Quoting Quiverfull: Modern Men Weak, Wimpy and Irresponsible?

by R. J. Rushdooney of Chalcedon - The Failure of MenEditor's note: Responsibility-dodging and role-playing didn't start in 'modern times'. There have always been those in both sexes that did those things. It's not because of the women's liberation movement, or that they've abandoned church. The problems in our society are more complex than his simple assessments of modern times.  … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 1 Obey Indeed (Don’t Command Your Wife To Obey)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonpp 173-174We're in a new chapter, and I'm finding it really weird. The point of this chapter is that husbands aren't supposed to tell their wives to submit to them. Which, they shouldn't, but there seems to be the understanding that wives WILL submit. I'll let Michael explain.Text is in purple. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Military Wives Have To Put Up And Shut Up Too?

by Karen Sargent at No Greater Joy - From Our Mailbox, September-October 2015Editor's note: Before we start - full disclosure, I am a former military wife, so I have some familiarity with the life she's describing. Military life is not an easy one for the wives (and husbands) left behind when the active duty spouse is either out in the field or deployed to another country. That being said the letter writer asking for Mr. Pearl's advice is trying to help her military wife friend who's husband has been deployed into a combat zone and when he is home suffers from undiagnosed PTSD. The letter writer isn't so concerned about the PTSD or anything else, just mostly concerned with helping the … [Read more...]

A Close Look at the Complementarian Argument

by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's Words Complementarianism and the Local Church is an article by Jonathan Leeman on the 9 Marks website, which is a conservative evangelical site dedicated to "help[ing] pastors, future pastors, and church members see what a biblical church looks like, and to take practical steps for becoming one."  The site has published a series of articles on male headship, and the arguments are pretty much the same ones my various blog posts have rebutted though the last several years.  But this one, which seems to be an introduction to its male headship series, was brought to my attention on another blog, and I'd like to take a closer look at what i … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Only Christian Men Are Caring Fathers?

by Robert Murray M'Cheyne as quoted by Stephanus Blignaut at Go Tell My People - Governing Your FamilyEditor's note: Granted, this was written during M'Cheyne's life time, the early 1800s, but it seems to be that same train of thought that many in Evangelical Christianity and Quiverfull still cling to, that an 'unsaved' father and man has no care or love for their family, which is a complete lie. Religious thought that is a falsehood does no one any good.  … [Read more...]

“Thus Male Headship” – Christianity and Gender Essentialism

by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsMy last two posts have involved the use of sociological studies by Christians, in support of the doctrine of male headship, known in its harsher and gentler forms, respectively, as "Christian patriarchy" or "complementarianism."  Using science as a support for our premises is very characteristic of the culture of Western thought in which most of us have been steeped since birth. And of course, rebutting or debunking the science or scientific methodology behind premises we disagree with, comes from the same basic mindset.The problem, as I mentioned in my last post, is when we pounce on evidence that seems to support our own pos … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Dads Should Be Friends With Daughters Intended?

by Marshall Segal at Desiring God - Dads, Date Your Daughters Boyfriends Men, consider this a call to arms. Too many of our young women are giving themselves away to unworthy men because there’s no worthy man in their life to tell them differently. Their craving to finally be loved might cause them to make unhealthy compromises, but it’s far less likely if someone loves them enough to know what’s going on and keep them from destroying themselves. … [Read more...]

Male Headship and the Problem of Power

by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsSeveral people have asked me privately to follow up on the radio conversation I participated in on Up For Debate last weekend on the topic "Does God Expect Men to be Spiritual Leaders?"  They asked me to focus specifically on what was said by the caller-in named "Linda."The comments on my blog post about the radio show also were focused on that portion of the broadcast-- so I will say now what I wish I had been prepared and had time to say then. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Unmarried Are Always Under the Headship of Their Fathers?

by Suzannah Rowntree at Ladies Against Feminism - Unmarried Women and the Things of the Lord This verse does not command us how things are supposed to be. Rather it describes a tendency, a weakness, among married women to please their husbands above God. The same tendency does not apply as strongly to unmarried women, even in their own families, but if it does, the Lord still tells us we must “hate” our parents and siblings. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Way It Is?

From Pat Robertson of CBN and The 700 Club "I know this is painful for the ladies to hear, but if you get married, you have accepted the headship of a man, your husband. Christ is the … [Read more...]