Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t ‘Pet’ Boys Because it is Cruel?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Being Chaste Before MarriageEditor's note: Today Lori is talking about a book published in 1946 and written by  John R. Rice titled "The Home: Courtship, Marriage and Children" The parts of this piece written by Lori are in regular text. The direct quotations from the book are in italics. I think this perfectly sums up neatly the hypocrisy of the theology of one Lori Alexander. Remember her book "The Power of the Transformed Wife" where she complained that the guys she dated in high school were always trying to cop a feel or make out with her and she was having none of that, yet here she claims no one instructed her that what she describes … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: What Does ‘True Modesty’ Mean?

This is a series we run every Thursday. The questions are things that people who may not know much about the Quiverfull movement or even Fundamentalist or Evangelical Christianity ask about the lifestyle. Examining some of the questions involving Quiverfull theology and life can only shine a light on the toxic nature of this lifestyle choice.Earlier in the week The Transformed Wife author Lori Alexander kicked off what I have started to refer to as 'Bikini Verklempting Season' - that time of year when Quiverfull female cultural enforcers flood the blogosphere with demands to police the choice of garments worn and modest levels of everyone else. Remember the mother that called out all of … [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: Yoga Pants Are a Nihilistic Threat?

by Lori Alexander of The Transformed Wife - Yoga Pants - A New Kind of Modern VanityEditor's note: Lori's favorite hobby horse - Yoga pants. A couple of things, while the author of the original article makes a few good points that sometimes people do dress too informally Lori makes it a giant leap to the sin of vanity. The author is not even going near the idea of the pants being some how indecently revealing and defrauding. Secondly, is dressing for comfort really a bad thing? Read the original article in the Washington Post (not the Washington Times as Lori claims). Notice that Lori also says that one of the problems with yoga pants is that they are 'classless', not as in saying they … [Read more...]

The Sin of Yoga Pants?

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapeEditor's note: Written in Oct. 2016 around the time of the launch of Lori Alexander's new book 'The Power of the Transformed Wife'This morning as I was preparing upcoming posts for No Longer Quivering I ended up using a quote from always unpleasant and constantly blaming in a shameful way Lori Alexander.If you don't know who Lori is consider yourself lucky. Lori was once affiliated with Ladies Against Feminism, although it's been a while since I've seen her finger prints on anything at their site. She used to have a blog called 'Always Learning' that truthfully should have been labeled 'Always Closed Minded … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Let Me Tell You How to Look?

by Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church - Your AppearanceEditor's note: Strangely enough Steve stays away from telling you to cover your bits and that skirts must touch your ankles, instead going right to ugliness, body modification and plastic surgery. That's pretty extreme and it's not like plastic surgery doesn't help correct legitimate conditions such as a deviated nose septum or having growths removed from your face. Anderson is right about one thing, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it is very subjective and personal. Interesting mentions in this piece about losing weight. One has to wonder if he is on his wife to lose weight considering how much she mentions … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Stop Making My 12 Year Old Stare?

by Matthew Jacobson from MatthewLJacobson.com - Modesty and What My 12 Year Old Son Has to do With How You Dressed TodayEditor's note: So typical that this guy makes it all about the wrong choices of everyone else instead of trying to teach his son not to stare, to take responsibility for where his eyes and thoughts roam. This type of thinking only continues to drive Rape Culture, treating women like objects to ejaculate to and men into little more than beasts unable to control their sex drives. Every woman in the world is not responsible for this kid's struggle with purity! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Stop Making My 12 Year Old Stare?

by Matthew Jacobson from MatthewLJacobson.com - Modesty and What My 12 Year Old Son Has to do With How You Dressed TodayEditor's note: Mr. Jacobson started off his essay bemoaning the 'I'll wear whatever I feel like' movement, that is obviously some sort of backlash against the slut-shaming of the purity crowd. It is prime bikini season right now, which means it's also prime Evangelical pearl-clutching and slut-shaming over clothing choices season. For once the Duggar family's idea of shouting 'Nike' so that all the boys will stare at their shoes instead of revealed female flesh feels about a million times healthier than this dad's ranting. A quick warning about his site, just going … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Idolatry and Modesty?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Making Idols Out Of IdolsEditor's note: Since it's bikini season and the quiverfull crowd is baying for the blood of any harlot not covering herself from knee to elbow many of the 'righteous' bloggers are upset. Personally I do think that many of the modesty crowd do make an idol out of being the most modest and feminine and stick out of a crowd in a way that draws much more attention to themselves. I thought the whole purpose of modest dress as described by Paul in the scriptures was as a way to blending in and not standing out. … [Read more...]

Anticipating Father’s Day

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Under Much Grace and used with permission.Originally posted at Under Much Grace May 2014Purity BallsA few days ago, I happened to see some new photos of fathers and daughters at purity balls by photographer David Magnusson from his book on the subject that will be available later this year. The portraits were featured on several online sites, but despite the “colorful” language of vulgarity in the commentary, this site shows more of the pictures in an easy-to-view format. Some of th look like the dads are getting ready to lead their girls off to the slaughter, or perhaps they were on … [Read more...]