Quoting Quiverfull: Older Women Teaching Submission?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Why Don't Women's Bible Studies Teach Godly Submission?Editor's note: Another pile of self-justifications for her ministry of hectoring younger women into doing it her way. She's starting to get dull and repeat herself quite a lot lately. … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls: Worldly Kids With Pretty Bangs?

For 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: Modern Men Weak, Wimpy and Irresponsible?

by R. J. Rushdooney of Chalcedon - The Failure of MenEditor's note: Responsibility-dodging and role-playing didn't start in 'modern times'. There have always been those in both sexes that did those things. It's not because of the women's liberation movement, or that they've abandoned church. The problems in our society are more complex than his simple assessments of modern times.  … [Read more...]

What’s Your Motive? To Hurt? To Help? To Heal?

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsI haven’t yet publicly posted the last two parts of my story on this blog.  I’m checking my motive before I do that.  Because, while all the names have been changed and only one person that knows me personally is following this blog (and I suspect has shared it with church leadership), I want to be sure that when I post it publicly, it is not to hurt, but to help others to heal. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Feminists Demeans and Hurts Women?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Feminists LostEditor's note: Unquoted is the bit where Lori claims everyone in America really wants a return to traditional gender roles and that birth control must be ended. If that's not enslavement, oppression and demeaning women by forcing them to birth a pile of babies they aren't emotionally, socially, or financially prepared for then I don't know what is. This election was not determined by a rejection of feminism, it was that there were two bad candidates and America went with the bad candidate that they don't know for sure what he'll do. The devil you don't know. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Hold Hands and Laugh?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Holding Hands and LaughingEditor's note: Sorry but there will not be a review of Lori's book tonight. I am house sitting for a loved one about ninety minutes from home and I neglected to pack the book I discovered this morning. Instead here's a quote from Lori's blog that sounds like it's a direct response to the fact that we've pointed out the lack of loving gestures they seem to have for one another. Left unquoted all the burbling Lori posted on how Ken and she are always holding hands, grinning and laughing and how everyone around them comments on how 'lovey-dovey' they are. Sorry, but this sounds contrived, fake and sort of in the realm … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women MUST be Protected?

by Tim Bayly of Bayly Blog - Amanda Nunes Beats the Excrement out of Rhonda RouseyEditor's note: Remember the quote earlier in the week Bayly made about the Nunes-Rousey fight? He offended folks. The only one I see having an unmanly 'hissy-fit' is Bayly over the idea that women can participate in UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship. Apparently his readers all missed the toxic idea that women are fainting flowers that cannot participate in male-dominated sports. Instead his regular crew of readers were offended by the word shit in the title. This man is so incredibly thin-skinned to criticism, and everything threatens his fragile sense of his own masculinity. … [Read more...]

The Corpsepaint Show Interview of Bruce Gerencser

Cross posted from Bruce Gerencser's blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserI recently had the privilege of appearing via Skype on The Corpsepaint Show.  Hosted by Jay Gavit, The Corpsepaint Show primarily covers the heavy metal music scene, so I can easily understand them wanting to interview a metalhead such as myself. (You should be laughing right now.) … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Hanukkah Parenting?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Full Time Hanukkah ParentingEditor's note: Insisting on full time child training? Check. Hints of 'the rod'? Check. Using Satan as a boogie man? Check. Equating parenting with 'God's Holy Service'? Check. Blaming children for wanting to be lazy or worldly? Check! Nancy managed to hit almost all the Quiverfull theology involving children right on the nose in three short paragraphs. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Not Allow Children Small Freedoms?

This is a series we run every Thursday. The questions are things that people who may not know much about the Quiverfull movement or even Fundamentalist or Evangelical Christianity ask about the lifestyle. Examining some of the questions involving Quiverfull theology and life can only shine a light on the toxic nature of this lifestyle choice. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Saying I Love You is Not Enough?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Outdo One AnotherEditor's note: This is again one of those pieces or ideas that upon first glance isn't bad, until you look deeper at what's being said here. Notice that it mention nothing about receiving kindness in return or having any reason to not do these things? It's great to show love to those you love, but I cannot help but think that behaving like this to a petty tyrant of a patriarch just might increase his abusive expectations and inflate an almost insufferable ego. … [Read more...]

Worthy of Repeating

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman and Under Much Grace used with permission. … [Read more...]