Quoting Quiverfull: Make Others Happy, Happy, Happy?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Making Everyone Happy … [Read more...]

Born Secondary

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Ophelia Benson of The Free Thinker has written an awesome take down of the blog post we shared a small part of recently by Karl Heitman. You remember Karl? He's the pastor that said he would not allow his daughter to go to college if her motives were not right.  Here is what Ophelia had to say about Heitman's upset at the idea of women being educated like men are: What he means, of course, is that the idea that girls and women are human beings just as boys and men are, and should have access to education just as boys and men do, has infiltrated the Christian culture so thoroughly that even Christians are shocked that he plans to prevent his daughter from getting an education. There's a n … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Surviving the End of the World as We Know it? Part 4 Finis

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - How to Survive the Coming Apocalypse Part 4: Getting PreparedFor all Mr. Pearl's brave and sensible words the day before about how yo shouldn't worry or engage in fear here in Part 4 he does just that. "Government Thugs"? Nice little tidbit of fear-mongering there buddy.. … [Read more...]

“Men Need Respect, Women Need Love” – Really?

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsAn anonymous commenter on my last blog post told me this: God, in His wisdom, made man the head of the union between man and his wife. He has created a desire in the woman to be loved, and in the man to be respected, and there is no amount of social re-engineering that can change that. This seems to me to be a good opportunity to address the whole love-vs-respect idea that most male-headship proponents espouse.  Where does this idea come from, that God made women to need love more than respect, and men to need respect more than love-- and that this is a basis for belief in male headship?The chief source of this idea … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Too Sympathetic and Sensitive to Discipline?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Child Training Marathon Revisited & UpdatedBe sure and read the entire piece at No Great Joy. There are so many stomach-turning stories in this Michael Pearl penned piece, ugly descriptions of the parents, he makes a horrible comparison of a 6 year old boy to a psychologist (which I think is Pearl coded language for manipulator)  and explains his idea of spanking in loving detail. … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Be Entrepreneurs….But Only At Home

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 220—227In this passage we turn back to women and work, and Proverbs 31. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Change Your Attitude Woman!

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - What's Your Attitude? … [Read more...]

Patriarch Spanks Wife & Gets Jail Time: Physical Violence is Always Unacceptable!

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerThis Monday and Tuesday on the Dr. Phil show there was featured a man (Kirby ) that is a Fundamentalist Christian Patriarch type who'd spanked his wife Renee with a paddle for not calling him "Sir". What he didn't know was that his wife had videoed him disciplining her and eventually went to law enforcement with that video and others showing him physically disciplining their sons. He was arrested and now the wife has a no contact order against him. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No College Unless Daughter’s Motive is ‘Right’?

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by Karl Heitman from Parking Space - 2 Reasons Why My Daughter Will Not Go To CollegeWarning: One big old pile of ranty word-salad brick. … [Read more...]

“Real Marriage” Review: 19-41 “Friends With Benefits”

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons When I was in graduate school, one of the books I had to read was The Power of Words and the Wonder of God, and one of the chapters was written by Mark Driscoll– unsurprisingly, it was on swearing. I didn’t know anything about Mark Driscoll at the time, but I figured out quick that he was a pretty big fan of Martin Luther. As I’ve come to know more about Mark, that he sees himself as a “Martin Luther 2.0″ should surprise absolutely no one, and that comes across pretty clearly in this chapter. The first five pages are dedicated to Martin Luther’s marriage to Katherine von Bora, and Mark cannot even begin to contain his enthusi … [Read more...]


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