Here Are 5 Misogynistic, Christian ‘Family Values’ Taught to Hypocrite Josh Duggar

by Vyckie Garrison NLQ Founder and published at Raw Story Vyckie Garrison was once a minor celebrity in the Quiverfull Movement, made famous by TV’s Duggar family. As a devout, Bible-believing Christian and the mother of seven homeschooled children, Garrison spent 16 years, with her husband, publishing a newspaper for families on a similar path. Today, via a website called No Longer Quivering, she publishes resources for women leaving the movement. Surprise, surprise: Josh Duggar had a couple paid Ashley Madison accounts during the same years he worked as executive director of FRC Action, the political arm of Family Research Council’s “traditional family values” organization. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – A Woman’s Submission Determines Her Husband’s Success?

by Lori Alexander of Always Learning - Are You Preventing Your Husband's Success?Editor's note: I believe what Mrs. Alexander is saying here about rejecting possible employees based upon how submissive their wives are violates national labor law. Seems like this would fall under the protections in place to keep employers discriminating against potential employees based on religion and/or sex. She should be careful not to post her reasoning for rejecting candidates online like this where anyone can see it and use it against her in court. Either way, the idea of a wife's submission being key to the success or failure of his career is laughable at best.  There are careers where the ability … [Read more...]

Created To Be His Help Meet – Part 2 – The Power of Stinking Thinking

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollidePart Two of the un-named epic failure - in Debi's eyes - of a woman who dared obey her husband without enough joy in her heart.Her husband is the one who lacked spiritual clarity but wanted to go to Bible College in a different country while wrecking their finances and refusing to have children for at least 5 years.  (Anyone else wonder what Vaughn Ohlman would think of this marriage?)Anyway, she continues wringing her hands... … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 1 – Power of Stinking Thinking

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideOnly two more chapters left! *happy dance*Debi ends the last chapter with an apology for the sad, depressing, scary story that follows because a woman didn't respect her husband.I've found all of her stories so far terrifying or boring so I'm excited about this one. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part Five – Fleas

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideLast bit on Patricia.... That brings us to Lesson Three. In the back of my mind I began to wonder if the fleas might be God's way of getting my attention concerning my lack of honor toward my husband. But I reasoned that at this point the flea thing might still, maybe, be a happenstance-just a fluke. I agree with you, Patricia. The flea incidents were random and not divine punishment. … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Narcissist Men With Patriarchal Tendencies?

There is a study out of Ohio's Kent State University by Dr. Scott Keiller showing that narcissistic heterosexual men tend to take out their aggression almost exclusively on heterosexual women.From Science Daily: … [Read more...]

My Conservative Christian Nightmare: I Spent 16 Years in an Abusive Religious Sect

by Vyckie Garrison NLQ Founder from AlternetIf you have not heard of the Quiverfull movement, I’ll sum it up by saying that Quiverfull is an all-encompassing vision of a big, happy, godly family which affects every aspect of a so-called True Believer’s life. Probably the most recognizable Quiverfull family in America is reality TV’s Duggar family of 19 Kids and Counting fame.You'll find Quiverfull families in nearly all types of churches in every community. Quiverfull is simply the “pro-life” idea that truly godly families will “trust the Lord” with their family planning. Children are viewed as unmitigated blessings (“As arrows in the hand of the mighty man, so are the children of one … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Single Girls Get To Be ‘Holy’?

by Anna at Young Keepers of the Home - How Should We View Being Single?Editor's note: Whenever I run across ladies that say use your single years to be holy and once you marry you must be serving and pleasing your husbands and children I just want to ask them why they limit themselves to such teeny tiny little boxes for their life plans. Many of the women in the Bible held up as examples didn't lead such scripted lives in a limited sphere so why do that to yourself? Quiverfull theology sets you up for this life of being less than your talents and desires. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Enjoy Your Housework Or You Are A Bad Christian Wife and Mother?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Enjoy Your WorkEditor's note: More guilt button pushing and making others seem less 'spiritual' than herself. Believe that Nancy Campbell, along with Debi Pearl, lives to throw shade on other women, making them feel guilt and shame for not being completely perfect. … [Read more...]

Two Messages That Children Internalize That Contribute To Bullying In Patriarchal Church and Homeschool Groups

by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of ThemHomeschooled children sometimes experience bullying from peers. Part of this stems from the messages that children absorb about themselves.1. Children respond to the tiered authority by owning the message that they are the not as good as other people and exist to serve people who appear to be more powerful than they are;2. Children respond to the opposite message that they are the best and brightest and most privileged and enact that power on others.  … [Read more...]