Questioning the Pearls: Is it Wrong to Leave and Divorce My Abusive Husband?

For well over a year we’ve been running a second Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ on Sundays, filled with questions by young ladies trying to get ready for marriage. Since we’ve run through many of the questions on their site it’s time to shift Sundays to something else, like perhaps examining the cornucopia of probably fake emails and questions that Michael and Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy post on their website and the possibly poisonous answers they give. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Roosters and Michael Pearl Are Jerks?

by Michael Pearl with some input by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - PubermaniaEditor's note: This part is Debi answering an email from a mama complaining that her adolescent son is suddenly rebellious and aggressive. So what does Debi do? Explain that he's dealing with hormones or a rapidly changing body? Nope, she tells a tale of roosters and how her husband likes to scare the rooster. Really mature. … [Read more...]

Bonus Quoting Quiverfull: Not Attracted Any Longer?

by Sheila Wray Gregoire from To Love, Honor and Vacuum - My Husband Doesn't Find Me Attractive?Editor's note: I was looking for a graphic this morning online and stumbled across this. While wearing the things that make you feel personally attractive and please you is important, when you start trying to groom, dress, make up in a way that pleases someone else it's not always the most emotionally healthy thing you can do. Why not just simply discuss this with your spouse and work to find a solution that works for both of you? … [Read more...]

Why New Bethany Abusers Go Free

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding FundamentalImages are from Cindy Foster of Finding Fundamental as displayed in the blog and used with permission.When I began to speak out against the Troubled Teen Reform Industry and specifically the the Independent Baptist Teen Homes of Lester Roloff ilk and fame, a recurring question has been posed by those skeptical of these claims of abuse.  It goes something like this, “If young people were really abused in these homes--run by trusted, celebrated men of God-- then why haven’t we heard of these men being prosecuted?” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: All Who Rebel Are Miserable?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - No One That is Submissive is HappyEditor's note: Alexander is getting push back again in her comments and cannot understand it's because her words are always blaming others, negative towards those different and not ever very 'nice'. She comes across as someone sitting up on high being uber judgmental. But clearly how she reacts whenever anyone disagrees with her shows how incredibly thin-skinned and easily offended she is. She's right, she IS  'Christian', or at least the toxic very far from the words of Jesus American Evangelical Christian that are chasing people away from the church. … [Read more...]

What are you Doing? – Chapter 15 Sakal Wants No Pre-Licked Candy Bars

by Suzanne TitkemeyerWe're on chapter 15 of Vaughn Ohlman's get them married the second their breasts and assorted bits grow. Thankfully there are only about 20 pages total left. But most of the coming chapters are blessedly short, the final one only a half page.I plan on burning this damn book on my grill just as soon as these reviews are done. This toxic brew does not need to ever fall into the hands of impressionable people. Just like those of Vaughn's oldest son's bride, Laura Camp Ohlman. She is the one that found and read the book, got her daddy to read the book and then contact Vaughn for a betrothal. So many bad decisions in such a short period of time. I do wonder if Von … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Steven Anderson Says Being Deported Sign Trip Was Successful?

by Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church - Botswana UpdateEditor's note: Anderson's spin, we knew it was coming. Interesting considering earlier in the week Anderson himself denied he had been deported, said he left under his own steam in an interview. So which is it: deported or left on his own. Would love to see the statistics of how many Botswanis own computers or CD players for all those digital media handouts they did and some follow up six months from now and a year after that to see how many of those won through 'soul winning' still consider themselves believers. The very end of his piece I'm not quoting here is a big pile of martyrbating. … [Read more...]

Evangelical MLM Evangelicalism

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserSeveral days ago, I wrote a post titled J.A. Medders Asks: What Do You Think Jesus is Doing Right Now?.As I read the comments on this post, I had thoughts about how similar multi-level marketing (MLM) programs are to the various methods and programs Evangelicals use to evangelize people they deem unsaved/lost/unregenerate and headed for hell. This post will details these similarities. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Technology is Too Distracting For Parents?

by June Fuentes from A Wise Woman Builds Her Home - The Christian Home: The NurseryEditor's note: Another wanna be female cultural enforcer proclaiming that all mothers and fathers must do it all with no help and no distractions, like technology. If you think technology is what is driving much of the slip shod parenting going on out there it's likely you're not living in reality. It's hardly the worst thing going on in modern parenting. How many female cultural enforcers have we seen blaming technology for crummy parenting while USING technology to put that message across? Hypocrite much? … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why No Respect For Any Other Faith Tradition?

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...]