Answering Quiverfull: Wifely Submission and the Flanders Family

Answering Quiverfull: Wifely Submission and the Flanders Family February 6, 2016

AnsweringQuiverfullby Vyckie Garrison founder NLQ

Editor’s note: This bit is featuring the disingenuous Flanders Quiverfull family that attempted to pass themselves off as normal Christians on the same Al Jazeera show that had Vyckie on last night. Shared from Vyckie Garrison’s Facebook page.

Here are a couple examples of Doug and Jennifer Flanders’ marriage advice … not on the same level as the jerk at Biblical Gender Roles or Debi Pearl’s “Created to Be His Help Meet,” but male headship/female submission is definitely being promoted as the biblical model for marriage.

Quote from Jennifer: “I hurt for any wife in your situation. Sin stinks. And it breaks God’s heart. These Jekyll & Hyde mood swings were never part of God’s perfect plan for marriage, nor do they accurately reflect Christ’s love for us.

“Even so, you can still glorify God in the way you respond to the circumstances in which you find yourself. You can still grow and mature in Christ in the midst of it. And you can still have a happy, solid marriage, despite your husband’s volatile moods — but that happiness will hinge on your attitudes and reactions.

“If you haven’t already done so, I’d encourage you to commit pertinent Bible verses to memory and draw strength from them when the going gets tough.”

All quotes from Doug Flanders blog posting ‘What To Do When Your Wife Won’t Sleep With You’

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