NLQ Question of the Week: Why Child Collecting Via Adoption?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.This morning all the news sites were discussing Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's plans to adopt a baby in the coming New Year. Not content with the 19 living children they have they are starting the process to adopt according to many different sites like In Touch Weekly and The Inquistr.  There are no details available on if the Duggars will go through DHS or a private adoption agency, but it's likely they'll do like so many other Evangelicals and go through an extremely lenient private 'Christian' adoption agency that doesn't screen the applicants … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Dating Only Encourages Men to Have Sexy Sinful Thoughts?

by Larry Solomon of Biblical Gender Roles - How the Modern Practice of 'Christian Dating' is Cruel to Men and as always linked through Do Not Link for safety purposes.Editor's note: This piece starts off with a story about a young man and woman in Bible college who date and hold to the strict rules of no handholding or side hugs until their engagement only to have the man start imaging what his fiance looks like naked. It's a hop, skip and a jump to his attempting to touch her breasts and derriere, leading to a broken engagement. According to Larry the problem isn't that he's just a normal red-blooded healthy male dealing with emotions and hormones, the problem is that dating is the type … [Read more...]

You Are Beautiful

by AJ cross posted from her blog I Am Phoenix(Editor's note: Not precisely related to QF or religion but something important to remember in recovery. So many of us coming out of high demand religions have such a down negative view of ourselves that it's worthwhile to sometimes stop an realize we are all beautiful. It's a message that can never be repeated too often. We need to keep hearing this message as we recover.)Can you really fully experience being you if you never get outside of yourself?Do you really know who you are if you've never experienced yourself through the eyes of others? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 Delusions of Spanking?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - LaughingEditor's note: Sorry Michael, the only laughing going on are in those of us that see just how unsuccessful your children really are, that know about the way they live, the lives of grinding poverty and make do. For bonus horrible Pearl is admitting to abusing his dogs with the same plumbing line he beats his children and possibly grandchildren with. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Appropriate Touching?

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 18 … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Delusions of Spanking?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - LaughingEditor's note: This was written back when the deaths of Hana Grace Williams and Lydia Shatz were all over the news with  news media speculating of the links between Michael Pearl's book 'To Train Up A Child' and a pile of dead children. Michael is attempting to justify his method of child beating as a legitimate way to raise children instead of the law-breaking child abuse it actually is. Dream on, Michael, because I'm seeing almost no children raised in extreme Christianity such as yours becoming anything beyond a manual laborer or the chronically under employed. Doctors? Lawyers? Psychiatric workers? I need a legitimate citation of his … [Read more...]

Christmas Card: Peace on Earth?

Found this on Facebook. Some good Christian Patriarch thought that this would be an outstanding Christmas card photo of his family. Wonder if it's Larry Solomon? What do you think?The image has been removed for copyright reasons. When this was originally posted it was floating around Facebook. Now the photographer has come forward and isn't happy that others are sharing this photo. However if you want to know more about the controversy NLQ Founder Vyckie Garrison has written about this image and how it's upsetting folks for Raw Story - Facebook Heaps Massive Scorn on Photographer's Appallingly Sexist Family Christmas Photo and the photo is also with the story on the Raw Story website. Is … [Read more...]

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsWe are approaching our second anniversary of being told that we were not to return to the church.  Whenever I think about that day (which isn’t often), I remember calling my (former) friend, whom I will call “Martha,” and telling her, “We are going to lose all of our friends.”“No, you won’t!” she insisted.  “There are lots of people who love you and they aren’t going to abandon you.” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Dating is Godless Because of Romance?

by Larry Solomon of Biblical Gender Roles.com - 12 Ways to Transform Modern Dating into Biblical Dating  (linked to through Do Not Link because we really don't wish to add to his swollen ego and search engine rankings that he keeps gloating over.Editor's note: He really thinks that romantic feelings and gestures are not applicable to dating and possible marriage. Like Von Ohlman it's all about the father seeking to make the right kind of alliance for the child in question. … [Read more...]

‘Radical’ Review : 1 – 22

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comThe first time I heard about David Platt’s Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, I was in my second year of graduate school. It had been out for over a year at that point, and a colleague I worked with recommended it to me after a conversation we’d had about the corruption and greed common in American evangelicalism. This book had left a lasting impression on my friend, but I wasn’t as struck by it as he was. … [Read more...]


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