What are you Doing? – Chapter 15 Sakal Wants No Pre-Licked Candy Bars

by Suzanne TitkemeyerWe're on chapter 15 of Vaughn Ohlman's get them married the second their breasts and assorted bits grow. Thankfully there are only about 20 pages total left. But most of the coming chapters are blessedly short, the final one only a half page.I plan on burning this damn book on my grill just as soon as these reviews are done. This toxic brew does not need to ever fall into the hands of impressionable people. Just like those of Vaughn's oldest son's bride, Laura Camp Ohlman. She is the one that found and read the book, got her daddy to read the book and then contact Vaughn for a betrothal. So many bad decisions in such a short period of time. I do wonder if Von … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Steven Anderson Says Being Deported Sign Trip Was Successful?

by Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church - Botswana UpdateEditor's note: Anderson's spin, we knew it was coming. Interesting considering earlier in the week Anderson himself denied he had been deported, said he left under his own steam in an interview. So which is it: deported or left on his own. Would love to see the statistics of how many Botswanis own computers or CD players for all those digital media handouts they did and some follow up six months from now and a year after that to see how many of those won through 'soul winning' still consider themselves believers. The very end of his piece I'm not quoting here is a big pile of martyrbating. … [Read more...]

Evangelical MLM Evangelicalism

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserSeveral days ago, I wrote a post titled J.A. Medders Asks: What Do You Think Jesus is Doing Right Now?.As I read the comments on this post, I had thoughts about how similar multi-level marketing (MLM) programs are to the various methods and programs Evangelicals use to evangelize people they deem unsaved/lost/unregenerate and headed for hell. This post will details these similarities. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Technology is Too Distracting For Parents?

by June Fuentes from A Wise Woman Builds Her Home - The Christian Home: The NurseryEditor's note: Another wanna be female cultural enforcer proclaiming that all mothers and fathers must do it all with no help and no distractions, like technology. If you think technology is what is driving much of the slip shod parenting going on out there it's likely you're not living in reality. It's hardly the worst thing going on in modern parenting. How many female cultural enforcers have we seen blaming technology for crummy parenting while USING technology to put that message across? Hypocrite much? … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why No Respect For Any Other Faith Tradition?

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. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Using Pop Culture to Double Down on Abusive Theology?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - "Everyone" is Talking About Brad and AngelinaEditor's note: Had to go look up what was going on with these two after reading Lori's nasty little blaming screed about how no one takes marriage seriously anymore because of Hollywood. I'm not going to disingenuously claim I haven't seen either in films, like someone else is claiming, but I hardly think 'EVERYONE' is discussing this break up. Also, sounds like there was some possibly dangerous parenting at work before the divorce, Brad Pitt is currently under investigation for child abuse and the separation happened the day after the abuse incident. If a man is constantly high or drunk and exhibiting … [Read more...]

Cranio-Rectal Inversion and Cognitive Bias

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Under Much Grace and used with permission. (You can't live very safely if your head's up your _____.)The title of this post conveys a rude image, but I find it sadly and uncomfortably true. In pondering my own recent disappointments in life and establishing safety in trauma recovery, I found myself looking squarely at my own cognitive biases. And I realized that you can't see and hear if you've buried your head away somewhere, even if it is self interest. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Is Homemaking a Ministry?

by Katie Bennett from Embracing A Simpler Life - Homemaking is a MinistryEditor's note: Is homemaking really a ministry or what we all do to ensure we have clean clothes, aren't living in a sty and to make sure our children are cared for and well fed? It's the thing that most women and many men do for the common good of their family, their responsibility. But is it really a ministry? This sounds more like self conflation / congratulation that many Quiverfull mothers do so that they don't feel small and worthless. Not saying it's not good to care for your family, it is, but is it really necessary to give it all these wow awesome descriptive meanings? Isn't making up more rules and … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – What Does It Mean To Have A Bigger Purpose?

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: Dress Yourself Out of Depression?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Ready To GoEditor's note: Nancy is saying this to mothers, but from here it reads like some sort of perhaps advice to depressed ladies. Get up and get dressed. Don't drag around in your bathrobe and nightgown! Tell yourself how hap-hap-happy you are! Deny your reality, deny that you're so depressed that going back to bed seems like a great option not long after you get up. Paste on that grin! … [Read more...]