Questioning the Pearls – How Can I Instill a Sense of Self Worth in My Verbally Abused Child?

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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Mighty Warrior Queens?

by Jen McBride from Old Paths - What Does Virtuous Really Mean?Editor's note: This is from the introduction to McBride's book 'Queen of the Home'. Skipped a great deal of this because it was Nancy Campbell-like parsing of word meanings in the original Hebrew and very pedantic boring. All of this begs the question of why do women in the CPM have to constantly come up with inflated claims about what a stay at home mother is instead of just accepting that sahm have existed going very far back and no one before this particular bunch ever added all these meanings to what they are doing? … [Read more...]

Information About Spiritual Abuse

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsThis page is dedicated to helping the reader understand how to recognize spiritual abuse.SurveyOften, books, websites, and other information regarding spiritual abuse focus on cult situations or blatantly abusive issues such as sexual abuse in the church.  But, the well-kept secret is that spiritual abuse is much more pervasive than that.  Perhaps the best definition of spiritual abuse is found in the book, The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse by David Johnson and Jeff VanVonderen: “The individual is left bearing a weight of guilt, judgment or condemnation, and confusion about their worth and standing as a Christian.” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Do Not Be Nice?

found at Ladies Against Feminism by Erika Schanzenbach from Highland Ministries - Don't Be Too NiceEditor's note: Wow, someone urging Christian fundamentalist women to be even more judgmental and hectoring. And they wonder why people are running away from churches in droves, about the rise of the Dones, yet they keep preaching hate and intolerance. … [Read more...]

What are you Doing? – Chapter 14 Sakal Just Wants Everyone to Marry Now so He Can Imagine the Wedding Night

by Suzanne TitkemeyerOkay, let's dive right in today instead of silly shilly-shallying around cracking bad jokes.When we last left the book Pater (Pat) Terrifille and know it all dirty minded park lurker Sakal Davidson were walking and discussing in the most disgusting ways the reasons why horny young boys must marry immediately. Seriously, by the time I got to the end of the chapter reading on Facebook Live Sunday night I was starting to gag from the tequila I had to swill so much because of all the squishy sexual references. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Chastity Belts?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - Is it Wrong For My Christian Husband to Make Me Wear a Chastity Belt? - not linking directly but this is the top article on Biblical Gender if you must read.Editor's note This quoted piece is not written by Larry but by a woman writing to him for advice on the Biblicalness of  chastity belts. In the unquoted bits Larry comes out that he considers chastity belts a sin and no woman should wear on, no matter how much she may want to wear it. He goes on to say masturbation is no sin either. Has anyone heard anything else about the wearing of chastity belts in the CPM? … [Read more...]

News: Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar Adopt Number Twenty

In Touch Weekly has been running a story for a couple of days about Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar adopting a child. It seems to be at least a bit more true than their recent claims that the couple was separated and headed for a divorce. At least there are court documents that can verify the news. … [Read more...]

Get Your Personal Demons Cast Out by Bob Larson

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: This is from Bruce's series 'The Sounds of Fundamentalism' and is too bizarre and funny not to share. Bob Larson nearly made it into popular culture a few years ago when one of the television network gave him his own reality show. The show was pulled and cancelled on the eve of broadcast after an outcry by the public. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Talk About Your Brokenness!?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Sharing Our Brokenness With OthersEditor's note: What?!?!? Now we're being told that admitting to imperfection or listening to the imperfections of others is a sin? These people has some of the most twisted horrible toxic logic of all time. How is admitting where we are in the moment a sin? Jesus didn't tell us to go out there and brag about how together and perfect we are at all. He preached humbleness, reality, truth. But the female cultural enforcers cannot be having people being honest and real, can they, or it might expose the broken down system they follow is riddled with hideous flaws. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: What’s the Pay Off in Martyrbating?

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...]