Quoting Quiverfull: Pride Keeps Women From Submission?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Are My Teachings Dangerous?Editor's note: Lori asked her Facebook coterie of sycophants why many women believe what Lori is teaching is dangerous. Most of the answers had to do with not trusting God and feminism, but a few cited 'Pride' as the reason. Interesting since this is exactly the same thing Lori claimed was behind her attempts to make Ken eat healthy in Chapter 3 of her book. How much of a role, if any, do you think pride plays in refusing extreme submission? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – A Woman’s Pride Kills Marriages?

by April Cassidy from The Peaceful Wife - The Surprising Root of All Marriage ProblemsEditor's note - In her first bit we were treated to the spectacle of a list outlining sociopathy as mere pride. Now there's a different type of pride list - false humility. These all sound much more like depression and possible mental illness than the psychopathy of the first list. My point being, mental illnesses, while they do make marriage bumpier, aren't freaking PRIDE! Evangelical Christianity loves to equate mental unhealth with sin and this just is not true in the slightest. Again, if someone you or yourself feels like either list there is help. Many communities have locally funded mental health … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – A Woman’s Pride Kills Marriages?

by April Cassidy of The Peaceful Wife - The Surprising Root of All Marriage ProblemsEditor's note: This list is not the list of a prideful person, it's a list of red flags for a sociopath or narcissist! If you feel this way or you hear your spouse speaking that they believe these things it's time for intensive therapy and some soul searching to see if this is something you can or cannot live with in  partner. So many times in evangelical fundamentalist quiverfull mental conditions are equated to a sinful attitude or sin nature when they are genuine mental illnesses. Sadly enough, many of these descriptors seems to fit the actions and behaviors of many in the faith towards unbelievers. … [Read more...]

Guilt and Shame: Not the Same

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding Fundamental This short piece was posted by someone from the ‘Unfundamentalist Christians facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UnfundamentalistChristians?fref=ts and appeared on my wall.     The truths expressed are so profound, I wanted to preserve them here since they so eloquently differentiate these two ideas commonly, mistakenly, treated as synonyms. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Doing Good Things For Vain Reasons is Still Sin?

by Jimmy Needham from Desiring God - The Real Battle for Sexual PurityEditor's note: I know it seems like we've shared a lot of anti-porn or purity related things here lately but it's Christian Purity Complaining and Shaming Season - which always starts the minute bikini weather hits. Here the author is trying to say if you do something like lose a hundred pounds that it is still sinful if you did it for any other reason except honoring God. You just cannot win in this world.  Someone will always be judging your motives, no matter how pure. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Modesty to be ‘Modest’ or be Different?

by Melissa of Progressive Quiverfull - Reason For The SeasonEditor's note: This is a blogger that only started blogging in December and is a very recent convert to the Quiverfull lifestyle. She's trying to claim she's doing it right and most others are just too fundy. I was thinking yesterday about the reasons that people give for dressing modestly after getting some dirty looks and mumbled 'immodest' pushback while being out running errands dressed in boots, leggings, a long tunic and a knee length sweater vest. It was someone I used to be friends with when I was QF. She wore a jean skirt that fell exactly between her knees and ankles, a sweater and flats. She looked miserable and was … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Wanting More is “Pride”?

by Kelly Crawford of Generation Cedar - The Mission Field of Motherhood Another major problem is that we all fight that part of our flesh that wants to do something important, barely able to comprehend the importance of being faithful in the mundane. We struggle with the sin of pride, wanting to be recognized. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Fear or Pride – Your Choice?

by R. C. Sproul Jr. from  Highland Ministries - They Labor In Vain, Or a Funny Thing Happened While I Preached My Daughter's Wedding Just a few days ago I was privileged to be able to preach at a rather significant occasion, the wedding ceremony of my first-born. Darby was, like her mother, not just a beautiful and radiant bride, but a diligent, faithful laborer in bringing the event together. When I told her I would like to preach from Psalm 127 I could tell she was a smidge reluctant to give her approval. Perhaps she feared that I would chasten her and her new husband to remember that children are a blessing from the Lord, and I wanted grandbabies, and soon. Perhaps she feared that I … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Distinctly Feminine Fashion?

by Stacy McDonald of Ladies Against Feminism and Your Sacred Calling - Why We Wear Skirts... We have been so desensitized by our feministic culture that it’s difficult to recognize the signs of our indoctrination. Check out Three Signs that Christians have been Desensitized by Feminism to see what I mean. Dressing modestly, but in a distinctly feminine fashion, is my daughter’s and my way of living out the biblical principles we believe to be true and embracing who God has made us as women. … [Read more...]

Stress, Pride, Shame and Frogs

by Cindy FosterIn February of 2002 we attended our first five day stress in the ministry workshop.  We were invited by our close friends of near 30 years who founded this desperately needed ministry near 30 years ago. … [Read more...]