Vulnerable This evening I am stepping away briefly from the general theme of this blog to reveal an intimate vignette from my recent journal that bears significance to the course of my journey. Perhaps you might find a glimpse of yourself, reflected. I am resisting the urge to issue disclaimers for balance, discernment, accountability, and […]


Emmanuel “And when I passed by you and saw you struggling in your own blood, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’ Yes, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’”Ezekiel 16:6 “Just wait till you live in the real world,” they said, trampling my Jesus-heart. “The real world. You will change. You’ll see.” […]

A Different Perpective: She is No Longer Quivering

A Different Perpective: She is No Longer Quivering Over a few short months, a mother of seven from Nebraska has made headlines as she abandoned her Quiverfull life, launched a website and message board, inspired a play, and started writing a book based upon her experience. Scheduled to appear on an upcoming episode of the […]

Biblical Womanhood

Biblical Womanhood What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and all things nice . . . That’s what little girls are made of. The sculptor rejoiced. This new world lilted and undulated before him, raw and shimmering with newness, innocent and fresh, full of hope and promise. “Good, all is good!” he proclaimed, each […]


Index For complete archive, see left sidebar. Key Articles in alphabetical order Abusing Abuse? Part 1 Abusing Abuse? Part 2 Bondage of Betrothal, The Broken Counterfeit Patriarchy Daughters-in-Waiting: Adult Daughters at Home  Emmanuel  Exploring Bounded Choice Feminism or Faith? Godly Authority: A Flight to Topsyturvydom How Does Jesus Love You?  Humiliation Manipulation I Love Quiverfull, […]

The Daughters of Patriarchy: Codependency

The Daughters of Patriarchy: Codependency It is a term that implies that we are dependent upon one another. How is this necessarily harmful? Of course we need others in our lives; we need interaction and relationship, wisdom and discourse. However, when these things are rampant within unhealthy, imbalanced, and ungodly environments, potentially very grave problems […]

Quiverfull Daughters | Praise

Quiverfull Daughters | Praise Aside from God and my husband, the best gifts I’ve ever received have been from my mom and dad. There is so much I appreciate from the sacrifices they made for us, from the life we lived. Obviously, the scope of Quivering Daughters encompasses many controversial, painful, and largely unaddressed elements […]

Stolen Years

Stolen Years John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. Life. Abundant life. This is often marked within the world—the religious world, even—as prosperity and blessing. Many denominations preach that abundance […]