Raised Quiverfull: A Gendered Childhood Part 2

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by Libby AnneRaised Quiverfull Introduction — A Gendered ChildhoodQuestion 3: In what ways were boys and girls in your family expected to dress or act differently from each other? Were there certain things it was appropriate for girls to do but not boys, and vice versa?Joe:Not really.  If we were … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Adulterer Always?

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QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers … [Read more...]

Characters

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by MariDonald Miller, in “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” says that when you write a story, even though you hold the pen, the character does what it wants.It’s true.I once wrote a story for a fiction workshop about … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: How to Answer the Guys That Don’t Want Courtship?

QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers … [Read more...]

The Incredible Helplessness of Men: Lust Edition, Epilogue

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by Sierra Following up my last post about the John Edwards and Rielle Hunter affair, have a look at some of the comments on the article I cited. Gross. Her skin is pasty, not attractive, especially when paired with a white bathing suit. … [Read more...]

The Incredible Helplessness of Men: Lust Edition

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by Sierra(Editorial note: I went into Sierra's blog to get a few of her The Sexuality Project posts to reblog here at NLQ and ran across this. While the Edwards-Hunter scandal is now old news the lie accepted by the world and patriarchy that men cannot control their sexual selves needs to be exposed. The deeper truth is that this is another one of those lies patriarchy … [Read more...]

Laughter Is Good Medicine: Women’s Bodies

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Laughter Is Good Medicine is a new feature at NLQ where things humorous pertaining to our journeys out of harmful theologies and situations will be posted as we stumble across them. Humor has a wonderful ability to show the absurdity of life and engage the minds of people. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Parents Choosing Spouses For Adult Children?

QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the … [Read more...]

A Fundamentalist Christian Paradox? “Love is an Action, Not a Feeling” vs. “Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin”

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by SierraA comment on Libby Anne’s blog recently got me thinking about love, and what it means to fundamentalist Christians. The comment went like this: You’re forgetting that love has nothing to do with our actions, it’s a feeling that can be arbitrarily asserted to make anything okay. The problem is, that’s the opposite … [Read more...]

Rethinking Birth Control & Abortion

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by CaluluA few days ago our Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network member Libby Anne of Love, Joy, Feminism wrote a compelling post called 'How I Lost Faith in the "Pro Life" Movement'. She laid out how she'd gone from a staunch member of the Pro Life movement to a Progressive Pro Choice position over the years. The evidence she presents shows that increased access to birth control reduces the abortion rates. Banning abortion doesn't do any good towards reducing the number of abortions either.I can see that. In my Quiverfull years I was a crisis phone line volunteer for a pro life clinic.  I saw statistics that indicated that abortion numbers actually fell during the years it's been … [Read more...]


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