Cloistered Fruit (Not) An Open Letter to the Pearls

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating The DragonsSo, a friend of mine sent me this post by Michael and Debi Pearl the other day. I encourage you to go read it, just so that you have some context for the following rant and can follow along. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Clumsy and Unfeeling?

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by Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy in "Cloistered Fruit" To most young brides the husband appears clumsy and unfeeling. But as the wife continues to obey and reverence her young husband, … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Debi Pearl and the Sex-Obsessed Babysitter

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by Libby Anne cross-posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 65-67Debi starts with a letter from a reader. Dear Pearls, … [Read more...]

New Duggar Book Delayed

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According to the unofficial Duggar Family blog the new book written by the Duggar daughters, "Growing Up Duggar",  has had it's release date pushed back until next year. Here's what they said.3rd Duggar Book...Coming in 2014 … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Real Men Marry?

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Vaughn Ohlman of Persevero News in "Real Men Marry"Vaughn has been busy making new friends lately with his charm and wit over on Free Thought Blogs "Butterflies and Wheels"Here's his entire thoughts on men marrying. … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Else God Will Drive You Mad (Literally)

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 59-63Having threatened her readers with all manner of “cruel” consequences for not following God’s marriage plan with its emphasis on wifely submission, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: If I Love My Husband?

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by Nancy Campbell at Above Rubies IF I LOVE MY HUSBAND--REVISED COPY (Thank you for all your contributions. I added them to mine so you now have a fuller list. … [Read more...]

“Defrauding” or How Men Can Keep Women From Stumbling!

by Hopewell - crossposted from her blog Hopewell Takes On LIFE! sourceThanks to TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" America has discovered Bill Gothard's idea of  "defrauding" or making men "stumble." How does this happen? If you watch the show you know it's because someone forgot to call out the code word "Nike" to warn the men and boys to avert their eyes. Without the warning they could see a women immodestly dressed and be led to think unholy or impure thoughts--hence they will "stumble" in their walk with God and be "defrauded." … [Read more...]

Bill Gothard has negatively affected my life: Part 2

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by Shadow SpringMy twin sister flopped down on her bed, a dreamy look on her face. She was clutching a beautiful down parka to her chest, hugging it like a teddy bear. I sat tentatively on the edge of the bed, swinging my feet that were snugly encased in my new leather boots … [Read more...]

Bill Gothard has negatively affected my life…Part 1

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by Shadow SpringI started this blog to have a space to write about how patriarchal fundamentalist thought had affected my marriage and resulted in disaster on many levels. The truth is that patriarchal fundamentalist thought had already wreaked havoc on my life before I even met my husband, … [Read more...]


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