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Quoting Quiverfull: Are You ‘Righteous’ Enough?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - What Does It Take?"Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people"(Proverbs 14:34). We can only have a righteous nation as we have righteous homes. We can only have righteous homes as we have righteous mothers and fathers in living in those homes and who are raising righteous children. QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull and Spiritual Abuse honestly and t … [Read More...]

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Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Three Types of Women – Part 3

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideDebi moves on to Priestly/Steady/Servant women."My daughter who wrote the Teacher's Guide for this book is a Servant, similar to a Priest type.  From the time she was a small child, she "mothered" her little sister.  She always enjoyed caring for the elderly.  She was a wonderful young daughter, helping me do anything around the house."That sounds like a miserable childhood, actually.  The daughter, who she never bothers to name in the chapter, is her second daughter Shiloh."She is a peacemaker, kind, and considerate." People never cease to amaze me.  Sometimes the apple falls far away from the tree. … [Read More...]

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Kevin Swanson, Child Abuse, And Dead Little Bunnies

Reposted from Homeschoolers Anonymous HA note: Kathi is a Bible-belt midwest transplant to the beautiful Pacific northwest. After homeschooling her kids for 10 years (she decided that high school math and science were not her strongest subjects), both kids are in public school. She is a former church goer and finds herself in that unstudied demographic of middle-aged Nones. She has a B.A. in Urban Ministry and a M.S.W. Her goal is to work with children who have been abused or are in foster care. She loves to knit, cook and read (not in any particular order). The following was originally published on Kathi’s blog Moving Beyond Absolutes on April 5, 2014 and is reprinted with permission.  I h … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Let’s All Praise God For The Weather, Even The Bad Weather?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Embrace The SeasonDoes she mean hurricanes and tornadoes too? Not feeling too grateful for last winter's extreme cold and piles of snow... … [Read More...]

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Reunion

by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsIn the early 1980s I was in college, living on fraternity/sorority row.  But it wasn't a sorority house.  It was the local branch of Maranatha Christian Churches/Campus Ministries founded by Bob and Rose Weiner.  As I have described here and here, Maranatha was a Christian group with strong authoritarian control.   We lived in the Maranatha House and went to church in the meeting room of that house, and we slept on the sleeping porches on the third floor and tried to get our homework done or hold down our jobs, despite endless outreach meetings, prayer meetings and other Maranatha obligations. … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: More ‘Licks’ For Running Away From Spanking?

by Michael Pearl from his book "To Train Up A Child"Trigger Warning! Graphic description of beating a child … [Read More...]

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Vyckie Garrison – How Playing Good Christian Wife Almost Killed Me

Today on Alternet NLQ's own Vyckie Garrison's story was published. Taken largely from her talk at the American Atheist Convention in Salt Lake City it's a fascinating read.Alternet - How Playing Good Christian Housewife Almost Killed MeThanks M. Dolon Hickmon for the excellent graphics that accompany this piece. Vyckie Garrison was once a minor celebrity in the Quiverfull Movement, made famous by TV’s Duggar family. As a devout, Bible-believing Christian and the mother of seven homeschooled children, Garrison spent 16 years, with her husband, publishing a newspaper for families on a similar path. Today, via a website called No Longer Quivering, she publishes resources for women leavi … [Read More...]

Continuing on from this mornings "Pride & Prejudice" moment, Mr. Bingley courting and proposing to Jane Bennett. Jane is much closer to the Evangelical Christian ideal of a 'Godly' unmarried woman than her sister Elizabeth

Quoting Quiverfull: Protecting Your Courting Daughter in a Pornified (not real word!) World

by RVD from the blog The Christian Pundit - Of Course Courtship is Fundamentally FlawedWonder if the admin at The Christian Pundit realizes that the definition of 'Pundit' is "an expert in a particular subject or field who is frequently called on to give opinions about it to the public." Experts usually do not make up words or misspell others. Who exactly is calling on these 'experts'for their opinions? The name of the site is deceptive. … [Read More...]

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CTBHHM: Your Husband Can’t Cover For You

by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 216—217In this section, we see the alternative to the “good woman” Debi outlined in her three examples last week. In that passage she spoke of men who are lazy, or bad fathers, or dishonest, and informed women who may be wives of these men that it is their duty to cover for their husbands’ faults and make them appear faultless to the world. This week she speaks of women who are spendthrifts, or who leave their children with sitters, or who take advantage of others’ time and resources (her equivalent of each category for males). … [Read More...]

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An Appeal from M. Dolon Hickmon – Vyckie’s Fundraiser

by M. Dolon Hickmon, Author of '13:24 - A Story of Faith and Obsession'Last September, I sent a tweet to a woman I didn't know, asking for help publicizing the Kickstarter campaign for my debut novel about spiritual and physical child abuse. The enthusiasm of her response was unexpected and absolutely amazing. She arranged for one of my essays to be published on Patheos, and within hours my project had been included in a child abuse feature that appeared on both Alternet and Salon. By the evening, I'd been invited to share my plan to change the world through an innovative new kind of novel on radio talk shows that aired from coast to coast in America.Over the last year, that stranger … [Read More...]

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Not Another Driscoll Post

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living Liminal Thousands of words have been thrown around the Internet in recent months about Mark Driscoll and the bodies under his bus. And so many of those words have resonated with me because they sound so much like the things I experienced. Which started me thinking…With all the differences between that situation and mine, why did it sound so much the same?This post is part of my answer: … [Read More...]

When I see LAF and others of their ilk putting Elizabeth Bennett on a pedestal as the ideal of Christian womanhood I have to wonder if we actually read the same version of "Pride & Prejudice" as Lizzie is feisty and independent, nothing like a Titus 2 woman.

Quoting Quiverfull: The Return of Women’s Sexual Honor?

by Barbara Kay posted both at Ladies Against Feminism, and the Mercator Net - The Slow Return of Women's Lost Sense of Sexual Honor … [Read More...]


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