Quoting Quiverfull: No Personal Agency in Chosing Your Clothes?

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by Shoshanna Pearl Easling from No Greater Joy magazine - Prudent but not a PrudeEditor's note: This reads so sad on so many levels. The kids in the Pearl household had only used clothing four sizes too big? Based upon this I cannot ever see mother and daughter buying that perfect outfit for the special occasion together, or the joy that comes when you finally get that one piece of clothing you'd been longing for forever. There's nothing wrong with being thrifty or even buying second hand, but it sounds like all clothing choices for the Pearl children were practical only. And the claims of not being a prude? Has anyone ever seen a Pearl women in anything but a longish skirt and loose … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Misunderstanding ‘Patriarchy’?

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by Gabriel Hudelson of Thine is The Kingdom - Godzilla on PatriarchyEditor's note: This author is speaking on the HSLDA article published in August titled 'A Line in the Sand' and refuting some of it line by line. HSLDA wrote distancing itself from Doug Phillips, Bill Gothard and their definition of Patriarchy in an attempt to pretend to be different than Gothard and Phillips among other things. Is HSLDA being disingenuous or are they making real theological changes in how they view gender roles and submission of women? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Rules For Modesty?

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by Kate Schell from her blog kateschell.comEditor's note: Kate is not a quiverfull evangelical Christian but she is doing an interesting series on the whole Modesty movement in evangelical Christianity called 'Immodest Proposals' that is a great read for anyone in recovery from toxic modesty teachings in Christianity. Featuring the list of 'don'ts' from her site. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Adult Children Must Be Under Father Headship?

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by Vaughn Ohlman from True Love Doesn't Wait - Call a Eunuch a EunuchEditor's Note: This sums up what the patriarchy is all about, not what is genuinely best for either the family or the individual, but putting control over every aspect of the individual into the hands of the patriarchy.  Which is not a healthy dynamic and isn't even Biblical. What about the scripture that commands a man and a woman to leave their families and cleve only to each other when they marry? Patriarchy extrapolated out to an unhealthy degree.  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: So What’s The Different Again Between Christian And Muslim Men?

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by Bojidar Marinov as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism and cross posted from his blog Navigating History - Civilization & Self ControlEditor's note: In light of all the recent pearl clutching in the world of Evangelical Christianity about modesty and yoga pants Marinov's assertions about how self controlled Evangelical Christian men are seems like a ridiculous lie! How many times in our old lives in Fundigelicalism and Quiverfull were we told to never defraud a man by dressing immodestly? No difference at all from what Marinov is claiming about Islamic men. Bonus points for historical revision, racism and Islamaphobia as well.  … [Read more...]

Fundamentalist Approved Feminist Literature

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To Live I read constantly. It was a way to find out more about the world outside my parents home, and escape from the day in day out monotony, and other than our family movie nights, some of my only entertainment. Some books that I read, were not approved. I speed-read them without my parents knowledge in the library (The Princess Diaries Series, Star Wars Sci-Fi) and later when I had access to book stores bought them and hid them in the cabinet that was mine (Leon Uris and Chiam Potok). Sometimes unapproved books made their way into our house from grandparents downsizing (Readers Digest collections) or a large box of classics a distant … [Read more...]

“Zimzum of Love” Review: 1-43, “Responsive”

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Honestly, I’m still not really clear on the zimzum part of this book. Rob and Kristen seem to have connected with the metaphor strongly, but I’m not finding in it everything they did. I’m not sure how Rob was introduced to the concept, since what I can find has it appearing in Life of Pi and Kaballah, and Rob says it comes from “the rabbinic tradition.” I know I have Jewish readers, so if you could help me out with where this term comes from that would be spectacular. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Marriage is the Best Context For Human Development?

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by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Marriage is God's Finishing SchoolEditor's note: While I think it's a given that marriage does force you to mature and develop in ways you might not have as a single person it's unlikely that Michael Pearl and most everyone else have ideas even in the same wheelhouse about marriage. Your thoughts? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Working Outside of the Home is Forfeiting Femininity?

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by Lady Lydia in her blog Home Living - Should Christian Ask Their Wives To Go To Work?Editor's note: Another Christian lady that seems to think that the standards practiced in the time of Queen Victoria still apply in today's modern world over a hundred years later. … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Dressing So Men Will Notice?

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by Dianne E. Anderson - What Christian Men Don't Understand About BoobsEditor's note: Dianne has a book coming out in little more than a week about the whole Purity Culture - Rape Culture theology endemic to Evangelical Christianity. The book is titled 'Damaged Goods: New Perspectives on Christian Purity' and it is available for preorder now on Anderson's website. … [Read more...]


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