Quoting Quiverfull: Satan Doesn’t Want You Breastfeeding?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Are You Nursing A Baby?Editor's note: Again Nancy makes it sound like there are only two choices in this world for women. Either staying home with your baby nursing it, or out in the world in some high stress career path. Why are there only two paths in Nancy's world instead of the infinite diversity of choices out in the real world? She's making nursing sound like some sort of IV drip of valium here too. Nursing doesn't always work that way, is not the easiest thing and does not guarantee walking around in a fog of pleasurable hormones. … [Read more...]

Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – How Do I Guard My Heart?

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: Trusting God With Your Fertility?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours? - Body Weight and FertilityEditor's note: Many have been wondering exactly where Anderson draws the line at medical care. In her blog she has routinely ranted against any medical intervention, until she was going to lose her pregnancy of twins due to TTTS. Quicker than you can say 'Vaccines are an evil government plan.' Zsu was at a high risk pregnancy doctor being treated in an effort to save one or both babies. Reading this bit it seems like she may have modified her doctors are evil stance. Add in a little advice on body weight and fertility. What do you think? Are you really trusting God with your fertility if you use medical treatments … [Read more...]

Duggars Remove Payment Request From YouTube Account and Another Sex Scandal

Remember earlier in the week when it came out that the Duggar family had started asking people for money on their YouTube channel? Yeah, well, they have taken down the request for money and the button you had to click to donate. Like many other actions of the family since it came out that eldest son Josh Duggar molested five girls this action backfired on them and had people speculating that they were broke. … [Read more...]

An Ode To My Sisters

by Joe Sands cross posted from his blog Incongruous CircumspectionThis post got me thinking...When I was 7 years old, my single mother went to a Bill Gothard Basic Seminar and ate up every word.  Not only did she swallow every man principle he spewed forth, she also fell in love with the man.  Romantically.This meant that, like how a fundie says, "If the KJV says jump, then jump....only afterward do you pray and ask God if you jumped high enough", she felt the same way about the G-man. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Thoughts Can Ruin Your Future Marriage?

by Lisa Hallahan from A Lovely Calling and reposted at Whole Magazine - Confessions of a Lusting Christian GirlEditor's note: Whoa! Talk about blaming and shaming! Claiming that thinking sexual thoughts before marriage will ruin or defile your future marriage is so wrong. It's human nature to have feelings and thoughts that don't always line up the way you want and this is veering too close to thought crimes. Why all the fear of thoughts and projecting sin on to others? … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 2 In His Image (All Men Are Different! Surprise!)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonpages 64-66If you remember last post, Michael introduced the section on the 3 types of men: Command Men, Visionary Men, and Mr. Steady. Today we're going more into depth on the differences between them. Text is in purple. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Great Reward Earned by Disciplining Children?

by Shalom Pearl Brand from No Greater Joy - Great RewardEditor's note: You know what Shalom is referring to when she uses the word 'mold' when she's talking about training her children? It's a more polite way to refer to using physical force to compel obedience, breaking their spirits. It was done to her and now she's doing it to her children, the cycle of abuse continues, albeit nicely worded now. Giving ugly things newer safer-sounding names doesn't make them any less awful. … [Read more...]

How Fundamentalism Cultivates the ‘Inner Me’ and a Mistrust For Others

by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundA few weeks ago, Darcy challenged the notion that we should use God to justify our choices. It has really stuck with me. She explains, The me of today doesn’t believe I need to use God to justify my choices.I’ve done that my whole life….used scripture and God and “God’s will” to make decisions and defend them to everyone who thought I was wrong or had an opinion about me. And no matter what the choice was or how well I defended it “from scripture” someone always thought it was wrong. Because they too could defend their belief about my wrongness from scripture. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Have Your Babies In Your Teens?

by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender Roles.com - Women's Ovaries Don't Agree With FeminismEditor's note: Clearly BGR, or as NLQ SASBN member Bruce Gerencser likes to call him Coward Behind The Screen CBtS, believes the same false logic as Nancy Campbell that our world is under populated and some big disaster will happen unless we all have huge families of many children. That's not so, this is another lie that fundamentalist quiverfull Christians believe that has no scientific basis in fact. … [Read more...]