Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t ‘Pet’ Boys Because it is Cruel?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Being Chaste Before MarriageEditor's note: Today Lori is talking about a book published in 1946 and written by  John R. Rice titled "The Home: Courtship, Marriage and Children" The parts of this piece written by Lori are in regular text. The direct quotations from the book are in italics. I think this perfectly sums up neatly the hypocrisy of the theology of one Lori Alexander. Remember her book "The Power of the Transformed Wife" where she complained that the guys she dated in high school were always trying to cop a feel or make out with her and she was having none of that, yet here she claims no one instructed her that what she describes … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Try to Teach Your Children Too Much?

by Hannah Stoll from No Greater Joy Magazine - A New Generation: The All or NothingEditor's note: Not sure who Hannah Stoll is but it's rather scary that she's gone from wanting her first child to be a genius to suddenly claiming that the Bible is all you need to teach. While teaching your children knowledge of the Bible is not necessarily a bad thing it does not make for a well-rounded education that's going to benefit them in the here and now. It is not going to help them start a business, get a job, know how to fill out a job application or a blank check. The author may claim that knowing things for eternity is the only important thing she's dooming her children to a substandard life … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: What Does ‘True Modesty’ Mean?

This is a series we run every Thursday. The questions are things that people who may not know much about the Quiverfull movement or even Fundamentalist or Evangelical Christianity ask about the lifestyle. Examining some of the questions involving Quiverfull theology and life can only shine a light on the toxic nature of this lifestyle choice.Earlier in the week The Transformed Wife author Lori Alexander kicked off what I have started to refer to as 'Bikini Verklempting Season' - that time of year when Quiverfull female cultural enforcers flood the blogosphere with demands to police the choice of garments worn and modest levels of everyone else. Remember the mother that called out all of … [Read more...]

The Power of the Transformed Wife – You Dirty Lazy Woman!

by Suzanne TitkemeyerWe are now on Chapter 16 'Clutter No More' from Lori Alexander's confusing and disjointed book on being a stay-at-home wife “The Power of the Transformed Wife”The subjects still jump around like a frog addled with ADD and amphetamines in a confusing writing style.There's just one big problem with the chapter, worse than the hopping around. There is not one real strategy or idea on how to unclutter, even if Nancy references as a very important thing to do repeatedly in her book and on her blog. The majority of the chapter has been written by another blogger and all five pages can be reduced to this – keep your home immaculate, you lazy woman! Not one possible h … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Bragging About Messy Homes?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Bragging About Messy HomesEditor's note: Has someone been openly bragging about having a messy home? I've not seen that anywhere. Show me where this is, Lori, or shut up about it. What I have seen is women agonizing over being pulled too many directions at once, leading them to leave things undone and feeling guilty about it. Lori makes a lot of demands about clean homes for someone that had paid help. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Why Can’t Feminists Also Have Meek and Quiet Spirits?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - What Makes a Woman Feminine?Editor's note: Skipping a lot of quotes from the various Biblical commentaries that Lori used to justify her own thoughts on the subject. But here's the rub, there are women in the workforce out there that do fit the Biblical model of meek and quiet spirit, that go about their day peacefully blessing everyone they encounter. Why should the belief that men and women are equal automatically translate to loud boisterous behavior? It doesn't. This is another assumption by those outside of the workforce, like Lori. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 Everything Women Do is Wrong?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - The Jezebel ProfileEditor's note: Last bit. We learn that women can try to control without even realizing they are. In Debi Pearl's world there is no winning for a woman no matter what you do. The goal post shifts every time you look. That is the ultimate in keeping someone cowed, controlled and fearful, never let them assume they are doing anything right. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Vain Self-Indulgent Women With Designer Purses Are Not ‘Godly’?

Unknown at Got Questions.Org - What Does it Mean to be a Godly Wife? Editor's note: Notice this seems to be a feature of Evangelical Quiverfull - the need to denigrate women who are living even slightly differently than they are. All the popular shaming ad blaming is here, be attractive, but not too attractive! Don't watch television or use your own hard-earned money for a designer purse, unless you get it for twenty bucks at Goodwill. No gossiping and gossiping includes ever saying anything about the husband that is not glowingly positive. Ugh! So much so hateful and wrong in these assumptions of what unGodly women by their metric do all day! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Learning Chores More Important Than Education?

by Mary Pride from Homeschool World - The Joy of ChoresEditor's note: Mary starts off her article with the story of what sounds to me more like the typical homeschooling families I knew, with mom bemoaning to dad that just doing the household chores with the children took up the entire day and she never got around to academic teaching. While making sure your child knows how to cook a simple meal, do their own laundry and sew on a button before they leave your home that does not give one a pass on academic subjects. It's not more important. Some of us manage to teach those skills while we work and our children go to school outside of the home. This shouldn't be so hard as she wants to … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Must Vote Same as Their Husbands?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Why Does Disobeying Our Husbands Blaspheme the Word of God?Editor's note: 'Political'? This is something that Lori is digging out of very old commentaries that is not once mentioned in Titus. Pulling things out of her derrierre again just to support her toxic ideas. Vote however you like. There's no rule anywhere in the Bible that forbids it or says that you even have to tell your spouse, or anyone else, how you voted. This more more of her nitpicking that ignores the large scope of the gospel and the words of Jesus. … [Read more...]