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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Learning Chores More Important Than Education?

by Mary Pride from Homeschool World - The Joy of ChoresEditor's note: Mary starts off her article with the story of what sounds to me more like the typical homeschooling families I knew, with mom bemoaning to dad that just doing the household chores with the children took up the entire day and she never got around to academic teaching. While making sure your child knows how to cook a simple meal, do their own laundry and sew on a button before they leave your home that does not give one a pass on academic subjects. It's not more important. Some of us manage to teach those skills while we work and our children go to school outside of the home. This shouldn't be so hard as she wants to … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Must Vote Same as Their Husbands?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Why Does Disobeying Our Husbands Blaspheme the Word of God?Editor's note: 'Political'? This is something that Lori is digging out of very old commentaries that is not once mentioned in Titus. Pulling things out of her derrierre again just to support her toxic ideas. Vote however you like. There's no rule anywhere in the Bible that forbids it or says that you even have to tell your spouse, or anyone else, how you voted. This more more of her nitpicking that ignores the large scope of the gospel and the words of Jesus. … [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: Women Always Weaker?

by members of Lori Alexander's Facebook page as quoted on The Transformed Wife - Why Do Women Despise Being the Weaker Vessel?Editor's note: This is a sad pile of rationalizations for being stay at home moms. Notice not one of them says that they do it because it's what they want to do, or that it makes them happy. Feminism is not so that every women is forced to work outside of the home, it is so that every woman has the option to do that which makes her feel fulfilled in her life. Quiverfull and Lori want to see everyone stripped of any options. … [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...]

Crimson (Butt) and Clover

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Every Breaking WaveThis could also have been titled "How I Got Spanked For Dancing to a Tommy James and the Shondells Song"One of the few benefits of having been sidelined with my various ailments lately as I've been able to indulge in one of my past times in a huge way. I am a voracious reader. I love books and my Kindle is always loaded with a crazy variety of reads, from biographies to history to straight up fiction to things from university presses. … [Read more...]

Bonding and Bondage in Abusive Relationships

by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch the ShepherdIn case you're wondering why you can't "just get over it" from a painfully abusive or damaging or destructive relationship: Trauma bonding makes any relationship harder to end, harder to heal, harder to find freedom from through forgiveness, than the loss of a true love. The neural pathways burned into a brain in trauma bonding are laid down in powerful fear/anxiety hormonal rushes leaving even comparatively good memories with the person colored with the stains of those traumatic events. The loss of anyone we have loved -- whether they have treated us very well indeed or in a deplorable manner -- is something that will heal … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sex Gives You Cooties?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Flee FornicationEditor's note: Has anyone ever heard of picking up non-STD infections from lots of sex with others? News to me. Plus the whole 'Why by the cow when you can get the milk for free' is one of the most insulting cliches that reduces women to sex objects/animals. Also, is rampant fornication more of a problem in the church than out in the real world? The way that Vaughn Ohlman, Steven Anderson and others carry on about the subject makes you think that the Quiverfull world is one short step away from a Roman orgy scene out of Caligula. Circle, circle, dot, dot, dot I'm glad I got my cootie shot. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Being Like a Man Greatest Sin of a Woman?

by John MacArthur from Grace to You - Head Coverings For WomenEditor's note: So it seems that the idea of doing anything like a man if you are a woman is automatically considered rebellion against God. I guess that explains why men with fragile masculinity like Tim Bayly lose their minds when women fight in the UFC or try to have combat positions in the military - it's just the CPM version of the Little Rascals 'He-Man Woman Haters Club'. Hair and clothing are such personal matters than only the person with the hair or making the clothing decisions should have say over what their choices are. … [Read more...]