If a Tree Falls in the Jungle

Guest post by Sherryn Anderson from Glorious PublicationEditor's note: This article was shared with us once the allegations of possible past sexual abuse of children on a mission trip by Vaughn Ohlman was exposed. This is, unfortunately, how these things happen all too commonly in religious organizations. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 7 – 7 Things Michael Pearl Thinks Are Important?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - 7 Things I SeeEditor's note: Skipping over his words on justice since it's pretty conventional and normal. It boils down to 'behave ethically'. But with judgment he's all over the map, saying that you must hate what God hates, then doing the moral limbo to say don't judge others, reversing to say judge away. Only a small part of his ideas on judging are listed below. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 – 7 Things Michael Pearl Thinks Are Important?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine – Seven Things I SeeEditor's note: Michael uses his prison ministry as his illustrative point here, ignoring the obvious problems in the prison population. He acts like substance abuse issues, childhood abuse, lack of education or lack of financial resources play no role in the successful rehabilitation of the prison population. He prefers to chalk it up to sheer laziness. Is it laziness to not know how to best engage in work, or to lack the tools to participate in society? … [Read more...]

News: Jill Duggar Dillard Officially Pregnant

All the speculation and rumors of this past week were officially confirmed this morning - Jill Duggar Dillard is pregnant with her and husband Derick's second child.  Due in July. “We are so excited to be expecting Dillard baby #2!” Jill and Derick tell PEOPLE exclusively. “Children really are a wonderful blessing from God. Having Israel has been such a delight to us that we know a second sweet baby will only continue to add joy to our family. We are thankful to God for this sweet child and we cannot wait to see her or him face to face!” … [Read more...]

Bonus Quoting Quiverfull: The Real War on Christmas?

by John Piper of Desiring God - Santa Claus: Harmless Fun or Tragic Distraction?Editor's note: Found this on Derick Dillard's social media. Interesting that since Ben Seewald has been spouting more liberal views that Derick is suddenly now the Duggar's fundamentalist mouthpiece. Keep in mind that this is from the same stupid mindset that believes that Starbucks having a plain red cup is somehow harming Christmas. Also, Pastor John, I can see and touch the roof on my home unlike Jesus. If you are seeing and touching Jesus the same way that you are your roof it may be time to talk to your doctor and a neurologist or psychiatrist!  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – 7 Things Michael Pearl Thinks Are Important?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine – Seven Things I SeeEditor's note: May I be the first to offer up a big old up yours to Mr. Pearl for this bit of blaming and shaming. As someone suffering from a chronic immune system illness from birth I know how toxic this type of thinking is and how pervasive in QF. PEOPLE DO NOT GIVE THEMSELVES ILLNESSES BY BEING 'BITTER'!!!!!! and don't believe anyone that tries to tell you otherwise. … [Read more...]

Rumors: Jill Duggar Dillard Pregnancy?

The last couple of days many of the usual gossip sites online have been filled with speculation that El Salvadorian missionary couple Derick and Jill Dillard are having a second baby. Apparently since shortly before Thanksgiving every photo of Jill going up on the official family social media accounts shows Jill wearing a looser shirt. Fans are insisting that she is expecting again and the announcement is being saved for season three of the Duggar television show 'Counting On'. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – 7 Things Michael Pearl Thinks Are Important?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine – Seven Things I SeeEditor's note: Now this one is just plain old bizarre. Is mockery really a problem in most households, Christian or not? Feels like Michael's just padding things out to make sure he has seven. Snipped all the scriptures he used in this bit. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – 7 Things Michael Pearl Thinks Are Important?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine – Seven Things I SeeEditor's note: While being thankful is a good thing most of the time it seems that Mr. Pearl has conflated it into a power greater than forgiveness or not taking offense. Spoilers: his list of this essential stuff we should teach our children contains fat shaming and judging others but nowhere on it does it speak of love, mercy or forgiveness. What are better characteristics to teach your children than Mr. Pearls? … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls: No Foster Children With Your Own Children?

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...]