Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Sinful Mothers Produce Rebellious Teens?

by Debi Pearl in the newest issue of No Greater Joy Magazine - Why Are My Teens Rebellious?Editor's note: Now Debi moves to start her usual blaming and shaming of mothers being the cause of teen rebellion. Oh those poor weak menfolks in the world of Christian Quiverfull cannot take any sort of criticism or mild correction obviously without losing their spiritual headship. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Mr. Steady Boyfriend

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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Sinful Mothers Produce Rebellious Teens?

by Debi Pearl in the newest issue of No Greater Joy Magazine - Why Are My Teens Rebellious?Editor's note: It's one my sixth favorite times of the year, when NGJ publishes their magazine filled with blaming others, child abuse method recommendations and hog slop about marriage. Here we start with a couple of letters supposedly sent to the Pearls. Can you guess where this is all going? … [Read more...]

Searching For the Non-Existent

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsIt was over Sunday brunch that our weekend guests brought it up.  This deeply committed Christian couple who trained in missions, worked in Christian publishing, and he being and award-winning author of Christian books, she having been an administrative assistant for a mega-church pastor at one time, sat at our dining room table and very casually mentioned that they had not been attending church for several months. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Babble it Out All the Time?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies -Open Your MouthEditor's note: I thought that most fundamentalist and quiverfull circles insisted that women be quiet? I guess that doesn't apply if you're lording it over someone else with your Bible Speak (tm) … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 2 Chapter 7

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll quotes from the book in blue textIn the first post from this chapter, we discussed the theological problems with Emotional Purity (now known as Emo-Pur).  This post wades through the Botkin's practical ideas for dealing with guy-girl relationships.The first list that the Botkin Sisters gives in the chapter is a list of signs that your heart is getting ahead of where you should be in a relationship. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Motherhood is a Battlefield?

by Julie Neils from Ungrind – Warrior MamaEditor's note: More bad battle metaphors and self-congratulatory words. Yes, there's nothing wrong with choosing to be a stay at home mom, but don't deny others that option to choose and don't pretend you being a stay at home mother is some sort of culture warrior stance. It's just a choice, your choice. … [Read more...]

Surviving Complementarianism

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samanthapfield.comOver the past few days, the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood held their annual conference, which was titled “The Beauty of Complementarity” this year. I knew it was happening sometime soon, and yesterday some of the people I follow on Twitter started using the #CBMW16 hashtag, or responding to people who were. If you’d like to read some excellent commentary, I highly suggest looking up @miheekimkort and @BroderickGreer. Yesterday, inspired by others using the #CBMW16 tag, I took the opportunity to voice a concept that I’ll probably be shouting about until complementarianism is dead and buried: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Motherhood is a Battlefield?

by Julie Neils from Ungrind - Warrior MamaEditor's note: Why is everything a spiritual struggle for Quiverfull women?  I raised my children relatively easily without all this inner angst and warrior on a battlefield struggling that many Quiverfull mothers express. Motherhood isn't all roses and champagne but neither is it a battlefield, unless you deliberately make it one. How many generations of mothers have raised children without it being a battlefield? Plus who are all these nasty cruel people saying hateful things to children? … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Keep Adding Rules and Moving the Goalpost?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.This morning as I was websurfing and reading the newest posts as various ministries websites my eye fell upon a post at John Piper's 'Desiring God' website that compares Bible reading preferences to Nathan's annual 4th of July competition hot dog eating contest. I quoted it for tonight's Quoting Quiverfull feature. … [Read more...]