It’s Not That Complicated: Part 1 Chapter 8

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll quotes from the book are in blue textThe title of Chapter Eight is "That's Why You Have Parents: How to Draw Strength, Wisdom, and Protection From Your Father and Mother".Chapter Eight has the dubious honor of the second-most overwrought history lesson in the book.  (I think the "Western civilization is being undermined by evil Socialists" section of chapter three wins for the entire book. ) … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Are Not Men and Should Not Be Heroes?

by Jake Mentzel of Clearnote Church and at Bayly Blog - Warhorn Media.comEditor's note: At first glance this piece looked like the usual cross promotion of another another ministry.With the name 'Warhorn' is sounds like someone is trying to cash in on the vogue of things like 'Beowulf,' 'Black Sails,' and 'Game of Thrones' of manly men and hoary battle stories to prove what manly men they are. They are, but they are also claiming that women should never be warriors themselves. Bear with me but there will be three separate quotes today. The first from Bayly blog pointing out the obvious, that men and women are different, the second from the article they are referencing … [Read more...]

When Rules Are Stupid, Breaking Them is a Good Idea

by Joe Sands cross posted from his blog Incongruous CircumspectionJoe is now writing at Free Thought Blogs - catch all his latest writings there including his thoughts on the recent demise of Prince.First part hereMy continued response to Tom B....I'm going to walk away from Tom B's response to me for a bit and just sit down by this fire and have a chat with a little boy. Tom, you're a little boy. You may be 20, but you have no idea how to live in the real world. Your rigid ideas of life may make you a disciplined young man, but it won't go far in your relationships with the rest of humanity. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Children Talking at Night Might be Demonic?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Babbling in the NightEditor's note: When did children talking to themselves as they lay in their beds or in the middle of the night turn into a spiritual issue? Seems more like possibly normal child behavior instead of a problem with being molested or demon-infected. It's good that Mr. Pearl suggests a physical to make sure that there's  nothing wrong with the child, but then he makes the leap to a fearful and illogical in the rest of his reply. We start with a readers letter. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – How to Tell a Guy ‘No’ Gently

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: Public Bathrooms and Evangelical Fears?

by Cates from Mary From Martha - My Thoughts on Unmonitored Transgendered Bathroom AccessEditor's note: This is such a hot button issue right now in the religious world. Like everything they protest and fear monger over it all boils down to sex. They fear that transgendered people are sexual predators instead of just like everyone else. Do they not realize they have been already sharing restrooms with the transgendered and not be molested? This is the same argument that Michelle Duggar made in her transphobic robocalls. What do you think about this issue? … [Read more...]

Response to ‘Karen’ from No Greater Joy Magazine

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideNo Greater Joy published a piece on common misperceptions by homeschool parents about college entry.  The information presented in the article is true, but misleading.  For the blog post to be accurate, the author needs to present what the prospective college student is missing by not having certain qualifications that the average public, private, or parochial school graduate would have. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 Disrespectful Wife Leads to Divorce?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles – Why the Movie ‘Fireproof’ Offers Unbiblical and BAD Marriage AdviceEditor's note: This is the final bit from Larry's take on why he personally hates the movie 'Fireproof'. I've seen the film and I disagree with him on many levels. While the movie was hokey and had a forceful Christian message there are much worse pieces of marriage advice out there that believers could turn to and wreck their marriage. I'm looking at you Mark Driscoll and Michael Pearl! Much of the movie was about the husband Caleb learning to sacrificially love his wife and bless her, something that seems to be found in many of the happiest marriages. Is learning to treat you … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 3 The Boys

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll quotations from the book will be in blue textLet's start with a quick review of the themes of Chapter 6 +7 before looking at the quotes from the "guys".Chapter 6: Don't be a whore like the woman in Proverbs 7.  Remember, you can totally tell people from what they look like on the outside.Chapter 7: Guard your heart - but don't make guys feel bad. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 Disrespectful Wife Leads to Divorce?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles – Why the Movie ‘Fireproof’ Offers Unbiblical and BAD Marriage AdviceEditor's note: Now we're moving on to Larry's comparing his first failed marriage to the things he thinks are wrong in 'Fireproof'. Turns out that the movie was released about the same time as he was divorcing his first wife and that someone in church leadership insisted that Larry make like Caleb in the movie and practice sacrificial love. That didn't go over very well at all. I apologize in advance for the length of today's quote, but we're pushing through towards the end of this mess. This is the next to last bit. … [Read more...]