Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Biblical Marriage is not State Marriage

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Excerpt from 'The Bible on Divorce and Remarriage'Editor's note: So here Michael is trying to explain if you state that you are marrying and pray over it then it's just as valid a marriage as those performed with those pesky government-controlled state licenses. But have conjugal relations without that statement of covenant to marry and it's mere fornication. Sorry Mike, no marriage license and it's not legally a marriage no matter how you wave your Bible around. … [Read more...]

When Quiverfull Parenting Ideas and Theology Fail – Too Many Children to Supervise?

This morning there were a number of media outlets reporting on a disturbing incident that happened yesterday at the Cincinnati, Ohio Zoo. A four year old child somehow managed to climb a fence,  squeeze into the gorilla enclosure before falling roughly 12 feet down into the moat. A male Silverback gorilla named Harambe waded into the wade, took hold of the boy and was hauling him around roughly by the arm. The zookeepers had to make the difficult decision to kill Harambe, who is an endangered species, to rescue the boy. The boy is hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries and expected to make a full recovery. … [Read more...]

Humor: Your Skirt Length is Telling…

Found this graphic on Facebook and am not sure who the original source is. With this type of thinking perhaps we'd all be better off wearing burqas.  Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Never Alone With A Guy?

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: Part 1 – Biblical Marriage is not State Marriage

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Excerpt From The Bible on Divorce and RemarriageEditor's note: This series is an excerpt from Michael Pearl's book The Bible on Divorce and Remarriage quietly released in November. This one seems to be one of his less popular books. We start with a pile of 'Pearl Letters' … [Read more...]

Shackled Girl: Mother Jailed on Unrelated Charges

by PropinquaEditor’s note: On May 18, a 13-year-old girl escaped from the basement of a home in Toledo where her stepfather, Timothy Ciboro, and his son, Esten Ciboro, allegedly kept her shackled to a post for a year or more. This is yet another horrific story of what can happen when abusers use a claim of Christian home-schooling to hide and mistreat children. You might wish to start with Part 1 … [Read more...]

The Pretenders We Used To Be

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding Fundamental THE PRETENDERI'm going to rent myself a house In the shade of the freeway I'm going to pack my lunch in the morning And go to work each day And when the evening rolls around I'll go on home and lay my body down And when the morning light comes streaming in … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Denying a Link to Lydia Shatz and Hana Grace Williams?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - A Call to StandEditor's note: We've all seen Michael Pearl's official statement about the deaths of children whose parents followed his child training book 'To Train Up A Child'. We featured it here along with Debi's hysterical calling for the death of those that opposed them prayer request last year. Here's Debi complaining about the press linking their ministry and advice to the deaths of children. Towards the end of the piece she even manages to say that people that oppose their training methods are like Hitler's supporters and she mentions Hitler right off the bat. Does anyone know what 'lesbian homeschool website' she keeps referencing in this … [Read more...]

What Are You Doing? – Chapter 2: Boys Just Wanna Have Sex

by Suzanne TitkemeyerAnd so we are back reading this book that is a stark look into the mind of marry them off young patriarch Vaughn Ohlman. The players are in place. Young Andrew Adamson is back at the park again, eating lunch this time instead of playing with his cell phone. He's joined by vaguely Middle Eastern buttinski Sakal Davidson. This is apparently post-date from the week before. Von states at the beginning of this chapter that the overarching theme is 'What should I be doing on a date that is God-honoring?' but that's not it. The main theme is that this boy wants to get married just so he can have sex finally, since, you know, it was established in chapter 1 that everyone is … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: How to Shun Your Children?

From Jehovah's Witness 2016 annual convention:Editor's note: Is anyone here a former Jehovah's Witness? This video crossed my Facebook feed this morning and just feels so awful and wrong, sort of like something the Pearls or others in Quiverfull might come up with to teach or discipline those children attempting to jump ship. What do you think? … [Read more...]