Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Beat Your Lying Liar Child?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - The Selfishness of a Tender HeartEditor's note: Michael's twisted misogyny only gets worse in this part. More mother-blaming and claiming that the child had evil tendencies. Mr. Pearl never comes out and says you should beat this child anywhere in the piece, but it's implied later with the name 'training'. I think we can safely assume every single time the word 'training' is mentioned in Pearl writing that it's a code word for beating with a piece of plumbing line. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why is Tolerance of Different Others so Threatening?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.While reading through the archives at the Pearl's No Greater Joy site this week I came upon this, one of the rare bits written by the largely silent Pearl sons. It's called 'The Sin of Tolerance' by Gabriel Pearl published back in 2008. This is what he had to say about tolerance of others. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Beat Your Lying Liar Child?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - The Selfishness of a Tender HeartEditor's note: Michael Pearl does some first class shaming and blaming of a mother for believing her child's less than truthful words. … [Read more...]

Girls Interrupted: Second Act

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding FundamentalIn the first act of "Girls Interrupted" found here,  I wrote about one level of competition among the women that arose as a consequence of the belief that women were afflicted with some 'spirit of misbehavior' for which the men were obliged to control and correct.This indoctrination produced impulse-driven needs for mothers to present worthier-daughters-than-the-rest to attract ministry-ambitious, bachelors.  It is no exaggeration to call it an all-out competition. The winners were the mothers whose daughters snagged the sharpest 'God-called, daddy/preacher-approved prize... a godly husband. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Giving Your Womb to Jesus?

by Anonymous at Sow With Vision - A Quiver Full... Yes or No?Editor's note: Not content with just living by her on convictions the author decides to try and guilt trip others into becoming quiverfull. Interesting how in quiverfull you are allowed the freedom to make this choice, but you don't want others to be free to accept or reject it, you insist they must do what you did. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – True Love Doesn’t Wait?

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: Part 1 – Giving Your Womb to Jesus?

by Anonymous at Sow With Vision - A Quiverfull...Yes or No?Editor's note: A quiverfull momma self-justifying her own personal choices as Godly instead of what they are, personal choices. Vyckie Garrison shared this on Facebook and said it sounded like something she might have written when she was still quiverfull. … [Read more...]

Slut-Shaming Unmarried Pregnant Baptist Women

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserIt is commonly believed by most Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) church members that unmarried members are virgins and that they do not masturbate or have lustful thoughts. Listening to preaching multiple times a week, daily reading the Bible and praying — along with cold showers — are sure antidotes for sexual sin. When the preacher’s daughter someday marries the deacon’s son, everyone will think that both of them are pure as the driven snow, with thoughts of only serving Jesus. This is the myth that is promoted in Baptist sermons, books, and on websites. It has no basis in reality, but people sure … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: More Family Devotion Means More Righteous Parents?

by J. Wilbur Chapman as quoted by Colin Campbell at Meat For Men - A Better MemoryEditor's note: Nancy's other half seems to do nothing more than complement her constant themes of be happy and control your thoughts and emotions. Here they are claiming that frequent family devotional time means that the parents will be less hypocritical. I don't think it works like that. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 7 – Washing of the Word (Sexual Sins as Far as the Eye Can See)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 159-161Last post we talked about the basics of a wife's spots, wrinkles and blemishes. The next few sections will be delving deeper into each of these. Today we're talking about spots. More specifically, the spots that one's wife has picked up because of sexual impurities. I hope you're ready for a big bucket of bananas, because that's what's being served up … [Read more...]