Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – How to Beat Your Children?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - In Defense of Biblical ChastisementEditor's note: Here we go into the weird world of what the Pearls consider child training as a lead up to using a plumbing line on their rears. Michael claims if you don't train your child then all spanking will do is to make them resentful and angry. No Michael, beating your children, trained or not, makes them resentful and angry. ALL children, not just your imaginary untrained hellions. Plus you are not training them to behave by spanking those kids, you are training them to pretend, to hide, to lie, anything to avoid the whipping. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 2 Obey Indeed? (Eve and Her Gullible Female Nature)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 174-175Last section, Michael engaged in some mental gymnastics. We were taught that women are supposed to obey their husbands, but their husbands aren't supposed to remind them of this. I guess that's what Debi's book is for. Today,we are talking about WHY women are meant to be in subjugation to their husbands. The answer is: Eve, of course. Text is in purple … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1- How to Beat Your Children?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - In Defense of Biblical ChastisementEditor's note: Here Michael builds up to how and why he thinks the 'rod of correction' should be applied and also tells that most parents aren't doing it right. He starts out well, with a bit of good advice about enjoying their children and developing mutual respect. However how can anyone say that they respect their children and still beat them is beyond me. This is from 2001, back before the deaths of Lydia Schatz and Hana Grace Williams. … [Read more...]

Daffodils Grieved in Recovery

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Under Much Grace and used with permission After the first stage of recovery where we find safety and stability (things we sometimes must learn about for the first time), we find ourselves in a place of revisiting trauma to see it for what it is. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Nancy Campbells Adds Another ‘Must Do’?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - How Does Your Garden Grow?Editor's note: If there is one thing you can count on with Nancy Campbell is that she will find new 'must do's for every God-fearing quiverfull momma. She's come up with a new one. You must grow a garden to be Godly, even if you are living in the city and growing that garden in pots and planters. While fresh produce does usually taste better there's nothing in the Bible to indicate it's a sin to buy it at the local farmers market or super market. This is more of Nancy's Godly busy work designed to lord it over her followers that they aren't doing it right if they don't do exactly like her. … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 1 Chapter 9

by Mel cross posted from her blog when Cows and Kids CollideAll quotes from the book are in blue text.I think the hardest genre of writing is satire.  Finding a workable balance between sympathy and criticism requires walking a razor edge.Chapter Nine, which is titled "Rules of Engagement: Practical Tips on Interaction and Conversation", includes dialogue that is either poor satire or insulting as hell. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Targeting Target and Transgendered?

by Steven L. Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - When Christians Do NothingEditor's note: In the midst of the many ugly responses to the Target corporation recent bathroom policy involving transgender customers there have been some rather awful protests at the stores involving people like Anderson and his church. In a recent sermon Anderson goes after another pastor for not being rough enough on the transgender community. This is the sort of language and behavior that has landed the pissing pastor on the Southern Poverty Law Center's hate group list. The thing that Anderson is the most incensed about has to do with the fact that this other pastor allows anyone of any sexuality to … [Read more...]

10 Red Flags About Christian Celebrities and Ministries

Taken from the comments and written by one of NLQ's commenters Abigail Smith on Samantha Field's The Smell Test: 5 Signs of a Toxic ChurchI formulated these “10 Red Flags” about “Christian" celebrities and ministries during my escape from QF over the last few years1) Unbalanced- you just sense something is wrong but it sounds good and holy and everything is “backed up” with scripture verses (antidote: the gospel is so simple that even children can understand it) … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Lazy Husband? You Need to Submit Harder?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - How Should a Christian Wife Handle a Deadbeat Husband?From https://biblicalREMOVEgenderroles.com/2016/04/29/how-should-a-christian-wife-handle-a-deadbeat-husband-episode-1/Editor's note: Here we are once again, a husband that is no husband, he's more an overgrown man-child that wants a momma to wipe his bottom and fix him snacks, yet we women are being told we should shut up and just be more and more submissive. Has any man ever been cured of acting like a selfish entitled child by his wife submitting more?  … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Need Advice Natural Family Planning While Nursing

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...]


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