Josh and Anna Duggar Expecting Again

Guessing that all the rumors of a divorce between reprobate Ashley Madison member Josh Duggar and his long-suffering wife Anna aren't so true. It was just reported that the couple announced that Anna is pregnant with another son on one of the official Duggar blogs. Here's a screen cap of the announcement:Here's hoping things go well? That Josh doesn't cheat or treat her poorly?Have to say while this is not unexpected since there have been rumors since Thanksgiving that Anna was pregnant again, this feels so sad. Poor Anna.Anna must have taken the advice posted in Michelle's blog again and again in the aftermath of Josh's exposure to heart. Michelle kept reposting her advice … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Hipster Clothing Threatens Pastor Tim Bayly’s Masculinity?

by Tim Bayly of Bayly Blog - The Emperor Has Hip ClothesEditor's note: For a guy who claims to be uber masculine pastor Bayly seems to spend a disgracefully large amount of time judging others levels of masculinity. Why would that be?Also, hair is coiffed, scarves are not. Scarves are coiled. Coiffing can only happen to hair, careful styling, or donning a headdress.Saint Benedict never called out random people out for being effeminate either. What he did call out was soft living, as there was a hatred of the body and self-punishment among the monks of that time. Softness and soft bedding, being concerned with soft living was described as 'effeminate' in that time, and those … [Read more...]

The Power of the Transformed Wife – Lori Has Scanty Knowledge of How Money Works

by Suzanne TitkemeyerToday's chapter of Lori Alexander's book is called “Talking About Your Financial Health” It makes me sad. I'm mostly sad with it because of two reasons. First, there's a tremendous opportunity here to give good advice that could ease peoples financial burdens that's misused, but also it's written entirely from the perspective of someone that does not understand the realities of poverty or finances beyond the most simple level. … [Read more...]

Why My Common Cognitive Biases Make Me Lousy at Poker

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman and Under Much Grace are used with permission. Just a reminder that the purpose of this discussion aims at stimulating thought and self awareness as tools to help those in recovery from trauma learn how to make safer choices. To make the discussion more jocular, we've defined Cognitive Biases as “CranioRectal Inversions” (CRI).As I walked through this past year (recapped here), I recognized the familiar sense of panic that I felt during my last year in my spiritually abusive (cultic) church. A number of years ago, I'd become involved with a new group of people that aspired to achieve some ide … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 Everything Women Do is Wrong?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - The Jezebel ProfileEditor's note: Last bit. We learn that women can try to control without even realizing they are. In Debi Pearl's world there is no winning for a woman no matter what you do. The goal post shifts every time you look. That is the ultimate in keeping someone cowed, controlled and fearful, never let them assume they are doing anything right. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question on the Week: Why Do Women Willingly Join Quiverfull?

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 Quiverfull theology and life can only shine a light on the toxic nature of this lifestyle choice. … [Read more...]

News: Toby Willis Arraigned Yesterday

Another TLC good patriarch in Quiverfull is having legal troubles. Toby Willis of "The Willis Family" was arraigned yesterday in a Tennessee court on four counts of child rape according to several news outlets. Toby goes to trial on July 18th, 2017. Willis plead not guilty. More as this story develops. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 Everything Women Do is Wrong?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - The Jezebel ProfileEditor's note: Okay, ladies, apparently here's more rules to being a woman in Pearlworld. Treat your dominating and controlling man like he's some fragile weakling by fawning over him? Are Christian men so weak as to needing this type of treatment instead of being treated like an adult? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 Everything Women Do is Wrong?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - The Jezebel Profile Editor's note: So Debi is now claiming that if you pray a lot or go to Bible studies you might just be a Jezebel. According to her righteous women are doers, not prayers. Most odd. I am guessing that this is to keep someone from thinking too deeply about their lives and the abuse they've had to endure for many years and falling apart. Busy-ness to still that inner voice. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Family Help?

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...]