Quoting Quiverfull: State Marriage is Fornication?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Excerpt From 'The Bible on Divorce and Remarriage'Editor's note: This bit from Michael Pearl is from his newest book on divorce and marriage and is prefaced with some of those fake Pearl letters we've come to expect. The letters are people wanting to get rid of their state marriage licenses and be 'really married'. Did I miss something here? Did the Bible say that you shouldn't register your marriage with the state because it was a sin? … [Read more...]

Franklin Graham Uses Celebrity Deaths to Threaten Sinners With Hell

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserLeave it to Fundamentalist Franklin Graham to use several of the recent celebrity deaths as evangelistic props for warning sinners of the certainty of death and eternal torture in hell by God if they fail to make a decision for Christ. You might be the nicest person in the world, but without Jesus you are headed for hell when you die. But, you can be a pussy-grabbing, misogynistic billionaire and still make it to heaven IF you pray the sinner’s prayer and really, really, really mean it. (Graham will be one of five clergymen at Donald Trump’s coronation.)Since Graham does not mention whether any of the … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Love Your Husband But Deny Your Emotions?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Thirty-Six Years of MarriageEditor's note: Apparently Lori and Ken just celebrated their anniversary and Lori waxed on about what she's learned in that time between asking her readers to send photos of them kissing their spouses. Warning, there's two photos of Lori and Ken kissing on the blog. But, just like the flip flopping Lori does in her book 'The Power of the Transformed Wife' she stresses the need to show love to your husband and then turns around and tells you to deny all negative emotions, hold your feelings in check. Can she not see how impossible and toxic it is to just allow only one set of emotions? … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week – Why Use Death of Celebrities to Push Religion?

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 Quiverfull theology and life can only shine a light on the toxic nature of this lifestyle choice. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Teach Daughters College is Not For Them?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - This Family Pursues Holy LivingEditor's note: One of Lori's readers sent her a gift box and a long letter that Lori immediately posted on her blog. In the letter her fan posted a pile of qualifiers to show she's not some nasty lazy modern woman working and wasting her time on social media. Then proceeds to tell Lori she's been reading her old blog for six months. … [Read more...]

Faith, Feedback and False Consensus

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Under Much Grace and used with permission.Part of Cindy's series on CranioRectal Inversions Just a reminder that the purpose of this discussion aims at stimulating thought and self awareness as tools to help those in recovery from trauma learn how to make safer choices. To make the discussion more jocular, we've defined Cognitive Biases as “CranioRectal Inversions” (CRI). … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Risky Pregnancies Still No Reason For Birth Control?

by Zsuzanna Anderson from Are They All Yours?? - Q & A Answers Part OneEditor's note: So apparently even if your life is at risk by having another child it's still sinful to practice any form of birth control in the world of IFB gospel according to Zsuzsanna Anderson. Even just abstaining from sex is not done. Interesting that Zsu and Michelle Duggar have such different interpretations of 'Defrauding' … [Read more...]

Answering Preparing To Be A Help Meet – Is It Right To Show Admiration?

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: You Do Not Learn in College?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson of Are They All Yours?? - Q & A Answers Part OneEditor's note: Sorry Zsu, but there are some subjects/professions that cannot be learned by reading or apprenticeship. Remember that twin to twin transfusion thing you were suffering from during your pregnancy with Boaz? The doctor that treated her did not learn how from a book, he went to post grad med school. Which is why there is higher learning. This is more about the Anderson family not wanting their kids exposed to people who think and live differently than they do. … [Read more...]

Christians Upset Over Satanic Christmas Display

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: the photo of this sculpture being discussed can be seen at Bruce's site.“Tis the season for Christians to be upset over things that they feel profane the “true” meaning of Christmas — the birth of Jesus Christ. A recent scuffle in Boca Raton is case in point. CBS News reports: … [Read more...]