Quoting Quiverfull: Real Men Hate Paying Taxes and Hate Feminism, Gays and the Poor?

by Jacob Bass as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism - The Dying Breed of Real MenEditor's  note: One thing that stands out harshly in Quiverfull, Fundamentalism and Evangelicals circles is the need to constantly define what is 'manly' or 'masculine' This happens while deliberately denigrating feminists, non-heterosexuals and those poor that receive benefits from others. This piece hits all those marks. Why do you think it is that men in this movement are so obsessed with defining manhood? Could it be because they aren't that 'manly' in the first place? … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – How To Handle Probation Husband?

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...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Physical Healing?

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, OKrational and the best possible solution, in other words … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Valentine’s Day Edition – Being Alone is ‘Not Good’ Unless it’s to Glorify God?

by K. Marie Adams from Answers in Genesis - If God Made Woman for Man, Then What is God's Plan for Singleness?Editor's note: This author starts out bemoaning Valentine's Day and the state of her singleness before turning it around to claim that being single is all about pressing into God for that relationship. While most holidays are merely marketing tools invented by retailers to increase sales it seems that in Evangelical Fundamentalist Quiverfull being married off young is the be-all and end-all of existence, and this holiday makes the feeling of having failed the primary goal all the worse.  So many young women are not accomplishing this self-stated goal for a variety of reasons. … [Read more...]

A Model of Self – Retracing My History and Healing

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman used with permission from Under Much GraceAs part of my own pendulum swing of life extremes, I ended up in Quiverfull (QF) as an adult, though I never experienced the fullness of it. As Julie Anne Smith said to me recently, I didn't suffer the same kind of abuse as QF moms or their children, but I was also a victim of the system's cruelty. On top of my own natural grief and despite the experience of a degree of rejection by both peer groups of QF moms and their homeschooled kids, I did suffer my own heartache. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Blind Obediance Isn’t a Well-Trained Child?

by Shalom Pearl Brand in No Greater Joy - Reaching the HeartEditor's note: While Shalom doesn't say anywhere in this article what type of punishment is meted out for failure to obey knowing who her father is and his ideas on physically abusing children I think it's pretty safe to assume that the 1/4 inch plumbing line is alive and well-used in his children's homes as well. This is the first time I've run across anything in the Pearl's teachings that says that a child that blindly obeys isn't doing it right. I thought the entire focus of Michael Pearl's ideas was blind obedience each and every time. What do you think? … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated – Part 1 Chapter 2

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideChapter Two has the delightful title of "Why We're Interested in Boys And Why That's a Good Thing". This chapter can be divided into four themes, but two of the themes are so absurd that they need a separate post to deal with.  Today's two themes are strange in their own right.Overarching Themes: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 Teach Your Children to Fear You or Have Them Harmed?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Organize and ManageEditor's note: Again, what is so wrong with not harming a child too young to understand what they did that was wrong? Is there anything really wrong with wanting to be a loving father or mother that prefers to train their child using logic, reason and love? … [Read more...]

Landon Schott Says Millions of People Celebrated Homosexual ‘Love’ by Watching the Super Bowl

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: Just had to post this in the aftermath of the big game. It's a prime example of what goes on in Quiverful,l Fundamentalist and Evangelical theology, simple entertainment or things imbued with imaginary Satanic overtones designed to trip up Good Christians. If the God of the CPM world is so weak as to not be able to have you resist Satan or temptation then what in the heck are they doing worshiping him?Along with tens of millions of Americans, I watched the Super Bowl on Sunday. The Gerencser family has a Super Bowl tradition of gathering at the home of our second-oldest son and … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 Teach Your Children to Fear You or Have Them Harmed?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Organize and ManageEditor's note: Michael starts with what is obviously one of his faker, more made up stories, in order to blame and shame a father protrayed as trying to protect his young daughter. Do any stores have huge heavy automatic doors that swing like this as he describes them as a 'child-swatter'? What's so wrong about a father rescuing their child from a dangerous situation (even a fake one in a story like this) and dealing with the child later about not listening to what they were saying? Yes, folks, another treatise on beating fear into your child to make them mind. One note Michael. Keep in mind the child he is describing is an eleven … [Read more...]