Christians Taught Me I Can’t Trust My Deceitful Heart

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comThe heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? Jeremiah 17:9 That verse got quoted at me … well, a lot. Looking back, it seems to be one of the most common refrains of my childhood, right along with “foolishness is bound in the heart of a child.” Looking back, I’m unsure how these concepts got tied to things like honor your father and mother and in the multitude of councilors there is wisdom and your word is a lamp unto my feet but somehow, they did. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Want To Beat Men All The Time At Everything?

by Tim Bayly of Bayly Blog - NEWS FLASH: Ranger female grads were 'absolutely physical studs!'Editor's note: In a great twist of irony the dear reader that linked me to this also posted out that this is article #666 on feminism at the Bayly Blog. Oooops! The entire tone is ugly, hateful and demeaning, how 'Christ-like' right? Bayly is bloviating because two women made it through Airborne Ranger school and some other man called them 'studs'. I hate that he thinks it's okay to demean the appearance of physically strong women and call them 'ugly'. I hate that Tim Bayly's sense of masculinity is so weak that it is threatened by a few extraordinary women who are serving their country. White … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 3 Mr. VIsionary (How to Mold Your Wife to Bless Your Needs)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 75-77We are still talking about Mr. Visionary. Today, though, we get to talk about Mrs. Visionary. No, not a woman visionary, but the wife of Mr. Visionary. These sections are all about getting the most help meet out of one's wife. I know you're as excited as I am. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Why Are Infidelity And Porn Worse Than Child Molestation?

by Todd Friel from Wretched as quoted by the Christian Post - Duggar Disaster II: This time, the world is rightEditor's note: You remember Friel? He's the dude that thinks he's Christianity's answer to Jon Steward and mistakenly believes that all you need to do to end your husband's pornography habits is to be kinder and more submissive we quoted last week. … [Read more...]

Why Can’t Churches Deal With Disagreement?

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalYesterday I sat in the school car park being entertained by the behaviour of the man who had desperately wanted to be 'king' at my ex-church. He had to walk right past my car to get to his own, and I'm afraid I couldn't help laughing quietly at his determined attempts to appear unconscious of my existence. (On the upside, at least I find it amusing these days rather than deeply painful like I used to.) … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Divorce Your Husband For Refusing To Give Up Porn?

by Penny from Meet - HELP! My Husband Has a Porn Addiction!Editor's note: I will agree with her that you should not act in haste over any big decisions, like if you should divorce your husband for a so-called 'porn addiction'. But praying that your man will give up his porn habit is sort of like flinging teaspoons of water on a raging multi-acre forest fire. It can help, at least a little, but you're much better off insisting your husband go with you to counseling, or taking positive steps for you that you need in order to help yourself deal with the sense of betrayal or grief you might be feeling. If he refuses counseling, go for yourself. Pray if you want to but take real … [Read more...]

News: Josh Duggar’s Dirty Little Porn Star Secret?

Remember that Facebook profile linked to the same email address Josh Duggar used at both Ashley Madison and OkCupid? Remember that the only 'friends' on his page were either strippers or lingerie models? Guess what, one of them is  a porn star who gives private webcam shows to a select few who can pay the big bucks. … [Read more...]

Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – Letting A Guy Know You Are Interested

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: No Right to Divorce if Your Husband Cheats?

by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender - Does God Allow Divorce For Adultery?Editor's note: BGR is gearing up to promote polygamy if I'm reading his post on adultery and divorce correctly. No real consequence for any man straying to a woman he's not married to. Great, just great. Now no only do you have to provide sex upon demand in his icky little world, you also have no legal recourse if a man commits infidelity. … [Read more...]

Will Anna Duggar Be Offered As The Next Live Sacrifice To Save The Duggar Family? Scapegoating, Spread Your Legs Theology And The Modern Molech

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much Grace(Please take note of embedded links for background information.) I’ve tried for more than 48 hours to write this, but having watched this scenario play out with other followers of Bill Gothard, it brings up so many disturbing emotions for me, I found myself too caught up in them.  As the media begins to report, Anna Duggar will share in the blame for her husband’s sins and divorce will be strongly discouraged if not demonized.  I’ve watched it happen with other people who follow this belief system, over and over again. … [Read more...]