The Bondage of Betrothal

The Bondage of Betrothal by Eric M. Pazdziora One of the fundamental teachings of the Biblical Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements is the doctrine of “biblical courtship,” or “betrothal.” (My brother suggested the word “casuistries” instead of “teachings,” which is perfect except that I didn’t know it before, either.) This teaching has it that since a […]

This Week at the Quivering Daughters Blog…

This Week at the Quivering Daughters Blog… ollowing the release of my book, I’ve been praying about the direction to take this blog and my writing. The ways God has blessed this work humbles me daily, and my heart’s desire to to bring Him glory and honor through it and through other things He brings […]

An Unnecessary Jesus?

An Unnecessary Jesus? he day I began to write about domestic spiritual abuse and the abusive aspect of modern patriarchy, especially within the Christian homeschooling movement, initiated a response I’ve heard repeatedly since: “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.” It hasn’t always been clear whether people mean to say “Don’t throw Jesus away […]

The Bondage of Betrothal

The Bondage of Betrothal by Eric M. Pazdziora One of the fundamental teachings of the Biblical Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements is the doctrine of “biblical courtship,” or “betrothal.” (My brother suggested the word “casuistries” instead of “teachings,” which is perfect except that I didn’t know it before, either.) This teaching has it that since a […]

The Daughters of Patriarchy: Spiritual Abuse

The Daughters of Patriarchy: Spiritual Abuse When I refer to Patriarchy, or Biblical Patriarchy, I indicate the imbalanced, unhealthy practice of what is more accurately termed by Karen Campbell to be patriocentricity. My ministry is to women—primarily adult daughters—who reap the distressing harvest of destructive fruits, which are brought forth from aberrant religious movements and […]

An Unnecessary Jesus?

An Unnecessary Jesus? he day I began to write about domestic spiritual abuse and the abusive aspect of modern patriarchy, especially within the Christian homeschooling movement, initiated a response I’ve heard repeatedly since: “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.” It hasn’t always been clear whether people mean to say “Don’t throw Jesus away […]

Zelophehad’s Daughters | Guest Post by Cynthia Kunsman

Zelophehad’s Daughters | Guest Post by Cynthia Kunsman n acquaintance of mine asked me what I knew of some of the ideas that neo-patriarchy had about unmarried women living alone. I explained that some sectors within patriarchy maintain that Numbers 30 requires unmarried adult women to have an assigned male overseer who is accountable for […]

A Gentle Reality Check for the Daughters of Patriarchy

A Gentle Reality Check for the Daughters of Patriarchy s I shared on facebook, I’ve wanted to address this topic for a long time. But while chatting with my friend Darcy, I realized that she was the perfect one to write about it instead. I’m including a teaser clip below, but please click the following […]

Commandments of Men | New Blog

June 14, 2010 Commandments of Men | New Blog ‘d like to introduce a new blog by a young man with a unique perspective on the patriocentric, authoritarian family. He writes: “In my dealings with a group of hyper-fundamentalists, I’ve seen how a father raised his children (particularly his daughters) in such a way as […]

The Bondage of Betrothal

The Bondage of Betrothal by Eric M. Pazdziora One of the fundamental teachings of the Biblical Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements is the doctrine of “biblical courtship,” or “betrothal.” (My brother suggested the word “casuistries” instead of “teachings,” which is perfect except that I didn’t know it before, either.) This teaching has it that since a […]