Quoting Quiverfull: Polygamy & Christianity?

Quoting Quiverfull: Polygamy & Christianity? February 12, 2013

RedLegBen on his wife’s blog Sarah’s Daughter – January 17, 2013

Men value loyalty. If a wife is loyal, a man will put up with a lot of crap. I have seen men put up with women putting on weight that equals the newer economy cars but remain with their wife because they are loyal.  If feminism were reversed, women would be demanded to provide sex to their ex. What? Well, why do men have to provide money to their ex?

Men need to take back this issue. I would like to discuss the issue of polygamy as it relates to Christianity. If you find a Christian reason to condemn it please note the reference in the Bible. A Christian man should declare to his wife that he does not recognize the authority of the state over their marriage. If polygamy is a valid option to him but not her, then the church ostracizes the no-fault divorcing woman. The statistics back up the fact that women file divorce 2 to 1 over men. Imagine the changes to our family structure if churches simply adopted this little issue.

I care not about the state’s determination considering licensing. I am strongly considering recommending that our children place no importance on licensing as it regards the state. I find the church’s agreement to administer a state sanctioning to be contrary to Biblical marriage. I know I’m a little out there. However, I haven’t heard a valid argument in favor of the churches being used by the state to sanction marriage. Why would we pretend the state’s determination over what marriage is, control our actions as Christians?

Just these couple of sentences bring up lots of issues. I’m very interested in any opinions on this (as long as they are Christian). The others…I have no clue how to deal with people who don’t have a moral authority in their life. Go somewhere else.

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QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull honestly and thoughtfully.

NLQ Recommended Reading …

Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment‘ by Janet Heimlich

Quivering Daughters‘ by Hillary McFarland

Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement‘ by Kathryn Joyce

 


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