Quoting Quiverfull: Bragging About Messy Homes?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Bragging About Messy HomesEditor's note: Has someone been openly bragging about having a messy home? I've not seen that anywhere. Show me where this is, Lori, or shut up about it. What I have seen is women agonizing over being pulled too many directions at once, leading them to leave things undone and feeling guilty about it. Lori makes a lot of demands about clean homes for someone that had paid help. … [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...]

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: 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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Does This Sound Like a Proverbs 31 Woman?

by Lori Alexander of The Transformed Wife - She Does Him Good and Not Evil: 31:12Editor's note: Lori's extrapolating out her own thoughts again and trying to make them 'Biblical'. While some of these are what a good wife will do regardless of what religion, if any, they practice she's really stretching hard on many of them. Example: Lori claims you stay home and keep the house immaculate unlike the words in Proverbs 31 indicating that the lady of the house had servants to do those things while she was about her business. What do you think is the most toxic bit here? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Godly Homes Have Everything In Its Place?

by Patty of Glorious Within Her - 3 Ways to Reflect God's Nature in Our HomesEditor's note: I'm always amazed when I see the lengths of Biblical justification that the Quiverfull and Evangelical Mommy Bloggers will go to in order to make their own personal preferences 'Godly'. At least she's not trying to say sloppy housekeepers should go to jail, like Lori Alexander approves of. … [Read more...]

Humor: Cooking With the Duggars

Some brave soul decided to try to cook some of the Duggar family's favorite recipes from their website and books and posted the results for everyone to enjoy at Cafe Moms The Stir. The results are hilarious! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Working Women Eat More Fast Food?

by Lori Alexander of Always Learning - Career Women Lead to Wasteful LivingEditor's note: By whose standards are working women leading wasteful lives? Quite the contrary, women in the workforce are doing some very important things. There are women doctors, lawyers and in all segments of the working world making things just a little bit better for everyone, including easing the onus financial burden placed on the under educated husbands in evangelical Christianity. Some women aren't  gifted in the areas of hearth and home and that's perfectly fine. Not everyone needs to stay home to find fulfillment and do themselves and their families a disservice when forced into a role they are … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Be a Healer But Don’t Use Modern Medicine?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - You Are a HealerEditor's note: So it's not enough in Nancy's world to homeschool your children, grow a large garden, cook from scratch, keep an immaculate home, and have no negative thoughts and words, now you must also try to heal everyone around you and without much reliance on modern medicine? Nope, Nancy, there are things that are best left to doctors, like antibiotics when you have a serious infection, or insulin injections and monitoring your blood sugar. Nancy might want to note that giving others medical advice is illegal in some areas. … [Read more...]