Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Your Husband’s Obsessions?

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by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - ObsessionsEditor's note: It seems what Debi is describing here is more 'hobby' than 'obsession' for most men who aren't Michael Pearl. The difference she doesn't understand it level of emotional commitment. Most guys I've known that like to hunt don't plan all week and spent a good portion of the family money on hunting before abandoning the family to hunt. Takes a special kind of indifference to others needs combined with caring only for your own desires to become as obsessed over a normally harmless hobby to be labeled 'Obsessional' … [Read more...]

The Curse of Being Bound to an Image

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by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of ThemIt's been over nine years since I left my parents and over time my perception of how much progress I've made in my life has changed many times, fluctuating between sometimes thinking I am doing a terrible job at being an adult and sometimes thinking I am doing well. Through some enlightening conversations I've had recently with my friend James, who is in my cohort of ex-fundamentalists, I've come to realize that in spite of everything that I re-evaluated and realized since I left, I missed a very important thing. (I am not going to say that I missed one very important thing because I am sure that there are other t … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Your Husbands Obsessions?

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by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Obsessions Editor's note: We'll be sharing this article in bits and pieces over the next few days since so much of it is so sheerly awful. It's one of the clearest examples of an over bearing husband's crummy behavior in the world of Christian Patriarch Movement and is rife with abusive behavior and explaining/minimizing that same behavior. Today Debi explains about Michael's hunting of those wascally wabbits and what happened in the aftermath of his hunting she had to deal with. … [Read more...]

Should A Christian Date An Atheist?

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser Recently, a girl emailed Paula Hendricks, a writer for the Lies Young Women Believe website, and asked her whether it was OK to date, love, and marry an atheist. Hendricks, a Christian fundamentalist, replied: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Your Husband’s Obsessions?

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by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Obsessions Editor's note: We'll be sharing this article in bits and pieces over the next few days since so much of it is so sheerly awful. It's one of the clearest examples of an over bearing husband's crummy behavior in the world of Christian Patriarch Movement and is rife with abusive behavior and explaining/minimizing that same behavior. Today Debi explains about Michael's hunting of those wascally wabbits. … [Read more...]

Jessa Duggar Says Liberal Christians Going To Hell!

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerAt least that's what Raw Story claims in their story on Jessa Duggar Seewald's recent Facebook posting - Duggar Daughter Casts Judgement Against Liberal ChristiansWhile I hate giving anyone or anything Duggar-related free publicity by posting their antics here this needs to be examined. What exactly is she attempting to accomplish here? … [Read more...]

Ken Cuccinelli, HSLDA, and Identification Abuse

by R.L. Stollar, community coordinator for Homeschoolers Anonymous. Cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is a homeschooling father and long-time political favorite of homeschooling leaders. He has keynoted for Generation Joshua, HSLDA’s youth mobilization organization. And to return the favor, 200 Generation Joshua participants — funded by HSLDA’s political action committee — launched “an early deployment to work with the Cuccinelli campaign [for the Virginia Governorship]” in 2013. This deployment was codenamed “Operation: Shock and Awe” and paired with a Mission Impossible-themed video: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: When is it ‘Intentionally Available’ and When is it ‘Stalking’?

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by Kristen Clark from Girl Defined - How to be Intentionally Available Without Chasing BoysEditor's note: Remember all those screeds by the Botkin sisters, Von Ohlman and others in the Quiverfull Evangelical Christian movement about girls keeping their hearts pure waiting for courtship?  This is a bit different. The author started out by pointing out that Ruth pursued Boaz in a serious way to indicate she wanted him for her husband and she goes on to explain how a 'mature' Christian girl is allowed to do the same. The problem being is that some of this advice comes across like something someone obsessed might do instead of  a 'mature' person. Life is so much simpler outside the E … [Read more...]

News Roundup: Transgender Rights, Franklin Graham and the Stanley Family in Arkansas

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Turns out that Michelle Duggar is not the only famous Christian seeking to limit the rights of transgender people in her community. Franklin Graham, son of legendary evangelist Billy Graham and head of Samaritan's Purse Ministries along with David Benham, one of the Benham brothers who's show on HGTV was cancelled because of their public stance on homosexuality are fighting a similar law in their community of Charlotte, North Carolina. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Single Girls Get To Be ‘Holy’?

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by Anna at Young Keepers of the Home - How Should We View Being Single?Editor's note: Whenever I run across ladies that say use your single years to be holy and once you marry you must be serving and pleasing your husbands and children I just want to ask them why they limit themselves to such teeny tiny little boxes for their life plans. Many of the women in the Bible held up as examples didn't lead such scripted lives in a limited sphere so why do that to yourself? Quiverfull theology sets you up for this life of being less than your talents and desires. … [Read more...]

Sociopathic Leaders

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsI read an interesting post at pimppreacher.com this weekend.  You can find the full article here: http://pimppreacher.com/post/111132531195/is-your-pastor-or-pastors-wife-a-sociopath.In it, the author lists seven “patterns of behavior” for sociopathic pastors and/or their wives.  As my husband and I read through this list together, we were astonished, once again, at the parallels to our own experience.“#1 Sociopaths Never Apologize and Are Incapable of Feeling Shame, Guilt or Remorse.”  Those of you who have read my story know that there was never an apology, and ultimately, it was my husband’s demand that they apologize to me t … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Enjoy Your Housework Or You Are A Bad Christian Wife and Mother?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Enjoy Your WorkEditor's note: More guilt button pushing and making others seem less 'spiritual' than herself. Believe that Nancy Campbell, along with Debi Pearl, lives to throw shade on other women, making them feel guilt and shame for not being completely perfect. … [Read more...]


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