NLQ Question of the Week: Why is Rational Discussion With Children Over Behavior Not Done?

This is a series we run every Thursday. The questions are things that people who may not know much about the Quiverfull movement or even Fundamentalist or Evangelical Christianity ask about the lifestyle. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life can only shine a light on the toxic nature of this lifestyle choice. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Do Not Make Spanking a Last Resort?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Spank as a Last ResortEditor's note: This piece was written in the wake of several deaths of children who were abused, neglected and disciplined to death. In each home a copy of Michael Pearl's 'To Train Up A Child' was found with law enforcement saying that the discipline outlined in the book may have played a part in the deaths of Hana Grace Williams and Lydia Shatz. These deaths brought unwanted public media attention to the abusive methods of the Pearls. … [Read more...]

Facebook in Need of Christian Profanity Police?

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding FundamentalEditor's note: Important words to keep in mind during this very contentious political season.I hate profanity.  I really do.I especially hate the excessive, over-use of it in movies, literature, music, private conversations so loud they become public AND yes..... on social network sites. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: I am Jealous of Your Success so I Mock You?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Getting Out of the Rat RaceEditor's note: You know that scripture that says out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks, which translates to if there's something good, or bad, in your heart it will come bubbling out like crude oil on the Clampett property once you speak? I think we can safely say this post is a perfect illustration of that principle. Ms. Alexander is responding to someone promoting a teaching course on how to be organized and handle it all by a WORKING Christian mother. Here is Lori's rewrite of what she thinks that lady should say instead of teaching how to handle the challenges of working, motherhood and life. She … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Completely….Clueless

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 All Female Cultural Enforcers Jealous, Thin-Skinned and Petty?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Negative Reviews on AmazonEditor's note: Once I started seriously reading Ms. Alexander's former blog, 'Always Learning' I realized that she was one of those people that cannot take any correction or even constructive criticism, all the while dishing out heaping helpings of shaming or putting down other women. She comes across as nasty, bitter and so unloving. When I realized that she had a book coming out I cringed and thought, 'This isn't going to go well.' because I've seen that she never allows even the the most mild comments asking questions about her theology through on her blog and knew that once that control to remove the negative … [Read more...]

Retired Pastor? How Does That Happen?

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserI saw my primary care doctor today for my two-month check-up. I have been seeing the same doctor for eighteen years. We’ve become friends, and my appointments are often just much catching up as they are treating me. My doctor is an Evangelical Christian. While I am sure he has noticed that I don’t talk about God/Jesus/Church any more, we have never had any sort of discussion about my current beliefs and way of life. I am sure he still thinks I am numbered among the elect — a follower of Jesus Christ. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Beat Children if They Overeat?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Binding FoolishnessEditor's note: This is the second part of that follows yesterday's beat your children for gorging on junk food to keep them from getting fat. If your child is hording food, or sneaking around eating behind your back this is not always because the child is simply hungry. Many times a sneak around and horde food child is someone suffering from emotional scars where they fear not being fed. It is a reason to take a child immediately for an evaluation with either a doctor or social work/psychologist. It's not 'normal' behavior and it's not as Debi claims, training to be a thief or liar, it's an indication that this child is having mental … [Read more...]

More About Those Troubled Teen Homes: Is Justice Delayed Justice At All For Carol Ann Cole?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerLast week we looked at the possibility that Lester Roloff and his Roloff Homes might have been connected to one of the troubled teen facilities where Carol Ann Cole was likely at. Today we're going to finish up with the connection between Roloff and the Texas Youth Commission.But first let me say this: People have emailed me, or messaged me or a few have commented various places that have shared what I've written about the murder of Carol Ann trying to debunk a lot of what I'd written. Here's the thing, the things I've written come directly from easily available documents anyone with Google can find, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Beat All That Foolishness Out?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Unbinding FoolishnessEditor's note: This bit has it all, beating children if they act in ways you consider foolish, fat shaming, and hurting your child on purpose to make them stop 'showing off'. In other words any time your child acts age-appropriately normal or human you should be them while saying 'I will show you what hurt feels like.' Does that not just reek with the love and mercy of Christ? … [Read more...]