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...]

The Power of the Transformed Wife – Misunderstanding Proverbs 31 to Mean Stay Home and Clean

by Suzanne TitkemeyerWe're on Chapter 12 this week in Lori Alexander's confused and confusing tome on the role of submissive women in their families. The title is 'Keepers at Home' and it contains some doozies of toxic nuggets along with a willful misinterpretation of what the Proverbs 31 woman looks like.Let me state that this chapter coming right now in my life is seriously triggering to me. I am packing for an overseas move to Costa Rica. At the same time I am having my house slightly remodeled to rent the house out, new bedroom carpets and painted along with a few upgrades. I'm up to my eyeballs in boxes, dust, shreds of wallpaper being removed, someone else tearing out my … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Always Weaker?

by members of Lori Alexander's Facebook page as quoted on The Transformed Wife - Why Do Women Despise Being the Weaker Vessel?Editor's note: This is a sad pile of rationalizations for being stay at home moms. Notice not one of them says that they do it because it's what they want to do, or that it makes them happy. Feminism is not so that every women is forced to work outside of the home, it is so that every woman has the option to do that which makes her feel fulfilled in her life. Quiverfull and Lori want to see everyone stripped of any options. … [Read more...]

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...]