NLQ Featured Writer: Shelly Cruz

Time Heals All Wounds by Shelly Cruz(1) The Model of a Christian Woman (2) It was a Beautiful Vision of Faith to Me (3) My Very Own Titus 2 Friend! (4) Everything was so Confusing to Me Now (5) A Leap Of Faith (6) Cecelia’s Secret (7) A Godly, God-Fearing Man (8) Somehow, I Lost My Entire Identity (9) Draw Near to God (10) It’s in the Lord’s Hands … [Read more...]

Gloating and Slander: Michael Pearl, Nancy Ann Wilson and Christian Fundamentalist Responses to Criticism

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by Sierra(Editor's note: Many of our NLQ writers have sounded off on this situation. To see more visit Libby Anne, and Incongruous Circumspection. There are others who've also written of what happened that are worth checking out - Rachel Held Evans, The Friendly Atheist, Sarah Over The Moon,  Dianna Anderson, and Are Women Human.)Femina has been lighting up like a Christmas tree since The Gospel Coalition blog post that threw Doug Wilson into the spotlight for arguing that egalitarian sexual relationships were unnatural and that if “authority and submission” aren’t honored in sex, men turn to rape to fulfill their animal urges.Now Wilson’s wife, Nancy Ann, has joined the fray: 10 … [Read more...]

NLQ Featured Writer: Tess Willoughby

Justice is No Lady by Tess WilloughbyPrologue: Final Break (1) Twisted Communion (2) First Prison Break (3) Company of the Faithful (4) Second Prison Break and the Norfolk Years (5) In Pursuit of Biblical Theology (6) In Which Nate Takes Up Racquetball (7) Spiritual Adultery (8) Backlash (9) Terrorists, Far and Near (10) My Right To Be Heard (11) Jack, The One I LostMore by Tess:That Evil Feminist Movie, “Tangled” … [Read more...]

Daughter of the Patriarchy: Ripping the Moorings Part 1

by SierraMy family’s most diligent deceit never worked on me. My father told me not to worry about money. My mother told me that my focus should be on getting an education. They both told me that they didn’t want me to end up the way they did, ensnared in a financial trap. They told me to let them worry about the bills and that it wasn’t my responsibility as a daughter to support us in the first place. But I knew that my going off to college would take a financial toll on my family, and I was right. After all, I was the one making the car payment.The first semester of college was both euphoric and terrifying. I worked around the clock on my coursework and established myself as the pre … [Read more...]

NLQ Featured Writer: Whisper Rain

No Charity in the Remnant by Whisper Rain(1) The Sinner's Prayer (2) Just Follow (3) Rebellion (4) Biblical Proof (5) They had freedom and liberty and so many choices … (6) Finally! (7) She Trusted Them Because She Trusted God … … [Read more...]

Revisiting NLQ FAQ: How Did You Get Yourself Into This Mess?

Jonathan W. Rice (jwr)In late 2009, I learned that a journalist had written a book about the Quiverfull movement.[1]  I ordered the book and also discovered an online forum for survivors and refugees who’d fled from it (No Longer Quivering).  As far back as 1989, I’d known several families who fit the description but could never really understand their rationale.  I hoped the NLQ forum and the book might shed some light on their beliefs. I was not disappointed.In mid-February 2010, a thread title on the forum caught my eye: How did you get yourself into this mess?  The author, a female refugee from the movement, was wondering how she and so many others could have fallen for it in … [Read more...]

NLQ Featured Writer: Melissa (Young Mom)

Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network member, Melissa blogs at Permission to Live My Courtship Story by Young Mom @ Permission To Live(1) Listen for the Singing (2) Waiting and Hoping (3) New Horizons (4) The Singing Again (5) Will You Marry Me? (6) The Countdown (7) I Do (8) Courtship Is Not the AnswerUnwrapping the Onion Part 1 ~ Part 2 ~ Part 3 ~ Part 4 ~ Part 5 ~ Part 6 ~ Part 7 ~ Part 8 ~ Part 9Also by Melissa:Submission and Prison Cells: Part 1 Submission and Prison Cells: Part 2 … [Read more...]

Who Was That Masked Man Part 12

by CaluluI think I cried off and on for a solid eighteen months after we switched churches. It was difficult. What made it even worse was the fact that Tom Smith had apparently told everyone in the Del/Mar/Va area that a) we weren't believers any longer, b) we went to a church of homosexual abortionists and c) we were going to hell. He had said this so long and so loudly that when I tried to keep up with friendships from the old church I was told things like what my friend Dana said.Dana and I had roomed together at conferences. We'd hosted each others kids to conferences. We were like sisters. I took her son on an international vacation with us for several weeks and my son and … [Read more...]

Millipede: Part 13

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by MillipedeThe new building had not materialized. The way that things were going, their might not be enough funds to acquire the building. Even so, our pastor continued on with his vision of a new church. I got the sense that even if it he had to go back to having church at home, he was going to create a new organization.It was at this point that we noticed something; my husband was no longer our pastor's confidant. Sure, our pastor would be friendly with my husband and if asked, he would discuss the new church with my husband. However, when the new building became available, he asked several other of the men to accompany him to the new building to see what they thought of it. My … [Read more...]

NLQ Featured Writer: LivingForEternity

Family Man, Family Leader by LivingForEternityIntro: Happily Recovering from the Devastating Effects of Doug Phillips and Vision Forum Views (1) The father-god in Lamb’s Wool (2) To Train a Child – What a Train Wreck (3) Created to be His Help Meet – Help I’ve Created a Monster. Part 1 (4) Created to be His Help Meet – Help I’ve Created a Monster. Part 2 The Balance Shifts In Conclusion … [Read more...]


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