“Spotlight” Review – It Takes A Village To Abuse A Child

by Suzanne TitkemeyerLast night I had an opportunity to see an extraordinary film, one that I'm sure would deeply resonate with everyone that is a regular reader of NLQ. The film is "Spotlight" and it's playing right now in theaters across the country after a wide screen release on Friday, November 20th. … [Read more...]

Review Part 2 – “Spanking, Why, When, How” by Roy Lessin

Continued on from yesterday here are the words of others that have been raised using this method from Roy Lessin's books. My life has been full of pain and anguish due to Roy's methods. Your daughter is happy because children will be whatever you ask them to be after hitting them. I would have thought someone strange for telling me my parents were cruel too when I was six, twelve, or even 15 years of age. My parents were my world when I was a kid. The horrible affects of Roy's spankings will probably not show up until it is too late. You will have already made your parental choice and the damage will be done. I was a happy child or so everyone thought. Inside I was torn up and didn't really … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Wives Should Have Terror, Fear and Apprehension of Their Husbands?

by Deep Strength from Christianity and the Manosphere - The Influence of Emotions Respect, Submission and LoveEditor's note: Is it possible to have admiration, trust and respect for someone that you also have terror, fear and apprehension of? Seems to be that one set of those directly cancels out the other. How can you trust someone you are terrified of? Men crave respect more than sex? Oh please. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Confused With All These Denominations

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...]

Review Part 1 – “Spanking, Why, When, How” by Roy Lessin

This is a review posted at many different websites including at Amazon for this book on spanking in the Christian home.  One of the reasons I am sharing this is that the Duggar family has linked to several of Roy Lessin's books on child training, like "How to be Parents of Happy and Obedient Children" and stated that they use many of the child rearing tips in the book.Since so many people are in complete denial about what Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar believe in and do when the cameras are not rolling we need to educate them. Particularly since in a mere few weeks TLC will start airing 'Counting On', a series of specials focusing on Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar in an attempt for … [Read more...]

Why Baptists Refuse to Believe I was Once a Christian

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser(Editor's note: This is a pretty common reaction to people still Christians in your former life when you leave their church. They immediately love to tell you what you are, what you never were and where you're going because they cannot cope with the reality that you just walked away from the very thing they base their entire lives on. Have you dear readers experienced this? Well you're not alone.)My story poses a real problem for Baptists.  According to Baptist soteriology (doctrines pertaining to salvation), once nonbelievers are saved (born again, becomes a Christian), they can never lose their salvation. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Be a Stay At Home Mother or God Will Punish You?

by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender Roles.com - Young ladies - if you pursue a career you may fail the Christian race - linked through Do Not Link Editor's note: There's just so much that is so awful in his long posting on how women must stay home and raise a family that I cannot quote it all here. The bit I'm quoting alludes to something BGR has spoken about in the comments of his site: that his current wife was punished by God with a serious health issue that keeps her from working. In his eyes God is forcing his wife to live her life according to his antiquated ideas. Abusive much? … [Read more...]

Deadly Submission – Why Guys Like Biblical Gender Roles Matter & the Damage They Cause

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapeETA Monday 11-23-15 Have to admit I was completely wrong on this one. They have arrested three guys for this murder with no apparent connection to Davey Blackburn. Breaking news from Fox 59~~~~~~~~~We've followed Biblical Gender Roles for about six months now. Gasping in shock at some newer more outrageous statement of his, laughed at some of the things coming out of mouth like that disastrous Alan Combs interview he did. But one thing we have not done here at NLQ is realize how his contemptuous words against women in marriage could have serious influence on unhappy husbands and possibly lead to tragic … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Get Certified to be Porn-Free?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - The ChallengeEditor's note: Fortunately this is the last foray into the disgusting porn minefield that exists in the mind of Mr. Pearl. I am rather surprised that he's not advocating this or that porn web browser blocker service, or pitching one of his daughters under employed husbands to install and monitor accountability software. He's got a huge ad for his 'Science of Addiction' DVD on the page. The last time I witnessed a 'Good Christian Patriarch' rant on this subject in a church I attended he'd had a huge problem with internet porn himself and he was selling his services as an accountability service/software installer. Not surprisingly no one … [Read more...]

The Upper Hand

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsI just have to say I had the best time yesterday!  I and my family went to an auction.  One of our former church’s plants has bought an old building in the town where I teach and they were selling off old (and I mean OLD) doors, windows, cabinets, trim, etc.Now, you have to understand that my husband and I were repurposing long before repurposing was cool.  We live in a 103-year-old prairie-mission style home on an acre in the middle of mid-west farmland.  We completely returned our home to it’s original style (it had been “updated” back in the 70’s) using old trim and doors from the local city hall when they renovated, as well as v … [Read more...]