Submission in EVERYTHING?

Screencap of the comments over on Lori Alexander's blog that have taken a stomach-churning turn. Dave is preaching the Mens Rights Activitists gospel and condoning some clearly illegal and immoral actions. THIS is what Lori Alexander believes as well as she's allowing this to stay up on her blog. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Must Vote Same as Their Husbands?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Why Does Disobeying Our Husbands Blaspheme the Word of God?Editor's note: 'Political'? This is something that Lori is digging out of very old commentaries that is not once mentioned in Titus. Pulling things out of her derrierre again just to support her toxic ideas. Vote however you like. There's no rule anywhere in the Bible that forbids it or says that you even have to tell your spouse, or anyone else, how you voted. This more more of her nitpicking that ignores the large scope of the gospel and the words of Jesus. … [Read more...]

When Cognitive Biases Hit Too Close To Home

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceJust a reminder that the purpose of this discussion aims at stimulating thought and self awareness as tools to help those in recovery from trauma learn how to make safer choices. To make the discussion more jocular, we've defined Cognitive Biases as “CranioRectal Inversions” (CRI).All images by Cindy Kunsman and Under Much Grace and used with permission.We don't come with a user's manual for our parents when we're born, and no one gives us one when we head towards adulthood. We are human, and as the old slogan goes, “Children learn what they live. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Being Overweight is a Character Issue?

by Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy - Poor Little Fat GirlEditor's note: There aren't enough curse words or middle fingers for this article by Debi Pearl instructing parents to start religiously monitoring their children's weight from 18 months on and locking up the food to keep them from being overweight. Babies and toddlers are supposed to be plumper than adults. Her advice sounds like a recipe for setting up a child with a life time of eating disorders. Nowhere in this rant does she suggest the obvious things, like getting a complete physical from a licensed doctor if you have concerns about a child's weight to make sure the problem is not a physical ailment or some underlying emotional … [Read more...]

Before You Meet Prince Charming – Part 1 Chapter 1

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide"Before You Meet Prince Charming" by Sarah Mally has a few interesting points in its favor.Sarah Mally has reached the level of writing competence found among high school graduates!  She understands and uses the conventions of the English language fluently; After "Preparing to Be A Helpmeet" and "It's (Not) That Complicated", I am grateful to read a book without feeling a compulsion to pull out a red pen and fix the mistakes. Ms. Mally starts each chapter of the book with an allegorical tale involving a teen-age princess living in a kingdom.  Writing this was more complicated than the common "exhortation and advice" style … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Incest Everywhere in Church?

by Tim Bayly of Bayly Blog - Women, Incest and the InternetEditor's note: Interesting that incest, pornography and perversions seem to occur much more frequently inside of the Quiverfull churches than anywhere outside of a town red light district. Why is it that Bayly, Doug Wilson, Steven Anderson and Kevin Swanson along with assorted others seem to be so focused on sexual sins that very few outside of their realms have even heard of, much less practiced? It's scary and telling. Out of the mouth comes the abundance of the heart.There's a horrifying assertion unquoted earlier in this bit about not allowing fathers and daughters to shower together. Is this even a thing anywhere? Even … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Being Abused? You Still Cannot Divorce Him?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Divorcing a Persistent Porn AddictEditor's note: Again Lori Alexander doubles down on her claim that divorce is never permissible no matter what the abuse is. You might be allowed to call the law on the abuse, but you cannot leave and divorce him. Pray, forgive and meet his needs. Yeah, be a martyr. Let everyone talk about what a righteous example you are when they are burying you after your husband has killed you. … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls: I’m Angry at Her Attitude?

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: Part 1 – Being Abused? You Still Cannot Divorce Him?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Divorcing a Persistent Porn Addict?Editor's note: This is going just too far now. Ms. Alexander thinks that porn or possible abuse is no reason to divorce. Her advice? Suffer and stay. There has to be a special place in hell for women that urge others to do harmful things. … [Read more...]

Loving The Sinner…

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living Liminal Love the sinner, but hate the sin.Despite what some people say, this phrase is not from the bible.But it is frequently used by Christians an excuse to declare how sinful the 'lifestyle choices' of others are."I love you, but you're going to hell." "I'm only telling you how sinful you are because I love you." … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Scientific Ignorance is Bliss?

by Doug Wilson from Blog and Mablog - The Darwinism Crack Up Will Be TelevisedEditor's note: This is some of the thinking in the homeschooling Quiverfull world that scares me, people like Doug Wilson who clearly do not understand at all how science works, how scientific investigation and natural laws work, and believe only the few things they can personally observe in the world, but only filtered through the lens of a bronze age book. It does not make for people who hold a fully rounded education, and propagates 'alternative facts' for scientific proof. It reminds me of the parable of the group of blind men exploring the elephant. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Doug Wilson Justifies Victim-Blaming?

by Doug Wilson of Blog and MaBlog - No Goddess Can Ever Save UsEditor's note: Choice selections from Doug Wilson's crazy town word salad he is using to justify his Potiphar's wife and Amnon posts written from the point of view of the transgressor. Be sure and go read the entire nasty thing on Wilson's site, it's long, rambling, pointless and word salad-y. Not really lining up with the words of Christ, but sure slinging mud onto anyone that thinks the things he said were creepy or vile. Bring some dressing and puke bucket if you read it. … [Read more...]