Quoting Quiverfull: Ready For Courtship?

by Michelle Duggar during TLC's "19 Kids & Counting" & at ParentablesQuestion from a "19 Kids and Counting" fan on Facebook: How do you decide when one of the children is ready for courtship? In my home, we like to think very carefully about courtship and getting to know potential husbands and wives. Why would you consider really getting to know someone closely if you didn’t think that there would be a potential for marriage? A person really needs to ask themselves, are they at the point in their life where they are ready for marriage? If they are, they need to be careful in how they handle this whole idea of getting to know someone because the emotions and the hormones that are … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Work With Men as Equals?

by Bill Gothard of ATI/Vision Forum (If not personally written by Bill he has approved the message)  "While unmarried women may have more flexibility in applying the principle that women were created for a domestic calling, it is not the ordinary and fitting role of women to work alongside men as their functional equals in public spheres of dominion … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Affection?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Where is Your Affection? We cannot effectively build a family for God's glory if our heart is not in it. Many times our heart and mind is in other places and projects rather than our home. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Betrothal Contracts?

by Vaughn Ohlman from True Love Doesn't Wait - The Betrothal of Joshua and LauraCongratulations to Joshua and Laura on their upcoming nuptialsIt is with great joy in the mighty blessing of the Lord that we, the undersigned, in obedience to God do Covenant or Witness thereto that: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Benefits of Having Older Children?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson of Are They All Yours? - The Benefits and Pitfalls of SchedulingHaving older children is a great asset for many reasons:They help set a pattern: When you have two parents and four older children all following a consistent schedule, the younger ones simply fall in line themselves, assuming it's just the way things are. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Recipe For Misery?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubes - How to be Perfectly Miserable(Editor's note: This is a continued theme from yesterday's Quoting Quiverfull) Further thoughts on my post below:HOW TO BE PERFECTLY MISERABLE (This recipe is guaranteed infallible).Think about yourself, Talk about yourself, Use "I" as often as possible, Mirror yourself continually in the opinion of others, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Taking Care of Your Needs Causes Misery?

by Nancy Campbell at Above Rubies -  Miserable or Happy? We are constantly bombarded in society today that we must take time for ourselves. Mothers are encouraged to take time for self-pampering. Does this make them happy? Unfortunately, no. I find that women who are so concerned about having time for themselves are usually more miserable than those who forget about themselves in the joy of serving their family. … [Read more...]

Fascinating Womanhood Review: Perfect Follower

by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons When I first started this series, I mentioned how Helen had the unpleasant habit of appearing to be quite supportive. In many places, she tells women that they need to be bold, strong– she even uses the word assertive at times. However, I also mentioned how whenever she says something that seems forward thinking, she always undoes it in the surrounding texts. In this way, she’s a bit like Lucy and the football. She tells you that it is perfectly alright to expect your husband to listen to you, or to not be abused, but then she does complete about-face in everything else she says. … [Read more...]

“Be a Man” – Christianity and Gender Mystiques

by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsA "mystique" is defined by TheFreeDictionary.com as "An aura of heightened value, interest, or meaning surrounding something, arising from attitudes and beliefs that impute special power or mystery to it." A "gender mystique," therefore, is an idealized concept of what it means to be a man or a woman, such that rather than simply describing one's physical sex, there is a specialized/romanticized state of gender identity which a man or a woman should strive to attain in order to be a "real" man or woman. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Well-Behaved Women?

From The Prairie Muffin Manifesto The women who will have the greatest impact on the world, those who will have the greatest influence on history, are those "well-behaved" women who faithfully serve God in their daily lives, seeking His approval rather than the world's admiration. Prairie Muffins know that while engaging in the kingdom-building work in their homes of loving, training and disciplining their children, the world may not express its approval, but it will be turned upside down. … [Read more...]


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