Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Losing Close Friend Due To Marriage

Our third 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 … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 -Don’t Backstab in Front of Your Children, Just do it in Your Books?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Go, and Sneer No MoreEditor's note: Is it just me or does it sound like Debi is describing herself and many others in the Quiverfull and Homeschooling worlds? That whole 'we are better than you because we x, y or z' thing that many seem very engaged in at all times? … [Read more...]

News: Justin Harris Adoption Rehoming Story Keeps Getting Worse

The more that comes out in the media about Arkansas Republican representative Justin Harris rehoming two adopted daughters with a sex offender the worse it sounds. Which is surprising because the entire idea of rehoming adopted daughters with a rapist seems to have been a new low in the first place.Raw Story is saying that Harris is now claiming to have given up the girls because he believed they were possessed by demons. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Don’t Backstab in Front of the Children Just do it in Your Books?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Go, and Sneer No MoreEditor's note: Oh the delicious, delicious irony! Debi says that if you put down and sneer at people then your marriage is going to crash and burn. Wonder why this doesn't seem to apply to her marriage personally? Did she not call people names like 'Hillbilly Ugly' and other very unflattering sobriquets to make a point in her books? Another case of fundy 'Do as I say, not as I do' … [Read more...]

Darwin Fish, A True Prophet Of God

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser Recently, a man by the name of Wayne K sent me an email that contained a dare. He wrote:Now be cautioned because there is a cultish group in America whose website called atruechurch(dot)info  – they may add your name to a list of false teachers? – probably not. I dare you write about them. I thought, who the hell is Why should I fear them? Are they an assassination squad that whacks atheists and other nonbelievers? So, trembling with consternation and fear, I typed into Firefox. What did I find? Darwin Fish. Darwin Fish, the truest Christian on earth, a fundamentalist o … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: A Problem Doesn’t Exist Because I’ve Never Seen It Before?

by JW from Thoughts, Opinions and Little Discoveries - Fundamentalism Gone WrongEditor's note: Posting this because the article goes on to discuss how NLQ found Vyckie Garrison hates God. Even though this type of legalism and Quiverfull goes on in most churches this Evangelical author seems to think it's limited to the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist and Fundamentalists in general. This is one of those fallacies in Christianity, that abuse is rare and the fault of the victim because they weren't practicing the 'right' type of Christianity. As usual the grammar, spelling and formatting go to the original author, I have not changed a thing. … [Read more...]

New Book “Beyond An Absence of Faith” & Vyckie Garrison podcast

There's a book that's been published  in the last year named 'Beyond An Absence of Faith: Stories About the Loss of Faith and the Discovery of Self' by Johnathan MS Pierce and Tristan Vick   What's so exciting about this book is that it features the story of NLQ writer Bruce Gerencser and NLQ Founder Vyckie  Garrison. Check it out!Several days ago Vyckie also took part in Atheist Analysis' podcast along with a few others on International Women's Day.If this is your first time visiting NLQ please read our Welcome page and our Comment Policy! Comments open below NLQ Recommended Reading … Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement by Kathryn Joyce 13:24 - A Story of Fai … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: If You Have a Vagina You Cannot Attend The Shepherds’ Conference

by Tim Fall from his blog Tim's Blog - Conference Organizers Tell Men: Your Wives Aren't Welcome HereThis is rather strange. Why on earth would it matter if men did or didn't bring their wives. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Devil Hates Christian Marriage?

by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - Building on the Right FoundationEditor's note: And continuing on the same theme that his wife, Nancy Campbell, uses here is some blaming the world for being evil and claiming you have to keep your children protected from that same evil world. They are in lockstep with each other. They love to make mothers live in fear and denigrate anyone that doesn't agree with their agenda. … [Read more...]

Spock on Abuse

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalSpock obviously understood how abusers operate: … [Read more...]