“How To Win Over Depresson” – review – 113 – 136

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons For new readers: this post is part of a regular blog feature, where I read through influential books on Christian living. The beginning of the series covering Tim LaHaye’s How to Win Over Depression is here; you can also read through my series on Helen Andelin’s Fascinating Womanhood, John and Stasi Eldredge’s Captivating, Mark and Grace Driscoll’s Real Marriage, and Rob and Kristin Bell’s Zimzum of Love. ~~~~~~~~~ These two chapters were repetitive, so I’m going to do my best not to rehash things I’ve already commented on. A few things jumped out to me on this reading of “How to Overcome Self-Pity,” especially one thing in … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Never Worry About Providing For Your Kids?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies Magazine – Is God Able to Provide For Another Baby?Editor's note: And I suppose Nancy would claim that ravens came down to feed her if she was stranded on an island. For most people they do have to find food and clothing. Plus things like heating to keep a houseful of children warm instead of dressing them in their warmest clothes and force marching them around the condemned house till they were warm, like Nancy's own daughter had to do. Following Nancy's rules for Quiverfull leads to poverty and doing without, not God miraculously providing every need. … [Read more...]

Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” = Is My Grief Normal?

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: Part 2 – Never Worry About Providing For Your Kids?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies Magazine – Is God Able to Provide For Another Baby?Editor's note: In Nancy Campbell's world all unemployed men have to do is seek a job full time, keep the wife home with the kids and be hap-hap-happy. She doesn't take into account such pesky realities as economic downturns, the harsh realities of doing without heat or proper food or that jobs are sometimes very scarce for a wide variety of reasons.  I get the impression that she's never lived in the real world, but only in her little Quiverfull bubble. … [Read more...]

How many lies can you find? Part one: Duggar Police Report

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAs long as the Duggars were avoiding the media, I didn't want to read through the police report.  I hoped that the Duggars would show some level of humility and compassion for their own daughters and allow them to start healing through access to counseling.  I didn't want to make things worse for the daughters..... Then, JimBo and Miz JimBo decided to take the offensive with "We did the best we could!", "We've heard of this happening before", "The media is EVIL" and the comment that triggered my rage "Yeah, you know.  Parents aren't mandated reporters." … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Never Worry About Providing For Your Kids?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies Magazine - Is God Able to Provide For Another Baby?Editor's note: A long article from Nancy ordering people to trust God and have as many kids as possible. The truly bizarre part of the article to me is Nancy trying to shame people by pointing out that the Israelites wandering for forty years didn't have split level homes or 7-11s but they had everything they needed to support a huge family because God provided manna in the wilderness. Sorry Nancy, that really does not translate into our times. Is she genuinely suggesting living in a tent here? Isn't that what the Naugler family was doing before CPS decided that wasn't providing for their children? … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 5 – How Do I Need Thee? (Michael Is Finger-Licking Good)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 43-44OK. We are STILL in the chapter where Michael lists the reasons men need wives. Here we go. Text is in purple.I Need Her to Keep Me Civilized Men are basically uncivilized animals. Ask any man who has been in a war zone for a year. Most won't talk about it, but they know. Ask someone who has been in a state penitentiary for ten years. The presence of women in the house, especially one whom we value, has a most amazing civilizing effect upon men. They keep us from being too crude. They cause us to build houses and decorate them, to cut the grass and clean up after ourselves. If the world had no females, men would live in … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Why is Bestiality Always the “Go To” For Patriarchs?

by Ken Ham from Answers in Genesis as quoted by Raw Story - Creationist Ken Ham on Miley Cyrus' Sex Life: If Evolution is True, Why Not Involve an Animal?Editor's note: Why is it that the patriarchs of Quiverfull, like Ham, like Swanson and a few others always go right to claiming something sexual they don't approve of personally will lead right to bestiality? I don't think that the first thing some average person would think upon reading the Paper magazine interview with Ms. Cyrus is that she's well on her way to having sex with animals. Even if she's posing nude on the cover with a pig on the cover.  Then Ham takes it to a place that Ben Seewald's father did in his Duggar defense by … [Read more...]

The Man as “Prophet, Priest and King” of Wife and Children

by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsThe teaching that a man is the "prophet, priest and king" of his home isn't new.  I've certainly heard it before.  In fact, the fundamentalist website National Center for Family-Integrated Churches recently reprinted a piece written in the 1600s by a Puritan named William Gurnall.  Here's a sample: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Oh No, We’re Not Quiverfull?

by Kelly Crawford of Generation Cedar - Why I Agreed to Do a National Interview About Not Being QuiverfullEditor's note: Kelly is trying to back pedal from being Quiverfull even while she will not use birth control and has as many children as possible for the glory of God, which is actually the main definition of the Quiverfull movement, or as some folks in denial call it, the Replenishment Movement. Her immediate jump is to claim again and again that she is not Quiverfull and labels are the problem, not the twisted practices and dangerously bad theology. My Cajun great grandmother used to have a saying for times like these, "You can polish a turd, but it's still a turd." Same thing with … [Read more...]