NLQ Question of the Week: Why No Mutual Submission?

This is a series we run every Thursday. The questions are things that people who may not know much about the Quiverfull movement or even Fundamentalist or Evangelical Christianity ask about the lifestyle. Examining some of the questions involving Quiverfull theology and life can only shine a light on the toxic nature of this lifestyle choice.al … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Men Doing Housework Have Less Sex?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Women Who Do Housework Live Longer and Have More SexEditor's note: How very disingenuous of Lori to say that women who do housework have more sex just because of one lone study. One study that only studied men doing housework and their level of sexual activity. Men who do housework and have less sex does not automatically extrapolate out to women doing housework have more sex. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Working Undermine Their Husband’s Masculinity?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Why Do We Think We Know Better Than God?Editor's note: Nancy goes on from here to say that husbands are not in charge of the home. Only a woman can run the home. She also does not say what to do when you're a righteous stay at home submitting mama. Or you have a brood of kids and a husband who refuses to work. Or what to do if your husband is ill, disabled or dead. Those are some strict gender roles there Nancy. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Using Roosevelt to Justify Gender Roles and Motherhood?

by Teddy Roosevelt as quoted by Tim Bayly of Bayly Blog - Teddy Roosevelt on Motherhood...Editor's note: Tim Bayly is also doubling down on the gender roles in this nation by reaching all the way back to a speech given by President Teddy Roosevelt in the last century. It was given to the Congress of Mothers. While it's not surprising that someone a hundred years ago gave a speech promoting motherhood to mothers, in this speech he also promoted some rather good and very liberal for time ideas of education for women and equality in marriage partnerships. Bayly has nothing to say about those things even if we know all these QF guys hate those two ideas.s … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Husbands Should Control Wives?

 by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Husbands Using My Posts to Convict Their WivesEditor's note: Still not entirely sure what's so evil and wrong with a working wife asking a working husband to help out with the chores and running of the household. If the working hours are evenly split between the two should not also the parenting tasks and housework be too? What about splitting according to who is skilled at what task?  Lori spends a lot of her posting in the unquoted parts telling working women how to pray for under employed husbands so that they can squeeze a buck and stay home instead of meeting the financial needs of the family. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Stay Silent Even if You Know More?

by Sarah's Daughter from the Sarah's Daughter Blog - Competing WivesEditor's note: This is a really bad idea we've seen floated many times in the Quiverfull movement. Let the man take on any task he pleases and even if you have a PhD in that particular task you as the wife are never to open your mouth. Which is so wrong. Everyone has different talents and it really is wisdom if you have the person in the marriage that is talented in a certain area do that task. Offering help or suggestions is not being critical either! There's no element of competition in doing what you are talented at. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: God Wants You to Provide Sex, Cleaning and Cooking?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church from two different nearly identical posts - The Wife's Role as a Helper and Letting Your Wife Stay HomeEditor's note: Anderson's push after being banned from countries and being deported? Double down on the wives much do everything and stay home traditional gender roles. They must joyfully put out the sex too! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Be a REAL Lady?

by Elizabeth Elliot as quoted by A Lovely Calling - Being a LadyEditor's note: The absolutely hysterical thing about this particular quote is that the blogger quoting this narrow shaming/blaming quote on lady-likeness is violating most of it in a very silly looking selfie photograph at the original posting. No one can dictate what are and are not the 'right' characteristics for a woman to possess. Every single woman is different, no matter what Quiverfull female enforcers try to say! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Only You Can Do the Housework?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - The Consternation Over HouseworkEditor's note: The beginning of this piece Lori was talking about how something she wrote about women only doing the housework went viral. I cannot find what she's talking about, but it doesn't matter since she's apparently repeating it here again. While she's right that loading and unloading a dishwasher and folding clothes are very quick and easy tasks, it's not clear anywhere in the Bible that either are GENDERED tasks like she claims. Here there are times when my husband has done the dishes and I've mowed the grass. Last night he scrubbed the toilet and vacuumed our guest bedroom while I picked a ton of produce … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Emotions Make Women Lazy?

 by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - 7 Steps to Dealing With a Lazy WifeEditor's note: Hoo boy, this is one of the worst things I've seen in a long time. Someone sends Larry an email complaining that their wife is a lazy rarely-cooking slob and had decided to do something about it after reading through the 'manosphere'. He doesn't say how many children they have or if his wife is in good health or address any of the long list of things that could impact her ability to keep house and cook. Larry responds with the usual tripe. … [Read more...]