Insanity in the Church

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalMy ex-husband's way of dealing with relationship breakdown was just to walk away and pretend it had never happened.Despite the many times I asked him to meet with me and deal with the reality of what had happened between us, he refused. He wanted to walk away and get on with the fun he was having (i.e. an affair) If he didn't have to face reality, he could convince himself that he'd done nothing wrong and so there was nothing to deal with. If I was hurt, that was my problem. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Believe Doctors?

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by Debi Pearl from Preparing To Be A Help Meet.Com - Pregnant With CancerEditor's note: So now Debi is denigrating doctors, people highly educated in the scientific field medicine as not being credible. Guessing what what little she's saying about the situation of the mother that the mother was advised to either abort the baby or deliver very early in order to have the best odds for surviving the cancer. It's a hard choice and one that each person needs to approach on their own, decide what they can or cannot live with and make without someone with zero knowledge and education, like Debi, shaming them. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – When God Tells You Who You Are To Marry

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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: Easter Edition Shaming – Be a Sheep, Not a Goat?

Clever goat knows to climb up to get fed by tourists in the Mennonite community in Central Virginia - Image by Suzanne Titkemeyer

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Shepherding Our FlockEditor's note: Be sure to go to the original site and read Nancy's entire screed on sheep, and how they cannot care for themselves at all. She tries to say that the sheep are like us, that we cannot feed ourselves spiritually or clean ourselves, or anything else, without her version of God. Below is her dig at working mothers and how they are like the unGodly goats mentioned in the Bible. No matter what Nancy says I think I'd rather be a goat because goats can survive on all sorts of odd foodstuffs and they are more sure footed for climbing over obstacles and mountains. They are also far more clever than the average sheep. I want … [Read more...]

Happy Easter! – Open Comments Thread

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I'm sure many of you are busy doing what I am about to do, getting ready for Easter, even if you no longer believe in the Biblical Easter taught at many of the toxic churches we once attended. Today is a day of baking and cooking, preparing Easter baskets or getting ready to welcome family to visit. Or perhaps you're not celebrating the holiday at all, you could be doing something different like NLQ founder Vyckie Garrison. She's off in Nashville, Tennessee right now speaking at the annual American Atheist convention. They voted her Atheist of the Year for 2015 at the conference. … [Read more...]

Jesus of Nazareth – Revolutionary Feminist

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by S.J. Reidhead cross posted from her blog The Pink FlamingoEditor's note: Just in time for Easter pondering on the feminist nature of Jesus.Was Jesus of Nazareth a revolutionary feminist or was he simply restoring women to their proper place within Jewish society?  If he was a radical, revolutionary feminist, who restored people to their proper place in the world, then, the burning question of the day is why do complementarians teach a theology which has nothing to do with what he taught. Indeed, Jesus of Nazareth was what we, today consider the fulfillment of the Covenant, the Messiah.  There was a very good reason Jesus chose 12 disciples, to mirror the fulfillment of that C … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Stop Stressing You Selfish Woman?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Do You Need Refreshing?Editor's note: So let me get this straight: you're stressed out and need refreshing so Nancy says you have to yoke yourself to Jesus, even though this doesn't take away or ease whatever it is that's stressing you out? I must be missing something here because it sounds like she's telling you to take on more burdens. Nancy Campbell word salad. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Need Micro-Managing From Their Husbands?

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by Cane Caldo from Things that We have Heard and Known - Cold Service is the Revenge Dish of VanityEditor's note: Remember that disgraceful guy who had all the photos of scantly clad teenagers at his site Is This Modest? - Minthegap / Adam Gregorian? If you recall he had a pile of Mens Rights buddies we quoted, some of whom have done like Gregorian did to his almost porn Modesty site and pulled down their blogs after being confronted. Here's some of the most disgusting misogyny from a man in the church we've seen in a long time. He makes Michael Pearl seem gentle. Trigger warning if you go to his blog, this posting is all about denigrating a woman in distress who is trying to work … [Read more...]

News: Vision Forum’s Doug Phillips Hides From Process Server

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According to the Spiritual Sounding Board former head of Vision Forum Ministries and groper in chief Doug Phillips has been playing hide and go seek with the process server. The server is attempting to serve him with legal papers in the matter of Lordes Torres, the young lady he is accused of sexual harassment of during her years at Vision Forum. His list of attempts below. It surely speaks to the moral character of Doug Phillips that he's evading a summons from the courts of Texas. … [Read more...]

News: Jill Duggar Dillard in Labor?

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Looks like there's a strong possibility that either Jill Duggar Dillard has had her baby or she's in labor now. This was posted today. From Dereck Dillard's blog: … [Read more...]


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