Sunday Shoutout: Framing Conversations

Sunday Shoutout: Framing Conversations October 6, 2013

First let me say I dropped the ball last week and completely forgot about posting a question or the answers of the week before. I’ll try to do better 😉

In the wake of examining Vaughn Ohlman’s ideas about betrothal, Lana Hope’s piece Duggars Are Not Crazy and other writing by those in and out of Christian Patriarchy I’m starting to consider the best ways we can engage in conversation with those we don’t agree with.

They don’t respond to snark, mocking, put downs or other more negative conversational tactics many (myself included) have used towards them. Should we try to be civil, seeking to understand them, instead of hurling slings and arrows?

So my question is actually in four parts.

  1. Should we try to engage Quiverfull and Patriarchal people in conversation in the first place?
  2. If we do what does that need to look like?
  3. What are the best ways to proceed here?
  4. What would you like to see us do in regards to the conversations here?

Comments open below

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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