Psychological Socialism – Manipulating by Equalizing Blame

by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch the ShepherdWhat is “psychological socialism”?  I’m so glad you asked!  It’s a term I coined a few years ago as rough concept after reading a friend's Facebook status (more on that later). Since then, I’ve done a lot of research on abusive and unhealthy interpersonal dynamics.  What I’ve read about and heard from others is enough to make my hair stand on end, but it gave me a lot of material to finally write this article! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Children’s Needs Are Not To Be Considered?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine - No More Bondage to FEAREditor's note: Again Michael claims that any behavior that is not text book perfect is another set of manipulations by the child. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Selfish Momma Dooms Children

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Broken CirclesEditor's note: Now Michael goes for the super-toxic, by blaming the child for her circumstances. He claims that all this uncertainty teaches the child how to manipulate every adult in their path. He eventually always reverts to control, blaming and punishment. It's not wrong or manipulative for children to require different supportive actions from the different people in their lives. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Fighting For Joy Over Grumpiness?

by Rachel Jankovic at Be Not Weary and at Femina - Joy Can't Die … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Hive Minded Distancing From “Patriarchal”?

Another prominent Biblical Patriarchal leader denouncing the word.by  James McDonald of  Family Reformation Magazine and the Providence Church - The "P" Word And, so it is with the “P” word; the word we know as patriarchy. In our day, patriarchy is quickly becoming a pejorative. It has come to mean, “selfish, overbearing tyrant who seeks to dominate and suppress women and children.” And, let’s be clear, there are those who embrace that term and fit the bill. They have behaved as if the world revolves around them and that women and children exist only to serve them. … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Goody-Two Shoes

by Mari cross posted from her blog Mari's MusesI read an article a while ago written by one of my favorite authors, Donald Miller. In it, he talks about the problem with having a “perfect image.” He talks about Anne Hathaway and how, to him, she is inapproachable because she’s just…. too perfect.I know nothing about Anne Hathaway and I don’t really care either.But Don’s point — that “perfect” people are inapproachable — is true.I know this because I’m an inapproachable perfect person.Don’t judge. I can’t help it that I’m perfect.The truth of the matter is that people have two selves. They have their persona, the self that they portray to the rest of the world, and they … [Read more...]

Fascinating Womanhood Review: Understanding and Accepting Men

by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons One thing I will say for Helen’s writing: she is organized. The book is split into two primary halves based on Angelic and Human qualities, and each quality is broken down into parts in order to be explained efficiently. The Angelic quality “Understands Men” is introduced by chapter three, “Accept Him.” … [Read more...]

Jack Schaap: Details Emerge

From the Post-Tribune  In another letter, he talks about how he wanted their time together for three days — which appears to reference their time in Michigan — to show her how much she matters to Jesus Christ.The girl … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Manipulate or Instruct?

by Jay Younts at Shepherds Press - February 28, 2013 All’s well that ends well is one of those proverbial threads that form the tapestry of conventional wisdom.  In this case the tapestry is threadbare in spots. This thought leads to the idea … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Polygamy & Christianity?

RedLegBen on his wife's blog Sarah's Daughter - January 17, 2013 Men value loyalty. If a wife is loyal, a man will put up with a lot of crap. I have seen men put up with women putting on weight that equals the newer economy cars but remain with their wife because they are loyal.  If feminism were reversed, women would be demanded to provide sex to their ex … [Read more...]