Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 ‘Tomato-Head Children’?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Tomato-Head KidsEditor's note: After all the 'Girls are Apples' memes we posted last month I cannot even begin to describe how disturbing I find the whole women and children as consumable objects thinking going on in some Christian circles. Sure, children do need lots of good positive interaction with their parents, but letting them have toys, music, television time and video games isn't going to warp or rot their minds. … [Read more...]

Reasons Why People Resist Recovery From Trauma

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman at Under Much Grace and used with permission In a nutshell, there are a few primary reasons why a person might resist recovery from trauma, though this list certainly isn't exhaustive. I believe that the list itself attests to the need for the love and support of others who have your best interests at heart. They can give you information, feedback, and a broader perspective when you need them most.None of these reasons should be seen as “bad,” for they are a part of what we encounter. As human beings, we face these challenges, and we do so in predictable ways.  There can be comfort in that idea, t … [Read more...]

The Fate of Nancy Campbell’s Liberian Adoptees

Thanks to Mary in our comments I decided to start looking at where those children adopted by Nancy and Colin Campbell as well as those adopted by Serene and Sam Allison. I turned up the same information found by Mary. Most of the information on this chart I made is from either Above Rubies postings or from Kathryn Joyce's article in Mother Jones 'Orphan Fever' Hate to give Nancy credit for anything but it looks like she did better with her orphans than her daughter did. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Too Uptight and Driving People Away?

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 ‘Tomato-Head Children’?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy -Tomato-Head KidsEditor's  note: If there is one thing that Michael Pearl is expert at it's coming up with new insulting names for children and claiming that most parents are doing a crappy job raising their children. This is more of the same. Who doesn't interact with their children? … [Read more...]

Duggar Kama Sutra Counting On

Editor's note: I found this funny bit that I started to put together to publish on NLQ  around 15 months ago, but never got around to finishing. Good for a raining cold Saturday afternoon. This was written well before any of the various Josh Duggar sex fiend/molester allegations came to light. … [Read more...]


by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsI remember well one of the first adult Sunday school classes I took at our former church.  It was being touted as a fantastic opportunity to take a class that was being taught by the high school’s head football coach.  Now, neither me nor my husband are big sports fans, but I was interested in learning as much as I could about walking in and living out my faith, so I signed up. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: You Must Marry Her Before Having Sex, Slave or Free?

by Larry Solomon of Biblical Gender Roles - Did the Bible Allow Men to Have Sex Slaves (not linking to the post because the website Do Not Link is still down)Editor's note: Larry actually believes that concubines are a real Biblical idea that is alright as long as you make her your slave-wife. The frightening thing is that while this seems like a he's an outlier in thought in reality this is what Christian Dominionists want to institute as law in this country. All the women, for all the sex, all the time. … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 1 Chapter 5

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll quotes from the book are in blue textNew chapter: Wounding Friends or Kissing Enemy? Reforming our Philosophy of RelationshipsAre "wounding friends" and "kissing enemies" two existing categories?  Are they mutually exclusive?  This doesn't bode well.... … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Concubines, Slaves and Polygamy – God Approved Ways?

by Larry Solomon of Biblical Gender Roles - Did the Bible Allow Men to Have Sex Slaves (not linking to the post because the website Do Not Link is still down)Editor's note: Anyone that has been reading BGR for awhile could tell Larry was going in a direction that would eventually land at approval of slavery and polygamy. It's no surprise and it fits with the entire idea of white entitlement and dominionism that is usually more hidden in Quiverfull Evangelical Fundamentalist Christianity. … [Read more...]