Quoting Quiverfull: Disaster as Divine Disapproval?

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by Vaneetha Rendall from Desiring God and as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism - The Greatest Gift Is God Himself - Is Suffering a Sign of Divine Disapproval?Editor's note: For a change here's an article from Desiring God that is usually reasonable. The author and her husband suffered the loss of a baby who started having problems in utero. The usual suspects starting saying and doing the usual things about praying. The author believed the teaching that suffering was merely God's disapproval, a divine swat on the behind to show you're doing something wrong. How many times in the QF movement have we seen people blaming all sorts of things happening on God's disapproval: 9/11? Tsunamis and … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Approving of Same Sex Marriage Will Make All Christians Third Class Citizens

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by John Zmirak from Church Leaders - If the Supreme Court Imposes Same Sex Marriage, You Could Lose Your ChurchEditor's note: One of the most perfect examples of Quiverfull Evangelical Fundamentalist extremism and fear mongering seen in quite a while. In a mere three paragraphs the author manages to push these scary buttons: Islam, President Obama, Gay Marriage, Abortion, Evil Government. See what he did? He hit all the big fears that run through fundamentalist Christianity, he invoked the straw boogie man. Evangelicals and Fundamentalists love to be afraid. … [Read more...]

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Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – Is This My Future Husband?

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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...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Judging Your Crush By The Bible?

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From Facebook by Diane Stark. Meme creator and image originator unknown.Editor's note - This popped up on my Facebook feed yesterday posted by someone I know that loves bad Christian Memes. Is this really a good way to judge a guy you're interested in? Seems like something that might have been written by Debi Pearl.  Can anyone tell me what book this comes from? … [Read more...]

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Part 2 – A Crash Course in Sex, Gender and Sexual Orientation

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAlrighty.  Let's start with a quick refresher course from the previous post:Physical sex refers to which secondary sex characteristics a person has.  The binary nature of the system creates problems when someone has a reproductive system that is not fully female or male. Genetic sex refers to the compliment of sex chromosomes (X and Y) present in a person.  Usually, a someone with a female physical sex is XX and a male physical sex is XY - but this cannot be determined without medical testing AND is not always true. Our sexual characteristics are determined by hormonal cascades during early embryonic development.  These … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: What it Means to Be Biblically Submissive?

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Found on Minthegap (Is This Modest.com Adam Gregorin) blog leading to Ken Ham's Answers In Genesis - A Girl Named RuthEditor's note: Ham complains that most Christian children's books depict the mother with the open Bible reading to the children. This is because even in those 'sold-out' Quiverfull Evangelical Fundamentalist extremist homes the fathers don't do reading to the children, or anything involving teaching or homeschooling. It's a realistic depiction. Perhaps you need to teach your wonderful Christian males that they need to parent too before blaming it on feminism or overbearing women. … [Read more...]

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“How to Win Over Depression” review 28 -48

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Last week I spent a good bit of time talking about how Tim doesn’t understand the symptoms of depression and what those symptoms can look like; this week it becomes blindingly obvious why Tim so deeply and fundamentally doesn’t understand depression. In his chapter “The Symptoms of Depression” he makes it very clear that he has a mental picture of the ideal depressed person. All of his descriptions of the various symptoms point to the common cultural understanding of how a depressed person behaves and what they look like. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: A Sermon Without Jesus is Just Like Gluten Free Bread?

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by Phillip Bethancourt from John Piper's Desiring God blog - Beware Gluten-Free PreachingEditor's note: Had to share this bad analogy that has created interesting debate on some online groups. The original author does not come right out and diss those that stick to a GF diet but he hints that it's a fad by comparing gluten free bread to sermons without Jesus. He also quotes Charles Spurgeon. He doesn't seem to realize that true wheat allergy is a thing, one of the top ten food allergies, and that there are a wide variety of health reasons people avoid wheat flour, but instead behaves as though not eating wheat bread is some sort of faddish failing. How many of us here have become … [Read more...]

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News: Duggar Fake Ministry Moment For Cameras

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Radar Online has a very odd bit of Duggar news today, photos and text talking about how the Duggars clearly faked an outreach to the poor moment that was filmed for an upcoming TLC show "19 Kids & Counting" show. If this is true then it's truly despicable! Posting the worst bits below but read the original article at Radar Online - Duggar Reality TV Fakery! Christian Clan Stages Charity Scene For Cameras - Gives Food To Needy Family, Then Takes It Back! … [Read more...]

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A Close Look at the Complementarian Argument

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's Words Complementarianism and the Local Church is an article by Jonathan Leeman on the 9 Marks website, which is a conservative evangelical site dedicated to "help[ing] pastors, future pastors, and church members see what a biblical church looks like, and to take practical steps for becoming one."  The site has published a series of articles on male headship, and the arguments are pretty much the same ones my various blog posts have rebutted though the last several years.  But this one, which seems to be an introduction to its male headship series, was brought to my attention on another blog, and I'd like to take a closer look at what i … [Read more...]

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