Quoting Quiverfull: You Can Either Have A Big House Or A Big Family But Not Both

by Zsuzsanna Anderson of Are They All Yours? - Answering Large Family Objections: My, How Small Your House Is!Editor's note: Holy cow! I always thought her house looked teensy from the photos she's posted but not that tiny. My house is bigger than that and we always felt cramped with two kids. I cannot imagine having to put 4 children, much less 8 in such a small space. Plus you cannot just say that everyone with a bigger house has decided that they wanted the house more than children. … [Read More...]


Part 4 – RU: Labor Exploitation For Jesus

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows & Kids CollideWe've covered why RU should be compared to inpatient treatment facilities, their spurious views on addictions and the lack of trained staff on site.This information alone would be enough to send me running for the hills, but let's pretend for a minute that I'm still interested in going to RU Schools of Discipleship like Josh Duggar did.  They have a four part application process.    The first step is to read the handbook fully and until you completely understand it.Page 1 is a cover page. … [Read More...]


Quoting Quiverfull: Older Mothers of Many Have It Best?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours? - Answering Large Family Objections - Part 2 - My, How Old You Are!Editor's note: I don't even know where to start with this one because of the horrible ideas about what people who aren't Quiverfull do and the idea of having a staff of older children to run things. There's a reason that the medical community thinks that pregnancies in your forties are riskier, and it has nothing to do with the number of children you've had, how many twin pairs you've had or how young you are when you have your first. … [Read More...]


Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Cultivating Thankfulness in Yourself?

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...]


Part 3 – RU: Labor Exploitation For Jesus

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows & Kids CollideThe quality of staffing in inpatient treatment varies greatly.  The American Psychological Association noted that getting qualified staff in substance abuse treatment facilities is difficult due to low pay and weak educational opportunities for employees (pg. 16).  The implied educational criteria is that there are multiple layers of professionals with advanced degrees - doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees in psychology or medical degrees in psychiatry - with paraprofessionals with less education being overseen and trained by people with advanced degrees (pgs. 16-17). … [Read More...]


Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Michael Pearl Answers Parenting Questions?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - SINFUL SensitivityEditor's note: And the last bit, all the blaming and shaming that you could want over these three emails asking for advice. Did you expect anything less from Michael? He is decrying ever worrying about how you approach people if you make an attempt not to hurt their feelings. Newsflash Mr. Pearl - Jesus wasn't a dick when he corrected others, except for the time he overturned the tables in the temple, but that wasn't personally attacking any individual. … [Read More...]


News: Planned Parenthood Shooter Applauded by Fundi-Gelical Christians

I'm sure by now you've seen the coverage of yesterday's horrific shooting at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  While the shooter Robert L. Dear has been identified there is no other information available about him in the news media. … [Read More...]


Part 2 – RU: Labor Exploitation For Jesus

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows & Kids CollideSince Reformers Unanimous (RU) is an organization that treats addictions, I thought it would be important to understand their definitions of addiction.From their website on "What We Believe about Addictions:Addiction by one definition is “to cause to become physiologically or psychologically dependent on a habit-forming substance.”That's a good definition which would incorporate  ten of the 15 topics covered by RU. … [Read More...]


Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Michael Pearl Answers Parenting Questions

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - SINFUL SensitivityEditor's note: What? She still thinks it might be okay to let someone that molested his daughters have sleepovers with her daughters? While Michael is absolutely correct in saying that sleepovers at a former child molester's home are a bad idea he then takes it to a very scary place by saying that the man needs to be castrated. Studies have shown that castrating sex offenders does not do any good in the long run. … [Read More...]

Real Dates

NLQ Question of the Week” Why All the Nostalgia?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. We are a day late because of the holiday week and the editor being unable to get off the sofa after a turkey coma. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.This morning on Facebook I saw many people I know from my old faith life sharing this photo: … [Read More...]


Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 Michael Pearl Answering Parenting Questions?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - SINFULSensitivityEditor's note: This one is short and not so sweet. Another case of a problem that could be resolved if someone, you know, actually TALKED to someone else about the issue. … [Read More...]

Sunset at the park on Thanksgiving Day. Image by Suzanne Titkemeyer

Open Thread: How Has Thanksgiving & Other Holidays Changed For You?

Yesterday it seemed like Facebook was filled with all sorts of tales of hostile Thanksgiving pasts and worries about how sideways the holiday could go due to the presence of fundamentalist Christian relatives or your loud uncle Larry that drinks a little bit and then proceeds to yell out his love for the most awful politicians ever. Turkey Day's filled with pumpkin pie and indigestion.Benjamin L. Corey has a very funny Formerly Fundy Bingo card up on his Facebook page that suits what some have to deal with from friends and relatives during the holidays. … [Read More...]