Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part Five – Fleas

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideLast bit on Patricia.... That brings us to Lesson Three. In the back of my mind I began to wonder if the fleas might be God's way of getting my attention concerning my lack of honor toward my husband. But I reasoned that at this point the flea thing might still, maybe, be a happenstance-just a fluke. I agree with you, Patricia. The flea incidents were random and not divine punishment. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Do So Many Believe Natural Disasters Are ‘God’s Judgment’?

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This is a new series we’re going to start running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.It seems lately that every time you look at the news there's some fundamentalist or evangelical leader either blaming a natural disaster on God's wrath or claiming that doing x,y, or z will be bringing God's wrath, judgment and punishment down on the heads of various people. Remember how 9/11 was blamed on abortion and gays? Last week Pat Robertson said that Americans mocking fundamentalists would bring down God's wrath and punishment on the nation. He also said this at Right Wing Watch: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Disaster as Divine Disapproval?

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by Vaneetha Rendall from Desiring God and as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism - The Greatest Gift Is God Himself - Is Suffering a Sign of Divine Disapproval?Editor's note: For a change here's an article from Desiring God that is usually reasonable. The author and her husband suffered the loss of a baby who started having problems in utero. The usual suspects starting saying and doing the usual things about praying. The author believed the teaching that suffering was merely God's disapproval, a divine swat on the behind to show you're doing something wrong. How many times in the QF movement have we seen people blaming all sorts of things happening on God's disapproval: 9/11? Tsunamis and … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sweetness & Light Always?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - We Can't Get Away With It Life is like a boomerang. What we say and do will always come back to us. We can't get away with anything. What we sow into our family life we will reap, not only in this life, but in generations to come. Our attitude and the words we speak (or don't speak if it is the "silent treatment") into our husband and children's lives will reap a harvest of blessing or ultimate destruction. … [Read more...]


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