How Doug Phillips Wreaked Havoc On My Family

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love Joy Feminism and Homeschoolers AnonymousMy parents homeschooled me K-12, and during those years they fell under the influence of several Christian leaders who spread toxic dogma and find their following within the Christian homeschool movement. My parents never followed Gothard, but they did follow both Michael Pearl and Doug Phillips. I’ve … [Read more...]

Fascinating Womanhood Review: Always Obey

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons Helen closes out her chapter on “The Leader” by reiterating many of her earlier points in stronger language, but she also takes the opportunity to preemptively combat what she thinks may be some common objections, or situations readers could describe that would make her teachings difficult– or impossible. To do this, she begins with a longer discussion of what she means when she tells women to obey their husbands: … [Read more...]

Religion Makes Abuse Easy

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by AJ cross posted from her blog I Am Phoenix(Editor's Note - Let's all welcome AJ as she is the newest member of NLQ's Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network! Welcome AJ!)Religion makes abuse easy. There it is, pure and simple. A truth I've born witness to.Walk with me down this road. Travel back in time with me, and open the window to the kitchen in my parents' house. Poke your head in and listen with me. Look at the old farmstead kitchen table, and the meek kids with their heads lowered in submission, while the patriarch booms on at the head of the table, lecturing and teaching after dinner before everyone's dismissed from the table. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Public Schools To Blame?

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by Vaughn Ohlman from Persevero News - Immoral Submission Oh, but what of the original case? What say I to the poor fourteen year old now with a threat of a year in prison over a shirt which he refused to take off? … [Read more...]

Fascinating Womanhood Review: Introduction

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating The DragonsIn the quoted portions, bold are my emphasis, italics are hers. That, folks, is what we’re going to be talking about today, and I’m going to start us off with a short explanation of what the male gaze is. … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Single Moms Turned Lesbian

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 67-72Debi’s purpose in this entire section is to make her readers terrified of the thought of divorce. Her goal is to make sure that her readers won’t even think of leaving … [Read more...]

Created To Be His Slave

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by Bruce Gerencser's guest IanOn the No Longer Quivering blog, I have been enthralled read to read the female view of Created To Be His Helpmeet (CTBHH), by Debi Pearl. For any that don’t know what this book is, it is a manual for women to learn how to become totally dependent … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sissified?

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by Tony Evans of The Promise Keepers The demise of our community and culture is the fault of sissified men who have been overtly influenced by women Comments open below … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Protecting The Sanctuary?

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by Doug Wilson in his book "For a Glory and a Covering" page 48 "A husband must also be vigilant to protect his wife from spiritual harm. This is what Adam failed to do in the garden, and what Jesus faithfully did for us. A priest is one who guards and protects the sanctuary, and in this sense every Christian man is a priest in his home . . . The failure of Adam at this point was his fundamental failure, and it is the point where many of his male descendents find it far too easy to follow his example" Comments open belowQUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This i … [Read more...]

Gender Roles and Responsibility – Part 2

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by Kristen RosserIn Part 1 I said, “Ultimately, we are all responsible for ourselves and our own actions.”  This means we cannot be ultimately responsible for anyone but ourselves.  Even with our children, our goal is to teach them self-responsibility so that they can become full adults.  Responsibility for ourselves is foundational to … [Read more...]


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