Quoting Quiverfull: Blessing the World?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - You Are Blessing The World … [Read more...]

When Church Hurts: Part 1

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsPlease welcome Ellen to NLQ and the SASBN!I came to our most recent church as broken as I thought I could possibly be. I even remember thinking, “What more could they possibly do to me that would hurt me? It’s all been done.”How wrong I was. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Small Mercies?

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by Michael Pearl from World Magazine - To Train Up A Pharisee  “I have never advocated—either in private, public speaking, or in writing—withholding food from a child, forcing children to sleep on the floor or outside, constraining them in blankets (or by any other means), spanking children on their feet, faces, or backs, locking them in small rooms or tight containers, or forcing them to stay outside in cold weather.” … [Read more...]

Welcome New Readers! Where to Start at NLQ?

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We've had an influx of new readers due to founder Vyckie Garrison's speech at the American Atheist Convention being picked up and republished by publications as diverse as Salon, Raw Story, Huffington Post, Alternet, to mention just a few.  Because of the new faces and questions popping up I'm going to attempt to direct folks into the places they can find the answers.If you're here with lots of questions the best place to start is the NLQ FAQ PageTwo places to start are What is Quiverfull and What is Spiritual AbuseWe get a lot of questions asking if 'No Longer Quivering is an atheist site'. The short answer is no, founder Vyckie Garrison is an atheist and admin Suzanne … [Read more...]

Thank You So Much! An Update on the Vyckie Garrison Fundraiser

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerWhen I set up the Give Forward fundraiser for Vyckie Garrison I thought that getting people to donate was going to be a huge chore and take months to accomplish. All I knew it that I wanted to help my friend and fellow activist against spiritual abuse.  I was so wrong,  I'm amazed, grateful and happy to say that as of right now, Sept 23 at 2:30 est the total stands at $12, 145, making it to 52% less than a week after I first uploaded the fundraiser.Vyckie is so touched by the outpouring of love and assistance she's receiving and yes, the comments and hugs left on the Give Forward site for her are bringing tears to both of our eyes. It's been incredible! Thank you … [Read more...]

My Story: A Heart Like Mine

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by Nora Woodhouse cross posted from her blog A Heart Like MineLet's all welcome Nora to NLQ's SASBN! Glad you joined! They say you can take the girl out of the country, but not the country out of the girl. I was a country girl once. I grew up in rural America among farm fields and livestock. I was in both 4-H and FFA. I attended church, was patriotic and knew how to shoot a gun. My Family was Republican, Evangelical Christian, and I was home schooled due to my families belief the public school system was failing. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Backpedaling Furiously From Vision Forum?

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Quoted from Jennifer McBride's blog Noble Womanhood - The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But The Truth: A Follow Up Response to Michael FarrisI know the news of HSLDA distancing its self from patriarchy is old news at this point, but this is one of the few blogs I've seen in the Quiverfull/Evangelical/Patriarchy sphere that has spoken out against Farris. Jennifer is quoting Michael Farris of HSLDA from his statement distancing HSLDA from patriarchy and Vision Forum. I would recommend reading her entire posting as she seems to be very bent out of shape that Farris dared to deviate from the Vision Forum stance on the place of women. Wonder how many 'True Christians'(tm) are cancelling … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sacrificing Everything For Your Family?

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by Jennifer M. McBride from her book 'Queen of the Home' as posted on her blog Noble Womanhood … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Are You a Dumb Cluck?

It's demeaning to call another person a 'dumb cluck' and not sure it's ever appropriate to call an animal that either! Debi Pearl sometimes uses put downs no one should use in polite society

by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 217—219Dear Mrs. Pearl, I am so tired and discouraged. I feel as though my husband just doesn’t love me or care for his family as he should. The house is falling apart. The yard is full of trash. The last straw is that the sink is leaking so badly that the floor under the sink always stays wet. He is quick to help anyone who calls for help, but to get anything done around here is impossible. Last night we had a big fight because of the screen door. It has a big hole in it that I asked him to fix months ago, and it is still not fixed. Then some old lady called and needed her car started, and h … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Are You ‘Righteous’ Enough?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - What Does It Take?"Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people"(Proverbs 14:34). We can only have a righteous nation as we have righteous homes. We can only have righteous homes as we have righteous mothers and fathers in living in those homes and who are raising righteous children. QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull and Spiritual Abuse honestly and t … [Read more...]


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