Quoting Quiverfull: No Personal Agency in Chosing Your Clothes?

by Shoshanna Pearl Easling from No Greater Joy magazine - Prudent but not a PrudeEditor's note: This reads so sad on so many levels. The kids in the Pearl household had only used clothing four sizes too big? Based upon this I cannot ever see mother and daughter buying that perfect outfit for the special occasion together, or the joy that comes when you finally get that one piece of clothing you'd been longing for forever. There's nothing wrong with being thrifty or even buying second hand, but it sounds like all clothing choices for the Pearl children were practical only. And the claims of not being a prude? Has anyone ever seen a Pearl women in anything but a longish skirt and loose … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Buy Used and Save the Difference?

by the Duggar girls, Jill, Jana, Jessa and Jinger Duggar in their book "Growing Up Duggar" page 17 Very interesting in light of the preparations for Jill's recent wedding.  And since our favorite shopping style is frugality, our favorite places to shop are thrift and consignment stores. If you shop there enough (and we go fairly often!) you can find great clothes at great prices. … [Read more...]

From Thrift Shops to Trendy Boutiques: Jill Duggar’s Wedding Dress Search

by Suzanne Titkemeyer or "How The Duggars Have Changed Very Dramatically Since Fame"Remember all those times when the Duggars said 'why pay retail when you can buy used and save the difference' and poor Anna sewing her wedding dress and all the dresses of the attendants for her wedding and all the tales of fashionable thrift shop finds that the girls always clothe themselves in? It seems that has now been abandoned. Apparently saving money is much less high a priority. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Why is it Always Extremes? Where’s the ‘Middle Ground’ in Patriarchy?

by Russell D. Moore as posted at Ladies Against Feminism and Moore to the Point - What I've Learned in Twenty Years of Marriage.Russell actually makes some decent points about marriage in this piece. But he also illustrates the black and white thinking of many in the Evangelical church. I knew on our first date that I loved her and wanted to spend my life with her. But many told us, “Wait until you can afford it before you get married.” It’s true. We had … [Read more...]

How I Was Almost Rescued from Abuse

by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of ThemA few months I wrote a post called Navigating the Justice System Part 1: Alone at 9 Years Old. This post is the story of what it was like for me to experience a Children's Aid investigation and a court case, from my perspective as a child. It skips pretty quickly over what the social workers were like and what they did, and I didn't talk very much about the involvement of other agencies and groups. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Who’s Afraid of a Few Women & Trolls While Supporting Duck Dynasty?

By Kevin Swanson of Generations Radio - The Most Famous Family Economy in AmericaPhil Robertson stepped in the deep doodoo, when he took on the holiest of holies, the sacredest of the sacred cows of the apostate, w.a.s.p.y world .. . homosexuality.  Welcome to our club, Phil.  The metro-sexual meets the “bitter clingers,” and the explosions are interesting to watch. But what we really like about Phil and the Ducks are the family relationships, the generational continuity, and the family economy. There is something that will remain of the old order.  There is something healthy still hanging around in this country and other countries around the globe.  Healthy Family Economies! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Loves Having Cameras Around?

Michelle Duggar from Radar Online - Michelle Duggar's Trials and Tribulations Win Her an Award: #5 Most Fascinating Person in Arkansas “The fact that there’s 19 children that God has blessed us with is unique, very unique,” Michelle said in the award video posted on the Duggar family blog.While she refused to say if she was expecting another child, Michelle said that she loves having cameras film their lives.“We have enjoyed getting to open up our home and our life to share with those around the world.” … [Read more...]

Happy New Year! – Open Thread

by Suzanne Calulu cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapeFor the last few weeks I've been waiting with baited breath for CBN's Pat Robertson to make his yearly announcement claiming that God told him what to expect in the coming year. Pat's obviously falling down on the job since he's been largely silent on 2014. Or perhaps his handlers are realizing how insane he's started to sound in the last few years.Let us revisit what he said in December 2012 in regards to 2013's happenings.... … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Feminism Killed the Family?

by Phyllis Schlafly from WND and Ladies Against Feminism - Who killed the American Family? A combination of forces abolished the American family as we knew it. The many factors include changes in the law such as unilateral divorce, court decisions especially abuses by the family courts, the culture, curricula and customs from elementary grades through college, taxpayer financial incentives for illegitimacy, and pronouncements of self-appointed experts who think they know how to manage … [Read more...]

Eighty Four

by Mari cross posted from her blog Mari's MusesI’ve been reading a book called Angel Sister. The main family in the story consisted of a husband and wife who were children of men who wanted to control and micromanage them. Their fathers let them know what they were expected to do (beginning with not marrying each other), and when they — as adults — “defied” their fathers, their fathers told them that they were ungrateful and rebellious, and then they told everybody else the same thing. … [Read more...]


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