“How To Win Over Depression” review: 212 – 241

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The DragonsTo be honest, if Tim had stopped writing the chapter on how to help your depressed child at page 216, I wouldn’t have a single problem with anything he says in this single, solitary chapter. His first bits of advice are:Give your children a lot of love and affection. Accept them. Avoid anger in the home. … [Read More...]


Quoting Quiverfull: Part 17 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 3Editor's note: Notice below that Michael Pearl denies much of what he has gone on to teach, Getting kids to realize you care about them, not belittling them, treating them with respect and dignity. Where is the respect and dignity in using a switch on teenagers? Or any child? This entire series and the book that came later was written in 2005, almost as if he was trying to soften his own words in "To Train Up A Child" and gaslight anyone that used his harsh training principles who may have said they didn't work. … [Read More...]

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How Abstinence Only Sex Education Led Me Down An Unexpected Path

by Amber Barnhill cross posted with permission from her blog Atheist By Accident.This was posted earlier in the week at Hemant Mehta's Patheos blog The Friendly AtheistWhen talking about my religious past, I often find myself referencing movies. How else are mainstream humans going to relate? Neo waking up in The Matrix. The barely-audible Asian chick in Pitch Perfect. And, in this case, Drew Barrymore‘s role in Never Been Kissed. If you’ve never seen the movie, the title really says it all.Imagine being an almost-24-year-old, intelligent, moderately-attractive-yet-socially-awkward female venturing into the real world for the first time, having never even held hands with a guy an … [Read More...]


Quoting Quiverfull: Part 16 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 3Editor's note: Apparently all this blathering on with nautical terms is a multi-part commercial pitch to buy Michael and Debi Pearl's book "Jumping Ship" This is the first I've heard of the book. Here's more you're not doing your parenting or religion right blaming from Michael. He loves to use lots and lots of words where only a few would have sufficed even better. … [Read More...]


Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – How Does One Help Guys Not Fall In Love Too Soon?

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...]


Quoting Quiverfull: Adult Movies Lead To Demon Possession?

by Pat Robertson on his television show "The 700 Club" as quoted by Right Wing Watch.OrgEditor's note: I was searching for a Pat Robertson RWR bit posted on Facebook where Robertson tells a man who's wife refuses to be submissive to beat her. I found this gem instead. There's that old demon under every bush mentality again. … [Read More...]

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I Know Why Sharks Are Attacking Humans Off the North Carolina Coast

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencsersnark and ridicule ahead!I am at a loss to understand why government officials in North Carolina haven’t called me so I could tell them WHY sharks are attacking people along the North Carolina coast. Based on everything I’ve read on Evangelical and Catholic blogs and news sites, the reason for the shark attacks is because THE SUPREME COURT LEGALIZED GAY MARRIAGE … [Read More...]

Happy 4th of July! Hope some of you are getting beach time and sand castles this weekend. Image by Suzanne Titkemeyer

Happy 4th of July! Let Us Give Thanks For Freedom Of And From Religion

Happy 4th of July dear readers! May your day be filled with family, food, fun and fireworks if you so desire it. Or, if you are like me may your day be filled with reading and quilting or whatever else fills you with joy.To celebrate the religious freedom this country was founded upon as we enter the 239th year as a nation I am listing below a selection of readings from various Quiverfull and Fundamentalist sources that will make you happy we have freedom. Imagine, if you will, being forced to live your life the way the people below would insist you do if they succeeded in making the US a theocracy of their own design... … [Read More...]


Quoting Quiverfull: Part 15 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 3Editor's note: And just like that we're into Part 3 of Michael Pearl telling all those other parents how they failed to keep their homeschoolers home. This bit starts with one of those Pearl letters, but this one looks like it might not have been self-penned for a change. This part boils down to don't be a hypocrite around your children and don't make them miserable. More parent blaming. … [Read More...]


Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 10 How Do I Need Thee? (Only Men Have Dreams)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 53-54 Text is in purpleI Need Her to Support My VisionEvery man has a vision, and visions are tenuous and iffy by nature. A man with a vision hopes to surmount difficult circumstances, doing what others think is impossible. A vision will waver like a mirage, sometimes promising cool water and other times looking like shifting sand. Most men lose hope of fulfilling their dreams and settle for a TV series. If you have a vision, you need a helper suited to that vision. It is not necessary for her to believe in it as you do, but she must believe in you. A man can keep his own vision alive if his wife runs his supply line and praises … [Read More...]


Quoting Quiverfull: Part 14 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 2Editor's note: We're returning to Michael Pearl in only one day due to the fact that Ladies Against Feminism, Desiring God, Nancy Campbell and others are very busy screaming that the recent Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality means either hard core Marxism is coming or that God is lifting his hand of protection off the United States so that we'll soon experience God's wrath via some happening. Life is hard enough without listening to or entertaining their martyrbating. This is the last bit from Part 2 of Michael Pearl's series Jumping Ship. In this bit Michael tries to say that acting like a boyish animal-abusing jerk is … [Read More...]


“How To Win Over Depression” review: 192 – 211

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Thankfully, I think we only have this week and next week and then we’ll be done with this book. One of my biggest complaints today is that this book wasn’t edited– only proofread. There’s not a lot of development to this book, and Tim has a tendency to repeat himself. This chapter– “Ten Steps to Victory Over Depression”– barely contributes anything new to the book. … [Read More...]