Why Betrothal Isn’t ‘The Answer’

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by Calulu cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapeLast week brought the news that Vaughn Ohlman of True Love Doesn't Wait betrothed his son Joshua to a young lady up in Michigan named Laura Camp. I wish both of them well, they look like good well-scrubbed Fundie Christians. They're going to need all the luck and good wishes they can garner considering the explanation of betrothal Josh's dad gave in the wake of the announcement.Marriage isn't easy under the best of circumstances. It's a struggle sometimes to create a union where each is valued for who they are and both partners fit together in complimentary ways. Their type of betrothal sets up a pretty high potential for … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Groom’s View

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by Joshua Ohlman at his father Vaughn Ohlman's site True Love Doesn't Wait - Betrothal Announcement Here is the announcement  that Joshua sent to his home church in Lubbock:Proverbs 18:22 “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.”I would like to praise God for making me a recipient of the blessings found in the verse above. A week ago Friday I had the incredible blessing of flying to Michigan and meeting and betrothing to myself a wonderful woman who had been known as Laura Camp, and who we now call Laura Ohlman (betrothed). … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What is Betrothal?

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by Vaughn Ohlman from True Love Doesn't Wait - What is Betrothal?(Trigger warning for those recovering from legalism and extreme control by others! You've been warned.) Hosea 2:19-20 And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the LORD. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Answering the Botkin Sisters

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by Vaughn Ohlman from True Love Doesn't WaitA Response to Visionary Daughters, the website of Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin. Psa 68:6  God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.I need to start this post carefully. I have the greatest respect for the Botkins, including the Botkin daughters. Their writing, their films, their vision for their family long term… I am incredibly impressed by much that I see of what they do. … [Read more...]

Mental Health – From Shame to Seeking Help: Part 3 The Shame of Failing to be Happy

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by Lana Hobbs cross posted from Homeschoolers AnonymousHA note: This series is reprinted with permission from Lana Hobbs’ blog, Lana Hobbs the Brave. Lana describes herself as “an aspiring writer and a former religious fundamentalist” who currently identifies as “post-Christian.” She was homeschooled in junior high and highschool. Part Three of this series was originally published on June 10, 2013.*****In this series: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six, Part Seven. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What Boys Like?

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by Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin of Visionary Daughters - Brothers and Sisters in Christ: How to Think About Young Men A number of young women have asked us about relationships with young men. They want to know how a young woman should interact with those of the opposite sex, or should she at all? … [Read more...]

Jinger Duggar Wants Out?

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Radar Online has been having a long series of Duggar related articles through the years. They posted again about Jinger Duggar's desire to be in the big city and put up a clip of the Duggar girls speculating on what type of men they would want as husbands. Sounds like they've been reading Debi Pearl's "Created To Be His Help Meet" … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Unequally Yoked in Marriage?

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by Mark Cowperthwaite of Biblical Families "So You're Looking For a Wife?"When considering 2 Corinthians 6:14-18, even the tenor of Paul’s letters to the church at Corinth in general, there is no hint that it would be anything short of folly … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What is Betrothal?

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by Jonathan Lindvall at Bold Christian Living In the story of Christ s birth we have an interesting illustration of the practice of betrothal. Joseph was deliberating what he should do with Mary, his betrothed wife, having learned … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Older Single Women?

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Jonathan Lindvall of Bold Christian Living Still, Biblically, the parents' role (and particularly that of a woman's father) is very significant. I suppose it is theoretically conceivable the Lord would lead a woman to enter a betrothal covenant and marry without her father's … [Read more...]


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