Quoting Quiverfull: No Medicines, Only Foods?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Nourishing and Healing Your Family With FoodEditor's note: While no one would dispute the importance of serving healthy foods to your husband and children some of these claims of healing because of fermented homemade food are childish at best. If you go to Lori's site and read the rest of this she's busy reciting her many health problems before putting down someone that pointed out that God could heal her. Just bad all the way around. Eat healthy, sure, but dismissing medicine, doctors and the prayers of your faith community seems short-sided.Has anyone else noticed that this author seems to talk about food a great deal, about … [Read more...]

Crimson (Butt) and Clover

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Every Breaking WaveThis could also have been titled "How I Got Spanked For Dancing to a Tommy James and the Shondells Song"One of the few benefits of having been sidelined with my various ailments lately as I've been able to indulge in one of my past times in a huge way. I am a voracious reader. I love books and my Kindle is always loaded with a crazy variety of reads, from biographies to history to straight up fiction to things from university presses. … [Read more...]

Bonding and Bondage in Abusive Relationships

by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch the ShepherdIn case you're wondering why you can't "just get over it" from a painfully abusive or damaging or destructive relationship: Trauma bonding makes any relationship harder to end, harder to heal, harder to find freedom from through forgiveness, than the loss of a true love. The neural pathways burned into a brain in trauma bonding are laid down in powerful fear/anxiety hormonal rushes leaving even comparatively good memories with the person colored with the stains of those traumatic events. The loss of anyone we have loved -- whether they have treated us very well indeed or in a deplorable manner -- is something that will heal … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sex Gives You Cooties?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Flee FornicationEditor's note: Has anyone ever heard of picking up non-STD infections from lots of sex with others? News to me. Plus the whole 'Why by the cow when you can get the milk for free' is one of the most insulting cliches that reduces women to sex objects/animals. Also, is rampant fornication more of a problem in the church than out in the real world? The way that Vaughn Ohlman, Steven Anderson and others carry on about the subject makes you think that the Quiverfull world is one short step away from a Roman orgy scene out of Caligula. Circle, circle, dot, dot, dot I'm glad I got my cootie shot. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Being Like a Man Greatest Sin of a Woman?

by John MacArthur from Grace to You - Head Coverings For WomenEditor's note: So it seems that the idea of doing anything like a man if you are a woman is automatically considered rebellion against God. I guess that explains why men with fragile masculinity like Tim Bayly lose their minds when women fight in the UFC or try to have combat positions in the military - it's just the CPM version of the Little Rascals 'He-Man Woman Haters Club'. Hair and clothing are such personal matters than only the person with the hair or making the clothing decisions should have say over what their choices are. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Modern Men Weak, Wimpy and Irresponsible?

by R. J. Rushdooney of Chalcedon - The Failure of MenEditor's note: Responsibility-dodging and role-playing didn't start in 'modern times'. There have always been those in both sexes that did those things. It's not because of the women's liberation movement, or that they've abandoned church. The problems in our society are more complex than his simple assessments of modern times.  … [Read more...]

We Can’t Ignore Domestic Violence

by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch The ShepherdOriginally posted in the Fall of 2012.It's happened again, another horrifying and tragic episode of domestic violence in our community, leaving several dead and one critically injured. In the Orlando area alone, eleven people in the past several weeks have been killed because of domestic violence. We read these so often in the news that it's easy to become numb and then turn the channel, turn the page, click the next link to think about something a little more cheerful. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Teach Daughters College is Not For Them?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - This Family Pursues Holy LivingEditor's note: One of Lori's readers sent her a gift box and a long letter that Lori immediately posted on her blog. In the letter her fan posted a pile of qualifiers to show she's not some nasty lazy modern woman working and wasting her time on social media. Then proceeds to tell Lori she's been reading her old blog for six months. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Risky Pregnancies Still No Reason For Birth Control?

by Zsuzanna Anderson from Are They All Yours?? - Q & A Answers Part OneEditor's note: So apparently even if your life is at risk by having another child it's still sinful to practice any form of birth control in the world of IFB gospel according to Zsuzsanna Anderson. Even just abstaining from sex is not done. Interesting that Zsu and Michelle Duggar have such different interpretations of 'Defrauding' … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Does This Sound Like a Proverbs 31 Woman?

by Lori Alexander of The Transformed Wife - She Does Him Good and Not Evil: 31:12Editor's note: Lori's extrapolating out her own thoughts again and trying to make them 'Biblical'. While some of these are what a good wife will do regardless of what religion, if any, they practice she's really stretching hard on many of them. Example: Lori claims you stay home and keep the house immaculate unlike the words in Proverbs 31 indicating that the lady of the house had servants to do those things while she was about her business. What do you think is the most toxic bit here? … [Read more...]