Before You Meet Prince Charming – Part 1 Chapter 2

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide All quotes from the book are in blue text. Images from When Cows and Kids Collide and used with permission. This chapter pertains to the evils of dating. Because of that, I assumed that the allegory would show the dangers of dating.Silly me. … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated – Wrap Up

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideI've spent more time thinking quietly in the last three months than I have in years.   Truthfully, I didn't think about the Botkin Sisters or CP/QF until late last week.  Taking an unplanned break has brought a painful truth home:By following the rules of Christian Patriarchy, the Botkin Sisters have missed life. … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated – Part 2 Chapter 12

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideQuoted text from the book is in blue text.Quoted text from Genevieve (Smith) de Deugd's blog is in maroon text.I love this section!  There are two themes running through the middle of this chapter.Theme one: A pair of highly sheltered very young women have determine what ALL men need in a wife. This theme is a hoot because any person who has been in a satisfying long-term relationship can shoot massive holes in this theme (and believe me, you will be seeing me take aim.) … [Read more...]

Life After ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye’

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comBack when I was gearing up to do my review series on I Kissed Dating Goodbye, I reached out to Joshua Harris to see if he’d be interested in contributing anything. He refused, although cordially, and I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt. He was so incredibly young when he wrote it, had spent several years in a toxic church… and after all, he’s attending seminary now, so maybe he’s just too busy. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Getting to Know Your Intended Spouse?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Young Adults and Marriage Part 2Editor's note: It's a sad day when the courtship advice on how to meet and get to know who you want to marry from Michael Pearl sounds super healthy after Vaughn Ohlman's hour long betrothal meetings. One correction on Michael's words here - the Amish and the Mennonites are not the same thing as he's lumped them together here. They are similar, like pears and apples are close, but not the exact same thing. … [Read more...]

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

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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Damaged Goods?

by Vaughn Ohlman of True Love Doesn't Wait - To Betroth or not to Betroth: A Response to Michael Pearl Part 2 Mr. Pearl’s article against betrothal continues later in a more positive note. He says:"The modern concept of betrothal is a long overdue swing of the pendulum away from the licentious practice of recreational dating. The liberties taken by “Christian” couples in the modern dating game would have been viewed as philandering or immoral in … [Read more...]