Let It Gay? Subversive Messages from Disney’s “Frozen”

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, Feminism Over Christmas break I visited my parents to find not only my younger siblings but also my conservative evangelical mother obsessing over Frozen. I was shocked. I had to ask myself—did they even watch the same movie? Did they not see the messages I did? Did they hear the same lyrics? How could they see Frozen and not realize that it was about self acceptance and freedom from others’ expectations—and moral standards? … [Read more...]

Covering Up the Body Before Puberty

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground I recent post by Aletha really stood out to me. This is where she talks about where the pain of modesty began. I started developing breasts when I was 8.  The first time I ever thought about them was in kid’s Sunday School.  I had been wearing a dress that I loved. It had flowers, and a petticoat, and lace.  It was also a year old, so it was a bit tight, and a bit short.  But it was my favourite.  It was, apparently, also a bit low cut.  I don’t know how much cleavage I was showing, but a Primary teacher took me aside and told me that my dress was immodest, and I should cover myself better next time. I didn’t want to … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Modesty Prayer?

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by Stacy McDonald of Ladies Against Feminism and Your Sacred Calling  -  Living out Biblical Principles: A Young Woman's Prayer of Chastity I have made a covenant with my body to be discreet and chaste; why then should I flaunt myself before men? Does God not see my ways and count all my steps (Job 31:1,4)? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Modesty is Mutual?

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by Brett Harris of The Rebelution - The Other Side of Modesty This is strange. Women may be shedding clothes this time of year, but so are men. Why are we only talking about female modesty? If modesty is important then it is important for all Christians. If it isn’t important for men, then why all the fuss about women? If it is important for women, why the silence about men? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: If She Only Knew?

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by Lisa Jacobson of  the blog Time Warp Wife on News.Com.Au Revealing how her son kept bumping into things in the store on a summer day, she asked him what was wrong and soon realised why he was keeping his head down, … [Read more...]

True Love Waits

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by Betty Crux   If there is anything I have very, very vivid memories of, it’s youth group at either church we attended.   I was a loser, no getting around it.  I wasn’t good looking, and my parents weren’t helping that fact.  I had … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: True Love?

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Josh Harris from his book "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" “‎True love isn't expressed in passionately whispered words an intimate kiss or a embrace; before two people are married, love is expressed … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Men Robbed?

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QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers … [Read more...]

Raised Quiverfull: A Gendered Childhood Part 2

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by Libby Anne Raised Quiverfull Introduction — A Gendered Childhood Question 3: In what ways were boys and girls in your family expected to dress or act differently from each other? Were there certain things it was appropriate for girls to do but not boys, and vice versa? Joe: Not really.  If we were … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Undressing America?

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QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers … [Read more...]