Quoting Quiverfull: A Problem Doesn’t Exist Because I’ve Never Seen It Before?

by JW from Thoughts, Opinions and Little Discoveries - Fundamentalism Gone WrongEditor's note: Posting this because the article goes on to discuss how NLQ found Vyckie Garrison hates God. Even though this type of legalism and Quiverfull goes on in most churches this Evangelical author seems to think it's limited to the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist and Fundamentalists in general. This is one of those fallacies in Christianity, that abuse is rare and the fault of the victim because they weren't practicing the 'right' type of Christianity. As usual the grammar, spelling and formatting go to the original author, I have not changed a thing. … [Read more...]

Attitude Matters

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalThe other day, I had a conversation at work that got me thinking. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Covering Your Rear?

by Roxy from Living From Glory to Glory - Women Wearing Pants Everywhere We can be so vain or more, focused on comfort that we can forget about dressing in a feminine way, where only a dress or a skirt, might be a better choice of clothing.Why is it that some ladies will not ever wear a skirt or dress?This is not a matter of legalism.But rather maybe a dress code!Years ago it was considered rude not to dress in proper way!Dinner, Dates, Holidays, CHURCH...Will we make a choice to help turn the tide; Wear a skirt or dress and say NO to pants for just the sake of, Keeping skirts and dresses the choice of clothing for ladies onlyAs it stands it is the only thing we … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Homeschooling is Changing, But Don’t Change Too Much?

by Israel Wayne posted at Ladies Against Feminism and Christian Worldview Net - A Shift in the Homeschooling Movement In September of 2013, Michael Farris, founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) spoke to state convention coordinators and other national homeschooling leaders, at the annual leadership conference they sponsor. He warned against the dangers of the excesses of extreme child discipline and a low view of women that has taken hold in some corners of the homeschooling community. He warned that unless homeschooling leaders actively speak against abusive and unGodly approaches to child discipline and unBiblical views of Patriarchal authority (that demean and … [Read more...]

Call Me Maybe – The Dumb Song That Made Me Cry

by Joe Sands cross posted from his blog Incongruous CircumspectionSo, I want to tell you a story. A story of hope. A story of looking back in life and weeping. Looking forward and seeing hope for the children of mine, given to me through the wonders of humanity's ability toIt was the summer of 2012. Call Me Maybe swept the United States, captivating the attention of every person below the age of fourteen. The song was dumb. Pointless. Bubble gum pop-y. Tried and true (translation: boring) lyrics. Sung by a lovely young woman, yet a complete waste of time. Unless, of course, you like your music in small doses of sugary substances, digesting it quickly, and feeling hungry for more … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Unevenly Yoked Kills ‘The Blessing’?

by Colin Campbell in Meat For Men - Biblical Fatherhood: Role Modeling Love The phrase "all things " is incredible and could include vast multitudes of personal desires, as well as impersonal. However, we cannot expect God to answer any prayer that is outside of His character and will for our lives. We are only entitled to hope for "all things" that are within the boundaries of His will. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What is Betrothal?

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...]

Revsiting FAQ: The Bible and the Nature of Women

Note:  Before reading this, please read the “Quiverfull and the Bible” FAQ.  Like the “nobleminded Bereans” (Acts 17:11), we are entitled to study for ourselves, so that we may read the Biblical text in an informed manner.  That FAQ provides the background for the method of informed Bible reading used here.by Kristen Rosser ~ aka: KR WordgazerQ: Doesn’t the Bible say I was created … [Read more...]

Millipede: Part 10

by MillipedeIn face of these events, I found work. Once I overcame my husband's reluctance to enter the workforce, he seemed to accept the situation. He drove me to pick up applications. He still held to his Patriarchal beliefs, but in light of our situation, he got over issue of my returning to the workplace.Things went smoothly for a couple of months and then came the phone call. My sister in law who lived at our previous residence called. She had received a notice for my husband to appear in civil court. It was an old medical bill from years back. This wasn't exactly a novel experience. In the last year that my husband was working, we had almost been sued over a smaller bill. … [Read more...]

Baptist Taliban: Part 3

by Cindy FosterTHE CHURCH WE WEREThe Preacher and his wife graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. At the time he attended there, the college was quite conservative. There were strict rules about dress, dating, curfews, entertainment, music and much more.The Preacher actually grew up in Springfield and was a member of a church that was not nearly as rigid in its standards as the college was, so in the beginning of his ministry as pastor, he did not have the extreme beliefs that he eventually embraced later in his ministry.It was several years after the church had started and was established with its own building that the more relaxed climate began … [Read more...]