Quoting Quiverfull: Risking What?

by Gary Knapp on the Joe Bayly Blog - February 15, 2013 I must confess that I am a little confused... For years in the abortion debate we have been told that abortion must be available to protect the life of the pregnant woman. It would seem that staying alive has been very important to our women to the degree that if a baby … [Read more...]

We are not the enemies of our best selves

by SierraI’ve spent the past few years very plugged in to social justice media. When I get my news, for good or ill, it’s about the progress or regress of the social issues I care about. The rest of the time, I don’t pay attention. Issues that don’t elicit an intellectual or emotional response in me don’t rise to the surface, because they don’t show up on the blogs I read or the … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Better Preperation For The ‘Real World’?

Mary Pride in Homeschooling World "Getting Started in Homeschooling" -undated Better Preparation for the Real World. Modern schools only seem normal to us because we have been brought up from birth to accept them. Actually, they are highly unnatural environments. Where else … [Read more...]

Shedding The Burqa: Part 1

by Cindy FosterIt would be the last sermon we would ever endure as members of the Baptist Taliban.We hadn’t planned for it to be, even though by that time, we were painfully aware that our leaving was inevitable. It was just a matter of how and when. My husband already … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Not Wanting Children?

Lori Alexander from the blog Always Learning - February 4, 2013 She is young and happy in love.  She loves her job.  If she is unhappy at home, she becomes happy when she goes to work.  Having children frightens her.  She will have to give up … [Read more...]

A Look At Westboro Baptist From A Native Topekan

Jezebel.com posted an article about former Westboro Baptist member Lauren Drain posing for a NoH8 photography taken by Adam Houska. What was more interesting than Drain's story of life in a cult was one of the comments listed below the article, telling of what living in Topeka, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Polygamy & Christianity?

RedLegBen on his wife's blog Sarah's Daughter - January 17, 2013 Men value loyalty. If a wife is loyal, a man will put up with a lot of crap. I have seen men put up with women putting on weight that equals the newer economy cars but remain with their wife because they are loyal.  If feminism were reversed, women would be demanded to provide sex to their ex … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Friendships Like Water?

Darlene Schacht at Time-Warp Wife - April 17, 2013 Nothing holds the power to negatively influence our faith more than the people we are close to. Friends can lift you up, while others drag you down faster than you ever thought possible. But when … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Give To Receive?

Kelly Crawford from Generation Cedar - February 7, 2013 I have lived through turbulent economic crises, we have been the scorn of those wondering why we would be so “irresponsible” to have children on such a tight budget, we have been to the desperate … [Read more...]

Two Simple Statements

by SamanthaBy the time I was a sophomore at an extremely conservative Christian college, I had gone through twelve years at an IFB church and been manipulated and bullied by quiverful and patriarchal teachings. My family had been excommunicated from the church, and friends I had … [Read more...]