunday Shout Out Replies: If I Love My Husband

Answers to last week's question: If I love my husband....Independent Thinker: If I love my husband I will.................. Leave the house to run errands, Christmas shop, or get my hair done during all Green Bay Packer games that do not fall on a holiday so my husband can watch the game in peace. I will not text him at work because he has a real job that requires him to go to all day conferences or sit thru five hour meetings. My text messaging would effect his job performance and he needs to be focused at work most of the day. I will prioritize taking care of my health because I don't want to burden him with preventable health problems that could have been addressed before they got … [Read more...]

Sunday Shout Out: If I Love My Husband…

Back in May of this year we posted the thoughts of Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies Magazine and her followers on what ladies that love their husbands do for their husband to concretely express that love. Not that the list was entirely bad, but much of it was silly over the top actions and filled with empty insincerity. There were things on the list that could potentially not be good for your husband or significant other over the long run. … [Read more...]

Sunday Shoutout Replies: What Does a Young Adult Need to Know/Study?

Answers to last week's question -teaisbetterthanthis: Academics aside, kids need to learn how to communicate with others based on setting, their relationship to that person, context, and so on. And not just in the context of authority figure/subordinate or with people just like them. EVERYONE needs to know how to communicate with a boss, a coworker, a neighbor, a customer service representative, a customer, a good friend, an acquaintance, and a stranger, because those are all important but vastly different conversational partners. … [Read more...]

Sunday Shout Out: What Does a Young Adult Need to Know/Study?

This week we posted a bit about what the Botkins Sisters, Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin consider essential for every young woman to study. The Botkin family is currently signing up people to take their newest Webinar - Ready for Real Life.It's obviously not the 1850s or the 1950s now, like many Quiverfull leaders try to return us to so their strategies of life developed with old days in mind aren't going to be very effective in our times. How must we shift to make a seamless transition in today's world? … [Read more...]

Sunday Shout Out Replies: Is It “Sinful” To Take Time For Yourself?

Instead of posting the answers on Thursday we're going to post them on the Sunday after.Answers to last week's question posted below: Phatchick - IMO, to use an analogy N.C. would understand (since we are basically just tools to be used by God and our families), you can't use a tool 24/7, it wears out. We recharge our phones, notebooks and drills when their power gets low. … [Read more...]

Sunday Shout Out – Is it ‘Sinful’ to Take Time For Yourself?

Nancy Campbell has stated in yesterday and today's Quoting Quiverfull that it's selfish to take time for yourself or to stop and pamper yourself as a mother and wife in any way. No going out for a blissful massage and pedicure, no going to the local gourmet coffee shop to drink coffee and read a book, no going off to something 'adult' like a book club. It's all sacrifice all the time in the perfect world of motherhood Nancy espouses. … [Read more...]


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