Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Change Your Mindset or Lose Your Husband?

by Alexis Rowe from No Greater Joy Magazine - Managing vs. LeadershipEditor's note: Don't you dare stress out your poor weak Christian man in any way. It's okay to get up at the crack of dawn to do your chores so you don't stress out your big man. How is that joyful living at all? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Don’t Judge Your Husband Ever?

by Michael and Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine - Marriage Good WillEditor's note: Why is it that all men in Pearl World are completely incapable of doing simple things like remembering what drawer is the sock drawer and turning on the hot water faucet in the tub? This is just not right and clearly NOT the responsibility of the wife to make sure her weak little man-baby is spoon fed so he doesn't have to take responsibility for his own care. Disputing Michael's observation that a man forgetting where his socks are stored is a 'normal man habit' It's the hallmark of a disrespectful guy who has no business being married! Ugh! Is he a husband or a six foot tall toddler that shaves? … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The King Part 5

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAh, yes.  The portion of the chapter where Debi poisons the well.  Oddly enough, she seems conflicted during this section.  Debi seems torn between toeing the party line about "Your husband is always right!" and admitting that mothers may know what is best - especially when mom is trying to extricate her daughter from an abusive husband."Mama Says He's a DudIf your father is a gentle, kind man, and if your mother has always been ... how shall we say it ... a little dominant, then what I am about to teach you might save your future marriage. " By crushing you.  And your mom.   … [Read more...]

Behind The Mask: Why We Join Patriarchy & Mask Our True Selves

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapeHave you ever asked yourself exactly how women get into fundamentalist-patriarchy Christianity and why they stay? What emotional payoff are they getting? What drives the desire to completely immerse oneself into a system that devalues you as a human? Giving up all autonomy for the sake of male rule? … [Read more...]

NLQ FAQ: The Bible and Male Headship – Part 3

by Kristen Rosser ~ aka: KR WordgazerThe question we began with was:Doesn't the Bible say the man is the head of the woman and that the husband is the head of the house, the instrument of God for directing the family? Isn't he God's designated authority, the one God holds responsible for all decision-making on behalf of the couple and their children? We have looked at the question of male “headship” in light of the Bible’s overarching “Great Story,” and we have examined Ephesians Chapter 5 in light of ancient cultural understandings and original word meanings. Now we turn to some of the other passages and the questions they raise.But doesn’t 1 Peter 3 say Sarah obeyed Abraham and ca … [Read more...]

NLQ FAQ: The Bible and Male Headship – Part 2

by Kristen Rosser ~ aka: KR WordgazerThe question being asked in Part 1 was:Doesn't the Bible say the man is the head of the woman and that the husband is the head of the house, the instrument of God for directing the family? Isn't he God's designated authority, the one God holds responsible for all decision-making on behalf of the couple and their children? With the understanding from Part 1, of how the covenant community of the church fits into the Bible’s Great Story as a redeemed spiritual family-- a family in which all Christians are brothers and sisters and God is our Father-- let’s begin now to examine some of the passages that refer to men as “head.” As discussed in "Quiverf … [Read more...]

NLQ FAQ: The Bible and Male Headship – Part 1

by Kristen Rosser ~ aka: KR WordgazerDoesn't the Bible say the man is the head of the woman and that the husband is the head of the house, the instrument of God for directing the family? Isn't he God's designated authority, the one God holds responsible for all decision-making on behalf of the couple and their children?In "The Bible and the Nature of Women," the first two chapters of Genesis were explored, making the point that God's initial plan was not that the man should have "headship" over the woman, but that the man and woman together would have dominion over the Creation. That unity and mutuality was shattered by the Fall. Part of the curse of the Fall, as God told the woman, was … [Read more...]


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