Why the Church Needs Feminism

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer’s WordsToday I'm contributing to the Faith & Feminism synchroblog occurring this week, which"invite[s] feminists of all faiths to reflect with us on the interplay between feminist praxis and religious faith." Reading some of the amazing posts there, I'm mostly reminded of how little I know about oppression; how as a white, able-bodied, heterosexual, middle-class woman, I dabble at the edges of intersectional feminism, trying to open my eyes and ears to see and hear beyond my own privilege.But I'm learning.  Thanks to Sarah Bessey's wonderful book on the subject, I have already shared why I'm a Jesus Feminist despite the tendency i … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Is Your Home Good Enough For God to Dwell in?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - How Lovely (Part 3) The Half Has Not Been Told And what about our homes? God is a dwelling God who loves to dwell in our hearts, but He also wants to fill our homes with His presence. Are our homes a beloved place for God? Does He delight to dwell in our homes? Some mothers think their role in the home is insignificant. Nothing could be further from the truth. Apart from the most powerful career of nurturing and training the next generation who will impact the nation and the world for good or evil, you have the glorious task of making your home a lovely, delightful, and holy place for the King of Kings.Ask God to show you anything in your home that … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Asking to Have Physical Needs Met Dishonors Husband?

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by Susanna from her blog The Blessing of Verity - This world is not my home, I'm just-a-passin' thru..  Question:  Could you share your best tips for being content with your large family in such a small space?  I have to confess I’m not always content in our house.Answer:  Thanks for asking this excellent question!I want to be honoring to my husband, and it’s very hard for a good man when he feels like he isn’t able to provide what his woman really wants.  I don’t want to be like the petulant and demanding fisherman’s wife in the children’s story, who keeps sending her miserable husband back to the magic fish to wish for more and more and more, instead of being content with enough. … [Read more...]

Submissive No More

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by AJ cross posted from her blog I am PhoenixI have had this huge epiphany in the last couple of weeks. My discovery:-It is OK to express anger in healthy ways, even if this means yelling.-Forced female to male submission is abusive. When a man yells at a woman and doesn't "allow" her to defend herself or yell back, that is abuse.I am realizing for the first time in my life that my lifelong habit of never raising my voice in anger, even when someone is screaming at me and being abusive...possibly isn't as healthy as I thought it was.It was my mother flipping out on me over the phone and email this past month that triggered this epiphany. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Respect Your Husband Above All Else?

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from the blog The Respected Husband - Marriage Instructions: Roles and Responsibilities Before we move on to the responsibilities of the husband, I want to end this section by sharing a statement from David Platt, “Your respect for your husband is not based on his performance but is based on God’s call and command in your life as his wife. Revere Christ through submission to your husbands. Respect them. Honor them. Build them up. That’s God’s responsibility for wives. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Talking To Your Wife?

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by Adam Gregorin from his blog Minthegap.com - So What's There to Talk About? Review of Lou Priolo's book "The Complete Husband"(Editor's Note: Remember this guy? He had the website IsThisModest.com with the hundreds of photos contained flimsy-dressed teenagers under the guise of clucking over their lack of modesty..Yeah, he is back, but without the Christian Man Porn of immodest photos.) … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Controlling Your Thoughts Again?

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by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - The Pioneering Spirit: Pulling Down Strongholds … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Cooking is Your JOB Woman!?

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Stephen L. Anderson quotes from Ramblings of Sheldon and The Friendly Atheist. The Friendly Atheist link has a live blogging of Anderson's sermon with lots of content.  For such a skinny guy Anderson seems particularly focused on food. … [Read more...]

Richard Dawkins and Rape Rape

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismI have a friend who was raped by a friend of hers—someone she had had sex with before. It’s just that this time, she said no, she wasn’t up for it at the moment, and he didn’t stop. It wasn’t “violent”—she basically disassociated and laid there in shock that this was happening to her. He was someone she had trusted. This experience led my friend into some risky behavior—she figured there wasn’t any point in keeping herself safe, as there was no “safe”—and ultimately put her into therapy with serious PDST and terrible, incurable nightmares. She recently told me she doesn’t think marriage will ever be in the cards for her—because o … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Debi Speaks on Ruth’s Sex Life (and a Stove)

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 192—194In this section we get a letter from a woman named Ruth, and Debi’s response to it. Remember that we are in the section on being “discreet,” so presumably this relates (somehow). … [Read more...]


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