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News: Jessa Duggar’s Scavenger Hunt Proposal (in Other Words: Perfect For Television Show)

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According to the website The Stir Jessa Duggar's intended Ben Seewald set up a 'special' proposal day, filmed for inclusion in this season's TLC show "19 Kids & Counting". Does this not smack of ratings desperation to anyone else?The Stir - Jessa Duggar Had to Say 'Yes' After Ben Seewald's Elaborate ProposalThe day of the actual proposal began with a plane ride piloted by Jessa's brother John-David Duggar, from their hometown of Springdale, Arkansas, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. JingerDuggar accompanied Jessa as a chaperone, because of course. According to the family's blog:Throughout the day, Jessa had to get a hole-in-one at a miniature golf course, collect a dozen roses fr … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Report Abuse in Homeschooling?

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from HSLDA Facebook page. A comment by Julie Rhodes Reel "I do not condone "policing the homeschool movement" or reporting abuse. HOWEVER, we all know those families (the vast minority) who are neither teaching, training or nurturing" This is in response to the series of articles World Magazine has done recently on the problem of parents abusing their homeschool children and the follow up articles this week.Is it helpful to acknowledge not everyone does a decent job educating or protecting their children without advocating any sort of action be taken? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Birth Control Pills Are For Selfish Women?

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by Sherry Hayes of Ladies Against Feminism and Large Family Mothering - Don't They Know What 'The Pill' is For?The lack of truthful information in the Quiverfull movement is breathtaking. Comparing Margaret Sanger to Hitler is classy and lacking any deeper understanding of who Hitler or Margaret Sanger actually were.  … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Bad Bob

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 204—207Alright, story time! I’ve been waiting for this section for ages because . . . well.If you’re new here, you’ve stumbled upon my page by page review of Debi Pearl’s how to be a good wife manual Created To Be His Help Meet. Debi Pearl and her husband Michael run No Greater Joy Ministries, a fundamentalist ministry popular among conservative Christian homeschoolers. Michael is also the author of To Train Up A Child, a child rearing manual which I have also been reviewing page by page.For me, Bad Bob has long served as the passage that best incapsulates how off base and frankly toxi … [Read more...]

Reposting: How I Lost Faith in the “Pro Life” Movement

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismEditor's note: This has been previously posted here at NLQ almost two years ago. In light of the recent piece on what some Christian Fundamentalist Evangelicals such as the Duggars and Steven L Anderson erroneously  believe about female anatomy, birth control and biology this seems like a perfect time to revisit this piece. Libby Anne did an excellent job researching and numbers crunching to refute the Christian Mythology of birth control!The spring of my sophomore year of college I was president of my university’s Students for Life chapter. The fall of my junior year of college I cut my ties with the pro-life movement. Five … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: So Being ‘Properly’ Submissive Will Protect You From the Doug Phillips of This World?

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by Rebekah from Femina and posted at Noble Womanhood - On Not Being a VictimThis is from a discussion on how if you are properly submissive with the right heart towards God then even the abusers of this world, like Doug Phillips, will not be able to use your submission against you. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Having Needs is Feminism?

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by Bambi in her blog In The Nursery of the Nation - When There is No Joy to be Found in MotherhoodSome hints of No Greater Joy's Debi Pearl, her letters and her truly abusive advice is echoed by Bambi here.The letter she received at her blog: I prayed for 2 years to be able to stay home with my daughter and son I was then pregnant with. When my son was born 2 years ago, the Lord answered that prayer. Today I have a 2 and a 4 year old. I'm so thankful to have the privilege of being home with them; however I'm having major problems. I feel like I'm just drained, I find myself not wanting to spend time with them. I just can't take the constant needs, wants, cries, fights, spills and so … [Read more...]

News: Mark Driscoll – Too Rude and Brash or Guilty of Something Much Worse?

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I'm sure many of you here have been keeping abreast of the hot water that Mark Driscoll keeps finding himself in. Charges of plagiarism, foul language, total control over his followers, and appropriating church funds for usages not for the church among other charges.The controversies that Mars Hill pastor Driscoll is embroiled in have become so awful that not only has he been removed from the Acts 29 ministry and Lifeway Christian store pulled all of his books from their shelves but now many are calling for him to step down from the pulpit.  Former members of Mars Hill have ramped up their cries for him to leave Mars Hill leadership.Driscoll has been one of the leading voices pushing … [Read more...]

News: World Magazine Answers Critics & Disseminates Absolutely Nothing

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerToday World Magazine posted about the internet wide discussions involving their article on homeschooling and child abuse - Homeschool Debate: How To Keep A Few Bad Apples From Spoiling The Bushel. You remember this article, right? This is the same piece that took something our SASBN member Heather Doney said out of context to change the meaning somewhat and also the article where HSLDA was allowed to get away with claiming only a few were homeschooling to hide child abuse and those few were 'fake homeschoolers'The article was the usual white-washed denial of a problem that typically seems to occur in Christian Fundamentalist Evangelical circles. Circle the … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Giving Your Life Away or Maternal Martyrdom?

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by Adeye from her blog No Greater Joy Mom - here we are, Lord--send us! as seen on Facebook shared by NLQ Founder Vyckie GarrisonRemarks in italics are from the blog. The others are Vyckie's commentary. "I long to give my life away--every part of me. I want to be so empty on earth and so full of the things of heaven." -- says Quiverfull mom of 9 (6 with disabilities), whom "the Father has chosen" to adopt 4 frozen embryos ... "Twin boys born from the same batch of embryos both have profound special needs."As I frequently say: If you don't mind ending up dead, or wishing you were dead, go ahead and give Christ-like martyrdom a try. … [Read more...]


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