Behind The Mask: Why We Join Patriarchy & Mask Our True Selves

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapeHave you ever asked yourself exactly how women get into fundamentalist-patriarchy Christianity and why they stay? What emotional payoff are they getting? What drives the desire to completely immerse oneself into a system that devalues you as a human? Giving up all autonomy for the sake of male rule? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No One Else Will Do?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - No One Else Will Do Dear mother, do not be lured away by the humanistic voices all around you, in the church and in the world. Listen to God's voice. Listen to your heart. You are needed for your children. No one else will ever love and care for your children like you do. No one else will ever be sensitive to their physical needs, and especially their innermost needs as you are. … [Read more...]

No Blurred Lines

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To LiveWe were picking up toys in the living room, and the radio switched to Robin Thicke’s song “blurred lines.” After a minute I walked over and changed the station, MS Action stopped her be-bopping and asked “Why’d you turn off that song mom? It’s good for dancing.” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Always Being Open?

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by Vaughn Ohlman from True Love Doesn't Wait, Really - Always Being OpenRecently I have had some discussions about  a doctrine often called full quiver. I am ‘full quiver’ and I believe the doctrine to be an integral part of marriage, to the extent we included it in our betrothal covenant for my oldest son and his wife. The statement I made, that caused quite a bit of discussion, was this: … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Having a Nervous Breakdown? Selfish Woman!

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 156—159“I’m About to Have a Nervous Breakdown.” That is how Debi titles this bit, which closes out her section teaching young women “to be sober.” This should be interesting, right? Well . . . as you might expect, she basically spends the whole time telling women that nervous breakdowns are their own damn fault for being so selfish and that they need to purpose to stop having them. Yay. As she often does, Debi starts with a letter, prefacing it with this: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Getting Busier Cures Depression?

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From No Greater Joy -When You Need a Miracle by Erin Harrison During those black years I felt it would never end. Maybe you didn’t bring into your marriage the baggage I did, and maybe your husband is a mean, lazy jerk or even a pervert, but pity, despair and bitterness will not set you free from your own state of nothingness, lack of productivity, wanting of challenge, or any real rewards. Do you know what I am talking about—working and never seeing the end … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: How Godly Is Your Name?

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From The Christian Post: Advice on Godly names from Jim Bob Duggar and Alan Robertson (Duck Dynasty) - How Godly Is Your Name "The Bible and God give a lot of significance to names, especially in the Old Testament days," Alan Robertson told The Christian Post in a statement on Friday. Robertson explained that "names could signify life change – like Jacob (Deceiver) to Israel (Struggles with God) and also described attitudes and character." … [Read more...]

The Ten Men

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by Vyckie Garrison of No Longer QuiveringI seriously need to stop reading the writings of contemporary Patriarchs ... I thought the Persevero News article that I posted earlier today which defends child abusers was bad (and it is!), but Vaughn Ohlman's latest is equally infuriating!! … [Read more...]

Emotion Control

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismMichael and Debi Pearl’s five children are now raising children of their own. Each says they are following the same methods their father laid out in To Train Up A Child, which he first published in 1994, and several of them have begun writing regularly for the No Greater Joy newsletter. As I read their articles, I often wonder whether they are adding their own spin to their father’s childrearing methods. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: A Watchdog?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - You Are A Watch Dog Mother, you are the guardian of your little flock. It's a 24/7 job! 1 Peter 5:8 tells us we must "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour." He wants to devour your children. He wants to get hold of their minds and infiltrate them with subtle deceptions against God and His truth. He wants to mar their spirits and take away their purity. He wants to destroy their souls. … [Read more...]


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