Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – 7 Things Michael Pearl Thinks Are Important?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine – Seven Things I SeeEditor's note: Now this one is just plain old bizarre. Is mockery really a problem in most households, Christian or not? Feels like Michael's just padding things out to make sure he has seven. Snipped all the scriptures he used in this bit. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – 7 Things Michael Pearl Thinks Are Important?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine – Seven Things I SeeEditor's note: While being thankful is a good thing most of the time it seems that Mr. Pearl has conflated it into a power greater than forgiveness or not taking offense. Spoilers: his list of this essential stuff we should teach our children contains fat shaming and judging others but nowhere on it does it speak of love, mercy or forgiveness. What are better characteristics to teach your children than Mr. Pearls? … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls: No Foster Children With Your Own Children?

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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – 7 Things Michael Pearl Thinks Are Important?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine – Seven Things I SeeEditor's note: This is a theology with a body count. You cannot see it but I am flipping birds at Michael Pearl over this piece of fat-shaming and health-blaming. Mothers making bad food choices for their children are not the cause of all chronic health conditions! Wonder what he blamed Debi's neck surgery on? This is one of those super dangerous pieces of misinformation that many in the Fundamentalist or Quiverfull communities embrace hard. Sick? Obviously you are doing something sinful and wrong according to him! Not getting that healing? Clearly you need to repent! This is the type of toxic theology that leads to death f … [Read more...]

Reasons I Rejected Traditional Hell

by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundSome people think I’m going through a phase. Actually I’m not. If I am wrong, then I will die wrong. I could not maintain integrity as a person and continue believing in eternal torment of mankind.I mentioned the biggest reason I questioned hell, but there are plenty of other reasons. Let me explain. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part1 – 7 Things Michael Pearl Thinks Are Important?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine - Seven Things I SeeEditor's note: Michael Pearl and the newest No Greater Joy magazine - January - February 2017 - is curious. This is the sole article and it speaks of getting older and how to end well. The rest of the issue is merely a years worth of calendar pages. Wonder what the heck is going down in Cane Creek that this is their publication? Stay tuned for fat-shaming, and other types of throwing shade at others... … [Read more...]

The Power of the Transformed Woman – Chapter 5 – Smile, Cook and Put Out?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerWe left Lori Alexander last time proclaiming that men were God on earth and trying to shame those that have plastic surgery. Quite the strange juxtaposition!This chapter is named 'What Submission Looks Like' and she starts out by describing her own personal original ideas of submission that failed her so miserably. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Good Old Fashioned Fear Mongering?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Out of Sight and Out of MindEditor's note: Nancy's on a 'No television/No movies' kick again even if she does not use those words. The vagueness of the danger in this piece below makes me feel sorry for her followers. I imagine that looking for Satan in every thing and action must be exhausting. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Shut Up You Rebellious Young Woman?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - How Come I Don't Scold Men?Editor's note: That title! Two things jump out. 1) Lori realizes at some level she's scolding/hectoring/badgering women in a mean way and 2) she needs to get a refund on her college edumakashun or just not teach children. She's replying to a commenter who dared claim she's too harsh on women, yet gives all men a free pass, like a true honey badger. Why is it that about half of all her blog postings seem to be her defending her own words to someone else? What do you think? … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: War on Christmas?

This is a series we run every Thursday. The questions are things that people who may not know much about the Quiverfull movement or even Fundamentalist or Evangelical Christianity ask about the lifestyle. Examining some of the questions involving Quiverfull theology and life can only shine a light on the toxic nature of this lifestyle choice. … [Read more...]