Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – What Kind of Girl am I?

Our second 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...]

Psalm 22

by Mari cross posted from her blog Mari's Muses My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why  are  You  so far from helping Me, And  from the words of My groaning? O My God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear; And in the night season, and am not silent. ~Psalm 22:1-2 Not long ago, whenever I read a mournful psalm, such as this one, I would be reminded of all the times that I felt like even God had turned away from me. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Pleading With Your Children Over Their Sin

by Tim Challies from Challies.Com - Help! My Kids Are Looking At Porn!Editor's note: While there is some good advice in this article, such as not heaping your child with shame after you find them looking at internet porn, there's also some pretty less than perfect responses too. In the Evangelical Quiverfull world where everything is hypersexualized it's considered a sin to have normal childhood curiosity. So the parents go right into over reaction mode. Is this healthy? There are much better ways to handle catching your child looking at porn than most of this.  … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet Blog: Wedding Music Angst!

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideLearning to judge people is a skill that must be refined over time. Here's a question that lets the girls practice sharpening their nails - or not.(All spelling is from the original.) … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Demons and Children?

by Johnathan Parnell from John Piper's Desiring God blog - Parenting Means Wrestling DemonsEditor's note: There's just so much to dislike in Mr. Parnell's article on parenting and the demonic that it's hard to pick only one awful quote. The main message running through the piece seems to be that the devil is there to trip you up in parenting your children no matter what parenting style you pick and that demons hate children. Love your children, but don't love them too much seems to be the core message. … [Read more...]

News: Justin Harris Claiming Victim Status In Rehoming Daughters With Rapist

From Raw Story - Arkansas Republican Dodges Blame For Giving Adopted Daughters to Rapist: "I'm The Victim Here'The story by the Harris family that they had no options but to rehome their adopted daughters with someone else is ridiculous. Many times cases of reactive attachment disorder in adopted children can be helped with therapy and medication. Many times in most states the local CPS or DHS has referrals, contacts and sometimes funding for the treatment of the myriad of disorders some adopted children may have. It is not a black and white or an either or situation. Even when nothing works and the family decides that they must disrupt the adoption for the good of the family many times … [Read more...]

Jessa Duggar Seewald: Preaching Hellfire and Brimstone

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: I know we've discussed Jessa's awkward internet salvation call earlier in the month but Bruce brings up a point that seems to be common in Evangelical Christianity yet commonly ignored. It really is all about S-E-X!A few more recent Duggar stories to keep you amused, both serious and silly:Jezebel - A Friendly Reminder: The Duggars Are Assholes OK! - Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Have Date Night Amid Animal Cruelty Scandal, Animal Rights Organizations and 19 Kids Fans Outraged E! - Duggar Family Cheers as Dad To Be Derick Dillard Tries To Run Over A Cat With His Sled Mother Jo … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Feminism Declares Marriage A Crime?

by Jennifer Adams of Boundless as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism - The Difficulty of Admitting We Want to be MarriedEditor's note: At no point in Jennifer Adams piece on Boundless does she blame feminism for women dismissing marriage. That is strictly the spin out of nothing that Ladies Against Feminism does. They read things, like the Bible, like other blogs, come to a completely different conclusion than the meaning inferred and run with that false idea. They seem feminism under every idea. There's nothing wrong with wanting to be married, but not wanting to be married is not some evil feminist plot. Always astounded by the reading comprehension fail in many of LAF's pieces. Guess … [Read more...]

News: Arkansas Christian Politician Rehomes Adopted Daughter With Sexual Predator

by David Badash at The New Civil Rights Movement - Lawmaker and Christian School Owner 'Rehomes' Adopted 6 Year Old To Man Who Then Rapes Her In light of all the discussion here on Quiverfull Rescue Adopters we need to ask ourselves: what should people do when an adoption does not work out like it was planned? Do the adoptive parents have a responsibility to 'keep' the child and seek help from the mental health professional community or should they discard the child like a broken toy? … [Read more...]

Final Installment of My Story: A Heart Like Mine

by Nora Woodhouse cross posted from her blog A Heart Like MineClosing the gate behind; leaving the suds in the bucket and the clothes hanging on the line. I thought that I would be writing the final installment of My Story; A Heart Like Mine from the singular perspective of leaving home many years ago. But I realized that in many ways I am only now finally leaving home and closing the gate behind me. … [Read more...]


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