CTBHHM: (Misplaced) Hope For an Abused Woman

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 232—236Remember that we are in the chapter on wives being “obedient” to their husbands. This section is titled “How to Win Your Lost Husband,” and begins by quoting a letter she received. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: It’s All About Sex With the Duggars?

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from US Weekly Magazine Issue 1025 October 6, 2014 – The Duggars Rules of RomanceThe article in US Weekly is like the gift that keeps on giving stupid all the time. From another small side panel in the article. … [Read more...]

Let’s Out the Poisonous Ideas/Scriptures in the Quiverfull & Patriarchal Movements?

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerGreetings! I am currently on the road, driving down in the deep south to see relatives and being exposed to a capacious amount of ridiculously bad ideas Fundamentalist Christianity has to offer. This morning I was telling Vyckie Garrison of driving through rural Mississippi, hitting search on my car radio and coming up with ten different Christian radio stations in a row. I was stuck listening to them for a few hours and was struck by some of the ideas put forward and flouted as 'The Truth' that are just dangerous to a person. … [Read more...]

Why the Homeschool Movement Was So Frightening

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground The stories on Homeschoolers Anonymous have been more triggering for me lately. HA is hosting a series called “It hurts me more than you.” Then today Cynthia Jeub, a daughter of a well-known homeschool family with 16 children,shared her story of the abuse she and her siblings have received, and still are receiving. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Express Displeasure To Your Child?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Six Ways Parents Destroy Their Children Without Trying It is a vicious cycle. A child’s bad behavior provokes looks of displeasure and looks of displeasure provoke bad attitudes leading to bad behavior. I have said it so many times. If you cannot train your children to do as they ought, it is far better to lower your standards and enjoy them as they are than to allow your looks of displeasure to become the norm. A kid may grow up to be undisciplined and self-willed, but there is no reason to add to it a feeling of being unloved and unable to please. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Unmarried Stay Poor?

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Ladies Against Feminism has republished a piece from the Mercador by Nicole King called Marriage linked to income increase. If I'm reading this right it sounds like LAF and the original author are saying that a) get married to the first living breathing man with prospects or education to avoid poverty and b) dooming non-white women to poverty by the statistics used by the Pew Research Center and the New York Times. Classy, LAF, so so classy.. … [Read more...]

Accountable To Whom?

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalIt continues to disturb me how many parallels there are between my church experience and the continuing Mars Hill drama! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What Age is ‘Too Young’ to Spank?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Too Young To Spank? … [Read more...]

When Church Hurts Part 6

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsThough we never had a meeting with Elliot or the leadership, I was again asked to teach a class and was also helping with a conference that our church was hosting in the spring.  When it came time for the conference, I had an opportunity to sit down with the speaker for a few minutes and, being a man of great discernment, he asked me some leading questions and I found myself telling him a bit of my story. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Did The Duggar Modesty-Scale Change?

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If memory serves me correctly in the early days of the Duggar family television specials makeup was distinctly frowned up, but if the US Weekly article is anything to go by that has changed as well as many other things. Remember when Michelle and all the girls wore those loose sack-like jumpers with huge 'countenance-enhancing' collars? But then again, many Evangelical women I knew (including myself) once dressed like that. It was the uniform of the Good Christian Woman(tm) at one time.Below is a list of Duggar rules on dress from US Weekly Magazine Issue 1025 October 6, 2014 – The Duggars Rules of Romance … [Read more...]

Laughter is Good Medicine: Preacher Bingo?

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One of my friends in Australia sent me this funny bingo picture. Sadly enough I've sat through too many sermons where I could have ticked most of those boxes. How about you? See many of these happen from the pulpit? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What Godly Women Desire?

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by Martin Luther as quoted on Von Olhman's blog True Love Doesn't Wait - The Desire of a Godly WomanWhy is it always about having crazy baby-making amounts of sex with these guys? … [Read more...]


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