Quoting Quiverfull: Homeschooled to Mow Lawns For Life?

by Eric from No Greater Joy magazine - From EricEditor's note: The last of the Pearls articles on their homeschool successes. This poor fellow sums up so much of what is rampantly wrong in the Pearl homeschooling world. His career path was laid out for him as a child without much choice for him and he's embraced it. It's good he's able to earn money, but somehow this seems like so much wasted possible potential from here. … [Read more...]

Vaughn Ohlman Seeks Another Location For Underage Marriage Retreat

Apparently the Kansas City Star noticed the outcry and decided to interview Wichita, Kansas resident Laura Camp Ohlman, daughter in law of Vaughn. Read the entire piece at the Kansas City Star's website - Christian Group Seeks Kansas For Families Wanting 'Young, Fruitful Marriages' For Children. … [Read more...]

The Crucifixion and #NeverTrump: What the Cross Teaches Us About Politics

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog SamanthaPField.comIn case you’ve missed it, Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee for president after Cruz withdrew from the race yesterday. The news kept me up last night, mostly because my emotional state resembles something like Edvard Munch’s The Scream. Handsome and I have been watching a WWII documentary recently, and the episodes describing the political movements that brought Hitler and Mussolini into power left us in dumbstruck horror. I know comparing Trump to Hitler at this point is basically passé, but it doesn’t change the fact that the comparison works for a reason. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Have You Trained Your Children’s Ears?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Self DeceptionEditor's note: Nancy seems to be confused about self-deception. Hearing yet not acting is not necessarily being deceived and training your kids to listen and obey has nothing to do with deception.  The only deception I see here is in her awkward segue from reading the Bible to making your kids listen. Word salad. … [Read more...]

Kansas Marriage Retreat ‘Get Them Married’ Cancelled

We just got word a few minutes ago that the Let Them Marry retreat for families to meet and possibly arrange marriages slated for November in Wichita, Kansas has been cancelled by Salvation Army. This comes in the wake of Vyckie Garrison's article yesterday on Raw Story and other bloggers and news sources picking up her story.Vyckie has written a followup with confirmations from the Salvation Army that the event is no longer scheduled at their facility. From Raw Story - Salvation Army Bans Duggar Cult 'Retreat' That Promoted Arranged Marriages for Teen Girls … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week – Why All the Angst Over Female Bodies?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Just the swallows return to Capistrano every St. Joseph's Day in the spring, the advent of Bikini Season brings a sudden rise in the many blog posts and articles in Quiverfull/Evangelical/Fundamentalism decrying all the immodesty of this world defrauding boys of their innocence and hysterical fear mongering over pornography. Cries of 'Keep Our Boys PURE!' are not just uttered in the movie 'The Music Man' but from every internet bully pulpit. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Watch Your Mouth?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - What Are You Releasing Into Your Home Today?Editor's note: Something has changed over at Above Rubies. While many of the messages that Nancy is busy spewing out are the same old thing like this one of watch what you say, she's starting to post more and more short one or two paragraph messages and they are starting to sound somewhat less than rational. She has even posted in Colin's 'Meat For Men'. … [Read more...]

Duggar Cult Founder Plans Kansas ‘Retreat’ to Set Up Arranged Marriages For Teen Girls

by Vyckie Garrison founder of NLQ at Raw StoryEditor's note: Raw Story came up with the title, not Vyckie and they really suck at it. Vaughn Ohlman may be many things, but the head of Quiverfull who founded the theology and who turned TLC's Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Quiverfull is not one of them.Wanna hear a true American horror story? … [Read more...]

Considering Angst as a Healthy Part of Growth While Anticipating Mother’s Day

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman at Under Much Grace and used with permissionEditor's note: Knowing that holidays can be fraught with difficulties while you are recovering and that many have issues with both mothers and daughters I felt this piece was applicable for our upcoming Mother's Day holiday. May your day be filled with no drama.The Quiverfull and Patriarchy Movements in Evangelical Christianity (which are strongly associated with the Religious Right and with the homeschooling movement among Christians) understand any deviation “from family” as a great moral problem.Family translates for many as only the spe … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Woman Don’t Tell ME What to Do?

by Kirk Cameron at Christian Today - Kirk Cameron Shares Secret to Happy MarriageEditor's note: This has been blowing up all over the internet and entertainment websites for the last week. Initially I wasn't even going to share this because it's just such a milder version of the complementarian theology pushed by the Quiverfull movement. It feels almost 'liberal' to say that husbands should not tell their wives to submit. It's far less shocking and disturbing than anything we've seen from the Campbells or the Pearls. But here it is. What do you think? … [Read more...]