See, Here Is Water

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha Field If you grew up going to Sunday school, you’re probably at least a little bit familiar with the story of Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch. I’ve never been entirely sure why, but this story, which appears in Acts 8, has always been one of my favorites. I’ve always been fascinated by everything about it, especially since it reads almost like a sci-fi/fantasy story. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Don’t Withhold Sex To Change A Husband?

by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender Roles.Com - Can A Christian Wife Withhold Sex As A Way To Change Her Husband's Bad Behavior?Editor's note: So now you not only have to allow your husband any sort of sex upon demand and not consider it rape, now you have to control your thoughts, emotions and attitudes about being raped lest it make you 'bitter'. Bitter seems to be an evangelical fundamentalist buzz word for 'Shut the hell up and SMILE!" How is it healthy to deny your own feelings about being abused? It's not. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Imbuing Politicians With ‘God’s Favor’?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Well here we are, mere hours away from the first Republican presidential candidate debates. One of the things that is interesting about the 2016 crop of Republican possibles is that many of them are claiming that God favors them and wants them to be president to restore America to a Christian nation again. At least their version of what a 'Christian' nation looks like. Two different Duggar-approved candidates are in the race, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum. Other prominent Christians and their ministries support others claiming to be God's choice, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Don’t Withhold Sex To Change A Husband?

by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender Roles. Com - Can a Christian Wife Withhold Sex As Way To Change Her Husband's Bad BehaviorEditor's note: You might want to sit down for this bit. BGR is claiming yet again that any time a man has sex with his wife it cannot ever be considered rape or sexual abuse. This stands in direct opposition to the established laws of our land. Or even the Bible. Where in the Bible does it clearly state that men are always allowed sexual access upon demand to their women? … [Read more...]

Dear Mrs. Evangelical, If Your Husband Has A Porn Habit It’s Your Fault

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserJust when I think Evangelicals have run out of ways to blame women for the weaknesses of men, I stumble across another “blame the woman” article. In an article titled What Women Don’t Understand About Men Who Struggle With Pornography, Jennifer LeClaire, senior editor at Charisma Magazine, interviewed social researcher Shaunti Feldhahn and Craig Gross, the founder of … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Don’t Withhold Sex To Change A Husband?

by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender - Can A Christian Wife Withhold Sex As A Way To Change Her Husband's Bad BehaviorEditor's note: This guy is so twisted up he'll use any justification to say that all wives owe all husbands sex upon demand. It's his hang up, and likely the thing he had the hardest time with in his first marriage. He never addresses the validity of issues that can lead wives to delay or deny sex. Is the husband lacking all basic hygiene skills, does he demand sex while she's overloaded trying to do some household task or take care of a sick child? Is he emotionally abusive to his wife? There are lots of factors that can influence if a wife doesn't … [Read more...]

Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – Can Wanting To Please Your Husband Become Unhealthy?

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 1 – Don’t Withhold Sex To Change A Husband?

by Biblical Gender Roles from his blog Biblical Gender Roles - Can A Christian Wife Withhold Sex As A Way To Change Her Husband's Bad Behavior? (safely linked through Do Not Link)Editor's note: This is the cowardly guy that runs BGRs answer to a wife who is being treated like a live in maid/roommate/sex worker by her weak Good Christian(tm) husband. She says that the way he treats her is a type of abuse (it is) but this just makes BGR guy say that the husband's behavior is no reason to stop having sex with him. The letter he's responding to is at the above link. It was not shared here because of the long-winded response that BGR answered it with. On a side note: Looks like BGR's is a KJV … [Read more...]

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...]