News: More Advertisers Flee TLC and the Duggars

Not too surprisingly last week's premiere of The Learning Channel Duggar family show 'Counting On' has ended with more advertising either pulling their advertising from the show. Some ad buyers had made the decision not only to stop their ads from appearing on the show, but on the network altogether. … [Read more...]

Understanding Risk: Learning to Move Towards Safety

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much Grace I once heard a lecture about fostering critical thought that aimed at defining risk and the information that we have when we must make choices. Some choices are easier than others, depending on what may happen if we make the wrong choice, and if we've exited a high demand group, we are likely brutal perfectionists. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Shallow Puddles or Deep Wells?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Shallow PuddlesEditor's note: While lately quoting from Nancy Campbell seems to be like pumping from a shallow puddle this is one of the few more lengthy posts that is not a graphic with scripture on it. Nancy seems to be saying that you have to give up the things/activities of this world and concentrate on God. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – How Old is Too Old?

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: Are Stay at Home Mothers More Likely to be Depressed?

by Tonya Dixon from Never Too Many Flowers - The Struggle for Significance: When Being a Mom Doesn't Feel Like Enough in God's Kingdom WorkEditor's note: This mother is one of the QF moms that hordes children via adoption whose blog I read to chart the hording of special needs children. Since she's not been able to adopt more in the last few years she's turned to 'orphan hosting' and is awaiting final approval to do foster care in her area. While I applaud anyone brave enough to do foster care because it's not easy and there is a huge pressing need for foster parents in most communities, I have to wonder if this is just part of another scheme to adopt more children. Child Hording via … [Read more...]

How Evangelicals Turn Everything Into Sins Against God

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser(Editor's note: Sharing this because it dovetails so nicely with today's Quoting Quiverfull of Bill Gothard adding 'sin' to eyes and eyelids. This type of thinking is the sort of thing that can lead to developing eating disorders!)Warning! Snark Ahead! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Seduced Using Eyes?

From Bill Gothard's ATI Wisdom booklet Medical Paralyzed Eyelids as quoted by MelEditor's note: After posting and reading through this particular wisdom booklet and it's claims that eyes and eyelids can be used to seduce I ran into the photo above on Facebook and just laughed. It's an old photo, likely from the late 1940s or 50s and illustrates the kind of thought Bill Gothard and pals still hold about seduction. Now I know the woman in the image is not winking but it is the same type of ridiculous thoughts that Gothard pushes. From that particular wisdom booklet: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Most Disabled People Sexually Abused?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - People Getting Saved Because of the Reprobate DoctrineEditor's note: Wow, just so much so wrong about this posting of Anderson's. No, most disabled people haven't been molested. No, most people do not reject the Gospel when out 'soul-winning' because of thinking even child molesters are in heaven. People reject door to door preaching because it's filled with hate, annoying when you're at home relaxing and because of the hateful ways of many Christians. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Homeschooling is The Real World?

by Chris Weller from Business Insider - Why Homeschool is the Smartest Way to Teach Kids in the 21st Century as quoted by Ladies Against FeminismEditor's note: While this article is written by someone with no discernible religion ties for a secular publication the author only looks at the sanitized versions of homeschooling promoted by homeschooling advocates themselves. The danger of only publishing the positives, and there are some positive advantages for some children, is that he is ignoring the fact that homeschooling functions with not much in the way of official oversight. Which means those children who are learning from educational sources like Bill Gothard's ATI Wisdom books or … [Read more...]

The Story – Part 3

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding Fundamental PARTY TIMEIt was the end of the 1900’s.  There was much uncertainty in the air everywhere, about what the next millennium would bring.  Would our computer-dependent world come to a screeching halt?  Would there be a shortage of food, water and electricity?  Should we be stockpiling goods in preparation? … [Read more...]