Churches That Abuse: Part 3 – Why Good People Do Bad Things and Why Bad People Do Bad Things

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserIn my last post on this subject I wrote: In this post I want to deal with Churches that Abuse: Why Good People Do Bad Things. This post deals with a very difficult and controversial subject.  It is easy for us to understand evil actions in a church when they are committed by evil people: wolves in sheep clothing. It’s much harder for us to understand evil actions in the church when the evil is committed by individuals who are generally considered good people… … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Angelic Messenger?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - You Are An Angelic MessengerEditor's note: So now not only do the women in Nancy Campbell's quiverfull world have to do all the housework, all the schooling, all the child-rearing, suppress every negative emotion or thought, now they have to be 'angelic messengers' too? The demands on women in this movement are never ending without people like Nancy adding more 'to-do's. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Do Women Have Such Burdensome Roles?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.One of the big things that jumps out at you from Nancy Campbell's Above Rubies 'daily encouragement' postings is the added burden on women in the Quiverfull world. Men are taxed with very little, bring home the bacon and be the family patriarch. But women are told to do every freaking thing in the world, do all the housework and cooking, raise the kids, homeschool their children, have a cottage industry to help with the family finances... you name it... What Nancy does is routinely add 'must do's to the very gendered roles of womanhood in the … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 – Don’t Judge Your Husband Ever?

by Michael and Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine – Marriage Good WillEditor's note: Last little bit, I promise. Mr. Pearl tries to say if you love God and love his ways you'll do good and always have good will towards others. Some Biblical sugar mixed in with the toxic medicine. … [Read more...]

Duggar Cult Survivor Wants You to Meet the Powerful Women Who Make Other Women’s Lives a Living Hell

by NLQ's Vyckie Garrison originally published in Raw Story “ …Older women … admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.” Titus 2:3-5 Quiverfull is a growing fundamentalist movement within evangelical Christianity which shuns all forms of birth control and follows the “biblical” marriage model of male headship and female submission. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 – Don’t Judge Your Husband Ever?

by Michael and Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine – Marriage Good WillEditor's note: Nice how they manage to work in some fear-mongering towards the end of this piece with saying you must keep your children from developing negative contemptuous attitudes. The Pearls love to make parents doubt their own abilities or point out things to feel guilty about while raising their children. Only one more piece of this word salad with a side of fear dressing after this bit.. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: How to Handle an Abusive Husband?

by No Greater Joy's Debi Pearl as quoted by Vyckie Garrison at Raw Story - Duggar Cult Survivor Wants You to Meet the Powerful Women Who Make Other Women's Lives a Living HellEditor's note: Debi's advice boils down to smile, shut up and place nice always no matter what he is doing to you or your children. Which is exactly the advice that will help create an environment where domestic abuse will flourish. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Is It Right To Show Admiration?

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 1 … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – Don’t Judge Your Husband Ever?

by Michael and Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine – Marriage Good WillEditor's note: Well at least Michael says the non-gender 'spouses' when talking about contempt. Why would you marry someone you feel mainly contempt for in the first place? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Make the Best of all Situations?

by Vyckie Garrison at Raw Story - Duggar Cult Survivor Wants You to Meet the Powerful Women Who Make Other Women's Lives a Living HellEditor's note: Interrupting the nauseating screed by the Pearls on why women should always be cheerful to their menfolks to bring you this -- a recounting of poor Serene Campbell Allison's winter with no plumbing or heating. This is the reality for many women in Quiverfull when the house is filled with more children that can be supported on a Quiverfull male's likely labor-related small income. … [Read more...]