Bill Gothard has negatively affected my life…Part 1

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by Shadow Spring I 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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Winning Your Father’s Heart?

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by Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin from Visionary Daughters – “Visionary Daughters Interviewed” We see a particular need for girls to build better relationships with their fathers, as the effects of this relationship spill over into so many other areas of their lives — they way they view God, the way they relate to men, [Read More...]

Heart And Soul: The Womb as a Weapon

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This weekend BBC series Heart And Soul did a program on the Quiverfull Movement as it is gaining ground in the United Kingdom, starting out focusing on one particular British Quiverfull family before interviewing Nancy Campbell, our own Vyckie Garrison and Heather Doney of Homeschoolers Anonymous and NLQ. [Read more...]

Domestic Violence in the IFB Church Movement

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by Bruce Gerencser First, let me give readers the definition for domestic violence. The National Domestic Violence Hotline defines domestic violence as: Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Babies “Strangers”?

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From Ladies Against Feminism’s Tanya Duarte – Mothers and Matthew 25:34-37 “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. ‘For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, [Read more...]