Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Blaming Parents Attitudes?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Bad AttitudeEditor's note: Now Michael hasn't gotten to the 'beat them silly' part yet but you can sense that it's coming. How is using disapproval to produce an attitude change so much different than his idea of using plumbing rod to beat them into compliance? … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Fear is Evangelical Christianity’s Real God

by John Pavlovitz from Stuff That Needs To Be Said - The Greatest False Idol of Modern Evangelical ChristianityEditor's note: I've thought for a long time now that fearing everything was the real belief in modern Evangelicalism. Just spend a few moments with any friend that might be a white American Evangelical and see if the conversation does not eventually turn to a topic of who or what to fear. Many times that fear is attached to people of a different color or race. … [Read more...]

When Controlling Behaviors Backfire

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalOne of the first bloggers I started to follow after experiencing bullying and abuse in the institutional church was Julie Anne. She now writes a blog called Spiritual Sounding Board, but when she first started blogging, she could be be found here.She wrote this about being sued by her ex-pastor: "Days after the commencement of this blog, I received a legal summons suing me and three others for defamation to the tune of $500,000. The story of spiritual abuse needs to be told. People are being hurt emotionally and spiritually by pastors who use bully tactics and we need a place to learn, to talk freely, and to heal. I will not … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Blaming Parents Attitudes?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Bad AttitudeEditor's note: As usual, most of this article is an ad for a product that Michael is selling. Here he's going straight for the parenting jugular, blaming parents for any bad attitudes or behaviors that their children might have, saying that they have modeled it to the children. His usual straight up toxic blaming and shaming. … [Read more...]

Zack Bonnie’s “Dead, Insane or in Jail” Book Review Part 1

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much Grace on Sept. 7, 2015 (Bonnie's book has been available for the last three months)The in-print copy of Zack Bonnie's book about his interment in a remote facility for "troubled teens" became available on Amazon TODAY!The title echoes the (stated and allegedly) altruistic intent of the founder of that facility to rescue  those teens who would otherwise end up "dead, insane, or in jail," as it was put to him by a staff member there — at the Rocky Mountain Academy, a facility founded by Charles E. Dietrich University or CEDU (pronounced "see-do"). … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Blaming Parents Attitudes?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Bad AttitudeEditor's note: While I sort of agree with Pearl's words that if you are feeling not so nice towards your children they will read it on your face I don't see where that is always a bad thing. Being fake isn't good but sometimes the kinder of two evils. I am sure before we get to the end of this article it's going to take a nasty toxic turn. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: New Year Resolutions?

by Megan Van Vuren of No Greater Joy - Happy New Year From No Greater JoyEditor's note: So far there's been no news of why Debi Pearl of NGJ was publicly calling for the deaths of those that appose them. Just this little bit about the kinds of New Year resolutions you should make as a family. What resolutions did you make this year or last year and how did that work out for you? Last year I resolved to make my needs known, forcefully if necessary, in regards to my long struggle with asthma. There were mixed results, some folks in my life respected what I had to say and honored my requests. Others decided to be offended that I'd stood up for myself. This year's resolution is the live my … [Read more...]

15 Astounding Predictions for 2016 by Atheist Bruce Gerencser

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser,(Editor's note: Thought we should start the year off with a bit of levity. Every year until the last few televangelist Pat Robertson used to put together his prediction list for the new year and we're run it here along side how inaccurate he'd been for the previous year. Since Pat has abandoned doing just that we have to rely on Bruce to fill in the blanks, but from a different angle. Happy 2016, may it be a huge improvement on 2015!) … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Ways to Change Negative Feelings?

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: So If You’re Humble & Godly Enough the Abuse Will Magically Stop?

by Rick Thomas at Rick Thomas.net - Should I Count My Mean Husband More Significant Than I Count Myself?Editor's note: This is one of those crazy-making pieces of illogic that set women up for abuse in Quiverfull Evangelical Christianity, the magic formula of being humble enough, Godly enough, pure-minded enough, good enough that it will stop the abuse. Wake up and smell the coffee, Church, humility and humbleness will NEVER stop an abuser who is determined to hurt you. There are piles of dead or battered women who tried just this advice and still got beaten. … [Read more...]