Voices of Sister-Moms: “Barren” – Samantha’s Story

by Heather Doney cross posted on her blog Becoming WorldlyToday’s post is by Samantha Field from Defeating the Dragons, where she blogs about her experiences with and life after Christian patriarchy and fundamentalism. Samantha is guest-posting as part of the “Voices of Sister-Moms” series here on Becoming Worldly. … [Read more...]

Answering Vaughn Ohlman

by Calulu cross posted from her blog Seeking The Light(Writer's Note: If I come across as snarky and insulting in parts I do apologize to you, gentle reader. It was oh so hard to reign in my desire to go into full sarcasm mode to reply to Vaughn.)Yesterday I posted at NLQ about Vaughn Ohlman's new blog True Love Doesn't Wait. … [Read more...]

Fascinating Womanhood Review: Understanding and Accepting Men

by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons One thing I will say for Helen’s writing: she is organized. The book is split into two primary halves based on Angelic and Human qualities, and each quality is broken down into parts in order to be explained efficiently. The Angelic quality “Understands Men” is introduced by chapter three, “Accept Him.” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Practicing For Divorce?

by Vaughn Ohlman of Persevero News - Practice For DivorceOur modern society… including the church, has implemented forms of getting married that are, literally, practice for divorce. Oh, they don’t go by that name, but they follow that pattern, they implement those principles. … [Read more...]

Voices of Sister-Moms: Maia & Electra – A Tale of Two Sisters

From the new series on Heather Doney's blog Becoming Worldly - Voices of Sister-Moms“Maia” and “Electra” are the pseudonyms chosen by the authors, two sisters raised in a Quiverfull family, as part of the “Voices of Sister-Moms” series here on Becoming Worldly. … [Read more...]

Fascinating Womanhood Review: The Ideal Woman

by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating The DragonsThis chapter is titled “The Ideal Woman: From a Man’s Point of View,” making sure, in case we forgot, that women’s lives need to revolve around men, and there’s also plenty of “if you don’t do what I tell you to, your husband will never love you” to go around. This is the chapter where she explains two terms that Helen will be using throughout the book: “angelic qualities,” and “human qualities.” There’s even an amazing little diagram at the end of the chapter: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What is a Christian Homemaker?

by Jennifer from her blog The Focused Homemaker In our feministic culture we may not know what a homemaker truly is and what she truly does.  Have you recently quit your job to become a full-time homemaker?  Maybe you’ve recently married or just had your first child and won’t be returning to college.  In any case, my desire today is to encourage homemakers, new and “old-pro” alike. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Let’s All Have More Babies!

by Vaughn Ohlman of Persevero News in Demographic Death Demographic Death. The death of a society or group due to a lack of birth, or an abundance of death. Not a literal killing of everyone, or a complete cessation of births, but that point, mathmatically, where a society tips over into oblivion. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What Boys Like?

by Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin of Visionary Daughters - Brothers and Sisters in Christ: How to Think About Young Men A number of young women have asked us about relationships with young men. They want to know how a young woman should interact with those of the opposite sex, or should she at all? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Is Racism Driving the QF Movement?

by Nancy and Colin Campbell from a transcript from an Australian television show called A Woman's PlaceMike Munro is the narratorMike Munro: This church teaches that true happiness can only be achieved if women obey their men. … [Read more...]