Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 11 The Washing of the Word (How Michael Learned to Love Debi’s Hick Accent)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 169-170We are nearing the end of this chapter, and yet I still have no idea how a man is supposed to sanctify his wife. Sure, by "washing of the word", but Michael has yet to really explain what that means. He's thrown around words like "support" and "encourage", but he doesn't explain WHAT those mean, what they look like in practice, or how to use them to improve a marriage. I just don't understand how he can spend 20+ pages talking what a man is supposed to do, and why, but not how. Ugh. … [Read More...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Are You Praying Enough?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Is Your Home a House of Prayer?Editor's note: This is typical Nancy female cultural enforcer with her constant refrain that you're not doing it right to make mothers feel horribly guilty and like failures. This is what it is meant to be if your home is dedicated to God. How many times a day do you pray in your home? How many times a day do you pray together as a family? We can’t really confess that our home belongs to God unless we are a praying family (Jeremiah 10:25).May each one of us be encouraged to fill our homes with prayer. Whenever your children nave a need, pray for them. If someone calls on the phone with a need, pray for them right t … [Read More...]

Bus Ministry Promotion: Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: Not really a piece about Quiverfull, but very funny. Sharing because of the funny.I was privileged to pastor the fine people of Somerset Baptist Church, Mount Perry, Ohio for eleven years. During my tenure — thanks to our bus ministry — scores of people heard me preach. Using the methodology I was taught at Midwestern Baptist College, I became a modern-day Apostle Paul —  becoming all things to all men that I might by all means save some. Desiring to use any legal means possible to attract bus riders, I turned the church into a carnival sideshow. One such gimmick was giving away a live tu … [Read More...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Flirting and Teasing are the Secret to Keeping Marriages Alive?

by Shoshanna Pearl Easling from No Greater Joy magazine - How Do You Keep Marriage Alive?Editor's note: Shoshanna is answering a reader's question in this bit. While none of the things she's saying are necessarily bad advice I find it revealing and interesting that there's nothing on that list involving communication or discussion or being truthful and real with each other. It sounds more like a list to seduce someone else. What do you think? … [Read More...]

It’s Not That Complicated Part 3 Chapter 8

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideQuotes from the book in blue textFamily dynamics leak into personal writings.  In this section, Anna Sofia and/or Elizabeth demonstrate a very basic persuasion technique used by a wide variety of groups including cults.  This technique is really most effective when used in a person-to-person interaction; a written version of it is underwhelming, but serves as good practice to identify and undermine the technique.Overarching Theme:Obey your parents and life will be great!  Disobey and life will be horrible! … [Read More...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Who Needs Textbooks and Boring Lessons?

by Karen Sargent from No Greater Joy Magazine - From KarenEditor's note: We're continuing on from Michael Pearl's anti-traditional edumakashun marathon in this month's No Greater Joy magazine. Here Karen is pretty much doubling down on Pearl's stated non-teaching of teenagers before college. Mel wrote an excellent take down of Karen's words last week - Response to 'Karen' From No Greater Joy Magazine … [Read More...]

I Lost My God Innocence

by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground“You HAVE changed!” a friend from my old Christian circles said to me three years ago, when I first came back from South East Asia, alone and frightened.We were outside a popular late-night burger joint in my home state. When pressed, I had spoken my opinion about evangelical hot button. Apparently my friend had heard that I had changed from somebody who read my blog, but when I said the wrong words, she now believed it for herself- I had turned into a liberal. Horrid. … [Read More...]

Quoting Quiverfull: You Must Be Feminine or Else?

by Abigail Dodds from John Piper's Desiring God - The Beauty of WomanhoodEditor's note: So working outside of the home robs us of our beauty and femininity? Also, why does working and not staying home with our children equal disrespecting our uteruses? No one accuses stay at home fathers of disrespecting their gonads. … [Read More...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Different Calling?

Another installment of giving better answers to the questions asked at Debi Pearl’s site message board for the book ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’. Many young ladies ask questions on all sorts of different subjects brought up by the book. There was just one big problem, many of the answers stray into either the outright bad and emotionally unhealthy to dangerous. Yes, typical Debi Pearl borderline abusive. Here’s what we’re going to be doing here at NLQ. Every week, once or twice a week, I’ll be posting up one of the questions from the message board and ask you, our readers, to answer that poor soul’s question in a way that is logical,  rational and the best possible solution, in other words 1 … [Read More...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Courtship is ‘Safer’ Than Dating?

by Rowina Seidler as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism from Ruby in the Rough - Courtship vs BoyfriendsEditor's note: No where in this article does the author come out and give that hoary old untrue Christian trope about giving away pieces of your heart, but it's a close thing. Sounds like her idea of courtship does not involve developing feelings or attraction to a guy, it sounds more like an extended job interview. … [Read More...]

Recognizing Pervasive, Poisonous Power in Marriage

by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch The Shepherd “There are two kinds of power. One kills the spirit. The other nourishes the spirit. The first is Power Over. The other is Personal Power. Power Over shows up as control and dominance. Personal Power shows up as mutuality and co-creation. Mutuality is a way of being with a person which promotes the growth and well-being of one's self and the other person by means of clear communication and empathetic understanding. Co-creation is a consciously shared participation in life which helps one reach one's goals.” … [Read More...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Men Must Be Forced into Men’s Roles in the Church?

by Jason Allen from The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - 5 Key Ways to Cultivating Biblical Manhood in Your ChurchEditor's note: This all boils down to 'we are penis possessors so we MUST rule' I think it's going to take more than these proposals to make men take more active roles in church leadership. That's without even considering the idea of complementarism. … [Read More...]


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