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: Nancy Campbells Adds Another ‘Must Do’?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - How Does Your Garden Grow?Editor's note: If there is one thing you can count on with Nancy Campbell is that she will find new 'must do's for every God-fearing quiverfull momma. She's come up with a new one. You must grow a garden to be Godly, even if you are living in the city and growing that garden in pots and planters. While fresh produce does usually taste better there's nothing in the Bible to indicate it's a sin to buy it at the local farmers market or super market. This is more of Nancy's Godly busy work designed to lord it over her followers that they aren't doing it right if they don't do exactly like her. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Motherhood is a Battlefield?

by Julie Neils from Ungrind – Warrior MamaEditor's note: More bad battle metaphors and self-congratulatory words. Yes, there's nothing wrong with choosing to be a stay at home mom, but don't deny others that option to choose and don't pretend you being a stay at home mother is some sort of culture warrior stance. It's just a choice, your choice. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Keep Adding Rules and Moving the Goalpost?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.This morning as I was websurfing and reading the newest posts as various ministries websites my eye fell upon a post at John Piper's 'Desiring God' website that compares Bible reading preferences to Nathan's annual 4th of July competition hot dog eating contest. I quoted it for tonight's Quoting Quiverfull feature. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Anyone Know A Word Salad Translator? Holiness How?

by Colin Campbell of Meat For Men - Families Need Pure FathersEditor's note: There are no words. I'm not sure what he's trying to say here exactly because he's confusing me. Self manufactured Gods,  self manufactured holiness, claiming holiness. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: John Piper on Papal Heresy

John Piper at desiring God on what he would say to the Pope about the Pope's heresy.A few years ago, I was asked on camera what I would say to the Pope if I had two minutes with him. I said I would ask him what he believed about justification. The video ended with me putting the question to the Pope … [Read more...]

Who Was That Masked Man: Part 9

by CaluluHigh school graduation loomed for Tom's oldest non-disabled kid, a son that's as bright as they come. The son has always been in the gifted and talented program at the local schools and was eligible for a few different college scholarships. The problem was that except for the small scholarship money there was no other funds for college. the scholarships were about enough to pay Tom Jr.'s tuition at community college but not enough to pay for books, a car, and gas back and forth much less pay for room, board and tuition at one of Virginia's four year universities.How do I know that? Because Hubby was the recipient of a late night drunken call from Tom, a call out of the blue. … [Read more...]

Baptist Taliban: Part 3

by Cindy FosterTHE CHURCH WE WEREThe Preacher and his wife graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. At the time he attended there, the college was quite conservative. There were strict rules about dress, dating, curfews, entertainment, music and much more.The Preacher actually grew up in Springfield and was a member of a church that was not nearly as rigid in its standards as the college was, so in the beginning of his ministry as pastor, he did not have the extreme beliefs that he eventually embraced later in his ministry.It was several years after the church had started and was established with its own building that the more relaxed climate began … [Read more...]

Millipede: Part 8

by MillipedeThe next couple of years were what I would call the "golden years" of Patriarchy. By this I mean that we were living the Patriarchal dream, with the husband "leading" and providing and the wife keeping the home and being submissive. It was the apex of our journey; we were finally living the lifestyle.As i wrote earlier it was during this time that I experienced the joys of having the time to pursue varied interests. My husband drove overland the first year or so and then the latter part, he had a regional route. This meant that he was gone for weeks at a time when he was going across country. Later, with a regional route, he was home every weekend. In retrospect, I think … [Read more...]

Just Pray for Him: How the Christian Church Refuses to Hold Abusive Men Accountable

By Lisa Kroulik © Cross posted with permission from Hub Pages - http://nybride710.hubpages.com/hub/How-the-Christian-Church-is-Failing-Abused-Women One of the more difficult things to recover from during the process of divorce from my narcissistic ex-husband was the treatment I received from other Christians. To be fair, none of it was intentionally mean-spirited and all of these people truly believed they were encouraging me from God's word. Unfortunately, the “advice” I received kept me trapped in an abusive marriage three years longer than I should have been.The thing is, all of the responsibility for keeping my marriage together was placed squarely on … [Read more...]


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