Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Immunizations?

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: More Fat Shaming From Lori Alexander?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Called to Moderation in a Culture of ExcessEditor's note: The entire post I'm quoting this from is filled with blaming and shaming on everything from alcohol use to internet habits, but I found her return yet again to weight to be telling. Does this not read like someone pissed off with the entire idea that they cannot eat that whole cake themselves? Plus this 'be skinny but don't exercise' is a very bad idea for your health. I'm sure everyone has seen those ladies who are rail thin with zero muscle tone. Our bodies need  a certain amount of physical exercise daily, everyone does regardless of the size of their bodies. Sorry, Ms. Alexander, … [Read more...]

Before You Meet Prince Charming – Part 2 Chapter 4

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll quotes from the book are in blue text.In this chapter, Sir Eloquence followed the Princess home to ask the King if he could marry her.  In short order, Sir Eloquence realized the family was absolutely insane and took off to find greener pastures.What do you mean that wasn't the point of the allegory? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Six Types of Wives?

by Larry Solomon of Biblical Gender Roles - Why God Wants You to Seduce Your HusbandEditor's note: According to Larry The Great it's not enough to be a submissive wife like Lori Alexander or Michelle Duggar and give your husband sex each and every time he wants it. You have to seduce him too. Here's Larry's breakdown of six types of wives. Does the 'Nypho' wife really exist outside of pornography? … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls – Finding a Husband

For well over a year we’ve been running a second Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ on Sundays, filled with questions by young ladies trying to get ready for marriage. Since we’ve run through many of the questions on their site it’s time to shift Sundays to something else, like perhaps examining the cornucopia of probably fake emails and questions that Michael and Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy post on their website and the possibly poisonous answers they give. … [Read more...]

Happy Easter – Is Easter is the Superbowl of Salvations?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerI don't know how many of you out there have noticed that the Evangelical Quiverfull crowd goes into full bore 'Come to Jesus' in the few short weeks leading up to Easter. Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist church has a entire series of blog posts urging people to get out there and go door to door 'soul winning' along with planning ideas and maps on where to church-plant his kind of church. … [Read more...]

Leaving Christianity: Why I Was an Old Man Before I Deconverted

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserI am often asked why it took me so long to deconvert. Some people suggest that I must have really been stupid to have spent most of my life believing in a God that doesn’t exist. People who have always been atheists have a hard time understanding how anyone could spend 50 years believing a book of fairy tales — the Bible — is real. Sometimes people can be downright cruel, suggesting that there must have been some sort of ulterior motive that kept me believing all those years. Money? Power? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Rebellious Women Refusing to Submit Make Disastrous Marriages?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Women Flagrantly Refusing to SubmitEditor's note: Lori makes assumptions about what the marriages of those that do not use her version of submission is like. Sounds like she's only known two of those women. Sort of sad that she automatically assumes everyone who's marriage is not like hers is awful. Truth is in most people I know in equal marriages seem to be much happier than anything Lori has claimed. … [Read more...]

The Power of the Transformed Wife: Love Jesus and Shut UP!

by Suzanne TitkemeyerWhile I'm literally busier than that proverbial one-legged man at the butt-kicking contest I have no desire to schlep this toxic tome down to Costa Rica. Peace, relaxation and happiness only goes with me down there. So today we are doing THE LAST CHAPTER EVER!!! from this book, Lori Alexander's "The Power of the Transformed Wife" Chapter 19: The Power to Become a Transformed Wife.Today's chapter is in parts revolting, stomach-turning, laughable and sad. Sad because like the first chapter it reveals the horror crap-show that the Alexander marriage was for many years. No one should ever have to live their lives in the misery both of the Alexanders put up with. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Men Alone With Women is Too Dangerous?

by Tim Bayly from Bayly Blog - Vice President Pence and the Billy Graham RuleEditor's note: First we start with the Billy Graham quote of the rule Vice President Mike Pence recently publicly cited that made everyone not familiar with the strange toxic world of Evangelicals, Fundamentalism and Quiverfull lose their collective minds. Most everyone can see what a shameful and blaming piece of theology this is. It's another example of the sex-based abnormal rules in that world that shocks anyone outside of the cult. The emperor indeed is stark naked but cannot see it. So of course Tim Bayly with his bizarre obsession with masculinity is too threatened by the idea of being along with a woman … [Read more...]