Preparing To Be A Help Meet – Part Two: Cinderella

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideWe get to meet "Cinderella" whose name is actually Leah. Cinderella: story five by David and Leah SpinaWho should I date and marry? Are my standards too high? Is God really in control? Will I ever get married?My husband and I wish we could sit down with each of you over a cup of coffee, look you straight in the eye and answer those questions with zeal! … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 1 – Pie in the Sky

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAfter the last chapter, a girl might be thinking about using electronic communication - get to know a guy without worrying about accidentally dragging his sexual feeling into the picture.WRONG!The real name of this chapter should be "INTERWEBS IS EVIL!" … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Is Porn a Marriage Deal-Breaker?

by John Piper from Scott Brown Online - Is My Boyfriend's Porn a Marriage Deal-Breaker?Does Piper have a point or is he totally out there making wrong assumptions? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: UnMarried – The Movie?

by Vaughn Ohlman from his blog True Love Doesn't Wait - UnMarried: The Review A Fantastic Movie; With A Fundamental FlawI'm not going to post the review in its entirely but you'll notice that this film carries the Kevin Swanson seal of approval and Von thinks everyone needs to see it lest our entire bedrock foundation of society (marriage) crumble. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 1 – Ellie’s Love Story

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideThe name of this chapter is "the Italian Prince". Since I find Debi's marginalization of women annoying, I'm going to refer to this chapter as Ellie's love story. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Marry Your Rapist Unless Your Father Says No?

by Vaughn Ohlman from his blog True Love Doesn't Wait - Deal BreakersThis posting involves the reasons that fathers really shouldn't be refusing various courtship/betrothal suitors. The bit we're quoting below I've heard various pastors describe mostly as a rape situation (like in Deuteronomy 22:28-29), though a few has said it speaks of a man seducing a young woman. Like everything in the Old Testament it seems to be open to interpretation.  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Early Marriage Best For Christians?

by Justin Deeter from Ladies Against Feminism and JustinDeeter.comInterestingly enough, while Mr. Deeter makes a few good points on why he believes Christians should marry young he does eventually move on to Von Ohlman's reason for marrying young: keeping you from falling in/on someone you're not married to's vagina/penis. It really does always boil down to sex with the patriarchy crowd.  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 – Dancing With the Devil

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - When the Worst HappensTeenagers Fourteen to Eighteen Years Old - All guilt and hormones, oh my! … [Read more...]

Singleness in Evangelicalism

by Samantha Field from her blog Defeating the Dragons There was one day in graduate school when I got home from work, went on a very long walk, then I hid in my room, cried, and ate Sam’s Choice vanilla ice cream while I watched Sense and Sensibility. I’m not exactly sure why I felt the need to do that on that day, but the feeling of just being done with singlehood got a little overwhelming. I was lonely, and I just wanted it to be over with. I wanted to be in a relationship. I wanted to be happy. I was only twenty-four years old. Up until that point, I’d had marriage pushed on me pretty heavily– if you’ve been a Christian in America for any length of time, you’ve probably experienced that … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Marriage is More Important Than College or Discovering Who You Are?

by Kelly Crawford posted both at Ladies Against Feminism and her blog Generation Cedar - 5 Things People Think About Marriage and Growing Up That Are Wrong College and becoming who you want to be and discovering yourself and your career should be much more important than getting married and tying yourself down to a commitment when the discovery of yourself has not yet been found. College is a time for individuals to discover themselves and find their paths in life. Marriage would greatly inhibit this. You cannot grow with another person until you fully know yourself. I am doubtful that anyone ranging from the ages 18-23 has fully found themselves yet. (Comment left here on the blog.) … [Read more...]