Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 Disobeying Your Visionary Husband?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Lazy Husbands, Hungry Kids and Hopeful WivesEditor's note: If this wife left her husband she would likely be eligible for food stamps, housing assistance and other government help to keep the kids from starving and help her find a job. Any man unwilling to support his family is either a) selfish, b) mentally ill, or some combination of the two, not worth sticking around for. Let's see what Michael advises. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – How Do You Keep From Being Influenced By Non-Christians?

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: Disobeying Your Visionary Husband?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Lazy Husbands, Hungry Kids and Hopeful WivesEditor's note: First we start with a letter, a letter is always suspicious on the Pearl website but this one might actually not be written by Michael of Debi. Apparently this woman's 'Visionary Man' husband expects the entire family to starve while he looks for a work at home job. Wonder if they've been reduced to eating animal feed yet? This husband not working unless the job is x, y or z seems to be a pretty common theme in Quiverfull. … [Read more...]

What Would America Look Like if it Were Truly… ‘Christian’

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding FundamentalThis season’s political climate and campaign have provoked me to revisit some of my formerly-held beliefs that America, it's foundation, founders and founding documents, is positively, expressly ‘Christian’ in identity and purpose. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Your Housework is Your Salvation?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - How Do You Save Your Life?Editor's note: Housework is not much fun in reality. But it has to get done or you end up living in an unfilmed episode of 'Hoarders' with a dust bunnies and unwashed plates. That still doesn't make it salvation, no matter how Nancy parses it. Chores do not equal saving your life. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet – Part 3 Washing of the Word (Is She Serving You With Joy or a Sense of Duty?)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 154-156I realized something just now. I skipped 2 pages of my review last post. The last couple paragraphs of that post actually take place after today's section. Apologies. Hopefully this post will get everything sorted out. Text is in purple … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Silly Woman, You Are Not Allowed Negative Emotions?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - A Higher PlaneEditor's note: While being in a zen-like state of calmness during hard times can be helpful this is just more of Nancy's suck it up and smile theology. There are times and things were it's perfectly normal to be upset. Women in Nancy's world aren't allowed any negative thoughts, feelings or emotions, which is not very emotionally healthy at all. If you suppress all negative emotions they're going to find a way to come out, usually in an explosive manner that harms others. Why not simply deal with your own feelings, acknowledge they are real, that they are valid and go from there? Some of the states she's referencing require real action as … [Read more...]

Naghmeh Abedini and Responding to Marital Abuse

by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch The ShepherdDear friends,Though I haven't blogged at Watch the Shepherd in nearly three months, I have been keeping a pulse on one of my major themes here: abusive relationships in families and Christian movements.The big one in the headlines is that Idaho pastor Saeed Abedini, who had been imprisoned and tortured in Iran for a few years because of his ministry there, was released last month in a prisoner swap. His wife Naghmeh worked tirelessly for his release, making countless media appearances and appeals to US government authorities, including President Obama, who intervened on their behalf. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Working Women Hate Motherhood?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - There's a Big Difference!Editor's note: Nancy is busy making claims yet again that those that are educated and had or have careers before motherhood are hating motherhood, finding it frustrating and difficult. No studies or evidence of this beyond Nancy's claims of always stay home, never want anything beyond raising children. Same song with slightly different lyrics. Sorry, but motherhood isn't easy for anyone, Nancy, everyone experiences less than fun moments, frustrations and challenges, but it doesn't mean we're doing it wrong. … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 2 Chapter 4

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll quoted sections of the book are in blueThis book does have some fun side-effects.  My sister-in-law offered to lend me any and all books from her house to stop me from continuing to read this book.  The offer was tempting, but inflicting this book on my family is sweet.  (Reading chunks aloud....it's a twisted pleasure for me.) Well, we get a glimpse into the teenage Botkin sisters. … [Read more...]