SkullDUGGARy: An Effect Gothard’s ATI Movement Won’t Own

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding Fundamental I realize that I am the ‘Johnny-come-lately’ to this subject   BUT....   After poring over the many disturbing facts surrounding Josh Duggar’s  molestations, I want to extend the focus from Josh’s deviance and his parents’ learned, willful  ignorance and denial to what I believe to be at the root of their troublesome response... which would be: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Unmarried Men Cannot Fully Minister to Others?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Created To NEED A Help MeetEditor's note: Ad ad written by Michael as to why a man must marry and have a help meet of his own or be incomplete. Not a very convincing argument from here. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘PreparingTo Be A Help Meet’ – How To Build Trust

 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: If You Expose a Nipple It’s Okay For a Man to Grab it?

by Josh Moore from Dead State - 'Family Values' Conservative: If Woman Can Breastfeed in Public, I Can Grab Their BreastsEditor's note: Moore is a legislator in New Hampshire that is trying to make any exposure of a woman's breast in public a misdemeanor offensive, even if the woman in question is breastfeeding her baby. Do not know if Moore is quiverfull, but he is a 'family values conservative', which is usually a political coded phrase for evangelical quiverfull. … [Read more...]

Learning to Be Human Again After a Lifetime of Self-Denial

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserOriginally written in 2009. Edited for grammar and clarity.Evangelical Christianity teaches that followers of Jesus must practice lives of self-denial. Self is the problem — the flesh wars against the spirit, the spirit wars against the flesh. Far too many Christians, thanks to this teaching, live guilt-ridden lives. Guilt over giving in to the flesh, guilt over letting self have control.It goes something like this… … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfulll: Do Bible Lessons To Keep Kids Following Jesus?

by Ray Comfort from The Evidence Bible as quoted by Nancy Campbell at Above Rubies - Truth DecayEditor's note: Just like No Greater Joy's Michael Pearl both Nancy and Ray are promising good obedient children if you only follow their advice to the letter. Guessing that they would immediately blame the parents if things didn't go 100% according to plan. … [Read more...]

Part 2 Zack’s Memoir: “Dead, Insane or in Jail” Book Review

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GracePart 1 of the review is here Libraries and bound text purists may purchase Dead, Insane, or In Jail: A CEDU Memoirat Amazon.comSeveral formats of the the e-book may be purchased online at author Zack Bonnie's website atDeadInsaneOrInJail.com.  Take the tour of additional resources while you're visiting the site. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Fear Mongering in the New Year?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Wake UpEditor's note: Sounds like Nancy is taking over from the old fear mongering predictions of 'The 700 Club" Pat Robertson, or at least trying her best to sow fear. Just be glad I didn't share her awful poetry about not allowing the children to play in the house. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Men Imagine Sex Only as a Goal, Not as a Relationship?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles.com - Is Sexual Fantasy Outside a Relational Context Sinful? and as always linked to through Do Not Link.Editor note: Again Larry is trying to justify drooling over his neighbor's wife as if she were a savory steak. I thought the Bible was pretty clear about lust, but Larry is parsing it differently. What do you think? … [Read more...]

News: Josh Duggar Files Motion To Dismiss Lawsuit

It was obvious that this was coming. Josh Duggar isn't denying he had paid sex with adult entertainer Danica Dillion, he's now filed a lawsuit to ask the judge to dismiss her lawsuit according to the Daily Mail and Radar Online. His legal team seems to be saying in the documents that Josh doesn't dispute having sex with Dillion outside of marriage or that he paid her for her services, but that Dillion hasn't shown any evidence that she was somehow harmed by this transaction. Duggar's attorney says because Josh didn't intentionally try to inflict harm on her on purpose there's not legitimate case. Hearing on January 21st to rule on this motion. From the legal papers: … [Read more...]