Quoting Quiverfull: Wives Submission Saves Husbands From Hell?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Are My Teachings Dangerous?Editor's note: Love is patient, love is kind according to the scriptures, but there is nothing, let me say that again, NOTHING that indicates women are personally responsible for the salvation of their husbands. This is what dangerous extra Biblical extrapolation looks like! Emphasis below mine. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sexual Assault Victims Caused Their Assaults?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - The Time I Was Never Nearly RapedEditor's note: What's that scripture about our words? Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks? Lori wrote a long blog post trying to rebut someone's take on a story she told about being on a date in high school and the boy being what we old timers might call a 'masher', a guy that tries to push you farther sexually than you are willing to go. That's the problem with 'stories', what might seem like no big deal to you might sound like near rape to someone else, or visa versa. But this paragraph, blaming women for their own assaults is just jaw dropping in it's evil misogyny. Lori is merely lucky, not … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Questioning Your Husband Destroys Your Marriage?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy – Questions a Wife Can Ask to Tear Her House DownEditor's note: Debi offers no explanation on how these last two questions affect the husband. One isn't even something you'd say to your husband, but to a friend. No matter what Debi claims it's always better to just calmly rationally discuss issues with your spouse and everyone needs friends to share with in tough times! If your marriage is so fragile and paper thin that these questions can kill it then you're not really having much of a marriage in the first place! … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 8 Washing of the Word (Women Can’t Have a Personal Relationship With God)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonpp 161-162Last section we were enlightened as to how stains form on wives. The answer is, of course, sexual sins. Apparently sexual stains can be picked up from everything-public school, music, sexual abuse, even close friendships. Today we are discussing the deep stains that make a wife unclean. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 7 – Washing of the Word (Sexual Sins as Far as the Eye Can See)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 159-161Last post we talked about the basics of a wife's spots, wrinkles and blemishes. The next few sections will be delving deeper into each of these. Today we're talking about spots. More specifically, the spots that one's wife has picked up because of sexual impurities. I hope you're ready for a big bucket of bananas, because that's what's being served up … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 10 Mr. Steady (How Dominant Wives Destroy Daughters)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 102-104Well, we are in for a treat today! Having spent the last few weeks talking about Mr. Steady, now we are talking about the horrors that come from dominant mothers. Specifically, how mothers that are in control screw up the chances for daughters to get married. As an added bonus, Michael attempts to use cool-kid phrasing. I hope you're ready. … [Read more...]

“Lies Women Believe” Review: 193 – 214

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P FieldI didn’t think it would be possible to be happy about writing another segment of my Lies Women Believe review, but it is 100x better than dealing with being hacked. I’m pretty sure we’re all good for now, and I am crossing my fingers that never happens again.This week is Nancy’s chapter on emotions, and part of me just wants to refer you to the How to Win Over Depression review, because it covers a lot of the same ground. But, she throws in her own twists, so let’s tackle them.The first problem is the gender segregation: … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 3 Mr. Steady (Dealing With Drama Queens – And Every Woman Is One)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonpp 92-94Today we're talking more about those "female creatures". In an, I'm sure, flattering and equalizing light. Oh wait. Wrong book. Nope; it's more of the sexism we've come to know from Michael. Here goes!Text is in purple … [Read more...]

“Lies Women Believe” Review: 63 – 90

by Samantha Field cross posted from  her blog Samantha P Field.comFair warning: today’s post is a little long. Because of that, I’ve decided to break today’s review up into the same sections that Nancy divides this chapter– “Lies Women Believe About Themselves”. Eve’s Diary These diary entries are supposed to reflect in some way the similarities between this fictional Eve and modern women, especially concerning the “lies we believe,” so I wondered if Nancy was ever going to address one particular statement Eve makes in this entry: I don’t know if [Adam will] ever trust me again. In a way, I can’t blame him. I’ve really wrecked his life. I feel so stupid. Adam just doesn’t understand … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why is a Man’s Infidelity Always The Wife’s Fault?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.One of the sadder things that has happened after Josh Duggar's infidelity was exposed is the number of Christians expressing the idea that a wife is always responsible when the husband has sex with someone else during their marriage. It's an idea that has been mentioned even in the mainstream media, that poor heartbroken betrayed Anna Duggar is going to be blaming herself and it's likely the entire family will blame her. Like she doesn't have enough trauma and pain in her life this unBiblical theology point is going to add to that. It's already … [Read more...]