CTBHHM: The Tale of the Purple Flowers PJ Girl

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Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 139—40Before getting to the purple flowers PJ girl, Debi throws in this bit: It doesn’t seem fair that the wife is expected to honor and obey her husband even though he has not earned the right; yet she must also earn the right to be loved. If she has to honor him regardless of how he acts, why shouldn’t he love her regardless of how she acts? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Homechurch Too?

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by Mary Pride from a New York Time's article about the Pride family & homeschooling - A Home-School Pioneer Looks to Its Future For example, right now Mrs. Pride, who lives with her husband and, at the moment, five of her children outside St. Louis, does not regularly attend any church, although they have regular “home church” on Sunday evenings. She offered many reasons none of her most recent churches had worked out. … [Read more...]

Mom’s Cycle Was on the Family Calender

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundI did not realize it was a homeschool thing. Or just a conservative thing. Or unique to some families.I thought almost every man er family tracked mom’s cycle, and all the daughter’s cycles too.Libby Anne recently wrote a post on Charting Your (Wife’s) Monthy Cycle. Here’s what she says: [Michael Pearl] recently advised young husbands to track their wives’ cycles so they would know in advance when their wives were … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: You Can’t Take Your Paycheck to Bed?

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by Suzanne Venker posted at Ladies Against Feminism and Fox News - Why women still need husbands Financial independence is a great thing, but you can’t take your paycheck to bed with you. And there’s nothing empowering about being beholden to an employer when what you really want is to have a baby. That’s dependency of a different sort.This is the conclusion to which most women have come. Research shows that what women want more than anything else is not to work full-time and year-round but to live balanced lives. … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: In Which a Woman Dares to Assert Agency

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love Joy FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 138-139In this section, Debi tells a story. A few years ago, I attended a meeting with my husband where a group of leading men were discussing grave matters, trying to come to a conclusion as to what course of action they should take. The men sat in a circle, with their wives sitting beside or right behind them. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Communicating Respect?

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by Jennifer Flanders from her blog Loving Life At Home - 25 Ways to Communicate Respect What does respectful living look like? Here are 25 ways you can communicate respect to your spouse without uttering a word. If you’ll make it your habit to do these things, the next time you tell your husband how much you respect him, he won’t have to wonder if you really mean it. … [Read more...]

Differentiation and Emotional Cut-Offs

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by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of ThemMurray Bowen's theories on differentiation of self, and emotional cut-offs provide an excellent lens for viewing the complex relationships that exist between family members who were raised in quiverfull and Christian patriarchal families, where the family roles are artificially skewed by religious influence and the necessity for sibling-parenting due to sheer numbers in the family. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Created to be Joyfully Submissive?

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by Becky Stelzer from Ladies Against Feminism and Answers in Genesis - Inferior or Equal? Modern extreme feminism places women in authority over men, while traditional Darwinian evolution places women far below men. And since the Bible directs that a wife be in submission to her husband, even Christians may wonder, “Is the woman inferior or equal?” … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Surrendering Your Autonomy to Another

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love Joy FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 136—37Sometimes Debi misinterprets Bible passages, and badly. More often, though, she simply adds things, brazenly, and without even offering any of her twisted scriptures to back them up. This wouldn’t be such a problem except that evangelicals and fundamentalists make a big deal of adhering to the Bible and the Bible alone, condemning mainline Christians for adding to the Bible. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Crying in Our Petticoats?

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by Doug Wilson of Blog and Mablog - Bitterness and the Unsubmissive Wife But if every time we get to such a statement of what a wife’s fundamental lack of a submissive spirit might be doing in her relationship to her husband we get a histrionic reaction, then perhaps we are seeing a refusal on the part of certain women to see women as true moral agents. Feminists (including the professing evangelicals) are those who loudly … [Read more...]


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