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How Do You Define Quiverfull?

by Vyckie Garrison founder of No Longer QuiveringHow do you define Quiverfull?I always like to say that Quiverfull is a very powerful headtrip. It’s an all-encompassing vision of a big, happy family which infects the mind and affects every aspect of a Believer’s life. … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: No True Christian?

by Michael Seewald from seewalds.com (father of Jessa Duggar Seewald's husband Ben) - Grief, Shame And Taking The LORD'S Name In VainEditor's note: Sad to see someone close to the Duggar family use the same awful shaming technique many of us here have experienced, the 'you were never a real Christian' stance. Was Josh Duggar ever a real Christian? We don't know, nor does Michael. He's doing more harm that good here by judging if someone else has 'real' faith. Most of us got this same treatment the minute we deviated from the established 'norm' at our former churches or faith communities. We've seen Christians minimize others using the "No True Scotsman" fallacy for years. … [Read More...]

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Did Anyone Watch TLC’s “Breaking The Silence” Last Night?

Open thread to discuss the program. With all the distractions of the Ashley Madison leak and rehab news of Josh Duggar it completely slipped my mind that the special about childhood sexual abuse aired last night. Did anyone see it? What did you think? How much were the Duggar's shown? … [Read More...]

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The Anatomy of an Unaccredited Christian School

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser(Editor's note: We talk here about the dangers of homeschooling in the Quiverfull world here at NLQ but we're not examined what happens at these church schools affiliated with fundamental Christian sects.)Originally written in 2014In this post, I want to take a look at State Line Christian School, an unaccredited fundamentalist Christian school that is operated under the auspices of the Lewis Ave Baptist Church in Temperance, Michigan. I know nothing about this school or church, and everything I write in this post has been gleaned from the church’s or school’s website. … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Michael Pearl Thinks Political Correctness Is Killing Child Abuse Disguised As Dicipline?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine - Two-Front War on ChristiansEditor's note: Skipped large parts of this article because it's Michael Pearl attacking Hillary Clinton, the Supreme Court and marriage equality mixed with quoting all the self-professed Evangelical Republican presidential candidates to prove Pearl's points. Focusing on the part where Michael bemoans that people consider corporal punishment as a parenting tactic that has gone the way of the dinosaurs. Funny how he tries to link the falling out of favor of his book with a liberal agenda and the loss of Biblical standards nationwide. … [Read More...]

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Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Lighthearted Versus Silly

Another installment of giving better answers to the questions asked at Debi Pearl’s site message board for the book ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’. Many young ladies ask questions on all sorts of different subjects brought up by the book. There was just one big problem, many of the answers stray into either the outright bad and emotionally unhealthy to dangerous. Yes, typical Debi Pearl borderline abusive. Here’s what we’re going to be doing here at NLQ. Every week, once or twice a week, I’ll be posting up one of the questions from the message board and ask you, our readers, to answer that poor soul’s question in a way that is logical, rational and the best possible solution, in other words 18 … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Making Jokes Leads To Infidelity?

by Ben Reaoch from John Piper's Desiring God - Life Is Short, Love Your SpouseEditor's note: While most of the advice on how to avoid having an affair is reasonable and good this little bit about humor is just sort of out there. I'm always amazed at the situations that extreme Christians claim can cause you to fall into sin. If every single thing on this planet causes you to sin then what options do you have? Infidelity is a conscience choice, not some random event that happens to you without your permission. Man up about the reality of it please. … [Read More...]

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Reformers Unanimous: Is This Where Josh Duggar Is Getting ‘Treatment’ For His Sex Addiction?

 by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser(Editor's note: It has since been confirmed in the media that Reformers Unanimous is exactly where Josh is receiving his treatment. There is a breakdown of what Josh's days will be like at RU on Page Six - Inside Josh Duggar's rehab facility for sinners.)I originally wrote this article in October 2013. Since it is rumored that Josh Duggar is seeking addiction treatment at Reformers Unanimous (RU) Residential Recovery Center in Rockford, Illinois, I thought readers might be interested in what I have written here. Since I originally wrote this article, RU has changed their website and some of … [Read More...]

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News: Northwest Arkansas Newspaper Suing For Copy of Duggar 911 Call

Back in May during the fallout over the child molestation done by Josh Duggar someone reported concerns for one of the children to the local DHS. A social worker tried to visit the home and was denied access to the child in question and the home by Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. Faced with no other choice in an ugly situation the social worked dialed up 911 and asked for law enforcement help in their investigation. Pretty straightforward situation, right? … [Read More...]

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Father’s Day, Undeserved

by Joe Sands cross posted from his blog Incongruous Circumspection.(Editor's note: Originally posted in 2011. For the record Joe is a wonderful father and a pretty amazing guy. But this piece so clearly illustrates how Quiverfull hurts men and children too.)If I could have been around during the time of the ancient Egyptians, I might have begged them to create a 364 day year, rather than a 365.  In my view, for me anyway, Father’s Day can skip right on by, unnoticed.  I do not deserve it in the least.Before any of my readers boot up some comments that vehemently disagree with the above statement, let me explain.  By the end of this post, you will agree with my premise and run me … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Love Being Home Or Else?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - What Is Your Favorite Place?Editor's note: Again Nancy spends a lot of time making sure that women know they have to have a good attitude, no negative thoughts or emotions or ELSE! She makes no allowance for those fundamentalist homes where there are 19 children in a two bedroom home under 1500 square feet or if there are serious issues with housing everyone safely or in a pleasant way. It's all shut and smile even if you live in a ramshackle hovel. … [Read More...]

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Created To Be A Help Meet: Part 4 Mr. Visionary (A Letter From The Wife Of A Visionary)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonpp 78-80Last post was chock-full of ways and reasons for a man to mold his wife into what he wants. I was expecting more of the same today, but was (cautiously) pleasantly surprised. Today, we get to talk about the Visionaries that aren't successful.Text is in purple … [Read More...]


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