Vyckie Garrison – How Playing Good Christian Wife Almost Killed Me

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Today on Alternet NLQ's own Vyckie Garrison's story was published. Taken largely from her talk at the American Atheist Convention in Salt Lake City it's a fascinating read.Alternet - How Playing Good Christian Housewife Almost Killed MeThanks M. Dolon Hickmon for the excellent graphics that accompany this piece. Vyckie Garrison was once a minor celebrity in the Quiverfull Movement, made famous by TV’s Duggar family. As a devout, Bible-believing Christian and the mother of seven homeschooled children, Garrison spent 16 years, with her husband, publishing a newspaper for families on a similar path. Today, via a website called No Longer Quivering, she publishes resources for women leavi … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Protecting Your Courting Daughter in a Pornified (not real word!) World

Continuing on from this mornings "Pride & Prejudice" moment, Mr. Bingley courting and proposing to Jane Bennett. Jane is much closer to the Evangelical Christian ideal of a 'Godly' unmarried woman than her sister Elizabeth

by RVD from the blog The Christian Pundit - Of Course Courtship is Fundamentally FlawedWonder if the admin at The Christian Pundit realizes that the definition of 'Pundit' is "an expert in a particular subject or field who is frequently called on to give opinions about it to the public." Experts usually do not make up words or misspell others. Who exactly is calling on these 'experts'for their opinions? The name of the site is deceptive. … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Your Husband Can’t Cover For You

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 216—217In this section, we see the alternative to the “good woman” Debi outlined in her three examples last week. In that passage she spoke of men who are lazy, or bad fathers, or dishonest, and informed women who may be wives of these men that it is their duty to cover for their husbands’ faults and make them appear faultless to the world. This week she speaks of women who are spendthrifts, or who leave their children with sitters, or who take advantage of others’ time and resources (her equivalent of each category for males). … [Read more...]

An Appeal from M. Dolon Hickmon – Vyckie’s Fundraiser

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by M. Dolon Hickmon, Author of '13:24 - A Story of Faith and Obsession'Last September, I sent a tweet to a woman I didn't know, asking for help publicizing the Kickstarter campaign for my debut novel about spiritual and physical child abuse. The enthusiasm of her response was unexpected and absolutely amazing. She arranged for one of my essays to be published on Patheos, and within hours my project had been included in a child abuse feature that appeared on both Alternet and Salon. By the evening, I'd been invited to share my plan to change the world through an innovative new kind of novel on radio talk shows that aired from coast to coast in America.Over the last year, that stranger … [Read more...]

Not Another Driscoll Post

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living Liminal Thousands of words have been thrown around the Internet in recent months about Mark Driscoll and the bodies under his bus. And so many of those words have resonated with me because they sound so much like the things I experienced. Which started me thinking…With all the differences between that situation and mine, why did it sound so much the same?This post is part of my answer: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Return of Women’s Sexual Honor?

When I see LAF and others of their ilk putting Elizabeth Bennett on a pedestal as the ideal of Christian womanhood I have to wonder if we actually read the same version of "Pride & Prejudice" as Lizzie is feisty and independent, nothing like a Titus 2 woman.

by Barbara Kay posted both at Ladies Against Feminism, and the Mercator Net - The Slow Return of Women's Lost Sense of Sexual Honor … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Memories of ‘The Rod’

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M. Dolon Hickmon, author of 13:24 - A Story of Faith and Obsession, has written a new article about the recent events with NFL player Adrian Peterson. It's a difficult but good read because of the unflinching descriptions of the Christian child discipline suffered by the author at roughly the same age as Peterson's son. People do carry the memories of what happens to them as young children into the rest of their lives as Hickmon proves in his piece. … [Read more...]

“Real Marriage” review: 3-18, “New Marriage, Same Spouse”

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons [content note: sexual violence, emotional abuse] I’m doing something different with Real Marriage than how I reviewed Fascinating Womanhood and Captivating; with the last two books, I’ve read the entire thing before I started and then did one chapter at a time, trying to keep the message of the whole book in mind. After reading the first few chapters of this book, I realized I couldn’t handle that– not spiritually, not emotionally, not psychologically. So, for this review, what you’ll be reading from me will lean in the direction of gut reaction and instinct, since I don’t know where Mark and Grace are taking this. … [Read more...]

Fundraiser for NLQ Founder Vyckie Garrison

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer - Admin at No Longer QuiveringVyckie Garrison, the founder of this site No Longer Quivering, needs our help. Please consider donating to my friend Vyckie Garrison so she and the youngest five children can stay in their home.No Longer Quivering's  founder, Vyckie Garrison, needs (and, in my opinion, *deserves*) our help! In a recent Facebook chat conversation, Vyckie revealed to me that the home in which she is still raising 5 of her 7 children could soon be foreclosed on due to the financial fallout of her very messy divorce. I've known Vyckie Garrison for quite a long time now, and I took over the administration, daily operations and editing for No Longer Q … [Read more...]

Burning Down The Woodshed

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons As my partner can attest to, one of the things that have stuck with me from growing up in the Deep South is my reliance on idiomatic Southern expressions. In my area, “trip to the woodshed” was the most commonly used euphemism for corporal punishment, and while the adults who used this term obviously meant it humorously, hearing it made me feel a little sick. “I’m going to take you out back to the woodshed!” conjured images, for me, of lashings and beatings and screaming boys and girls– but in that old-fashioned Disney way, with the too-red cheeks and too-round eyes and deep furrows in the mother’s brow and the animation sequ … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Keeper of Seeds?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies -  The Blessers of Society … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Three Types of Women – Part 2

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideDebi spends a few pages helping us poor women understand our types. … [Read more...]


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