Christian Cliches: “Lean Not on Your Own Understanding”

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer’s Words When I was part of Maranatha Campus Ministries back in the 1980s, “Lean not on your own understanding” was a cliche they were particularly fond of.  I remember when they were teaching us that Genesis 1:28, where God told the first male and female to [Read More...]

Fascinating Womanhood Review: The Provider

From The Ugly Truth, the scene where Mike tells Georgia to let her husband “be a man,” and that he is emasculated because she earns more.

by Samantha Fields cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons Hopefully everyone had a fantastic Labor Day weekend. Today’s chapter fits quite well into that theme, actually, since it is entirely devoted to how men have an “inborn” need to provide for their families– although the way he is “intended” to provide extends beyond [Read More...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Soft Godly Answers to Everything?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies -What’s Your Answer? We give answers all day long, don’t we? Sometimes they are answers to questions; other times they are reactions to the words and deeds of our husband and children. What kind of answers do we give? Answers of wisdom? Answers of kindness? A soft answer when [Read More...]

Seven Tips For Keeping Your Man

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These ‘tips’ are out of relationship books from the 1950s. Reading through them you can see that the ‘advice’ sounds very much like the writings of certain Quiverfull proponents and their words on how to treat your husband. Do we really want to go back sixty years? Cross posting this from the  Mental Floss site. [Read More...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Recipe For Misery?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubes – How to be Perfectly Miserable (Editor’s note: This is a continued theme from yesterday’s Quoting Quiverfull) Further thoughts on my post below: HOW TO BE PERFECTLY MISERABLE (This recipe is guaranteed infallible). Think about yourself, Talk about yourself, Use “I” as often as possible, Mirror yourself continually in [Read More...]