Quoting Quiverfull: Divorce Makes Your Children Bitter and Worldly?

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by Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy - Abusive HusbandEditor's note: Debi is answering a letter about an abusive husband and counseling the victim to stay with her abuser. This little bit below is typical of Debi's fear mongering over divorce. Usually she warns that the divorcing woman will end up in a duplex filled with lesbians. Now she's claiming that if you divorce then God will not protect your children from the world, that they will fall away into bitterness. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Did You Marry A Jerk? Too Bad

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by Zsuzsanna Anderson from her blog Are They All Yours? - So you're married to a jerk....Editor's note: This is Zsuzsanna's answer to a reader asking what to do if you find out you're married to a jerk. What does she do? Immediately blame the wife. No divorce ever. She doesn't even began to address things like the fact that all of us are jerks at times to our spouses, I know I have been, it's normal for there to be phases in marriage and times when you're not exactly thrilled with one another. But you push forward and make it work, or go to marriage counseling.  But there's a big difference between seasons of marriage and if you are married to someone who is genuinely cruel all of the … [Read more...]

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Questions: What Should You Do When Your Marriage Gets Difficult?

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Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life. Today it's about bad marriages and the assumption that divorce is never an option.Remember last week's Quoting Quiverfull involving Christian Patriarch-type and Mens Rights advocate Cane Caldo? Some poor woman wrote to him asking for advice on how to help her friend. Why she would ask someone that clearly hates women is beyond my understanding and his answers are filled with misogyny and shaming. One of the ways that patriarchal religion truly harms women is in removing their options in marriage by continual additions to the family via Quiverfull and taking away options of women by patriarchal control.  … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Being an Abused Woman Makes You Sinful?

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by Jennifer Tritle at Chalcedon.edu and cross posted at Ladies Against Feminism - Joy as a Tool of Dominion For the Abused Woman Consider this scenario: Various women are abused as children. They grow up in conscious or unconscious guilt and shame. They subtly or ostensibly manifest fear, bitterness, depression, masochistic dependency, and/or sadistic domineering behaviors in their personalities. Undiscipled Christian men are attracted for various conscious and unconscious reasons to … [Read more...]

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