CTBHHM: Esther and Her Mother

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 182—183We’re still in the chapter on loving your children. Remember, Debi has told women to love their children by loving their husbands, and to love their children by not concentrating too much on loving Jesus. Now, for the first time, we actually turn to loving the children themselves. “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). … [Read more...]

Writing a Letter to Those Who Try to Evangelize You

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by Bruce Gerenscer cross posted from his blog The Way ForwardIf you were once an Evangelical Christian and are now an out-of-the-closet atheist/agnostic, it is likely that you have had family, friends, and members from the last church you attended, try to evangelize you.  I know that has been the case for Polly and I. Since 2008, numerous friends, family members, people who once called me pastor, and men who were once my colleagues in the ministry, have tried to get me to repent and return to the Christian fold. In my wife’s case, it is primarily family that has tried to gently woo her back to the faith once delivered to the saints.These people certainly want what  they think is best … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Are These Stories Funny or Mean Spirited?

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from the Duggar girls book "Growing Up Duggar" pages 69 to 71. Yes, it's long but there is no way to share for discussion without putting this story up in its entirety. Would not make sense in a truncated form. Sharing Practical JokesNow, around our house there is a lot of fun and laughter throughout the day. Someone tells a funny joke or story, or plays a practical joke on someone, or someone does something that isn't meant to be funny, but turns out that way. We love having fun together as long as it doesn't get out of hand. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The Prophet: Part 5

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAh....The last section on the Prophet begins.  Debi, prophetically, informs us of how in-laws will destroy your marriage. "Having the blessing and guidance of parents is priceless for many reasons." The fact that Debi home-schooled her children terrifies me.  With the topic sentence above, a reader would expect to the author to explain why the blessing and guidance of parents is useful.There is NOTHING in this chapter that supports that sentence.  ZIP. ZERO. NADA. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Wedding Fetish?

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It seems that Jill Duggar's recent marriage to Derick Dillard is making Michelle Duggar wax poetic about her own wedding to Jim Bob. Does it strike anyone else that reenacting your wedding every year is a little 'odd'? It seems to be normal in the Evangelical Fundamentalist Quiverfull world to turn daily life, babies, cooking, keeping house, etc, etc, into a fetish-like thing.From US magazine  - Michelle Duggar Reminisces about her simple wedding to Jim Bob Duggar "As our children were growing up, we would listen to our wedding cassette again every year on our anniversary," she wrote. "We would reenact the ceremony, show them how we walked down the aisle, and tell them the stories about … [Read more...]

Michael Pearl: What To Do If Your Wife Embarrasses You

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismSo I recently came upon this video:I transcribed it for you so you don’t have to watch it. Debi: Hi, I’m Debi PearlMike: And I’m the big boss Mike.Debi: We’re here to day to read a question that came in in our mail and to answer it. Oh goody, a letter! Are you ready? Hi Mike, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Birth Control Industry Saves Insurance Companies From Paying For All Those Pesky Babies?

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Ladies Against Feminism is putting a completely different spin on the recent Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision by quoting Mercator Net. Their claim is that the main reason insurance companies cover birth control is because it's cheaper than pay for a baby.As quoted at Ladies Against Feminism - If anyone thought the controversy over Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate finished with the Supreme Court’s decision it’s time to think again. Over the past months the battle has been framed as conscience rights versus contraceptive rights. Now that conscience has won the first fight on points, a second round could be fought over money. … [Read more...]

Separated At Birth?

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So maybe not separated at birth, but maybe related. These two look like they're brothers or cousins or very close relations. I've always thought Kevin Swanson reminded me of someone I'd seen but couldn't figure out who.Didn't notice till tonight. Lifetime Movie Network showed their new film about Warren Jeffs this evening and some of us have been discussing it on Facebook. The guy playing Jeffs in the movie was way better looking but managed to pull of the creep level just right.You tell me. Do they look alike to you? Or is it just the horrible looking glasses? Or the smug self-righteous holier than thou looks on their faces? Different chins but not much … [Read more...]

Quoting Quivefull: Zealous Motherhood?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies  -  Put Zeal Into Your Mothering Today It's difficult to accomplish anything very powerful when you are apathetic about it, isn't it? Many things can only be accomplished by the "zeal of the Lord." Isaiah 9:7 tells us that "Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end." How is this going to be accomplished? The rest of the Scripture says, "The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this." It is the passion and zeal of God that will perform this wonderful promise.When Jesus beheld what was happening in the temple which was called "The House of Prayer" he didn't stand by indifferently. He rose up in righteous indignation and drove th … [Read more...]

Stories of Demons on the Missions Field

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundGrowing up, my family was not particularly superstitious about demons, ghosts, and spirits. There was a reason for this. We were influenced by the Reformed Tradition. My dad does not believe in a rapture, tribulation, or 1,000 year reign. He believes the 1000 year reign is symbolic of the current age, that Satan and his demons were bound up at the cross, and that they can roar and scare us, but they cannot possess us or hurt us. This does not mean I grew up with no fear of evil forces; indeed, we were taught that we had sin dwelling in our bodies, and that sin was always trying to pull us down. But we did not believe that there were … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The Prophet: Part 4c

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideFinally, at long last, Debi graces us with actual tips on how to live with a Prophet/Visionary man."If you marry a Visionary Man, learn to enjoy the trip, for if he ever makes a better light bulb, he will want you to be the one who turns it on for the first time in public.  It will be your face he looks into to see the marvel of what a great thing he has done.  You are his most important fan.  When you know your man really needs you, you can be happy with just about anything."Start taking acting classes, ladies!  Remember, you need to look enthusiastic even if the invention/idea is absolutely awful.  If you keep acting lo … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Letting Boys Be Boys Best Accomplished With Homeschooling?

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by some unnamed LAF Editor because Ladies Against Feminism has stopped putting some of the authors names on their pieces. From Ladies Against Feminism -  Stop the War on Boys in Classrooms - Homeschool Boys have little patience for wasting their lives putting in their time and working counter-intuitively to their calling and purpose. Schools are the factory of feminism. Boys who don’t sit well with this are normal. No wonder they are treated like defective girls. … [Read more...]


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