Vyckie @ No Longer Quivering
- Norfolk, Nebraska, USA
- December 14
- No Longer Quivering
- Vyckie Garrison, single mom of 7 kids, is a former adherent of the Quiverfull movement - a growing segment of Christian fundamentalist who advocate biblical patriarchy, prolific motherhood, homeschooling, courtship & betrothal, and other crazy shit like that. Garrison tells the story of how she came to embrace the extreme lifestyle and why she left at her "No Longer Quivering" blog: http://nolongerquivering.com
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Bachmann's "Marriage Vow"
July 10, 2011 02:01AM
- Born to Breed
June 26, 2011 05:32PM
- Focus on the Family's Chilling
New Marriage Agenda
May 24, 2011 01:44PM
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by Vyckie Garrison @ No Longer Quivering
Do you remember when it first dawned on you that your relatives are all a bunch of crackpots and weirdos? Seems like I was around 8 or 9 — my mother worked… Read full post »
The Not-So-Subtle Misogyny of THE FAMiLY LEADER's Marriage Vow
THE FAMiLY LEADER, a federally-funded public advocacy organization associated with Focus On The Family has garnered plenty of media attention recently.
Republican presidential hopefuls Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum have signed… Read full post »
My thanks to PoliticusUSA for the opportunity to raise awareness concerning the growing threat of the Quiverfull movement to women's equality in the American political arena.
&nbs… Read full post »
I just came across this article from WORLD magazine about Focus on the Family's shift in focus concerning marriage: (excerpt)
We're winning the younger generation on abortion, at least in theory. What about same-sex marriage? We're losing on that one, especially among the 20- and 30… Read full post »
Take Heart Project fundraiser update
As I’ve been re-posting each installment, I am having second thoughts about ma… Read full post »
by Jo @ Woman Reclaimed
We’re rapidly approaching the anniversary of when I lost my life as I knew it. I’m finally to a point where I feel strong enough to boldly face where we went, what went wrong and what we messed up so very badly. We fell down the… Read full post »
For Immediate Release: October 5, 2010.Â For more information, contact Vyckie Garrison.
Women are conditioned to be submissive to their husbands, discouraged from using birth control, and prohibited from working outside the home. Gothard-style worldview and lifestyle overburdens women, enslaves the… Read full post »
The following is a list of things that come to your
awareness about the QF/P life once you are out of it for quite
sometime.Â This is just a partial list of realizations
that most of the women who escaped have had in the years following
… Read full post »
All beautiful the march of days, as seasons come and go; The Hand that shaped the rose hath wrought the crystal of the snow
by Shelly Cruz
Â Living a Godly Life but at a Very High Price – Escape from Spiritual AbuseÂ This morning (Sept. 28) at 10 a.m. central time, Vyckie will be interviewed Live on the Snap Out Of It! Radio Network with recording artist and inspirational speaker, DeDe Murcer Moffett.Â
Warning: This story seriesÂ contains descriptions of physical abuse.
by Defendant Rising
1993 was a rough year. It was the year that Nate was fired from his engineering job in Tazewell, Virginia, and first started thinking about studying the law. It was the year when we went to a conference… Read full post »
I was taken back to the station. Officer Barney* and Officer Crouch* (*obviously pseudonyms) spoke to me very little on the way to the station, but the questions they did ask were sympathetic. They wanted to make sure I knew what I was doing – as a minor (technically),… Read full post »
My parents were luke-warm to the idea of their grandchildren being home schooled. Desperate for their approval I convinced my mom to attend a state home school convention with me. I had been to one previously and was so impressed with what the people had to say. Like a… Read full post »
The reality TV couple, the Duggars, stars of “19 Kids and Counting,” just brought home their 19th child this summer. Allowing God to decide how many kids to have, the Duggars are likeÂ many conservative Christians who subscribe to the cross-denominational, patriarchal ideals of th… Read full post »
I am hoping to gather input from all perspectives:
Believers ~ what is unconditional love? Please explain the… Read full post »
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Subscribe to receive oneÂ FREEÂ movie ticket, and 4 movie tickets every month for onlyÂ $19.99. That’s over 60% in savings off the usual cost of $8 to $14 per ticket.Â When friends join, you… Read full post »
Courtship took my church by storm in the 1990s. While I never read I Kissed Dating Goodbye, I was given a number of books about marriage and intimacy and taught explicitly that dating was preparation for divorce. Having never dated, I was not in a position to protest. I… Read full post »
I recently received an email from “Henrietta”Â who asked:
IfÂ I choose to get involved here, contribute etc, am I part of a Christian but anti QFP group; or an anti Christian and esp anti QFP group?
It is ironicÂ that NLQ seems to be perceived quite differently depending… Read full post »
Cheap refurbished laptops, notebooks and netbooks for sale
If you are in need of a new computer on a budget, consider cheap refurbished laptops ~ a less expensive way to get a fully-inspected, factory-sealed laptop or notebook.Â
Unlike used laptops, “refurbished” computers often… Read full post »
It’s hard to explain what those first few minutes were like, as I made my way across the field to the neighbors’. I had a million emotions – fear, anger, sadness, grief, excitement, and uncertainty, just to name a few. At any moment, I expected the sliding door… Read full post »
The comments onÂ Hopewell’s latest DuggarÂ piece are particularly interesting to me ~ especially when compared to the reactions over at Free Jinger ~ Quiverfull of Snark, where the consensus seems to be that Hopewell graded the Duggars way too generously.
What’s importan… Read full post »
So, there I was, pre-engaged. Betrothed. I refused to say “engaged” because that would suggest I was a party to the act. Nothing could be farther from the truth. When I should’ve been praying to ask God to make my heart right with these decisions being made for… Read full post »
NOTE: All of Bill Gothard’s 49 Character Qualities can be viewed online here.
Alertness vs. Unawareness
Being aware of that which is taking place around me so I can have the right response to it (MarkÂ 14:38)
Parents Jim-Bob and Michelle often seem oblivious to all thatâ€™s… Read full post »