Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Blogging Is IGNORING Your Family?

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Blogging Is IGNORING Your Family? September 29, 2016

quotingquiverfullby Lori Alexander from Always Learning – Blogging and Neglecting Your Family

Editor’s note: Yes, it seems like this is some sort of jealousy/territorial marking of turf Lori’s is doing here. About as subtle as a kitty I used to have that peed on all four outer corners of the house daily to let everyone know it was his house. Lori is doing exactly that with this piece. Only SHE and others like her should be allowed to blog. Pretty petty and transparent.

The problems I see with these women are that for starters, many times they are teaching men in their crowds. Women are specifically forbidden for teaching men. Secondly, God has given the responsibility of teaching younger women to older women for a reason. They have experience raising children and being married for a long time. Younger women do not since they usually have children in the home who should be their first priority.

On John Piper’s blog, a woman named Liz Wann wrote some strong words about being marinated in the Word and experiences in life before beginning any type of ministry to others, less there be a temptation to be puffed up with pride and begin living in sin.

When God speaks about older women in the Bible, He is speaking about those who have raised children. Older women should be those who have spent the “unknown and seemingly ordinary” days being “faithful in the mundane” of raising and disciplining children, being a help meet to their husband, and staying busy in the home. Younger women haven’t done this long enough and are still in the process of doing it.

QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders, cultural enforcers and those that seek to keep women submitted to men 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 and Spiritual Abuse honestly and thoughtfully.

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  • Nightshade

    Dear Lori-girl,

    What say you start worrying more about your own behavior and less about others? You know, do something actually USEFUL with your time. Help feed the hungry, house the homeless, the stuff that Jesus actually commanded you to do!

  • AuntKaylea

    So, by Lori’s definition anyone who can not have children is once again worthless. There are many many many opportunities for ministry which do not require raising children. Apparently, in Lori’s estimation if a woman is barren or a life-long single, then she has no place in ministry at all. (and the logical conclusion that follows that is then this: no place in the church/body of believers.)

  • Allison the Great

    The problems I see with these women are that for starters, many times they are teaching men in their crowds.

    I teach men every day. Every. Single. Day. I train them on the job and I teach them how to use the equipment. I have been doing this for years. In fact, women are teaching men all the time. They’re teaching them on college campuses and in many other places, and SURPRISE! Earth has yet to explode! The difference between these men and the ones that think it’s wrong for a woman to teach a man is that the men I teach are better workers and they want to be the best they can be. They’re not so petty, whiney, and stupid that something like this would get under their skin. So the point about women teaching men is just not even a point to be made. But what do you expect? Paul said that shit, and we all know that Paul was piece of shit. He’s long dead now, and that’s the best thing about him.

    I’ve noticed a trend in Quiverful, that women cannot pursue anything in life except being a wife and mother. In that subculture, being a woman is the worst thing to be. You’re not allowed a career. You can’t say no to sex or having too many babies. You can’t go to college or even get a good high school education. You can’t have hobbies. You can’t have your own opinions or religious beliefs. You are not even allowed to be treated like the adult that you are ( see the post about wife spanking from last night). All of this is why feminism happened in the first place. They treated women like they were nothing but sex toys and broodmares, what the fuck did they expect would happen? Seriously? And why are women choosing to stay? It boggles the mind.

  • Julia Childress

    Lori has too much time on her hands. Her children are adults, her husband runs his own business, so he probably works long hours, she can’t write any kind of book that could be perceived as instructive to men and she’s not allowed to work outside the home. By keeping the younger women out of the blogosphere, it cuts down on the competition. Blogging is one thing that she CAN do, so she is probably threatened by young, smart and enthusiastic younger bloggers who may attract some of her audience.

  • guest

    Exactly!

  • Nea

    These women are not running a class, they’re writing blogs. Wouldn’t any man “being taught” have made his own choice to go there and read it in the first place?

    Also, there is PLENTY this atheist can tell younger women about life that has nothing to do with kids but applies to women who have them (or not). How to cook. How to quilt. The perils of voting third party in a close presidential election.

  • Evelyn

    I spent some time at Dallas Theological Seminary, until I finally ran away screaming. When I was there, they had two female faculty. When the first was being considered for a position teaching a wives’ class, they really, truly had to consider whether it would be a sin if a man walked by outside the door and heard something new to him, because technically she would have taught it to him. Seriously–can people just please know their own strengths regardless of sex or gender or age, and then teach what they can to everybody who wants to learn? Even my kids have hobbies that go beyond my knowledge of those particular things, and I am *thrilled* to be able to ask a young teen for her expertise!

  • Astrin Ymris

    Re: “…The perils of voting third party in a close presidential election…”

    Preach it, sister! ;-D

  • Astrin Ymris

    God says nothing about “giving the responsibility of teaching younger women to older women”. All the Pastoral Epistles– Timothy 1 and 2 plus Titus– are known forgeries.

    Isn’t it interesting that fundgelicals’ favorite books to quotemine from are the most dubious?

  • Astrin Ymris

    These women usually aren’t “choosing” to stay– they’ve been terrorized with eternal torture in the afterlife if they don’t abide by the CPM’s gender policing.

    In Lori’s case, there’s also the factor that if she leaves, she’s not likely to find any way to get the feeling of importance that her role as a cultural enforcer gives her. On the outside, she’s just another middle-aged grandmother of modest learning and little fame.

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    Did you see that Doug Wilson is claiming that good Evangelicals cannot vote for Clinton because she’s going to get a sex change between her election and inaugural day? This is the mentality of the people we must overcome to avoid having a thin-skinned mentally ill narcissist with his finger on the nuclear button! This is not the election to do third party!

  • Astrin Ymris

    Jesus wept! 😛

  • Nea

    What the everlasting fuck?

  • Astrin Ymris

    The Religious Right doesn’t limit themselves to this thing called “reality” when picking a slander.

  • AuntKaylea

    I graduated from there.