Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – No Fat Kids Allowed Ever?

by Michael Pearl and Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Training Children to Not Be GluttonsEditor's note: Now we move onto the second part of this toxic mess - Lori Alexander explaining how she controlled her children's eating and if you do not do the same - stay home and cook good food from scratch daily then you are failing your primary task as a mother. So much privilege in her words! Does she not realize that the cheaper foods that most in the Quiverfull world can afford to feed their children are also the most calorie-laden. Only someone that has never had to struggle with poverty and food insufficiency would say things like this! … [Read more...]

Redeeming Love: Part 6 – God and Family

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.com Plot Summary:Michael realizes he’s been incredibly bad at actually taking care of Angel. He takes her to Sacramento, where he buys her fabric for clothes. He takes her to church, where she has a panic attack. On the way back to the farm, they meet a family in a broken wagon. Michael offers to let them stay in his cabin, informs Angel they’ll be sleeping in the barn. Angel has a flashback to when Duke had her sterilized.*** … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – No Fat Kids Allowed

by Michael Pearl and Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Training Children to Not Be GluttonsEditor's note: This first part is all Lori quoting Michael on the evils of fat, and how mothers set up their children for a lifetime of obesity. More fat shaming mixed with shaming of mothers. While it is rarely a good idea to feed your child an endless parade of McDonalds or other fast food and much of the cheaper prepared foods readily available everywhere this is really one of those issues that is personal. Some folks can eat those things with zero effect, while others can gain weight even eating their version of healthy. How dare Michael and Lori try to shame mothers for every decision … [Read more...]

Examining ATI Wisdom Booklets – Music

Found this on Facebook in a group discussing how much control Bill Gothard and his Institute of Basic Life Principles exerted over his followers. It's a page from one of the Wisdom Booklets that NLQ blogger Mel has yet to cover - why all Christian music that is not an old hymn is a sin. I guess Gothard doesn't realize that most of the hymns from the 1700 and 1800s were new lyrics coupled with the melodies of drinking songs and tunes played in the taverns of the time. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Patriarchal Homeschoolers Most Marginalized People?

by Tim Bayly from Bayly Blog - The Good Father: Teaching Your Child to Submit to AuthorityEditor's note: Here Bayly discusses Patriarchal Homeschoolers and rebellion. Surprisingly enough the unquoted part of this piece has Bayly admitting that the real problem with rebellion starts with the fathers being too selfish and self-involved. But this part we're quoting is Quiverfull martyrbating at its finest. … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls: Whining is Strictly Prohibited

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: All Non-Christian Protesters ‘Bull-Dykes’?

by Tim Bayly from Bayly Blog - Polluting Our National Mall: The Tragedy of the CommonsEditor's notes: Typical Evangelical Christian nastiness towards those who disagree with them? Check. Nasty names to dehumanize people different than them? Check. Claiming the authority of men over women? Check. Love of Christ for others? Completely missing. Can someone tell me why anyone goes to this guy's church and takes anything he says seriously? … [Read more...]

Pray For Bruce Gerencser

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: Bruce gets the most pushback by 'Good Christians'(tm) of just about any former Evangelical I know. Sharing this here because his assessments on how the Fundamentalists and Evangelicals in America have led to the goat rodeo we currently have in the new administration in Washington.Warning! Lots of snark ahead! You’ve been warned! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: If You’re Not Quivering You Are Deceived?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Why The Opposite?Editor's note: According to Nancy any woman not having babies one after another for any reason is deceived, even those in church. The 'glory of motherhood'? Sorry, but it isn't for everyone and trying to make others think that it is their sole purpose on earth is just wrong. … [Read more...]

Anna Duggar Divorcing Josh Duggar and Assorted Duggar Media Coverage

Next week we'll return to our review of Lori Alexander's book 'The Power of the Transformed Wife' I've been out of the country with spotty internet and I flew back in yesterday to see a pile of tabloid stories on the magazines at the airport involving the Duggar family.In Touch is claiming that Anna Duggar is on the verge of divorcing spouse Josh. It seems that the man whose photographs Josh used on both the Ashley Madison and OkCupid, Matthew McCarty, is suing Josh. The case is going to court on February 27. According to the usual bunch of 'unnamed Duggar insiders' Anna has spoken to a divorce attorney and is planning on filing for divorce soon because the lawsuit is the final straw in … [Read more...]