More Heart Less Attack

by Sara cross posted from her blog The Messy Mrs. used with permission.Y'all. I can't even right now.    I. CAN'T. EVEN.2016 has been such a hate filled year that it is crippling me--KILLING ME--due to my C-PTSD. I can barely function. When I say it's killing me, I mean that I am so tense I am having migraines, rashes on my body, tremors, nightmares, and intense depression. I often go days without leaving my home. Check out my last blog entry and you'll see it was months ago. Blogging used to be therapeutic for me, but lately I've just been hiding in a bunker. This turmoil is almost entirely due to the news cycles of this year.There's this group vs that group. This gro … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Scary Movies Are Sinful?

by Erin Davis of Lies Young Women Believe - Why I Won't Be Watching Scary MoviesEditor's note: Should have published this one for Halloween because it's clear that the author is speaking in the rest of the piece about resisting the evil that she thinks that holiday holds. While I'm not a horror movie fan personally is there really anything wrong spiritually with watching one of these films and getting a few good screams out? Seems to me like if this is a genre you enjoy it's a personal choice, not embracing evil. More inventing sins again and adding to the 'Do Nots' of legalism. … [Read more...]

The Power of a Transformed Wife – Introduction

by Suzanne TitkemeyerThis is the new book by Always Learning blogger Lori Alexander in which she rewrites Debi Pearl's book 'Created To Be A Help Meet' without those horrible stories Debi likes to use - such as 'Hillbilly Ugly'. She also awkwardly cobbles on blog posts randomly. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Happiness of Your Wife is Not Important?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - Does the Bible Teach 'Happy Wife, Happy Life'?Editor's note: The conclusion Larry comes to is if you do things to please your wife you are committing the sin of idolatry. It's interesting that in the Quiverfull sub culture anything that leads to personal happiness for a woman is labeled a sin. It's a life marked by frustration, unhappiness and never ending drudgery while pasting on a big old fake smile. That cannot be mentally healthy. … [Read more...]

NLQ Spam – Buy This Holy Oil Now or Die in an Accident!

I haven't done this before, but this one is too good not to share. One of the things that routinely happens with NLQ email is that it fills up my email box with the usual the Prince of Nigeria wants to give you money, buy these erection pills, best fat burner EVER and all sorts of other spam. Which means the box fills up and I sometimes end up overlooking legitimate site emails or end up taking more than a few days to reply. … [Read more...]

Rumor: Anna Duggar About to Divorce Josh Duggar?

In the last few days more rumors have emerged that Anna Duggar is considering divorcing her husband Josh. Why now? Why not when this all first went down? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sexual Assault Victims Caused Their Assaults?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - The Time I Was Never Nearly RapedEditor's note: What's that scripture about our words? Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks? Lori wrote a long blog post trying to rebut someone's take on a story she told about being on a date in high school and the boy being what we old timers might call a 'masher', a guy that tries to push you farther sexually than you are willing to go. That's the problem with 'stories', what might seem like no big deal to you might sound like near rape to someone else, or visa versa. But this paragraph, blaming women for their own assaults is just jaw dropping in it's evil misogyny. Lori is merely lucky, not … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Are Children ‘Born Evil’?

This is a series we run every Thursday. The questions are things that people who may not know much about the Quiverfull movement or even Fundamentalist or Evangelical Christianity ask about the lifestyle. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life can only shine a light on the toxic nature of this lifestyle choice.Anyone who has followed much of the writings of Debi and Michael Pearl along with many other Quiverfull child training self-proclaimed experts will notice one thing they all believe - that children are born inherently sinful and evil. Tiny manipulators in baby clothing. Even people like Zsuzsanna Anderson and her recent posts on the … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Nancy Campbell Thinks Hillary Clinton Murders Babies?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Are You Standing For Life?Editor's note: Nancy Campbell and her husband Colin have been steadily starting to beat the drums for Donald Trump because he has claimed once or twice to be 'pro life' recently after a lifetime of saying he was pro choice. They are part of those one issue voters that Bruce Gerencser was recently talking about. … [Read more...]

Shackled Girl: Part 15 – Competency Hearing Ordered For Nine Year Old Witness

by PropinquaEditor’s note: All of the officials involved in the Ciboro case deserve respect and support for tackling a well-nigh impossible job. Still, it’s hard to figure out why a nine-year-old witness is having a competency hearing, when the adult defendants have not been required to undergo a psychological evaluation. Yes, we know, those are two very different things, but isn’t there a barbaric imbalance here? … [Read more...]