How Dysfunctional Parents Siphon Resources Back from a Child, Depriving them of Healthy Self-Development

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceOriginally published January 2012. This is part of a series on Understanding How Emotional Development in Childhood Affects Adults: Fostering Spiritual Abuse via the “Roots of Victimization” All images originals from Under Much More Grace. In the previous post, we discussed how children lack internal resources which the parent provides to them so that they can develop their own sense of self, internal peace and what many authors describe as a sense of abundance. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why the Outrage Over Small Things While Ignoring the Larger Issues?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.This week's Starbucks Red Cuptroversy has brought up today's question. We've seen it again and again in the world of Quiverfull/Fundamentalism/Evangelicalism, outrage and protests or flocking to support something minor while the big things Jesus commanded his followers to do get ignored. Anyone remember the Chik Fil A support day by Christians showing their appreciation for Chik Fil A supporting anti-homosexuality groups? How about the claims that Pokemon cards were demonic? How about when the movie 'Noah' came out? Scads of ridiculous things, some … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Divorce Causes Mass Shootings?

by Matt Walsh of the Matt Walsh Blog as quoted by It's The Women Not The Men - Good Guys  (linked through Do Not Link)Editor's note: This isn't to put down gun control or support gun control. This is being posted because it is a perfect example of QF Fundamentalism's tendency to take complex issues and reduce them down to something simplistic. That simple solution is always something 'Bible based' instead of researched, given any amount of deep thought or alternative solutions. Hungry? You must be lazy and the Bible says lazy people don't eat. Have depression? You're selfish. Sick? You must have sinned in some way... the list goes on and on. You disrespect others when you reduce … [Read more...]

Did Josh Duggar Ditch Rehab Yesterday?

According to a handful of tabloid sites Josh Duggar has likely left rehab before completing the program. Yesterday the Duggar's plane left Rockford, Illinois. Was Josh on board? According to The Inquistr: … [Read more...]

John Piper Wants to Go to Prison: An Argument For Hitting a Child

by Joe Sands cross posted from his blog Incongruous CircumspectionOriginally posted June 2011John Piper is a very odd man. He is old and has many a follower that will stick up for him when there is even a tiny whisper of dissent. He tends to say some incendiary things, and then grandstands when the ridicule comes shooting in, waving it off as being persecuted for the truth. But in many cases, the truth for John Piper is a relativistic sort of thing. He sees many things in life as being very dichotomous - black vs. white, having no color. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Being ‘Modern’ Will Destroy You?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - The Highway Or The BywayEditor's note: More from the Fear-Mongerer in Chief telling women to stay home, stay fearful and don't do anything not laid out in the Bible. Every time Nancy writes a piece it makes me think of the old phrase, 'The beatings will continue until moral improves.' … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – The Lord’s Will?

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: Love Being Home Or Else?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - I Love Home, Do You?Editor's note: Is it my imagination or is Nancy becoming increasing ham-fisted with her message? Lately it seems that she returns more frequently to the 'stay home and love it!' mandate. Why would that be? Is she losing followers? Or more mothers realizing how toxic and untrue much of her messaging is? I love my home, but I don't always 'love' everything I have to do there. Sorry Nancy but sometimes fixing the toilet when it overflows or weeding the garden or just the plain every day isn't the most delightful thing in the world. Why would you want anything to pretend it is? Ever jobs outside of the home have boring or unpleasant … [Read more...]

Updated For Baby Name! Duggary for Dollars: Jessa Duggar Seewald Edition

ETA at 11 pm est: The official name of Baby Boy Seewald is Spurgeon Elliott Seewald according to TLC and the family website. Named for theologian Charles Spurgeon and missionary couple Jim and Elizabeth Elliott. Unconventional choices.~~~~~~~~~~Turns out that many on the internet have been outraged by the secrecy shown by Jessa and her family over the birth of her son. Today, Veteran's Day - which is supposed to be about honoring those that have served in the U.S. military, People Magazine inflamed, insulted and irritated many by putting Jessa, Ben and Baby Boy Seewald on the cover of their magazine. Being this issue was coming out on Veteran's Day it would have been a nice gesture … [Read more...]

Ken Ham Asks His Disciples to Pray for Me

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser(Editor's note: This is what organized religious harassment looks like with the added goal of trying to heap someone with spiritual abuse. Ken Ham, science denier and supposedly a minister, called for his people to refute Bruce. Bruce is talking from the perspective of someone that has left fundamentalist Christianity, specifically he left Independent Fundamentalist Baptist religion and theology far behind. Please keep this in mind while reading his rebuttal of Ham. If you disagree with him that’s fine, but do not attack him personally for being an atheist or protest that his writing doesn’t belong here. ) … [Read more...]


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