It’s Not That Complicated: Part 3 Chapter 9

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll quotes from the Botkin's book will be in blue text.Today's post covers the Botkin Sisters' views on women's intelligence.  To no one's surprise who has managed to read this far, the Botkin view of women's intelligence is determined entirely how she makes a man feel.I find this entire section gross, FYI. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Stay Home or God Will Dry Up Your Womb?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - MisplacedEditor's note: There is so much fear mongering and discouraging threats in this piece that I had a hard time figuring which horrible idea to use as the title. One of the worse pieces I've seen from this ministry with threats about what God will do and how Satan will steal away your children away if you work outside of the home. A road map for making mothers very fearful. Oh, and Nancy is also doing her less than stellar Biblical word interpretations as well. … [Read more...]

Daffodils of Integration: First Promise of Joy Through Recovery

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much Grace James Taylor's melancholy Fire and Rain which laments the unexpected loss of a friend, and I now think of the loss of integration of trauma when I hear him sing “sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground.”In a way, that is what trauma does to us. Our dreams break apart, perhaps because they weren't very realistic but sometimes because we don't have time to realize them because we're so busy trying to figure out how to put ourselves back together. Sometimes, we just can't recover all that we've lost. Sometimes, we lose our ability to fly because the pieces lay on the ground, smashed and broken because of what hap … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Biblical Marriage is not State Marriage

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Excerpt from 'The Bible on Divorce and Remarriage'Editor's note: So here Michael is trying to explain if you state that you are marrying and pray over it then it's just as valid a marriage as those performed with those pesky government-controlled state licenses. But have conjugal relations without that statement of covenant to marry and it's mere fornication. Sorry Mike, no marriage license and it's not legally a marriage no matter how you wave your Bible around. … [Read more...]

When Quiverfull Parenting Ideas and Theology Fail – Too Many Children to Supervise?

This morning there were a number of media outlets reporting on a disturbing incident that happened yesterday at the Cincinnati, Ohio Zoo. A four year old child somehow managed to climb a fence,  squeeze into the gorilla enclosure before falling roughly 12 feet down into the moat. A male Silverback gorilla named Harambe waded into the wade, took hold of the boy and was hauling him around roughly by the arm. The zookeepers had to make the difficult decision to kill Harambe, who is an endangered species, to rescue the boy. The boy is hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries and expected to make a full recovery. … [Read more...]

Humor: Your Skirt Length is Telling…

Found this graphic on Facebook and am not sure who the original source is. With this type of thinking perhaps we'd all be better off wearing burqas.  Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Never Alone With A Guy?

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 1 – Biblical Marriage is not State Marriage

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Excerpt From The Bible on Divorce and RemarriageEditor's note: This series is an excerpt from Michael Pearl's book The Bible on Divorce and Remarriage quietly released in November. This one seems to be one of his less popular books. We start with a pile of 'Pearl Letters' … [Read more...]

Shackled Girl: Mother Jailed on Unrelated Charges

by PropinquaEditor’s note: On May 18, a 13-year-old girl escaped from the basement of a home in Toledo where her stepfather, Timothy Ciboro, and his son, Esten Ciboro, allegedly kept her shackled to a post for a year or more. This is yet another horrific story of what can happen when abusers use a claim of Christian home-schooling to hide and mistreat children. You might wish to start with Part 1 … [Read more...]

The Pretenders We Used To Be

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding Fundamental THE PRETENDERI'm going to rent myself a house In the shade of the freeway I'm going to pack my lunch in the morning And go to work each day And when the evening rolls around I'll go on home and lay my body down And when the morning light comes streaming in … [Read more...]