Weekly Duggar News – Jim Bob & Michelle ‘Know’ God Wants Them To Have A Television Show

There's been a great deal happening in the Duggar-Sphere I've not posted here. But after reading Jim Bob and Michelle claiming that their television show was part of God's plan to minister and evangelize I could not allow that to pass unremarked here.From People Magazine) - The Duggars Heartbroken Over Cancellation and again this is stated by an 'unnamed insider' so there's no telling how much actual truth there is to it. … [Read more...]

News: Does Fundamentalist Christianity Make Joining A Cult Movement More Likely?

There has been an article on Buzz Feed being shared on Facebook and other social media this week about a young woman raised in a fundamentalist home-schooling Christian family in Chattanooga, Tennessee. What makes 29 year old Ariel Bradley unusual is that after that type of upbringing she is now living in Syria as the ISIS-supporting wife of an Iraqi born husband.From Buzzfeed: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 31 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 5Editor's note: Next to last piece of this series, hallelujah! So Michael thinks that God has some sort of heavenly computer that He downloads prayers on? Since when did sharing your pain with God turn into a thing you should not do, because we all know that Mikey would be calling for lightning bolts down on the head of any child that defied him like this. Plus how are you going to lend this runaway son pots and pans or do his laundry if he's cut off all communication with you? Rule Five is pretty ridiculous because many of things suggested seem to me like that are going over the line and borderline meddling into his new life. I so … [Read more...]

Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – How Does Submissive Wife Translate From Girlfriend?

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: Part 30 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 5Editor's note: Not bad advice, at least if you compare it to most of Michael Pearl's advice. But this jumps out to me as beyond weird "When your heart is truly set on the future, on making the best of the present circumstances, you will lay down all of the past and relate to your son as if he were a lonely and needy kid whom you just met and are moved to bring hope and joy to his life." Sorry, but if one of your children is that bitter towards you no amount of 'Come To Jesus' calls are going to have any effect except to push them away. … [Read more...]

IFB Evangelist Allen Domelle Says Training Kids Is Like Training Dogs

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: In light of the long series we've been running on Michael Pearl's Jumping Ship this dovetails nicely. It's the flip side, the anti-Pearl. Michael likes to expound on how he thinks you can keep your children obedient and part of the family faith here's a counter balance on why that doesn't work well in the natural.Did you know that training a child is a lot like training a dog?  Using Proverbs 22:6, train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it, as a foundation, Allen Domelle, editor of the Old Paths Journal and an Independent Fundamentalist … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 29 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 5Editor's note: So first Michael says do not blame and then blames parents for what happened. What mental watusui does Michael have to do to come with this so many blatant bouts of cognitive dissonance? I'm getting whiplash for the rapid turn arounds in this series. … [Read more...]

Introduction to the Review Series – “Lies Women Believe”

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragon How to Win Over Depression and Redeeming Love were neck-and-neck in the last poll I did, but since my friend Dani Kelley is doing a review of Redeeming Love, I decided that my next review series would be the runner-up: Nancy Leigh DeMoss’ Lies Women Believe and the Truth that Sets them Free. In the comments, a lot of you mentioned how toxic this book was for you both personally and in your marriages. I received it as a gift when I was still at Pensacola Christian, and I remember feeling vaguely uneasy about it, although at the time I chalked up that reaction to “being convicted.” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 28 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 5Editor's note: Pushing through to get past this last chapter in Jumping Ship from the No Greater Joy Magazine. I can see we're heading into the parental blaming and shaming seas. Please put on your life jackets and grab a barf bag. He's telling the parents to shut the heck up, which isn't the worst advice. I've always found that when there is a heated conflict with another sometimes stopping saying anything and listening to the other side is the best way to proceed. At least it usually defuses the anger of the other side enough to spark rational conversation. At the same time it is pretty funny to see Michael Pearl, Mr. Command … [Read more...]

20 Worst Things To Say To Someone Suffering

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Every Breaking WaveAs part of my adminning No Longer Quivering I have to stroll around the blogosphere a couple of times a day to see what's going on. This morning I found this list posted at two different places. This list made me almost retch upon reading it. But I've been told that the list and posting was sarcastic. I hope so because these are some of the worst things I've seen that could be said to a struggling person.The original posting was about how your friends can support you best when you leave your abusive husband. Granted, I've never had to do that, but I have gone through trauma, tragedy and pain, just like everyone else, … [Read more...]