Agoraphobia is For Godly Women?

Agoraphobia is For Godly Women? December 19, 2018
Screen cap from Lori’s Youtube video made into a meme with ImgFlip.

Lori Alexander of The Transformed Wife says that you must stay home no matter what. It sounds like she’s borderline agoraphobic and had decided that’s what all Godly women must do. Agoraphobia is for Godly women.

In this newest piece Lori does not once mention that women must stay home because of her misinterpretation of scripture. She bloviates over the interview with Daily Advertiser (a small paper in Lafayette, Louisiana, loosely associated with USA Today), and disingenuously claims yet again that she gives women the freedom to do what they must do in the Lord. This is ‘Who me??????’ type piece of Lori once again justifying what she does.

This piece has one of the most damaging lies that Evangelical Christianity promotes, that your feelings do not matter, that you must always ignore your own feelings for ‘God’s ways.’ The problem with doing that is that there are so many different cultural enforcers shouting contradictory things about ‘God’s Ways,’ that it’s easy to end up frustrated, burned out, or worse.

God gives us feelings and emotions for a reason. That reason is not to deny them blindly to follow a cult leader. Your own emotions can steer you away from danger if you just listen. If you read no other book upon leaving a high demand church, or starting to question the words of a culture enforcer like Lori Alexander please read Gavin De Becker’s “The Gift of Fear”

The only time Lori mentions staying home in this piece is when she denigrates the lady on Good Morning America that looked at Lori’s awful list of what working women give up and declared it was not for her. So which is it? Does Lori give ladies freedom to do what they need to do while following God, or is she a shut in attempting to be a cult leader?


Stay in touch! Like No Longer Quivering on Facebook:

If this is your first time visiting NLQ please read our Welcome page and our Comment Policy! Commenting here means you agree to abide by our policies.

Copyright notice: If you use any content from NLQ, including any of our research or Quoting Quiverfull quotes, please give us credit and a link back to this site. All original content is owned by No Longer Quivering and Patheos.com

Read our hate mail at Jerks 4 Jesus

Check out today’s NLQ News at NLQ Newspaper

Contact NLQ at SuzanneNLQ@gmail.com

Comments open below

NLQ Recommended Reading …

Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement by Kathryn Joyce

I Fired God by Jcoelyn Zichtermann

13:24 A Dark Thriller by M Dolon Hickmon

 

About Suzanne Titkemeyer
Suzanne Titkemeyer went from a childhood in Louisiana to a life lived in the shadow of Washington D.C. For many years she worked in the field of social work, from national licensure to working hands on in a children's residential treatment center. Suzanne has been involved with helping the plights of women and children' in religious bondage. She is a ordained Stephen's Minister with many years of counseling experience. Now she's retired to be a full time beach bum in Tamarindo, Costa Rica with the monkeys and iguanas. She is also a thalassophile. She also left behind years in a Quiverfull church and loves to chronicle the worst abuses of that particular theology. She has been happily married to her best friend for the last 32 years. You can read more about the author here.

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!