Quoting Quiverfull: Anger is Always Wrong?

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One of the ongoing themes throughout the Duggar girls book is that anger is dangerous and to be avoided at all costs.  Keep in control even when starting to experience anger (which they seem to think no one has the right to actually be angry) is paramount. They talk about Michelle whispering when getting angry and how you should make sure any guy you're in courtship with doesn't get angry easy. Makes me wonder what they thought of Jesus throwing the money changers out of the temple. Did they think Jesus was politely tiptoeing around saying, 'Sorry, old chap, but you can't do that here. sorry I'm knocking your stuff around. Have a nice day!' … [Read more...]

Jesus The Buddhist

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living Liminal At one point in the hostilities we experienced at our last church, my husband and I agreed to a meeting with the elder who was at the centre of the leadership struggle, and with his wife, both of whom had been close friends of ours. We were still hoping that somehow we could find some sort of resolution to the conflict. We had asked one of the board members* to mediate for us, because our previous attempt at reconciliation had only exposed me to more abuse. (* We didn't realise until later how partisan he actually was!) … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Love is Not an Emotion?

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from John Hagee of John Hagee Ministries … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Stay Sweet?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Sour Grapes or Sweet? I feel very sad when I see mothers with a sour face. Down in the mouth. Always a frown. And I see a lot of them. This is not God's picture of a mother. In Psalm 128:3 God paints a picture of the wife in a home that is blessed of the Lord. It tells us that she is a " fruitful vine" in the very heart of her home. Not only does this wife find joy in her home, but she is a fruitful vine, bringing forth luscious sweet fruit. The grapes of a wild unpruned vine are usually bitter. The fruit of a cultivated vine are sweet. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Your Attitude Controls Everything?

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by Nancy Campbell cross posted from Above Rubies - No Time To Be Bored Do you realize that you create your own world right where you are? You have the power to make your marriage, mothering, and home pulsate with life. It all depends on your attitude. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Smile or Be Tired and Fearful?

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by Nancy Campbell cross posted from Above Rubies - Fill Your Home With Smiles A downcast face will lock you into tiredness or anxiety. A happy face will ignite a spark of joy in your heart. A miserable face will sink you into self-pity. Put on a smile, even if it is the last thing you feel like doing, and you will feel your heavy burden lift. Proverbs 15:12 MLB says, "A happy heart makes the face look sunny." … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Keep Sunny?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - A Sunny Attitude On a cold day, isn't it nice to sit by a window where the sun is streaming through. You feel warmed and comforted inside and out. A cloudy day may cause you to feel dismal; a sunny day fills you with joy and positivity. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Babies “Strangers”?

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From Ladies Against Feminism's Tanya Duarte - Mothers and Matthew 25:34-37 “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. ‘For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Anger At God?

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by John Piper from his book "The Momentary Marriage - A Parable of Permanence" pages 150 - 151 Anger devours almost all other good emotions. It deadens the soul. It numbs the heart to joy and gratitude and hope and tenderness … [Read more...]


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