Quoting Quiverfull: Shut Up About Purity Culture Damaging You?

by Kelly Crawford of Generation Cedar - Stop Being a Bully Over the "Purity Movement" ThingEditor's note: The unquoted part of this piece involves the recent backtracking author Josh Harris did on his courtship/purity model book 'I Kissed Dating Goodbye'. According to Kelly here we're supposed to just shut up about any problems the book/culture may have created for you. And it does create problems - look at the whole Josh Duggar mess and tell me that suppressing natural feelings and urges as sinful does not create the dualism and secrecy of sexual predators. If you have no healthy sexual outlets something very unhealthy is going to occur. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Internet is Potential Sin?

by Kelly Crawford from Generation Cedar - Why Your Children Annoy You and Homemaking is BoringEditor's note: Surprise! A female cultural enforcer using the internet to tell you that the internet is bad for you! Can you say cognitive dissonance? More blaming, finger pointing and attitude policing. More eating bon-bons on the sofa watching soap opera type assumptions about women from someone else in the movement. If you are discontent with motherhood and homemaking it's a much more emotionally healthy option to at least examine what the core issue is and take POSITIVE action to move towards a solution instead of being condemned and heaped with guilt from some internet stranger. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Judging Others Reproductive Choices Meanly?

by Kelly Crawford from Generation Cedar - 7 Misconceptions About Moms of Large FamiliesEditor's note: Do people actually walk up to moms of many and say these things to their faces? I have a hard time believing that they do, except I do know that Quiverfull moms have no trouble telling people in the church with small families, either by choice or because of fertility issues, any number of very ugly judgmental things about their lack of children. Here's a thought, perhaps no one on either side needs to publicly say stupid things to each other about the number of children they have. Oh yeah, that would mean that the QF crowd would have to shut their mouths about the infertile too. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Large Families Have Plenty of Individualized Time With Each Child?

by Kelly Crawford from Generation Cedar - 7 Misconceptions About Moms of Large FamiliesEditor's note: Yes, I will agree with Kelly that the demands of a large family are different than a small family, but that's as far as I would go. My own mother was one of twelve in a Catholic QF family and to this day at age 75 still complains about the lack of attention and love of her mother because of the large family. Things like that wound and stay with you for the rest of your life. It's statistically and mathematically impossible to give as much one on one attention to one of twelve versus one of two or three. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Oh No, We’re Not Quiverfull?

by Kelly Crawford of Generation Cedar - Why I Agreed to Do a National Interview About Not Being QuiverfullEditor's note: Kelly is trying to back pedal from being Quiverfull even while she will not use birth control and has as many children as possible for the glory of God, which is actually the main definition of the Quiverfull movement, or as some folks in denial call it, the Replenishment Movement. Her immediate jump is to claim again and again that she is not Quiverfull and labels are the problem, not the twisted practices and dangerously bad theology. My Cajun great grandmother used to have a saying for times like these, "You can polish a turd, but it's still a turd." Same thing with … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: The Evangelical Standard of Womanhood is Fundamentally Flawed

Original author unknown - this is a Facebook posting quoted by Kelly Crawford at her blog Generation Cedar in her post To the Lady Who Used Guilt to Undermine Homemaking and the Titus 2 Woman.  Crawford is in high dungeon in her offended state over the words of this unidentified woman. Reposting it here because the original author has some valid points, it's not all shaming and blaming like Crawford likes to pretend that it is. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The World Hates Babies?

by Kelly Crawford from Generation Cedar - How The World's Hatred of Babies May Affect You More Than Anything ElseEditor's note: Is it ever a good idea to have a baby just because some naysayers are claiming that the world might be negatively impacted if we have less citizens? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Modern Women Do Not Love Home?

by Kelly Crawford from Generation Cedar and as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism - Why Your Children Annoy You & Homemaking is BoringEditor's note: While we're just quoting the same small section that LAF is if you go to Kelly's blog and read what this dasterdly threat to home, hearth, children and commitment is you're going to laugh. Kelly is blaming The Internet for all the troubles at home. Yes, the same 'internet' that gave her a small measure of fame and provides money to her by the sales of her books and product. This is approaching Debi Pearl and Nancy Campbell level of 'do as I say, not as I do' shaming and blaming. Shame on her. The female cultural enforcers of Quiverfull a … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Pampering Your Child is Not Love?

by J.C. Ryle from his book Training Children: It Starts With Love as quoted by Kelly Crawford of Generation CedarEditor's note: Why is it that every time some Quiverfull cultural enforcer or speaker starts talking of training children that they immediately demonize the child, such as Voddie Baucham did yesterday in R.L. Stollar's 'The Child as Viper'? There's no room for simply loving your children, participating in life with your children without a constant subcontext of evil, no room for the freedom to make mistakes or learning opportunities, or those moments when you lovingly indulge your child because you love them and want to show that. It's all beat the evil out or deny that child … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sheltering Your Kids From The World Because Bible?

by Kelly Crawford from Generation Cedar - Is it Right to Shelter Our Children?Editor's note: Crawford is trying to compare sending your children to public school as something similar to allowing your child free access to 'porn'. Very bad analogy and straight up Evangelical fear mongering. Logic fail 101. … [Read more...]