Why Couples Counseling Is Not Recommended For Abusive Marriages – Even Christian Ones

by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch The ShepherdDear friends,A friend posted the following quote on her Facebook status, noting that she found it here: The Abuser in Couples Therapy. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – What Is A ‘Help Meet’?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Excerpt from "In Search Of A Help Meet"Editor's note: In this short bit Michael talks about giving and not taking in marital relationships ending with some confusing bits waxing on about candle wax and liquid units of measure. Some of his allegories just don't translate very well. Remember all those belabored nautical terms used so poorly in his Jumping Ship posts? … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet – Part 3 In His Image (If Your Wife’s Not Fulfilled, Who Cares?)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonpg 66-69Last post, Michael started his analysis the three types of men. According to the Pearl's, God created 3 types of guys to reflect different aspects of his (trinitarian) personality. Men are either Command men (like God the Father), Steady Men (like Jesus Christ), or Visionary Men (Like the Prophet Holy Spirit). … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – What Is A ‘Help Meet’?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Excerpt from 'In Search of a Help Meet'Editor's note: This is interesting because this is one of those Michael Pearl books that's been overlooked but has loads of ridiculous ideas like his better known books. He has written about before "Created To Need A Help Meet" on how to pick a help meet titled "In Search Of A Help Meet" Does anyone here want to do a review of it? Send me an email at suzanne.calulu@gmail.com and I'll see that you receive a copy for review.We've all speculated on where the Pearl sons are and what they are up to. While looking through No Greater Joy I came across this reference to the Pearls visiting son Nathan Pearl and … [Read more...]

John Piper and Satan: Equating Homosexuality With Enslaving and Raping Girls

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserThe supernatural monster who orchestrates the kidnapping, enslaving, and thousand-fold drugging, selling, raping, and killing of girls around the globe, is the same one who has masterminded the murderous cultural delusion — from the highest court to the lowest porn-flick — that the practice of sodomy is delightful, not deadly. John Piper, August 3, 2015Charismatic Calvinist and Christian hedonist John Piper recently said Satan, a fictional being from the Christian Bible, is out to deceive and destroy the masses. But praise be to Jesus, we have John Piper, former pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, wat … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Defile Someone’s Future Spouse?

by Ray Alcorn from Eternal Perspective Ministries - 23 Guidelines to Protect Your Purity in DatingEditor's note: This seems to be a new idea popping up in fundamentalist Christianity that you have to keep your love-interest somehow 'pure' for their future husband or wife. A bunch of extra Biblical extrapolation is what it seems like from here.  Are these 'Good Christian' guys afraid someone might gain enough experience to judge them against and find them lacking? Or is this simply another attempt to control someone else because Bible? … [Read more...]

“Lies Women Believe” Review 11 – 25

by Samantha Field from her blog Samantha Field.comEditor's note - Be sure and check out the new look at Samantha's newly redesigned blog Samantha Field.Com.This book that Samantha is reviewing is one of the most guilt-inducing and poisonous tomes in the Good Christian Woman canon. In my years in an extreme evangelical church this was one of the books that many ladies I knew read and said it made them feel unworthy or like a failure. Treat it like you would a scorpion or rattle snake and steer clear of it if possible. If your church or Bible study insists you read this please do yourself a favor and either not study the book or if you do read it, realize it's only meant to make you … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: GPS Is A Sin?

Heard on the radio from an unknown Independent Fundamentalist Pastor while driving through West Virginia. Paraphrased from a random radio sermon.Editor's note: Heard this yesterday while traveling through a remote rural part of West Virginia. Didn't catch the name of the pastor or his church, just that he was an IFB pastor holding tent revivals. His sermon touched on some pretty silly things, but claiming it is a sin to use a GPS because they are programmed with a woman's voice and a woman should never tell a man what to do took his sermon from charmingly goofy and quaint to fundy crazytown. Heaven forfend he might actually have to be the patient of a woman doctor or need real help from … [Read more...]

Grieving Without God

by Kaleesha Williams cross posted from her blog The Lost (and Found) Mind of Kaleesha WilliamsI’m fortunate to have a few friends who have stood by me in my exodus from religion, loving me in spite of our differences. I’m also fortunate to have some who happened to find their own way out at about the same time.Some of these dear friends recently lost a close family member. With permission (and names changed because they’re not in a position to be open yet about their unbelief) I’d like to share a couple of emails with you as a lovely example of a family grieving without god. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Satan Doesn’t Want You Breastfeeding?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Are You Nursing A Baby?Editor's note: Again Nancy makes it sound like there are only two choices in this world for women. Either staying home with your baby nursing it, or out in the world in some high stress career path. Why are there only two paths in Nancy's world instead of the infinite diversity of choices out in the real world? She's making nursing sound like some sort of IV drip of valium here too. Nursing doesn't always work that way, is not the easiest thing and does not guarantee walking around in a fog of pleasurable hormones. … [Read more...]