What are you Doing?: Chapter 8 Part 1 – Sakal Just Wants to be ‘Right’?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerWhat are you doing? What the hell am I doing? I'm not sure.This chapter is titled 'What are you teaching' and is super l-o-n-g, over eleven pages long and it's one bad endless put down by Sakal of some feckless hapless youth minister. After the week I'm having, triggered by the police shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge that brought all my distress and bad memories from my worship team member being shot by the police here six years ago, I'm not sure I'm up to a full eleven page torment of super proud know-it-all like Sakal or his author Von Ohlman. I'll muddle though the first six pages if I can. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Man Can Correct Another Man In Front Of His Family?

by Larry Solomon of Biblical Gender Roles - 10 Reasons Christian Couples Should NOT See Marriage Counselors and as always safely linked through Do Not LinkEditor's note: In this bit it seems like Larry thinks that any other man correcting a man in front of his wife and family is somehow cutting off the scoldee's testicles if I'm parsing this right. I don't know, if you were doing something so toxic that it was having a deleterious affect on your family wouldn't you want the opinion of a highly trained professional so that you could make needed adjustments to stop hurting your family? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Submit Kindly Every Single Day?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - All The Days Of My LifeEditor's note: Nancy is running out of ways to claim you must be submissive OR ELSE! She is telling us that our attitude and feelings must be positive towards the husband every single day. Is that even humanly possible? Denying your own thoughts and emotions is so unhealthy! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Point At Which You Are An Actual Adult?

by Vaughn Ohlman from his review of Israel Wayne's book "Full Time Parenting" as posted at True Love Doesn't WaitEditor's note: Mr. Ohlman still holds with the not even Biblical assertion that the eldest male in every family is the head of the family, the patriarchy. Which means that his review of Israel Wayne's book "Full Time Parenting" he decries the idea of the point at which you can be considered reaching adulthood. Isn't the point of being considered an adult in the Old Testament when you have your bar or bat mitzvah? How about graduating from school and starting to support oneself as a fully fledged adult would do? Where is that point of adulthood? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Protecting Your Child From Themselves?

by Tim Challies from Challies.com - God, Protect My GirlsEditor's note: Is it really necessary to pray for your children's inner thought life, wants, needs and emotions or is this along the lines of Quiverfull complete control being exercised too stringently? We all know that the Christian Patriarch Movement is all about controlling every aspect of a child or woman's life because they believe in personal ownership of everyone else in their families. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: If You Get Sick From “Doing It All” Then God Has Other Plans?

by Jenny Erwin from United Christian Homeschoolers Upstate - Wednesdays Words of Encouragement: May 'He' Get All The GloryFound this through Ladies Against Feminism and Be Not Weary websites. This sounds so very much like the stories of many of us Quiverfull walk-away moms that it's frightening. The difference is that she's still at that place where she cannot admit her own chosen religious lifestyle is causing her great physical harm. I hope she makes the connection soon and does what she needs to do to heal her body. Any life style that is destroying your body cannot be healthy for anyone, it sure doesn't benefit  anyone in the family, it makes it nearly impossible to do the things … [Read more...]

Where in the World is Kevin Swanson?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerOne of our commenters brought up a very good point yesterday: Where is 'Generations With Vision' radio show host Kevin Swanson? The guys who are now doing his radio show daily either refer to him as 'on sabbatical' or duct taped to the wall (or in the closet, hee). … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Respecting Husbands No Matter What?

by Sunshine Mary from her blog Sunshine Mary and the Dragon - Showing Love to Your Husband by Treating Him With RespectMary didn't write any of this. She's quoting Nancy Kennedy's book 'When He Doesn't Believe' and Nancy is quoting Bryan Chapell's book 'Marriage as it's Meant to be' Chapell says a woman isn’t to offer respect just to feed her husband’s ego, however.  It also benefits her as well.  “The more she treasures her husband, the more precious a woman will find their union and the more rewarding their relationship will become to her.  The woman who longs for the bonds of love finds her deepest satisfaction is providing the support that secures the relationship for which she longs … [Read more...]

The Homeschool Myth

by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground In my last post on emotional abuse in homeschooling, I wrote this:The reason I connect this to homeschooling is that homeschooling made the shit seem natural, the way that it was ought to be. In the comment section of that post, one reader writes: … [Read more...]

What I Got By Going To Church

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsIt happened again. Talking to a friend, I was asked, "Where are you going to church now?""No where.""Oh, Ellen, you need to go to church! How are you going to grow? You need the fellowship of other believers!" … [Read more...]