Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Public School is Evil, But You Are More Evil For Not Obeying?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater joy – Rising to the ChallengeEditor's note: Thankfully this is the last bit of this grand exercise in cognitive dissonance. Which boils down to submit more and become a better wife. As always it's blame the mothers. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 1 Obey Indeed (Don’t Command Your Wife To Obey)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonpp 173-174We're in a new chapter, and I'm finding it really weird. The point of this chapter is that husbands aren't supposed to tell their wives to submit to them. Which, they shouldn't, but there seems to be the understanding that wives WILL submit. I'll let Michael explain.Text is in purple. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Public School is Evil, But You Are More Evil For Not Obeying?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater joy – Rising to the ChallengeEditor's note: So after accusing the letter-writer of sitting around eating bon-bons all day while reading and watching television Debi follows up with a little spiritual poison about not teaching anything of faith or being a prayer warrior. The implication is to leave all that stuff to the men folks and learn your place. … [Read more...]

The Drama of Mother’s Day in High Demand Religion

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Under Much Grace and used with permission For many reasons, Mother's Day takes on great significance for me this year. I turn fifty later this year, and my high hopes of possibility of having a baby of my own have vaporized with my age. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Public School is Evil, But You Are More Evil For Not Obeying?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater joy - Rising to the ChallengeEditor's note: So in Debi's world the greater sin is not that of not schooling your children at home, but of possibly not living up to your husband's requirements and expectations. In other words this husband's desire to send the kids to the local public school is more about his perceived notions of her personal failure. What if the father sees and recognizes first hand that many of their friends homeschooled children aren't getting much of an education? What if he wants them to have opportunities for social skill development. There could be a host of reasons that have nothing to do with the mother's possible failure to send the … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 5 Chapter 8

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll quotes from the book are in blue textChapter 8 is nearly over!  Hooray!We've got some truly Botkinesque themes today.  Stop reading if covert incest bothers you. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Public School is Evil, But You Are More Evil For Not Obeying?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Rising to the ChallengeEditor's note: This letter and response is a good example of one truism in Quiverfull. No matter what a woman does she cannot win ever, everything she does is wrong, wrong, wrong, even if she's obeying some previous instruction from the same cultural enforcer. No wonder antidepressant use is so much higher in religious communities! This is enough to drive anyone to despair!First we start with a 'Pearl letter' … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Dig Deep or You’re Not Doing it Right?

by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - Deep WellsEditor's note: Colin tells us what he thinks a weak useless Christian looks like. I don't know but many of these sound more like problems in fundamentalism from here. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Worried About Getting A Good Husband?

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: Happy Mother’s Day! Here’s Some Mother Fearing-Mongering!

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Grown Up BabiesEditor's note: One thing you can count on with Nancy is that she'll find a way to add to your must do list to keep your children from backsliding straight down to hell. This is that. Spiritual busy work. … [Read more...]


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