Quoting Quiverfull: Love Being At Home Or Else?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - I Love Home, Don't You?Editor's  note: Nancy once again doubles down on the message and implied threat/blame that you must love being home in your home or else you've failed or are in some sort of selfish sin. Dear Nancy, nobody loves being home every single day. I spent yesterday afternoon and evening cleaning out my closet and I can assure you I would have rather have been a million other places than in that closet.  God had nothing to do with it, just like He has nothing to do with most of what has to take place in the home.. But it needed doing. Being home, doing the things that need to happen to keep home running aren't always the things you l … [Read more...]

Here’s How the ‘Pro-Life’ Money Machine Turns Desperate Women into Submissive Baby Makers

by NLQ Founder Vyckie Garrison originally published on Raw Story(Editor's note: Since October is Domestic Violence month Vyckie's story of her first marriage fits well with that theme. We're going to be featuring information on the subject of Domestic Violence a couple of times a week) Vyckie Garrison was once a minor celebrity in the Quiverfull Movement, made famous by TV’s Duggar family. As a devout, Bible-believing Christian and the mother of seven homeschooled children, Garrison spent 16 years, with her husband, publishing a newspaper for families on a similar path. Today, via a website called No Longer Quivering, she publishes resources for women leaving the movement. The f … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sex Is Only For Christians?

by John Piper from Desiring God - Sex Belongs to BelieversEditor's note: Sounds like Piper thinks only married Christians, the 'right' kind of married Christians are the only ones that should be having any sort of sex. Good luck with that. I really really do not want to think about John Piper and sex. This is just another thing that Christians claim belongs only to believers, a sort of Christian privilege. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why So Fearful of Every Single Thing?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Last week we were talking about the Blood Moon and the other Evangelical Christian fear-mongering involving the end of the world, but since then I've been doing a great deal of thinking and observing on the subject of fear in the church. Seems like many people have many, many, MANY fears over things that those outside of the church never bother worrying about. Things like protecting their children from the 'evil' outside world, or avoiding normal things like swimming in the … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Speaking Plain Words Shows Love For Enemies?

by Vaughn Ohlman from True Love Doesn't Wait - Love, Acceptance, and PragmatismEditor's note: This is one of the most frightening things about the Quiverfull movement, the attempt to seize and redefine language in order to force ones religious and political beliefs on another group of people, to legislate morality. There's a great deal in the unquoted parts about banning abortion, doing away with same sex unions and forcing young marriage on people that we'll not quote here. But the semantics of seizing the language that we use to discuss those things is a terrifying thing and how fundamentalism forces their views on others legally. No matter what Von says that is not love. … [Read more...]

How Piety and Perfectionism Prime a Child for Explotation and Victimization

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much More GraceOriginally published January 2012. This is part of a series on Understanding How Emotional Development in Childhood Affects Adults: Fostering Spiritual Abuse via the “Roots of Victimization” All images originals from Under Much More Grace. Human beings make mistakes, and it is unreasonable and unhealthy for people to believe that they are perfect. By embracing and anticipating the needs of children related to their characteristic of imperfection, parents can raise children who become adults who not only feel comfortable with themselves, but they learn to become accountable for the impact that their actions have on other peo … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Christians Are Supposed To Be Judgmental?

by Steven L. Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church - Pope Francis and His LiesEditor's note: A recent sermon by Anderson in which he makes some pretty ridiculous claims, such as that the Catholics copied the idea of monks and nuns from the Buddhists, that Pope Francis is some sort of agent of the Anti Christ and that all Catholics do is sit around all day worshiping Mary.  In this morsel of word salad from that sermon Anderson claims that it's perfectly fine for Christians of their ilk to judge Catholics, the Pope and anyone else that isn't exactly like them. … [Read more...]

Duggars Aplenty: Josh’s New Porn Star, Jill Poised To Poorly Deliver and Assorted Duggarnalia

For a week or so I've been avoiding posting much of anything about the Duggar family even as there's been new information being blasted out in the media and tabloids. We skipped Michelle Duggar's birthday with all the public accolades from the children and haven't paid much attention to the fact that The Learning Channel will be doing a series of shows on Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald in place of their family television show '19 Kids & Counting', may it mercifully fail and leave no Duggars on the small screen. This means Jessa will get her wish to have the birth of her first child filmed and televised. In what sort of screwed up world is it considered that having your most … [Read more...]

Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – Don’t Know What To Do…Help Please!

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: Christian Women Prettier?

by Doug Wilson from Blog and Mablog - On Why Christian Women Are PrettierEditor's note: Wilson tries to claim in this piece that Christian women are more beautiful because they were created as God's glory and that they keep this glory by their good works, not plastic surgery, not expensive products or good genetics but by works. Again, women reduced down to a small subset of their true potential. … [Read more...]