Duggar 101 – Understanding the Duggar Family

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her website Redeeming DinahEditor's note: This is part of a presentation that Cindy Kunsman is giving this weekend in Dallas at the annual meeting of the organization ICSA. Another NLQ featured author, Cindy Foster of Finding Fundamental, is on one of the panels Cindy Kunsman is moderating. We will be sharing Ms. Kunsman's presentations over the next few weeks.All images by Cindy Kunsman from Redeeming Dinah and used with permission. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Questioning the Pearls

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine – But I Wanted to Ask Mr. PearlEditor's note: Here we go, super toxic Pearl speak. I wondered when he was going to start throwing blame and shame around. Apologizing to the family when you've been wrong is never a bad thing. I think it's important for kids to see that even parents can be wrong, realize they are wrong, admit humbly that they are wrong, apologize to the kids and take steps to remedy the situation. But this thought that most churches are evil? Even if that is true this is sort of like the pot calling the kettle ebony. … [Read more...]

Bonus Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – How to be a ‘Bad’ Church Member?

by Steven L. Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - 3 Ways to be a Bad Church MemberEditor's note: Really Steven? The first one is never argue or say anything negative to the pastor?  The number one thing I think on how to be a bad member is to freaking gossip about the other members, or sit on the pew doing nothing yet feeling free to criticize those that do the work of running the church. Does anyone really ever try to force the pastor to change the church just for them before they will join? Sounds like a fake story, like one of Michael Pearl's ridiculous lies.Lately Anderson has been filling his blog more with his opinions on how to have unity in the church and why you need a … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – How Far is ‘Too Far’?

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 3 – Questioning the Pearls

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine – But I Wanted to Ask Mr. PearlEditor's note: Another likely very fake letter. Her linking to his article 'Why Are My Teens Rebellious' and referencing the whole 'Jumping Ship' series just seems way too. convenient from here. Too pat. Is this an article or Michael Pearl's attempt to get more readers to read his older stuff? I'm not sure he realizes that some of his own words in his various posts on how to keep teenagers in line contradicts many other things he's written on the same subject! Holy Click Bait! … [Read more...]

What Christians Mean When They Say I’m “Bitter”

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samanthapfield.comMy great-grandfather was stationed in the Aleutian Islands during WWII. He told us a lot of stories about living there– like being trapped inside the mess hall once because a moose was standing out in the street and no sane person screws around with a moose— but one of the tidbits that stuck out to me the most was an interesting detail about their water. It wasn’t clear, and had a bitter taste to it. When he asked someone why, they explained that the pipes were made out of wood and plants had grown through them to get to the water. Those roots left an oily residue that caused the bitterness. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Questioning the Pearls

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine - But I Wanted to Ask Mr. PearlEditor's note: While the question may or may not be real the real shocker here is that Mr. Pearl has decent advice for a change. I guess even a stopped clock is right twice a day and that even he sometimes gets it right. Go figure. At least it doesn't involve Chick Tracts left in random places. … [Read more...]

What Are You Doing? Chapter 7 Girls Wanna Have Courtship NOW?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerThis chapter is supposed to be about 'Courting Delays' but it is more about tearing down other patriarchs ideas about courtships and shaming those Von considers old maids.At this point in the book "What are you Doing?" author Vaughn Ohlman is starting to slip. There's zero introduction as to who someone is and no indication where this is taking place. The ladies in this chapter could be holding this … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Questioning the Pearls

by Michael and Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine - But I Wanted to Ask Mr. PearlEditor's note: In the current edition of No Greater Joy magazine there is an article that is only emails to the Pearls and the Pearl-approved answers to their dilemmas. Per the usual questions that the Pearls received I'm not entirely convinced that the questions are real. Many times they read like something one of them made up specifically to promote or approve of some Pearl agenda. So I'm adding my warning here that this might be as fake as a stripper's breasts (ooops! Von Ohlman is negatively influencing me with making me think about breasts!) … [Read more...]

Announcement: Facebook Live Video Today

This afternoon at 1 pm est we will be speaking with Bitcoin expert Ian DeMartino, author of a soon to be released book on Bitcoin. The topic will be Faithful Word Baptist Church pastor Steven Anderson and his claims that all electronic payment and currency options have dropped their association with him and pulled his accounts in the wake of his reaction to the shootings at Orlando's Pulse night club. Ian will break down for us how online currencies like Bitcoin work and what that means for hate group leader Anderson and the future of his church. … [Read more...]