by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife – Negative Reviews on Amazon
Editor’s note: Once I started seriously reading Ms. Alexander’s former blog, ‘Always Learning’ I realized that she was one of those people that cannot take any correction or even constructive criticism, all the while dishing out heaping helpings of shaming or putting down other women. She comes across as nasty, bitter and so unloving. When I realized that she had a book coming out I cringed and thought, ‘This isn’t going to go well.’ because I’ve seen that she never allows even the the most mild comments asking questions about her theology through on her blog and knew that once that control to remove the negative left her hands she was going to have a nice little meltdown. Which is sort of ironic considering just the day before on her blog she openly said mocking things about another female cultural enforcer she disagrees with.
The reality of life is this: If you seek to push yourself into any even slight spotlight online, you will get push back. Not everyone is going to think you or your thoughts are so wonderful. It’s part of life, you read through those that oppose you and if you have any humility or sense you ponder if perhaps there is something you can learn from in the negative comments and maybe adjust within yourself, or you recognize that the comments are not really valid and you move on… you don’t write endless defenses to those who don’t celebrate you. Unless you are Lori Alexander.
I was going to give someone else Lori’s new book The Transformed Wife to review for NLQ but after reading this statement in the foreword ‘Ken shared what was on his heart with me. ” I’ve been giving this some thought, and I thought marriage was supposed to be about intimacy, closeness, and affection—not distance, arguing, or upsets that have kept use from feeling close” tears came to my eyes and all I could think was how awful her marriage sounds. I’m going to do the review of this book for NLQ and there will not be any of the sarcasm I’ve used for Vaughn Ohlman’s book ‘What are you Doing?’. As someone who has been married over thirty years now I’ve been pretty happy most of those years and am still close and happy. I felt like I might have a perspective to add to the review, as another ‘older lady’ to another ‘older lady’. Isn’t Lori always going on about how older women who have raised their children supposed to be the ones to teach the younger women?
Read the reviews she’s complaining about on Amazon. Interesting to note that some of the positive reviews come from daughter in laws and family members.
Tears were in my eyes when I read her words and to know that she was defending me to this person who loves to tear me down whenever given the opportunity. All those who are writing such nasty reviews must be miserable people who use their precious time in trying to destroy others. They need Jesus but they are so blinded to the goodness of the Lord and the beauty of His ways that they can’t see good from evil. I have never promoted abuse of any kind on this or my other blog and I never will since it is evil. Yes, we disciplined and trained our children for their good but not one of them would tell you they were abused in any way, just as Cassi has so beautifully stated. Lindsay in the chat room had this to say about it, ”The rebellious against God try to shout down truth. One wonders how they have so much time to write negative reviews. But I have seen many such wars on Amazon in the review section.”We are in a battle, women. People hate the Truth and they always have. If they hated Jesus, they will hate all those who love the Lord and speak His Truth. This is a given but we have nothing to fear for greater is He in us than he who is in the world.
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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