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

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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...]

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

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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...]

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

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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...]

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

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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...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Be Lamb-Like To Lead?

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by Colin Campbell from Above Rubies Meat For Men - The Humility Test, No 1c The Lamb Is Worthy To ReignEditor's note: Colin posits something not heard too often in CPM circles, humility for men, humble leaders.  … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Adapt To Your Man Or Else?

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by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine - Multi-Colored GirlFirst the 'be like me!' and now the comes the hard slap in the face that is Debi's marriage advice. Does 'Glorious Marriage' really mean 'Abusive Slavery'? … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Molding Yourself To Him?

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It's that time of the year, folks, that one of six times a year when No Greater Joy magazine is published and deliciously chockablock full of dubious ideas, scripture manipulations and toxic advice.by Shoshanna Pearl Easling in No Greater Joy magazine - Becoming His Kind of Woman … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Keeper of Seeds?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies -  The Blessers of Society … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Respecting Your Husband’s Decisions Always?

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by Heidi St. John from her blog The Busy Mom - To Love and Respect … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: So Being ‘Properly’ Submissive Will Protect You From the Doug Phillips of This World?

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by Rebekah from Femina and posted at Noble Womanhood - On Not Being a VictimThis is from a discussion on how if you are properly submissive with the right heart towards God then even the abusers of this world, like Doug Phillips, will not be able to use your submission against you. … [Read more...]

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