Quoting Quiverfull: Men Love Childlike Women?

by commenter 'Alex' from Biblical Gender Roles - How to Help Women Learn Their PlaceEditor's note: This is from a conversation on Larry Solomon's site where various commenters were claiming that women are the happiest and most desirable or endearing to their husbands when they affect a childlike demeanor. Most of them apparently think being married to a woman with a woman's body and the mind of a child is optimal. Normal people don't want to be married to mental children, only 'Good Patriarchs' (tm).  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Let’s Kill All the Adulterers?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - The Death Penalty For AdulteryEditor's note: Sometimes I get the feeling that Anderson purposely pulls the most controversial topics out of his rear end just to start people fighting with him. He seems to do this to fuel his massive Christian Martyr complex. This is one of those times. Yes, adultery is wrong, but death penalty wrong is a huge stretch! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – If Your Husband is a Jerk You Probably Caused It?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours? - So You're Married to a Jerk?Editor's note: This piece is always Michael Pearl like in that it starts with reader mail and there's a lot of victim blaming in the answer. Kindness, compassion and common sense really seems to be lacking in the Quiverfull world of female cultural enforcers. While she might have a point that we perceive people as we wish to, much of this comes a little too close to victim blaming. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Polygamy and the ‘Biblical’ Man?

by Vaughn Ohlman of The Practical Theonomist and Let Them Marry - Is Polygamy Forbidden in the Scripture?Editor's note: While Mr. Ohlman is rushing around doing damage control and erasing/rewriting large swaths of Let Them Marry so that it doesn't make him sound quite as creepy as "Game of Thrones" Craster he's completely neglected the many other blogs he's written on. Many of the same thoughts and toxic rules for marrying are on all the other sites. Here's a bit about polygamy where Von is trying to debate someone else. The person he is debating remarks are in bolded italics, Von's are in plain text. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: You Must Marry Her Before Having Sex, Slave or Free?

by Larry Solomon of Biblical Gender Roles - Did the Bible Allow Men to Have Sex Slaves (not linking to the post because the website Do Not Link is still down)Editor's note: Larry actually believes that concubines are a real Biblical idea that is alright as long as you make her your slave-wife. The frightening thing is that while this seems like a he's an outlier in thought in reality this is what Christian Dominionists want to institute as law in this country. All the women, for all the sex, all the time. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: You Can’t Marry If You Can’t Have Sex?

by Tim Bayly of Bayly Blog - Sex Abuse in the Church: Some ClarificationsEditor's note: This posting was actually Bayly posting comments he posted on some other pastor's blog that are unapproved. It's all in regards to pedophiles and marriage in the church.  In this bit he is claiming that pedophiles should never marry because they are not capable of having normal sex with the opposite sex. But it seems to me that he's extrapolating it out to say that anyone unable to perform male/female sex adequately to his description should be denied the right to marry. That's a quite narrow requirement for marriage even if you leave off the former sexual predator crowd. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet – Part 1 In His Image (You Are Responsible For Your Spouse’s Temperament)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 63-64 Today we're starting the sections about the 3 types of men. If you recall, "Created to Be His Help Meet" introduced this topic. It'll be interesting to see how Michael interprets this for his masculine audience. Text is in purple. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Marriage Only For One Man & One Woman?

by Ken Ham from Answers in Genesis and as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism - Why is Marriage Just For Two?Editor's note: It always amuses me when Ham and LAF start banging away about one man and one woman being the Biblical standard for marriage when there was incest, polygamy, marriage after rape, wives and concubines and all sorts of suspicious couplings apparently approved of by God in the Old Testament. There's no evidence in the Bible to support what they are saying is the one true marriage. I love how comedian Betty Bowers outlines all the different types of Biblical marriages. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Protect Your Marriage or Else?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - There's No Alternative … [Read more...]

Singleness in Evangelicalism

by Samantha Field from her blog Defeating the Dragons There was one day in graduate school when I got home from work, went on a very long walk, then I hid in my room, cried, and ate Sam’s Choice vanilla ice cream while I watched Sense and Sensibility. I’m not exactly sure why I felt the need to do that on that day, but the feeling of just being done with singlehood got a little overwhelming. I was lonely, and I just wanted it to be over with. I wanted to be in a relationship. I wanted to be happy. I was only twenty-four years old. Up until that point, I’d had marriage pushed on me pretty heavily– if you’ve been a Christian in America for any length of time, you’ve probably experienced that … [Read more...]