Helping the Least of These

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: In light of the recent hateful words of Steven Anderson about why he does not help the poor through his church I decided to ask NLQ SASBN member Bruce Gerencser how he and his Independent Fundamentalist Baptist church handled people asking for charity. He answers. It's a great counter balance to the hate and scorn flung by Anderson. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Kick Out Sinning Adult Children?

by Colin Campbell of Meat For Men - Part 12 Signs of a Turned HeartEditor's note: How do you 'admonish' someone' in a spirit of meekness'? Every time I've seen this type of admonishment it's been rife with blaming, shaming, pride, authoritative behavior and other attitudes not meek at all. What do you think? Is it ever right to toss a teenager out over things they do that you do not believe in? … [Read more...]

You’re Not Broken

by Eliza Do Lots from her blog I Run on CaffeineFor long periods in my life, I’ve felt broken. Broken by things that have happened to me, by the things that other people have done, and said, to me. About me. I’ve felt that I’m shattered into pieces, and don’t know how to carry on, and I’ve felt lost, and alone, and afraid.In those times, where I’ve felt that I’m simply the dust that once made up a person, with no idea how to put myself back together, I’ve wished for someone or something to walk into my life and sweep me back together into some semblance of a whole.I’ve sought out a fix, a solution, a magic Fairy Godmother or dashing Prince Charming, to take over and tell me, or s … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Christianity Ended Effeminate Men?

by Tim Bayly from the Bayly Blog - On the Occasion of Michael Ferris Leaving HSLDAEditor's note: This pile of nonsensical word salad without dressing has too many bizarre parts to just pick one. I think that Bayly might be grappling around trying to say that the country is going to h-e-double hockey sticks in that decorated hand basket. Of course, I could be wrong, but the leap of Ferris from HSLDA to another organization is his proof. Snipped off the part at the end where Bayly is picking his pastor school as the solution to these evils. … [Read more...]

Redeeming Love – Part 4 – These Boots Are Made For Walking

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P. Field.comPlot Summary:Angel continues (physically) healing. Michael takes her to see a sunrise. Later, they have sex for the first time. She tries to leave, but gets lost and has to return to Michael’s farm. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sex Gives You Cooties?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Flee FornicationEditor's note: Has anyone ever heard of picking up non-STD infections from lots of sex with others? News to me. Plus the whole 'Why by the cow when you can get the milk for free' is one of the most insulting cliches that reduces women to sex objects/animals. Also, is rampant fornication more of a problem in the church than out in the real world? The way that Vaughn Ohlman, Steven Anderson and others carry on about the subject makes you think that the Quiverfull world is one short step away from a Roman orgy scene out of Caligula. Circle, circle, dot, dot, dot I'm glad I got my cootie shot. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Forgiving Josh Duggar?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - My Letter to Anna DuggarEditor's note: Considering the earlier Quoting Quiverfull cited one of Lori's younger readers being convicted of not being submissive enough by this open letter to poor cheated upon Anna Duggar, beleaguered wife of Josh Duggar, I thought we needed to take another look at what Lori said. It's the usual submit harder and he will change message, the most toxic idea in subsets of Evangelicalism. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Awful Marriage? Submit Harder!?

by one of Lori Alexander poor young deluded readers at The Transformed Wife - Submit YOURSELVES to Your HusbandEditor's note: A rather toxic stew. Duggar worship? Check. Lori worship and groveling? Check. Decision to have no needs, desires or wants? Check. Is being an extra-Biblical Stepford Wife by suppressing every natural urge what Jesus ordered? I don't think so. … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls: Seeking Humility?

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: Since Women Do All the Housework They Should Stay Home?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Can't Get the Keeper-at-Home Out of WomenEditor's note: Another argument for being only a stay at home wife by Lori. Now she claims that since you're going to be stuck doing all the housework and childcare then you shouldn't add the stress of having a job at all. She has a point, but it's rather hypocritical coming from a woman that used paid household help while being a stay at home wife. Why is it alright for her to have domestic help, but it's wrong for working women to do the same thing? … [Read more...]