Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Cloister Your Children?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Cloistered Homeschool SyndromeEditor's note: Sharing this not because it is bad theology, no, it's actually an emotionally healthy thing for everyone to allow their children to develop without smothering or isolating them. The reason NLQ is posting this is because while Michael Pearl is decrying this cloistering by homeschooling families he's also the guy that thinks if you allow your children to go to youth group or any activity not expressly supervised by a parent then the child will be corrupted. He is guilty of teaching this exact same advice even while decrying it. You cannot win in the eyes of Michael Pearl. Only he is doing it exactly right. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Tracts for College Students?

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: How to Raise ‘Cowardly’ Boys?

by Nicole Cook of Nancy Campbell's Above Rubies - Raising Godly Sons in an Ungodly WorldEditor's note: Interesting this woman says this considering so many men in the world of quiverfull seem to be weak, whiny guys that seem to think everything in the outside world threatens their masculinity. I guess if you're not very sure of your own masculine to begin with you will see threats everywhere, even in being as well-groomed as many men they define as 'metro-sexual'. She sounds as though she's equating cowardliness with homosexuality. … [Read more...]

“Quiverfull” Blogger’s Advice for Christian Wives: Don’t Ask Husbands to Help Around the House

by Vyckie Garrison NLQ Founder from Raw StoryEditor's note: In the last few months so much poisonous quiverfull theology has emerged from the blog Always Learning by Ladies Against Feminism editor Lori Alexander. Believing that getting your children to obey by beating them? Yes. Saying that no woman is physically or emotionally or intellectually capable of holding a job like a man? Yes. Believing that every women is to be at the beck and call of every man? Yes. Many of us at NLQ have lived through the pain and harm that these ideas cause and hope no one else falls for this. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Submission Does Not Cause Abuse?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - What to do in Cases of Abuse or Emotional TurmoilEditor's note: While the steps to take if you are being abused in the original post that were written are mostly good and legitimate ways to respond to being abused by your spouse they weren't written by Lori Alexander. But this beginning bit was written by Lori Alexander and seems to say that she believes that very very few women are being truly abused at the hands of their husbands. Way to victim blame there... … [Read more...]

What are you Doing? Chapter 6 – All Girls Need Are Big Boobs?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerToday's chapter is oh so mercifully brief, like the madness that seizes me every time I go to the animal shelter and I contemplate adopting every animal there, a millisecond, reality intrudes and then it was GONE! It is under three pages and we are spared the pious pontifications of Sakal Davidson and the horny schoolboy actions of Andrew Adamson. My review is almost longer than the actual chapter!Too bad both Sakal and Andrew are being replaced by she of the ridiculous name Maydyn and Sakal's other half – Isha. Still in the park, but not at that blasted picnic table for once. Maydyn is sitting on a park bench when Isha rushes up, demands a hug and invades M … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Denigrate Needs and Call Them Choices?

by Tim Bayly from The Bayly Blog - Welcome to Fatherhood: You Are What You EatEditor's note: There's so much hateful shaming over possible allergies and food needs, which do vary wildly among people, in this sneeringly awful piece on Father's Day from Bayly. He uses this awkward, blaming and silly story on food allergies and needs to slide later in the piece into saying that you cannot pick a church based on what he thinks are silly things...the pastor having hipster eyeglass frames or the style of music. Do people really chose churches or their own eating needs in such a shallow ridiculous way? I think it's likely done in all seriousness and Bayly is disrespecting people for having … [Read more...]

A Virtuous Better Way? (QF: The View From Here)

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Redeeming DinahAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Redeeming Dinah and used with permission This series of posts results includes excerpts from information shared with a journalist in August of 2015 who had questions about the Quiverfull Movement as it related to the Duggar Family. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Negative Thoughts or Words Allowed?

by Kristin Eason from Nancy Campbell's Above Rubies - A House or a Home?Editor's note: She's been waiting to 'make a home' for a long time considering the author's eldest child is 15 years old, so no wonder she's having to tell herself not to be bitter and negative. One idea here that she doesn't explore is not a bad one - that it does not matter if you live in a rental house, apartment, trailer, hut, yurt, duplex or mansion. The structure does not matter because anywhere you are can be a 'home'. Instead the author chooses to focus on controlling your thoughts and words instead of simply being grateful for what you do have. She makes it all about attitude in a very wrong and controlling … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Are No Negative Emotions Allowed Because Circumstances Are So Dire?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.One theme is very common in most of the female cultural enforcers writings - never complain, speak negative words, have negative thoughts about anything in your day to day life. Nancy Campbell is an expert on ringing that particular bell to control her followers. For a long time some assumed that Nancy did this for control, but several recent posts by her and others make one wonder if it's not because that the circumstances that many of these women have to live in would make a saint break down and cry. … [Read more...]


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