My Dogmatic Crazy Glue

A slide from Matt's presentation.

I don't know if anyone else at NLQ follows the comedic genius that is Matt Inman aka The Oatmeal, but if I could but afford it I would hire Inman to do a caricature of the Duggar family I would use in all Duggar postings instead of their photos because it would be so awesomely bad. Matt has an ability to make you laugh even at awful things. Some of his cartoons about religion have been right on the money.Recently he spoke at BAH Fest West and explained his thoughts on Faith (tm). Enjoy. Praise Jibbers!   … [Read more...]

Gaslighting

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church Hurts Editor's Note: We've covered this topic before but it never hurts to revisit some of the basics of harmful practices in churches and the world.I’ve been reading a bit about gas-lighting lately and at first I didn’t think that it played a part in my spiritual abuse. Maybe that’s because many of the articles and blogs that I read assumed that we all know what gas-lighting is already and so they didn’t give a very complete description or definition. I think it was the word “crazy” that finally hit home with me. Essentially, as I started putting it all together, I determined that gas-lighting is when someone tries to make you believe y … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Complain Ever Because God?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - You Are Destined For ThisIf you're even thinking about complaining about anything Nancy Campbell, Evangelical Cultural Enforcer, is poised above your head to hit you with a Biblical fly swatter and a reminder to shut up because it could be worse. Or maybe God had planned all this torment for you to 'refine' you or as a test. What type of all loving all knowing deity tortures people for no good reason? Because Bible! … [Read more...]

Day 8 or 21 Days of Healing: The Arena

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church Hurts“Keep your heart with all diligence . . . ” Prov. 4:23A big “aha!” moment for me came when I went to a conference based on Brene Brown’s book, Daring Greatly.In the book, Brene describes our lives as being lived in an arena. We all live in an arena with people sitting in the seats around us, watching.What we must determine is who sits where. Who gets to sit in the box seats – the places of honor in our lives? Who gets to sit in the cheap seats? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: AIDS Free By December 25th – The Duggars Lose Their Homophobe Crown?

The gleeful homophobic put the gays to death and giving illegal medical advice Andersons, Steven and Zsuzsanna

from Raw Story by Steven Anderson, Pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Arizona Pastor Predicts "AIDS-Free Christmas" If All Gays Are Killed, As God CommandsAnd here we thought Jim Bob and Michelle were the hatingest haters of the homosexuals in the world of the Christian Patriarch Movement. Looks like Zsuzsanna Anderson's hubby is trying to snatch that crown from their heads.This extreme hatred of gays to the point where he is advocating killing gay people makes me wonder if Steven is so far into the closet that he's seeing the next century's worth of Christmas presents. Many of these guys in the Quiverfull movement are so obsessed with proving their masculinity by keeping the … [Read more...]

“Real Marriage” review: 139-155 “The Porn Path”

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Ok, so the last time I talked about porn, a lot of people seemed to think that I don’t have any problems with porn, or that I think that porn is always ok and having negative thoughts/feelings about porn makes you a prude or something. So let me clarify something up front: I have a problem with a lot of porn, but I do my best to limit my discussions about porn to arguments that are reliable in the sense that I have more than anecdotal evidence to back me up. … [Read more...]

News: Josh and Anna Duggar Expecting Number Four

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Turns out that Radar Online and I were right in regards to Anna Duggar being enceinte again. They confirmed it yesterday. From US Magazine - Anna Duggar Pregnant: Josh Duggar's Wife Expecting Fourth Child … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Dispel The Darkness Or Else?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - A Family of LightHas anyone else noticed that in Nancy Campbell's world you are told to trust God, yet told to do all these things to make sure evil or darkness isn't in your life? Wouldn't 100% trusting God mean that you could trust Him to over shine any darkness or devil supposedly in your life? Too many contradictory things in Nancy's world. Trust but do that voodoo you do to make sure it sticks..oh, Nancy, you are like a little kid hiding under the covers from the Boogieman sometimes. … [Read more...]

Open Thread: Raising Your Children?

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Last night I encountered this list of how not to raise 'Godly' children on Facebook. It was actually on the wall of someone I know from a very mainstream church where that church does not teach this restrictive list or anything even remotely close to it, but she firmly believes it. She's involved with the local homeschool group in my area, which is run by a woman that should be in jail right now for parenting failures of an extreme magnitude that originated with the type of thinking  this list is opposed to. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Grabbers, Hidden Flowers and Princesses – Part 4

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideDebi has explained two ways to end up miserable - chase boys and marry a pervert; live too sheltered a life and never get married.Now she explains how to catch a guy without catching a guy.... … [Read more...]


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