Part 1 – Is It Possible To Be A Sex-Positive Christian?

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons If you’ve spent any time in feminist circles, you’ve probably bumped into the termsex-positive. It gets thrown around a bit, and one thing I’ve noticed is that it can occasionally be difficult to nail down what the writer/speaker means when they use it, so I’m going to offer a definition for what I mean when I use it. … [Read more...]

Dear Unmarried Woman: Are You An Appetizer or Dessert?

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserJust when I think I’ve heard all there is to hear from Evangelicals about sex, purity, and the like, someone will write or say something that I have not heard before. In other words, not all the nuts have fallen from the tree.Recently, Bethany Jett, a thirty-something married Evangelical woman who writes on girly topics from a godly perspective, wrote a blog article about two reasons why a woman should save herself for marriage. Here’s what Jett had to say: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Touching Anyone You’re Not Married To?

by Dr. Peter Masters as published in the Metropolitan Tabernacle (London, England - IFB affiliated) publication  The Sword and Trowel 2012 - Mutual Debts in Marriage Editor's note: Ran across this piece on one of the many Facebook recovery groups. This article has some pretty appalling ideas of what 'debts' are owed between spouses in a marriage. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Biblical Solution to False Rape Accusations?

by  Gary DeMar at both Ladies Against Feminism and Godfather Politics - A Biblical Solution to False Rape ChargesIf I'm not mistaken they seem to be advocating either jail time or death for false accusers. Is this really any way to solve a problem? … [Read more...]

Bob Jones University Ignored Sexual Abuse for Decades

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser(Editor's note: Welcome back to the world of blogging. Bruce, you've been sorely missed.)Under attack over their handling of sexual abuse and rape complaints, fundamentalist Christian university, Bob Jones University, hired GRACE (Godly Response for Abuse in the Christian Environment), to do an investigation.  Towards the end of the investigation, Bob Jones ended its contractual arrangement with GRACE and refused to allow any report to be issued. The outrage over this was such that Bob Jones was forced to re-contract with GRACE and the report has now been released. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Report More False Than True Rape Incidents?

by Matt Walsh at The Matt Walsh Blog - False Rape Accusations Are Just as Evil as Rape ItselfWhile Matt is not addressing the recently revealed allegations that Bob Jones University officials covered up sexual abuse cases on campus, he is sounding off on the recent story in Rolling Stone magazine about rape on the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. After Rolling Stone published their story of ignored rape taking place in a fraternity it came out that the accuser was lying. He seizes upon this one story to make his assertions that rape is mostly made up instead of examining the evidence that Bob Jones and other Christian schools have lied and covered up … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Cell Phones Are Portals To Sodom?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine - The Sodom GenerationDo you think old Michael is talking about children/grandchildren here or did he spy something from his bully pulpit in the congregation that makes him think this? Perverts! Perverts everywhere! Doesn't 'Den of Perverts' sound like a great name for a rock band? … [Read more...]

“Real Marriage” Review: 123 – 138, “Disgrace and Grace”

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons [content note: sexual violence and victim blaming] This chapter was a … struggle. I’ve known it was coming for a while, but I wasn’t certain how bad it would be. It deeply concerns me because if this is how Mark and Grace Driscoll and the pastoral staff of Mars Hill has been counseling sexual abuse survivors I’m horrified, and I’m grieving for all the men and women who have been harmed by their teachings. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – That Magic Brain Machine and Addictions

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Freedom From AddictionsGee, someone seems like they know a little too much about porn. … [Read more...]

News: Ben Seewald Moves Onto The Duggar Compound

According to both People magazine and CDN the four hour courting commute between Hot Springs, Arkansas and Tontitown, Arkansas is too much for Jessa's fiance Ben Seewald. So he's leaving his business, his college and his parents to move in with the Duggars.Interesting development and one that seems more likely to be geared toward providing new content for the television show. Ben Seewald is moving to the Duggar homestead, where his courtship with Jessa can be captured for the TLC show, 19 Kids and Counting. Isn't Ben the one that had his own established business in Hot Springs?  Guess this was more important than continuing on in his own business. Does this mean that Ben will e … [Read more...]