Quoting Quiverfull: Do it Happily and Shut Up!?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Put Your Heart Into It!Editor's note: Whenever I see advice from Nancy and others ordering you to do it CHEERFULLY I want to visit physical harm to them. Let's face it, not everything about raising children or keeping a home running is easy, not even if you are a stay at home mother. Is anyone ever smiling and happy when scrubbing a child's vomit off every surface in the house during a bout of stomach flu sweeping through the family? Or just gutting through the day to day? Nope, emotional denial is unhealthy no matter why you're doing it. Better to acknowledge you're not exactly jumping for joy and move on to just do the thing before you. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Kitchen Tested Temper?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Kitchen Tested?Editor's note: Nancy's version of the kitchen sounds sort of hellish, doesn't it? Chained into a hot room with everyone making whiny demands of you. I guess that's what happens when you're the only one with any real responsibilities in the kitchen. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Men Doing Housework Have Less Sex?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Women Who Do Housework Live Longer and Have More SexEditor's note: How very disingenuous of Lori to say that women who do housework have more sex just because of one lone study. One study that only studied men doing housework and their level of sexual activity. Men who do housework and have less sex does not automatically extrapolate out to women doing housework have more sex. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: You Lazy Selfish Dirty Woman?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Jail Time for Messy HousekeepersEditor's note: Lori is clearly thinking that jail time is appropriate no matter her words that she thinks it's 'too extreme.' Seriously? What about that time when Jesus told Martha to chill when she was upset that Mary wasn't helping her cook, clean or set up the meal she was working on? It's all a matter of personal tastes, talents and preferences and no one else but the people involved business if the house is dirty or clean. Most of us are somewhere on a sliding scale of dirty/clean depending on the day, the needs of the family members and the activity levels and that's perfectly fine. No matter what Lori … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Raising Boys Equal Messy House?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Mother's BoysEditor's note: Welcome to another episode of 'Cognitive Dissonance with Nancy Campbell'. Remember all that recent lecturing and hectoring by Nancy that you must keep your house immaculate while smiling and controlling your thoughts? Apparently that does not apply in her world if you have a pile of boys to raise. She just cannot make up her mind what is and isn't the most important. Plus generalizations about the sexes don't help anyone. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Emotions Make Women Lazy?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - 7 Steps to Dealing With a Lazy WifeEditor's note: I know, I know... Larry's words are toxic and vomit-inducing but there's just so much so wrong that I'm quoting more than I usually would with Larry.  Notice too that his words in this piece dovetail with the thought and words of Michael Pearl in Aletha's latest review of 'Created To Need A Help Meet' … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Emotions Make Women Lazy?

 by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - 7 Steps to Dealing With a Lazy WifeEditor's note: Hoo boy, this is one of the worst things I've seen in a long time. Someone sends Larry an email complaining that their wife is a lazy rarely-cooking slob and had decided to do something about it after reading through the 'manosphere'. He doesn't say how many children they have or if his wife is in good health or address any of the long list of things that could impact her ability to keep house and cook. Larry responds with the usual tripe. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Change Your Mindset or Lose Your Husband?

by Alexis Rowe at No Greater Joy Magazine - Managing vs. LeadershipEditor's note: Another version of 'Control your emotions or else' fear-mongering that so many in the Quiverfull movement labor under. It always revolves around be cheerful or lose your family and/or salvation. What a sad scary way to live your life. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Your Housework is Your Salvation?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - How Do You Save Your Life?Editor's note: Housework is not much fun in reality. But it has to get done or you end up living in an unfilmed episode of 'Hoarders' with a dust bunnies and unwashed plates. That still doesn't make it salvation, no matter how Nancy parses it. Chores do not equal saving your life. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Rest For the Weary?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - God Makes You Strong For The JobEditor's note: Wow, now that is some shaming/blaming for those who are sick and exhausted! Where in the Bible does it state that you have to have a perfectly cleaned home and scrubbed perfect children? Guess it's easier to do when you have a passel of adopted kids from another country to behave like servants. Oh, that's right, those adopted kids disappeared without much of a trace. … [Read more...]