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Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 1 What Saith The Scriptures? (Yes, It’s THOSE Scriptures)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 143-145Today we're discussing the Bible verses that back up what Michael teaches. Honestly, I'm not too excited about this section. Once, my husband's ex-coworker (and ex-best friend, now), and I had a disagreement. I had a problem with my husband going to his house for a game day with a whole bunch of guys. I had a lot of reasons (I was mentally unstable at that point, the wives were literally expected to serve the men, the men smoked cigars and drank alcohol) that I emailed to him as kind of a rationale why it upset me when my husband went. In lieu of a reply to my points, he sent EVERY single Bible verse that talks about … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Taking Every Thought Captive?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Take Them CaptiveEditor's note: If I were to write a list of the more toxic ideas in Evangelical Christianity this one would be top of the list. In Quiverfull you are never allowed to feel your own emotions or think anything even slightly critical or counter to any idea presented as the truth. Can it be helpful to organize your thoughts or focus on other things when your thoughts go into some dark spaces? Yes, but the world of Quiverfull takes it all too far into suppressing your thoughts and feelings to the detriment of your own emotional health. Yes, Nancy, you CAN help others when you are experiencing negative thoughts or emotions. You aren't … [Read More...]

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A Brief Visit to ‘The War Room’ – (Shut Up and Get in the Closet)

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much Grace Does anyone remember old Doug Phillips' San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival, back before the demise of Vision Forum? Well, Vision Forum may have dissolved but its acolytes didn't. It seems that they continue to produce sappy, schmaltzy films which seem wholesome and virtuous. Those of us who are familiar with the religion and the lifestyle quickly recognize that the films like Fireproof and Courageous aren't just sugar and schmaltz. … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Pre-Teen Idols Lead To Sinful Corruption and ‘Purity Rape’?

by June Fuentes of A Wise Woman Builds Her Home - Where Are The Mothers?Editor's note: This post is a very old one, from back in 2008, and the names of the pop starts she's uttering from some pretty innocent Disney channel television shows aren't relevant to today. But the idea that if you allow your child to have any sort of normal society culture likes is something that the Quiverfull and Christian Patriarch Movement still to this day thinks are evil. More isolation and control.One mother who had a problem with Bratz Dolls took a more creative positive solution than merely bemoaning them online. She remakes them. She started Tree Change Dolls. She also pointed out how young … [Read More...]

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It’s Not That Complicated: Chapter One

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideThe title of this chapter is "The Relationship Mindfield: What Makes Guy-Girl Relationships So Complicated" and begins with the definition of the meme "It's Complicated" from Facebook relationship statuses.Overall Themes: … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Foolish Women?

by June Fuentes of A Wise Woman Builds Her Home - The Foolish WomanEditor's note: Once again a CPM Female Cultural Enforcer is trying to sum up what an ungodly heathen foolish woman looks like. What do you think of this list? … [Read More...]

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Law of Kindness: How Christianity Affects My Ethics

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comI’m a spiritual abuse survivor, fundamentalist cult survivor, abuse survivor, and rape survivor; I’m part of the LGBT community and, as a feminist, have experienced harassment, rape and death threats. Because I don’t have access to a decent therapist I’ve found myself dealing with all of that trauma primarily through online support groups. Over the past three years I’ve faded in and out of a variety of groups with a multiplicity of purposes, mission statements, and moderation styles. … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Nancy Campbell Still Should Be Able To Gay-Bash?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Let's Play FairEditor's note: A Two-For-One this time. Nancy plays the martyrbating card and falsely claims Christians are being discriminated against as well as she is upset that the world's homosexual population is allowed to exist. The only possible worse thing she could have claimed is that she supports Quiverfull to outbreed Islam, which she has said in many interviews and hinted at on Friday's Al Jazeera piece on Quiverfull. She did manage to sneak in some Muslim bashing in this piece. … [Read More...]

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Video of Vyckie Garrison on Al Jazeera’s ‘America Tonight’

Al Jazeera hasn't posted the Quiverfull episode yet, but our friend Cindy Kunsman recorded it and has posted videos to Dropbox. The first segment focuses on Nancy Campbell, the second is Vyckie and her family, and the final segment features the Flanders family. … [Read More...]

Humor: Parsing ‘Christianese’

A funny bit from the talented folks at BuzzFeed.com video crew where people who were not raised in Evangelical or Fundamentalist churches try to guess what the coded language of Christian Evangelicalism really means. Enjoy. … [Read More...]

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Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Helping A Friend In Her Faith?

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, OKrational and the best possible solution, in other words … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Cats Are Better Mothers Than Feminists?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Inborn InstinctivenessEditor's note: There are several things about this post that just make my blood boil. 1. The phrase "And she is only an animal." as if the little cat is somehow a lesser being than Nancy and 2. the idea that working mothers that have to leave their children to be nurtured by others are not as maternal as her outdoor kitty. How insulting all the way around! Run, kitty, run! … [Read More...]


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