Father Covering Just a Weird Tradition? Sunday Roundup

Father Covering Just a Weird Tradition? Sunday Roundup January 5, 2020

The one time I tried the ‘weird tradition’ of the Costa Rican bullfight. They don’t kill the bulls, there is copious drinking involved, and sometimes someone gets trampled.

Here’s the second part of yesterday’s posting on young women working and earning. This question deals with the idea that an unmarried girl is under her father’s complete authority, his ‘covering’. Debi Pearl, again, gives a not entirely toxic answer to this question in No Greater Joy magazine.  She even named this article “Weird Traditions”

This first paragraph is what Lori Alexander of The Transformed Wife was objecting to in her secretive chat room.

Did Debi just admit that they might have actually been wrong about a few things?

Wow, this is pretty liberal advice for anyone connected to the Pearls to be giving. I have to wonder if perhaps Debi is subcontracting out the writing of her articles to someone else at the ministry because this just does not sound like her at all. A single woman learning to stand on her own financial feet just runs counter to everything they’ve been teaching for many years now.

But then we end up here.

I cannot help but think of the girls that going to be tormented by Debi Pearl is vastly preferable to the circumstances at home. Of girls like Jill and David Rodrigues’ daughters who went to work for Debi, and came home unmarried. At least it’s likely that they were fed adequately at Debi’s house. Notice that every single time a child from that family goes out to college, or a ministry away from momma and daddy they end up looking far healthier. Which illustrates another huge problem in Quiverfull, people who have more children than they can possibly feed adequate amounts of food.

Photos of one of the built in “cribs” with a closing lid in the Rodrigues motor home. Likely this violates any number of child welfare laws.

After I put this post together it emerged that hate pastor and lead jerk at Faithful Word Baptist Church – Steven Anderson is officially blaming the devastating Australian wild fires sweeping that nation on his being banned by the government. As if Steven had that type of actual spiritual power instead of just blind hatred. It’s disgusting to even hint that victims are responsible for the horrid things that happen to them.

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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 33 years. You can read more about the author here.

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