Quoting Quiverfull: Men Alone With Women is Too Dangerous?

by Tim Bayly from Bayly Blog - Vice President Pence and the Billy Graham RuleEditor's note: First we start with the Billy Graham quote of the rule Vice President Mike Pence recently publicly cited that made everyone not familiar with the strange toxic world of Evangelicals, Fundamentalism and Quiverfull lose their collective minds. Most everyone can see what a shameful and blaming piece of theology this is. It's another example of the sex-based abnormal rules in that world that shocks anyone outside of the cult. The emperor indeed is stark naked but cannot see it. So of course Tim Bayly with his bizarre obsession with masculinity is too threatened by the idea of being along with a woman … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls – Are We Being Selfish? How Do We Minister to Others?

Lawd have mercy! Debi Pearl has a new book on being a help meet coming out shortly~ Anyone feel like doing a review? - The Hidden Help MeetFor well over a year we’ve been running a second Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ on Sundays, filled with questions by young ladies trying to get ready for marriage. Since we’ve run through many of the questions on their site it’s time to shift Sundays to something else, like perhaps examining the cornucopia of probably fake emails and questions that Michael and Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy post on their website and the possibly poisonous answers they give. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Must Have a Meek Spirit?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Pursuing a Meek SpiritEditor's note: Does Lori have zero self-awareness? Does she not realize that she has never come across as meek or mild of temper in her two blogs and her book? She's preaching meekness while seeming haughty, judgmental, arrogant, angry, frustrated, bitter and a pile of others things that diametrically oppose meekness.Meekness isn't always the most appropriate of reactions to life. If I were 'meek' with the contractors doing the work in my house right now they'd take advantage of me. Better to live your life in realism and realize there are always going to be those times when you might have to stand up for yourself … [Read more...]

Encouraging Your Husband – Part 1 Verbalize

This is a series looking at the marriage advice given in Nancy Campbell’s book ‘How to Encourage Your Husband’.While packing for a move I have turned up are books, terrible idiotic books filled with toxic advice. One of those books is by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies ‘How to Encourage Your Husband’. I think I ended up with this book in the aftermath of leaving my old church, given to me by one of my former friends … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Turn it All Over to God or Turn Into a Lesbian?

by Doug Wilson from Blog and Mablog - Made PreciousEditor's note: A very twisted take on 'Let go and let God' in the unquoted part Wilson tells his fictional sexual assault victim to do just that because God will punish her attacker for being unrepentant. So apparently being squeamish about sex after being sexually abused leads to all sorts of crazy things in Wilson's mind. The only solution being turn it all over to God. No real concrete advice, like therapy, just turn to God. That's not always the best way to heal abuse, why not turn to God as your own beliefs lead you AND get therapy? Why is therapy always so threatening to these guys? … [Read more...]

Before You Meet Prince Charming: Part 1 Chapter 4

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows & Kids CollideQuotes from the book "Before You Meet Prince Charming" by Sarah Mally in blue text.This chapter is titled "Is He The One?"The allegory in this chapter has a set of convoluted plot twists so I'm going to move through it slowly. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Educate Your Daughters, But Only So Much?

by Larry Solomon of Biblical Gender Roles - Why You Should Teach Your Daughter NOT to be IndependentEditor's note: Larry continues on his blaming feminists for every evil. In one unquoted part he laments that to keep a wife men now to have 'worship women' and be emotionally supportive. He goes on to say that black and brown people are having to come to America to take the place of all the babies these women are not having and that they are significantly changing the makeup of our culture for the worse. Yes, most of his post can be boiled down to his fear of people of different races. When you examine the reasons for Quiverfull one of the big underlying but rarely mentioned driving forces … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Blaming Women For Marriage Troubles?

by Ken Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Christian Wives' Bad Thinking?Editor's note: That title is 'bad thinking'. Ken isn't any better of a writer than his wife. What do you think of his fictional take on what non-submissive wives are believing? Sounds like a load of nonsense from here. People are going to have needs, and they'll have problems if those needs aren't acknowledged much less if those needs go unmet. Human nature, not 'rebellion'. … [Read more...]

A Short Hiatus and an Announcement

You may have noticed that there have recently been fewer posts than normal. As many of you know I'm moving to Costa Rica shortly. My husband has a position at a Peace Corp language school in a remote part of the country and will be flying out shortly. Which means that the remainder of the packing, storing, shipping the car, watching the contractors finish up the house, dealing with the rental agent, and just general liquidation of our belongs falls on my shoulders. Working sunup to sundown to deal with the move, so there will be fewer posts here for the next week or two until I get everything emptied out of the house. The shippers are coming with the container immediately after Easter so … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Marriage Before Feminism?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - Why You Should Teach Your Daughter NOT to be IndependentEditor's note: Larry Boy is upset that women have rights and can make their own choices so he's not teaching his daughter any independence. Dependent women cannot leave. Sick. Sentencing your daughter to a life of possible abuse with no recourse to leave or live a life without men. Going to take a couple of days to unpack the awful in this guy's words. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Eat Dinner at the Table Because God?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Where is Your Family?Editor's note: Nancy has circled back around to one of her favorite straw man arguments - the need of the family to eat every meal, but most especially dinner at the table with each other. She's not worried about if the family can put food on that table or if that family is filled with abuse, just that they eat together. At least this time she's not insisting on fine china, tablecloths and spices. … [Read more...]

The Power of the Transformed Wife – Fix Your Health by Eating Expensively Organic!

by Suzanne TitkemeyerWe've reached Chapter 17 of Lori Alexander's rehash of other books on Biblical womanhood. It is titled 'Serving Healthy Foods Means Healthy Families'A quick note: There will be no review of Chapter 18 'A Way To A Man's Heart' because all it contains is Lori's 'healthy' recipes that call for use processed foods like canned spaghetti sauce and beans. Which puts much of what she's claiming in this chapter down as a lie. The recipes look merely okay, not particularly tasty or man-seducing. But they really belong in this chapter on healthy eating, not in another chapter. Like much of the book this is another disjointed disorganized mess. … [Read more...]