Laughter is Good Medicine: How Playing Good Christian Housewife Almost Killed Me Debunked!

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They used to say in music that when Weird Al parodied your song you'd officially 'made' it. I guess the same might be true in Christianity when Landover Baptist (a parody site) turns their gaze to you. This week Landover pubished two very humorous takes on Vyckie's speech "The Good Patriarch" Posting both below. The first was on the front page of Landover earlier in the week before going to the archives in the forums. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: From Choices to Choice?

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Meme posted at Ladies Against Feminism - From Choices to ChoiceDon't quite understand how adding the choice of abortion narrows your life choices or leads to eugenics (they tagged this post under 'eugenics'). What do you think? … [Read more...]

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“Real Marriage” Review: 19-41 “Friends With Benefits”

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons When I was in graduate school, one of the books I had to read was The Power of Words and the Wonder of God, and one of the chapters was written by Mark Driscoll– unsurprisingly, it was on swearing. I didn’t know anything about Mark Driscoll at the time, but I figured out quick that he was a pretty big fan of Martin Luther. As I’ve come to know more about Mark, that he sees himself as a “Martin Luther 2.0″ should surprise absolutely no one, and that comes across pretty clearly in this chapter. The first five pages are dedicated to Martin Luther’s marriage to Katherine von Bora, and Mark cannot even begin to contain his enthusi … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: You Can Be Replaced in Everything But the Home?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - No One Can Replace You Dear mother, can I ask you what voices you are listening to? There are so many voices in this world, all vying for preeminence in your mind. Humanistic voices lure you away from the heart of the home, the place God has divinely provided for you to raise your children. Voices tempt you to get involved in more and more things that take your time away from your home and family.God has innately put in you what He wants you to do. Listen to your heart, dear mother. Listen to God's voice. You are needed for your children. No one else will ever love and care for your children like you do. No one else will ever be sensitive to their … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Blessing the World?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - You Are Blessing The World … [Read more...]

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When Church Hurts: Part 1

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsPlease welcome Ellen to NLQ and the SASBN!I came to our most recent church as broken as I thought I could possibly be. I even remember thinking, “What more could they possibly do to me that would hurt me? It’s all been done.”How wrong I was. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Small Mercies?

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by Michael Pearl from World Magazine - To Train Up A Pharisee  “I have never advocated—either in private, public speaking, or in writing—withholding food from a child, forcing children to sleep on the floor or outside, constraining them in blankets (or by any other means), spanking children on their feet, faces, or backs, locking them in small rooms or tight containers, or forcing them to stay outside in cold weather.” … [Read more...]

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Welcome New Readers! Where to Start at NLQ?

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We've had an influx of new readers due to founder Vyckie Garrison's speech at the American Atheist Convention being picked up and republished by publications as diverse as Salon, Raw Story, Huffington Post, Alternet, to mention just a few.  Because of the new faces and questions popping up I'm going to attempt to direct folks into the places they can find the answers.If you're here with lots of questions the best place to start is the NLQ FAQ PageTwo places to start are What is Quiverfull and What is Spiritual AbuseWe get a lot of questions asking if 'No Longer Quivering is an atheist site'. The short answer is no, founder Vyckie Garrison is an atheist and admin Suzanne … [Read more...]

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Thank You So Much! An Update on the Vyckie Garrison Fundraiser

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerWhen I set up the Give Forward fundraiser for Vyckie Garrison I thought that getting people to donate was going to be a huge chore and take months to accomplish. All I knew it that I wanted to help my friend and fellow activist against spiritual abuse.  I was so wrong,  I'm amazed, grateful and happy to say that as of right now, Sept 23 at 2:30 est the total stands at $12, 145, making it to 52% less than a week after I first uploaded the fundraiser.Vyckie is so touched by the outpouring of love and assistance she's receiving and yes, the comments and hugs left on the Give Forward site for her are bringing tears to both of our eyes. It's been incredible! Thank you … [Read more...]

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My Story: A Heart Like Mine

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by Nora Woodhouse cross posted from her blog A Heart Like MineLet's all welcome Nora to NLQ's SASBN! Glad you joined! They say you can take the girl out of the country, but not the country out of the girl. I was a country girl once. I grew up in rural America among farm fields and livestock. I was in both 4-H and FFA. I attended church, was patriotic and knew how to shoot a gun. My Family was Republican, Evangelical Christian, and I was home schooled due to my families belief the public school system was failing. … [Read more...]

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