Quoting Quiverfull: Friendships Like Water?

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Darlene Schacht at Time-Warp Wife - April 17, 2013 Nothing holds the power to negatively influence our faith more than the people we are close to. Friends can lift you up, while others drag you down faster than you ever thought possible. But when … [Read more...]

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Beyonce in the Hands of Jesus Freaks

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by The Crunk Feminist Collective(Editor's note: Cross-posted from the CFC site.  Posting it here because it brings up another dangerous theme in Patriarchal Christianity - racism.  Some of the other Patheos bloggers called out their commenters and others on this subtle and not-so-subtle racism that seems to be flourishing in the Fundamentalists, Evangelicals and other forms of Patriarchal faith. Regardless if … [Read more...]

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Two Simple Statements

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by SamanthaBy the time I was a sophomore at an extremely conservative Christian college, I had gone through twelve years at an IFB church and been manipulated and bullied by quiverful and patriarchal teachings. My family had been excommunicated from the church, and friends I had … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Trusting in Wisdom?

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by Nancy Campbell at Above Rubies "Whose Wisdom Do We Trust?" - February 6, 2013 I was inspired recently by reading again Psalm 104:24, ""O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in WISDOM hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches."There are endless numbers of scientific books which tell us of the intricate wonders of God's creatures. We could go on and on, but what about the zebras? Did you know that no zebra has two stripes exactly alike? Everyone is different. … [Read more...]

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Discovering Sex and Confronting “What Do Women Want?”

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 by Becoming WorldlyI have heard the question of “what do women want?” posed as a philosophical consideration, as more of an existential crisis or emergency question, and as just a plain old whiny complaint. For years I was confused by it but today I have an answer, a real answer for anyone who is still asking, who still doesn’t know. First I want to tell you how … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Protective Culture?

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by Geoffrey Botkin "The Reasons of Optimism, Part 5" of the Western Conservatory of the Arts & Sciences and Vision Forum - December 22, 2012 What this man understood was that women are impressed by real men who are going about doing what men were created … [Read more...]

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A Clever Boy

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by Jeffrey Witthauer An atheist page asked those of us who were formerly religious to share our stories. This is what I wrote up. I was raised in a cult. I do not use that word lightly. The sign outside the church said "Baptist", but we were not part of any Baptist convocation. We were a fanatically fundamentalist sect, and I could count on one hand the number … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Paying Debts?

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"Don't Pay This Debt" by Nancy Campbell at Above Rubies -  Thursday January 31, 2013 Don't you hate being in debt? There are always so many bills to pay and you are scrounging from here and there to pay them.I've got some good news for you. There is … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Birth Contol & Hitler (Again!)

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Kevin Swanson of Generations With Vision interviewing Christian filmmaker Kevin Peeples about his new movie "Birth Control: How Did We Get Here?" Peeples: It starts with men and women fighting and not being happy with the role that God put them in that he laid out in … [Read more...]

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Gender Roles and Responsibility – Part 2

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by Kristen RosserIn Part 1 I said, “Ultimately, we are all responsible for ourselves and our own actions.”  This means we cannot be ultimately responsible for anyone but ourselves.  Even with our children, our goal is to teach them self-responsibility so that they can become full adults.  Responsibility for ourselves is foundational to … [Read more...]

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