Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Infant Manifesto?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Infant ManifestoEditor's note: Wow, I was jaw-dropped to read this imagining of Michael Pearl's about what infants supposedly think and eventually do. No one that views babies through such a cracked lens should be allowed near one, much less be taken seriously as an authority on child discipline matters! … [Read more...]

Stomping on Eggshells – On White Fragility and Speaking Up

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comEditor's note: Not exactly in the Quiverfull or Evangelical wheelhouse but something important to ponder in the days post-election when we're just about to end up with the second highest political position in the land being filled with a Quiverfull Evangelical.It’s been two weeks since the election, and I’ve been struggling to find something to say. Somehow life has to keep moving, we have to keep going … but it’s difficult to come here and continue reviewing Redeeming Love when it feels like the entire world is going up in flames. On the other hand I don’t want to continue re-iterating what you’re likely seeing through … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Self Love Rings Lead to all Sorts of Perversions?

by Tim Bayly from Bayly Blog - Human Flourishing: Self-Love Rings...Editor's note: Wow, I never thought I'd see the day when someone accused John Piper of Desiring God of being 'gay-friendly' when it's pretty clear he's not. Seems to me like Bayly is extrapolating out things from the ring buying that are a stretch at best. Tim Bayly might just be the male Lori Alexander of fundytown. Has anyone here bought themselves a nice ring because it's something you feel like you earned or wanted just for you? I think many have, and will continue to do so without it leading to the rack and ruin Bayly is claiming. I did, and no, I didn't throw my husband out of the door for a set of virtual reality … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving – Open Thread

Happy Thanksgiving to our readers in the USA! Today I'm taking a short break from updating NLQ to hang out with family and friends to eat turkey and other traditional holiday foods, just like I suspect you are doing. … [Read more...]

Answering Preparing To Be A Help Meet – Is 17 Too Young?

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: Fighting is Godly and Biblical?

by Tim Bayly from Bayly Blog - The Good Father: Fight the Good Fight (2)Editor's note: If you think this little bit is awful be thankful I skipped all the Catholic-bashing and lying he was doing in the unquoted part of this post. He's really quite nasty and blaming. He's calling women 'weak' in child raising too! … [Read more...]

I am a Publican and a Heathen Part 4

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: The last part of a series by Bruce on how he came to be burned out of ministry and religion. Many of us here have had not dissimilar experiences as we deconverted from Quiverfull.This post concludes the I Am a Publican and a Heathen series. This series details my experiences as co-pastor of Community Baptist Church in Elmendorf Texas. In March 1994, I left a pastorate of eleven years and moved to Texas so I could co-pastor a thriving, growing Sovereign Grace Baptist church. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: All Worldly Entertainment Seeks to Seduce You Away From God?

by Kristen Clark from Girl Defined - Resisting the Seduction of Beautifully Packaged LiesEditor's note: Interesting that she only mentions music coming out of Nashville. But this idea that culture is corrupt is an old one, and applies even if you are not religious at all. There are always going to be songs, movies, styles of dress that you don't agree with. The difference is that most of us who aren't stuck in fundytown just skip over and do not indulge in things that offend us. Evangelicals turn it into a witchhunt/crusade. Mature people do not do that. … [Read more...]

New Bethany Home for Girls – Is Justice Delayed Justice At All For Carol Ann Cole?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerThis week we're going to look at New Bethany Home for Girls and start to unpack all the allegations of criminal misconduct against New Bethany founder Mack Ford. Ford was an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist pastor who founded a troubled teen home in Arcadia, Louisiana and resisted all attempts by the state of Louisiana to oversee, inspect or investigate the home. Even state Fire Marshals were turned away from the gates of New Bethany. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Created Only to Look Pretty and Pop Out Babies?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Created With Divine PurposeEditor's note: We haven't quoted Nancy Campbell much here lately because her messages are always the same - Accept that God made you a woman and embrace all that is traditionally thought in long ago days that is the purpose of a woman. Notice that she's obsessing yet again over the womb. Sorry Nancy, but we are all way more than walking wombs with a pair of breasts attached. a … [Read more...]