Did You Know Spaghetti Straps Are Sinful?

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserWhen people think of Christian fundamentalism they most often think of the fundamentalism found in Evangelicalism and the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) church movement. However, as the following story will show, fundamentalism is alive and well in the Roman Catholic church.Melanie Pritchard, Founder of Vera Bella Catholic Girls’ Formation Program and the Executive Director of the Foundation for Life and Love, recently wrote an article about why she does not let her four-year old daughter wear spaghetti straps: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Fashion is a Religious Statement of Worldview?

by Kelly Reins from Ladies Against Feminism - Fashion Design, Intelligent DesignThe ladies of Ladies Against Feminism are giving the idea of clothing a great deal more meaning and power than the average person does.  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Did The Duggar Modesty-Scale Change?

If memory serves me correctly in the early days of the Duggar family television specials makeup was distinctly frowned up, but if the US Weekly article is anything to go by that has changed as well as many other things. Remember when Michelle and all the girls wore those loose sack-like jumpers with huge 'countenance-enhancing' collars? But then again, many Evangelical women I knew (including myself) once dressed like that. It was the uniform of the Good Christian Woman(tm) at one time.Below is a list of Duggar rules on dress from US Weekly Magazine Issue 1025 October 6, 2014 – The Duggars Rules of Romance … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Covering Your Rear?

by Roxy from Living From Glory to Glory - Women Wearing Pants Everywhere We can be so vain or more, focused on comfort that we can forget about dressing in a feminine way, where only a dress or a skirt, might be a better choice of clothing.Why is it that some ladies will not ever wear a skirt or dress?This is not a matter of legalism.But rather maybe a dress code!Years ago it was considered rude not to dress in proper way!Dinner, Dates, Holidays, CHURCH...Will we make a choice to help turn the tide; Wear a skirt or dress and say NO to pants for just the sake of, Keeping skirts and dresses the choice of clothing for ladies onlyAs it stands it is the only thing we … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Never Say No?

Another interesting piece from The Joy Filled Wife over at Lori Alexander's blog Always Learning - Never Defrauding Him SexuallyCurious how this dovetails with the internet pornography addiction and the emotional abuse her husband The Joy Filled Wife experienced - See her earlier posting about her husband's addiction and abuse. … [Read more...]

Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse, Submission: Modesty and Lust Part 9

by SJ Reidhead cross posted from her blog The Pink FlamingoThis is (I promise) the last of the series on modesty, cowboys, and clothing.I was only planning one part to the piece on modesty and lust.  A funny thing happened along the way.  The letter I wrote, about the condemnation of fashion, and costume started it all.  Many thanks to Suzanne Calulu at No Longer Quivering for picking up the tawdry tale.  It’s also a way to get to use my favorite photo of Wyatt Earp.But – what truly sent me over the edge was the rant about cowboys. There are times when we end up in the right time and place in this world. As a Christian, I happen to think this is divine guidance. Let’s put it this … [Read more...]

Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse and Submission: Modesty and Lust Part 8

by SJ Reidhead cross posted from her blog The Pink FlamingoIt isn’t very often that I get to use my favorite things in a blog – the Wild West & Opera, but this time, I can. The images are of the greatest barihunk there ever was, and ever will be – Sherrill Milnes! Yes, you know me well. Submitted for your approval is a photo of Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Phoenix in 2012. There’s something about a barihunk in a cowboy hat!  This entire letter is in response to a piece posted on a blog, criticizing cowboys and American culture in general.  I gather we’re all going to hell because we’re individuals, don’t submit, and don’t dress like a modified Amish cult.MY RESPONSE:The only time I … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Modesty Was ‘God’s Idea’?

by Tony Reinke in John Piper's blog Desiring God - Is Feminine Modesty About Sex?Men and women serve each other here. A godly Christian man refuses to treat women as objects of lust, humanizes them, and shows respect to his sisters in Christ as fellow heirs (Romans 8:17). A Christian woman, modestly dressed, serves her brothers in Christ, honors her husband (1 Peter 3:1–6), and removes an unnecessary obstruction from her testimony of personal godliness in society and the church (1 Timothy 2:8–15). Whether or not men are also called to a standard of modesty in fashion is a relatively new conversation in the church, and one we need to think through together in the future. But what we do kn … [Read more...]

Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse and Submission: Modesty and Lust Part 6

by SJ Reidhead cross posted from her blog The Pink FlamingoNOTE:  For more information on fashion during the Biblical era, The Far Right’s Manly, Sexy Jesus.  For a history of the period, in perspective:  Part I: Jerry Boykin’s Homo-Erotic Tribute to Manly Men also has a brief fashion history of the Jewish people.   Part II: Jerry Boykin’s Homo-Erotic Tribute to Manly Men contains a short history of bathing and cleanliness of the ancient Hebrews. Part III: Jerry Boykin’s Homo-Erotic Tribute to Manly Men is about soap, water, deodorant, and the basics of the ancient bath in relationship to the Judeans during the time of Christ. … [Read more...]

Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse, & Submission: Modesty and Lust Part 5

by SJ Reidhead cross posted from her blog The Pink FlamingoI’m not a strong advocate for sex outside of marriage.  I am certainly no advocate for adultery, which I think is wrong.  It’s one of the Ten Big Ones, as in Thou Shalt Not.  But, fornication, which is sex between individuals who are not married either to one another, or anyone else, is not considered a major sin.  I do think, though, it is an invitation to complicate one’s life.  That’s why I avoid the subject, and the process.  It’s complicated, complicating, and just tends to get in the way of life.  Maybe that’s a cop-out, but I have enough problems right now.  I don’t need to deal with the emotional ups and downs of an involv … [Read more...]


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