Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – Practical Skills an Evangelist is Looking For in a Wife?

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: Not Being Married Is Perverting God’s Will?

by Vaughn Ohlman from True Love Doesn't Rape - Fruitless CelibacyEditor's note: Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Paul also say it was better to remain unmarried unless you could not keep yourself from committing sexual sin? That's a far piece from trying to claim that Paul wanted all young women married and having lots of kids. Typical fundamentalist quiverfull cherry picking of scripture. … [Read more...]

Updated: New DHS Investigation of the Duggars: Jim Bob & Michelle Refuse to Cooperate

It's a Wednesday morning and you know what that means? More scandal gossip about the Duggars from In Touch Weekly. The editor of In Touch hinted that they have quite a lot of information on TLC's "19 Kids & Counting" Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar that they haven't released yet in an interview he gave late last week. … [Read more...]

To The Moms Who Want To Hate On Middle-School Girls

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons [this post is in response to Kristen Welch’s “To the Middle School Girls at the Pool who Told my Son He was Hot“] Listen, moms, I get it.You live in a culture where anything goes. Where the public shaming of girls is acceptable. We sacrifice their education on the altar of “not distracting boys,” and we joke about how their “Instagram feed has more duck faces than a pond.” As mean and petty as those jokes are, our culture says they’re hilarious. You live in a time when we’ve figured out another way to shame women, and this time it’s not for reading “sentimental nonsense” like Jane Austen, it’s for having a twitter handle … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Defining Marital Abuse?

by Biblical Gender Roles at his blog Biblical Gender Roles - The Frustrated Feminist WifeOur pal that thinks women don't have a right to refuse sex in marriage is at it again. Now he's worked up a mock police interview to show none of his points are actual abuse. Typical abuser behavior, justifying his abuse of the wife. Justifying economic abuse (against the Biblical standard that says a man supports his wife/family or he's no better than a sinful heathen.) an he's claiming he does not condone rape. Unbelievable the length some of these "Good Christian Patriarchs" will go to excuse their own abusive words and natures. Clearly he's never seen any episodes of "Law & Order: … [Read more...]

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The Moments My Heart Stopped: Jill and Jessa’s Interviews

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideJill and Jessa's interview with Megyn Kelly terrified me.The talking points were creepy as hell - and nearly identical to the Duggar parents talking points.Being molested isn't so bad because we didn't even know what happened until our parents told us! We found out about the molestation about 30 seconds before Josh left for Little Rock. Our parents are awesome!What scared me more were some of the outright lies that Jill and Jessa have internalized: … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Flirt Because God?

by Charlotte Mackenzie from Girl Defined - A Love Story in the MindEditor's note: This illustrates a lot of the danger of buying the Quiverfull Evangelical theology that every time you are even attracted to someone of the opposite sex you give away pieces of your heart. There's a great deal of self-guilt and emotional flagellation in this piece. … [Read more...]

News: Steven L. Anderson Hate Group Targeting Arabs in Dearborn, Michigan?

Everyone's favorite 'let's kill all the Gays' pastor who is also a Holocaust-Denier is going to be in Dearborn, Michigan at the end of the month. Why Dearborn? Because they have a 41% population group that happens to be Middle Eastern. Anderson is exporting his hatred of everyone, Jews, Arabs, Muslims, Catholics and all other religions that aren't a handful of his approved Independent Fundamentalist Baptist churches. … [Read more...]

The Duggars Are Rape Apologists

by Joe Sands cross posted from his blog Incongruous CircumspectionDuring the Fox News interview on June 3rd, JimBob and Michelle Duggar came up with the following conclusions, which I shall paraphrase for them: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Worry About The Children You Already Have, Pop Out More?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - When Should We Stop Blessings?Editor's note: It's pretty obvious that any sane person would answer Nancy's question with "When we've decided we don't want any more children", or "We can barely feed the ones we have", or "Because this is wrecking my health." Nancy takes none of that in to consideration, it's all have as many as you can no matter what the realities are of your life. She immediately knocks down the established Christian notion of 'Free Will' as an excuse to sin. The examples of great men she cites as being from large families doesn't take into account that a) there was no birth control available, b) you needed large numbers of children … [Read more...]