News: What Could be Revealed in the Discovery Phase of the Josh Duggar Lawsuit

In Touch Weekly had an interesting interview with the lady, Danica Dillon, suing Josh Duggar in their issue on newsstands right now. It's the issue with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar on the cover with the fake-out, click-baiting headline "Duggars' Nightmare - The Family Therapist Tells All" What is actually inside the magazine cover is not some sort of 'tell all' by any therapist. … [Read more...]

Turning Evil to Good

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living Liminal (An Update on my Story) In the biblical story of Joseph, his brothers hated him so much that they attacked him and then sold him into slavery in a foreign land. Eventually, he rose to a place of incredible power and authority in Egypt and ended up saving their lives (as well as countless others). After their father's death, the brothers feared Joseph would finally take revenge on them for their betrayal. Instead, he said to them, "Even though you planned evil against me, God planned good to come out of it." … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Hey, She Cursed Her Own Family?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine - The Church Does Not Replace IsraelEditor's note: Not sharing this story so we can argue over the significance of Israel but to illustrate a point about No Greater Joy. There is definitely no 'Joy' at No Greater Joy but there is a lot of shaming and blaming of others under the guise of supposedly teaching others. If you have to put down others to support yourself there's something fundamentally flawed in your faith. This is one of the clearest illustrations I've seen of Fundamentalist Christians who put others down to build themselves up. And they wonder why numbers of Christians are declining across this nation. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – I Don’t Want To Think About Him All Day

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: Bless Your Husband When He Hurts You?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Pay Them BackEditor's note: This sounds more like a recipe to set up the perfect environment for spousal abuse. There's nothing wrong will rationally, calmly, logically pointing out to your significant other that you are hurt over something they said and to ask them to please refrain from behaving that way.  Why can't people actually discuss things in the Quiverfull world? Just talk to each other! … [Read more...]

Part 9 Reacting from a Place of Vulernability – Adventures in Ambiguity

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Under Much Grace used with permissionBefore developing as fairly functional internal locus of control and as strong sense of worth, and until former members work through how to relate to others with both good internal and external boundaries, things can be very difficult for them. There's so much to do immediately. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Judging Others Reproductive Choices Meanly?

by Kelly Crawford from Generation Cedar - 7 Misconceptions About Moms of Large FamiliesEditor's note: Do people actually walk up to moms of many and say these things to their faces? I have a hard time believing that they do, except I do know that Quiverfull moms have no trouble telling people in the church with small families, either by choice or because of fertility issues, any number of very ugly judgmental things about their lack of children. Here's a thought, perhaps no one on either side needs to publicly say stupid things to each other about the number of children they have. Oh yeah, that would mean that the QF crowd would have to shut their mouths about the infertile too. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 5 – Contrasting The Types (The Wives)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 133-134Today we are comparing how the different types of men treat their wives, and what they expect of them. ComparedMr. Command needs a lady to serve him. Mr. Visionary needs a lady to talk with him. Both Command and Visionary need their ladies to admire them. A Steady man needs a lady to walk beside him, a counterpart. She needs to know that is her role. She needs to know how she can become his colleague in life. Mr. Steady will need to find ways she can become his functioning help meet. As his help meet she really NEEDS to be getting things done. Alright. Let me be very clear. People do not deserve to be served by others. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Large Families Have Plenty of Individualized Time With Each Child?

by Kelly Crawford from Generation Cedar - 7 Misconceptions About Moms of Large FamiliesEditor's note: Yes, I will agree with Kelly that the demands of a large family are different than a small family, but that's as far as I would go. My own mother was one of twelve in a Catholic QF family and to this day at age 75 still complains about the lack of attention and love of her mother because of the large family. Things like that wound and stay with you for the rest of your life. It's statistically and mathematically impossible to give as much one on one attention to one of twelve versus one of two or three. … [Read more...]

Reminder: NLQ Founder Vyckie Garrison on Al Jazeera ‘America Tonight’

ETA: This did not happen tonight. Al Jazeera went with a story on the Zika virus and Ebola instead. Vyckie was texted by her contact that the show had been rescheduled but not what the new date is. Too bad,Just a quick reminder that tonight is the when the piece on Quiverfull will air on Al Jazeera's 'America Tonight' at 9:30 est. Vyckie is interviewed along with Nancy Campbell and several families living the Quiverfull lifestyle. Wish the show was giving equal time to former QF families trying to put their lives back together after life in the lifestyle. Don't miss it!Wonder if Nancy is going to slip up and reveal yet again that one of the big things she believes is that Quiverfull … [Read more...]