Quoting Quiverfull: Raising Sons to Marry Young?

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by Vaughn Ohlman from True Love Doesn't Wait - Raising a Son to be MarriedEditor's note: Would it not be a better thing for society in general if we all raised our sons to be well rounded individuals ready to contribute to society and life on this planet instead of raising them to marry and start spewing out children immediately? Whatever happened to helping your son mature, settle into a means to support himself, and eventually a family, ensure he's educated, knows how to take care of himself, instead of having him marry right out of the family home with zero life experience? Going from control by mommy and daddy to a marriage that daddy oversees with no personal autonomy? Learning … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Make Cookies & Don’t Stress Out Your Husband By Making Him Do Things

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by Todd & Jessica Smartt from Smartter Each Day - 10 Things A Man Needs To Be HappyEditor's note: On the surface this sounds sort of sweet and charming, but it's the essence of what a patriarchal marriage looks like. Man works and uses his free time to go fishing and gets enough alone time not to be stressed out by the kids while the little woman makes sure there are meals, cookies, a clean house and kids trained enough not to stress poor poor Daddy out. This is what Christian Complementarianism looks like. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Feminism is the New ‘Goliath’?

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by Bethany Baird of Girl Defined - Feminism is Laughing at Our GodEditor's note: Have you ever noticed it is always the most harshly repressed women that do not want any women to have free agency or basic rights? This is a good example of that strange lack of self awareness in the more repressive forms of Quiverfull Christianity. Which is especially strange considering Jesus treated women as equals in the New Testament. How can they claim to be 'following Christ' when they are clearly in direct opposition to his actions? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Marriage is the Best Context For Human Development?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Marriage is God's Finishing SchoolEditor's note: While I think it's a given that marriage does force you to mature and develop in ways you might not have as a single person it's unlikely that Michael Pearl and most everyone else have ideas even in the same wheelhouse about marriage. Does anyone really go into their marriage thinking that they will completely change everything about their spouse? Your thoughts? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Parents Need To Stop Minnesota From Ending Gender Distinctions In School Sports?

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from Ladies Against Feminism - What's a Social Engineer to do When Parents Get in the Way? and the source piece they are citing from The Federalist - Minnesota Plans To Eliminate Gender Distinctions For High School SportsThe ladies of Ladies Against Feminism were largely silent during the month of November except for a few posts about stylish modest clothing. Too bad they aren't  quiet now because they're joining in the gay fear mongering with Steven Anderson and the Duggars. Nothing like a little old-fashioned fear mongering along the lines of Michelle Duggar's trans-phobic robo calls. Ladies Against Feminism is freaking out over the same thing that Michelle Duggar was, the possibility … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Three Types of Woman Part 4

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideNow, Debi moves on to the "Go-to Gal" which is supposed to be the female version of the King. "The Go-to GalMy son's wife, Zephyr, is a Go-to Gal, similar to the King type.  That is not to say she is overtly bossy; she knows her place as a wife.  But she is strong, capable, and gives a sense of taking care of the greater number of people.  Go-to Gals ooze with confidence, have strong opinions, and do well organizing people.  These types often have a queenly presence.  Beware: Girls that are dominant can easily become Grabbers." Where does Debi's obsession with serving the "greater number" of people come from?  I find that a str … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Natural Body Odors Are A Turn On?

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by Michael Pearl from his book "Holy Sex"Trigger warning! May make you throw up! … [Read more...]

“Thus Male Headship” – Christianity and Gender Essentialism

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsMy last two posts have involved the use of sociological studies by Christians, in support of the doctrine of male headship, known in its harsher and gentler forms, respectively, as "Christian patriarchy" or "complementarianism."  Using science as a support for our premises is very characteristic of the culture of Western thought in which most of us have been steeped since birth. And of course, rebutting or debunking the science or scientific methodology behind premises we disagree with, comes from the same basic mindset.The problem, as I mentioned in my last post, is when we pounce on evidence that seems to support our own pos … [Read more...]

“Men Need Respect, Women Need Love” – Really?

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsAn anonymous commenter on my last blog post told me this: God, in His wisdom, made man the head of the union between man and his wife. He has created a desire in the woman to be loved, and in the man to be respected, and there is no amount of social re-engineering that can change that. This seems to me to be a good opportunity to address the whole love-vs-respect idea that most male-headship proponents espouse.  Where does this idea come from, that God made women to need love more than respect, and men to need respect more than love-- and that this is a basis for belief in male headship?The chief source of this idea … [Read more...]

News: Mark Driscoll – Too Rude and Brash or Guilty of Something Much Worse?

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I'm sure many of you here have been keeping abreast of the hot water that Mark Driscoll keeps finding himself in. Charges of plagiarism, foul language, total control over his followers, and appropriating church funds for usages not for the church among other charges.The controversies that Mars Hill pastor Driscoll is embroiled in have become so awful that not only has he been removed from the Acts 29 ministry and Lifeway Christian store pulled all of his books from their shelves but now many are calling for him to step down from the pulpit.  Former members of Mars Hill have ramped up their cries for him to leave Mars Hill leadership.Driscoll has been one of the leading voices pushing … [Read more...]


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