Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Adrenaline Rush Staves Off Sexual Impurity?

by Shalom Pearl Brand from No Greater Joy - Adrenaline RushEditor's note: I guess at least she didn't try to shame the other type of boy by saying they have a tendency to homosexuality or, as her father might term it 'Sissy-dom' My question is this: Is that adrenaline rush she keeps speaking about really a necessary thing for a boy to experience and does it even have anything to do with developing a passion for a pursuit? … [Read more...]

What are you Doing? Chapter 8 Part 3 – Sakal Still Just Wants to be Right

by Suzanne TitkemeyerPreparing to read the rest of this chapter again makes me feel like I need to run away to a place of lollipops, lemon drop martinis and lagoons, peaceful and calm. There's nothing more disturbing than a 'Good Christian Patriarch' that thinks he's the only one who is right. Except maybe that ongoing televised goat rodeo that is the Republican National Convention. I think Vaughn Ohlman and Donald Trump might have some crazy ideas in common. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Adrenaline Rush Staves Off Sexual Impurity?

by Shalom Pearl Brand of No Greater Joy - Adrenaline RushEditor's note: While encouraging your children to find their passion and guiding them through the hormonal waters of adolescence is a responsible thing most parents will do, it's not going to prevent everyone from impure thoughts and actions. People are all individuals, with differing needs, triggers and paths. Quiverfull loves to reduce complex issues down to simple formulas. Too bad that does not usually work out well for anyone. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Stop Whining About Motherhood!?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - You Won't DrownEditor's note: Another of Nancy's 'The beatings will continue until morale improves' posts on the subject of motherhood. Yawn. She's such a nag and her messages all too repetitive. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why is Anger so Feared?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Today's question is why is anger so feared and discouraged in Quiverfull life? Seems in the real world that anger does hold a legitimate place, can be a catalyst for real change, forward momentum instead of always being destructive. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Controlling Your Tongue?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Can You Hold Your Tongue?Editor's note: Everything in Quiverfull is about control, controlling, squashing out almost everything that is natural and normal as far as thoughts, words and emotions go. How healthy that for anyone? Not very. … [Read more...]

Quit Complaining, Your Suffering is Nothing Compared to What Jesus Faced

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserSnark Ahead! Easily offended Evangelicals should avoid reading this post. You’ve been warned!One way Evangelical preachers shame complaining congregants into silence is to remind them of Jesus’ suffering on the cross for sin. One such example of this kind of thinking was recently posted on the Seeking His Kingdom blog. In a July 18, 2016 post titled Why Do You Make Me Suffer?, Andi Garcia — a woman who believes she is “supposed to share His [God’s]  message and to let others know that we are to seek Him at all times” — had this to say about those who complain: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Only You Can Do the Housework?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - The Consternation Over HouseworkEditor's note: The beginning of this piece Lori was talking about how something she wrote about women only doing the housework went viral. I cannot find what she's talking about, but it doesn't matter since she's apparently repeating it here again. While she's right that loading and unloading a dishwasher and folding clothes are very quick and easy tasks, it's not clear anywhere in the Bible that either are GENDERED tasks like she claims. Here there are times when my husband has done the dishes and I've mowed the grass. Last night he scrubbed the toilet and vacuumed our guest bedroom while I picked a ton of produce … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Kind Yet Reserve?

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: You Are Doing Submission Wrong?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Disastrous Results With Headship/SubmissionEditor's note: Lori gets an email from someone saying that submission didn't work for her marriage and she, of course, has to tell the lady that the writer and her husband are doing it wrong. As usual the letter writer is accused of being controlling and not minding her thoughts. Both of those are some of the more damaging ideas in Evangelical Quiverfull. … [Read more...]