Why Do Evangelical Pastors Think They Know Everything?

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserSeveral months back, I asked readers to submit questions they would like me to answer. If you would like to ask a question, please leave your question here. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Quit Your Job and God Will Provide?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Forced to Live on One IncomeEditor's note: This isn't written by Lori but supposedly by one of her commenters on her blog explaining how wrong it was for her to work outside of the home and how Jesus worked it all out for them the second she quit her job and her husband started being the sole breadwinner by driving a school bus. Typical fundytown drivel. I don't know about other areas of the country but a family forced to rely only on the wages of a school bus driver here would be suffering and struggling no matter how they sliced that budget. Is this even possible without living on dried beans and clothing from Goodwill only? It proves, if … [Read more...]

The Power of a Transformed Wife: Part 2 Chapter 1 More of Where is the Love?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerWhen we last left Lori she was explaining about how horrible and contentious her early married years were.  She really missed out because for myself and many other people I know that married for love those first few honeymoon years were wonderful. Not much fighting going on either. None of what she's talked about so far bodes well for the long term survival of most marriages, except for those ones where people refuse to ever consider divorce, deciding that this is the hand that God dealt them so they must play the cards no matter how crumbled or fake they are. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: You Lazy Selfish Dirty Woman?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Jail Time for Messy HousekeepersEditor's note: Lori is clearly thinking that jail time is appropriate no matter her words that she thinks it's 'too extreme.' Seriously? What about that time when Jesus told Martha to chill when she was upset that Mary wasn't helping her cook, clean or set up the meal she was working on? It's all a matter of personal tastes, talents and preferences and no one else but the people involved business if the house is dirty or clean. Most of us are somewhere on a sliding scale of dirty/clean depending on the day, the needs of the family members and the activity levels and that's perfectly fine. No matter what Lori … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: When Internet Push-back Works?

by Susanna Musser from The Blessing of Verity - Coming Soon: Final CurtainEditor's note: Interesting that Ms. Musser has apparently soured on both adoption of older disabled orphans and blogging around the same time as the death of her adopted son Tommy. This seems to be one of the few cases I've seen where someone in the Quiverfull Evangelical movement has been reflective enough to actually change their behavior for the better. While I see the Musser's have pursued another adoption since Tommy and they will still be asking for money for the continuing care of their special needs adoptees they are not going to be pushing the adoption of older special needs children for anyone. Wise … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Did Quiverfulls Vote For Donald Trump?

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: Spanking Away Mental Illness?

by Steve Bannon from the Huffington Post - Steve Bannon's Cure For Mental Illness? Spank Your Child MoreEditor's note: It's not known if Bannon, President-Elect Donald Trump's new strategist is Quiverfull or Evangelical it seems like he holds the same backwards views on mental illness that people like No Greater Joy's Michael Pearl, Desiring God's John Piper and countless others. … [Read more...]

Positive Perceptions and Blame Games: The Self Serving Bias

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceImages by Cindy Kunsman of Under Much Grace and used with permission. 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).Like the Blind Spot and Confirmation biases, the Self Serving Bias also serves to preserve the ego by painting the self in a positive light. One of many other attribution errors, anything that happens that benefits a person is credited to their achievement and merit. This ass … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Tim Bayly Does Not Understand the Definition of ‘Sexism’?

by Tim Bayly from the Bayly Blog - President Obama: The Very Worst Sexist...Editor's note: I am continually amazed by the twisting of word meanings by Evangelical Christians in their war against women and anyone that does not think exactly like they do. Bayly starts this piece by using a quote from our president from way back when Obama was running against Mitt Romney to justify why he thinks Obama is a sexist. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Praying

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...]