Quoting Quiverfull: How Should Adam Have Responded To Eve?

by Ken Alexander from his wife's blog Always Learning - Did Adam Sin Before He Ate The Apple?Editor's note: This is some interesting Monday morning quarter-backing, Ken coming up with the 'correct' response that perfectly reflects what all the good patriarchs in Complimentarism  push constantly. Take Eve under his authority and headship before going to negotiate her punishment before God. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – When You Meet An Amazing 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 18 … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sex With Anyone Creates Bonds?

by Dave Willis of Dave Willis Tools For Your Life - Tim Tebow's 5 reasons for not  having sex before marriageEditor's note: Dave  is teaching one of those completely false and very harmful ideas in the world of Evangelical Christianity that I've seen again and again in Quiverfull: That any sex outside of marriage somehow creates some sort of soul bond. Of which there is exactly zero supporting evidence. This thing about how breakups with a lover are much harder than with any other type of relationship is just ridiculous. Some of the worst pain I've seen in others or experienced myself in the ending of relationships were in those relationships that had no sex involved at all. Like your f … [Read more...]

Part 7 RU: Labor Exploitation For Jesus

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideWe've made it to page 6 of 10 in the Handbook for RU: School of Discipleship.The next section covers "Care Packages".  Since RU doesn't provide any clothing, bedding or personal hygiene materials for the six months the students are in the program, a more honest term would be "Resupply Packages". … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Submit Kindly Every Single Day?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - All The Days Of My LifeEditor's note: Nancy is running out of ways to claim you must be submissive OR ELSE! She is telling us that our attitude and feelings must be positive towards the husband every single day. Is that even humanly possible? Denying your own thoughts and emotions is so unhealthy! … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 5 Mr. Command (Surprising Introspection From Michael – Sort Of)

by Aletha cross posted from  her blog Yllom Mormonp 116-117Today we are talking about the Command Man's greatest weakness. And I have to say, I'm surprised at what Michael thinks it is. Does he handle the subject well? Does he offer feasible techniques for overcoming said weakness? Hahaha. I'll let you guess.Text is in purple. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Less is Blessed by God?

by Colin Campbell from Above Rubies - The Devil Scoffs at the Ceremonial SwordEditor's note: Nancy oh so kindly allowed her husband Colin to cross post his Meat For Men on her ladies encouragement blog. It sounds almost like some sort of sour grapes jealousy going on here. Why would he care if other churches have fancy buildings and programs enough to publicly gripe about it? His manger-worship seems like it's awful close to what they accuse the Catholics of. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Suffering is Totally Okay Because Glory?

by John Piper from Desiring God - Your Suffering is Working For YouEditor's note: Some subtle martyrbating going on here, claiming that God is using your suffering on earth for your eternal good. This is one of the more poisonous teachings in evangelical Christianity and it really minimizes whatever it is that the suffering person is going through by reducing it to part of some formula. Not much empathy there, is it? … [Read more...]

Part 6 RU: Labor Exploitation For Jesus

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide This next section of the handbook covers what people need to bring with them for their 6 month stay at the RU School of Discipleship. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Older Ladies Advising Teenagers to Prepare for Marriage?

by Val Stares from Above Rubies - Daughters in Waiting: A Glory Box PartyEditor's note: If you're wondering like I was exactly what a 'Glory Box' is it seems to be a name Nancy Campbell uses that originated in Australia for that old-fashioned thing most teenage girls had - a Hope Chest. For those of you too young to remember Hope Chests that is where you would store all the special items you were saving for the day you got married, specially embroidered linens, perhaps a quilt you made, a small family heirloom passed down to you or more practical smaller things that causes households to run smoother. … [Read more...]