The Bates New Television Show & NLQ’s 2015 Duggar Mortorium

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer - NLQ AdminDuggar friends, the Bates family, had the television premiere of their new show "Bringing Up Bates" last night on the Up Network. Did anyone here happen to see it?Haven't seen any numbers yet as to the number of viewers but have seen a review of the show that makes it seem like it's going to be a tough watch at best. … [Read more...]

NLQ in 2015 -Changes Ahead!

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer - NLQ AdminHappy New Years! Here's hoping that the year 2015 brings hope, healing, prosperity and peace into your lives.Here are NLQ we're going to be making some important changes here in the new year. We're doing a little housekeeping. … [Read more...]

Why It’s Not Helpful to Ignore the ‘Good Times’ in the #Duggar Type Homeschooling

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundEditor's note: This advice also could apply for reaching out to or helping adults/parents in the ATI or Quiverfull or Fundamentalist movements. Perhaps the only way you'll be genuinely heard by those in these people groups.Hi, everyone, I did an audio recording, where I argue that saying the Duggars are uber-godly or uber-evil cultivates an attitude that does not help free the Duggars. The recording is not perfect because I don’t have an edit button like I do in typing. For example, I forgot to mention that yes, it’s possible the Duggar parents physically abuse their kids beyond just spanking. I also don’t know what it is like to … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Finding a Spouse is Like Finding a Steak Sandwich?

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by Vaughn Ohlman from True Love Doesn't Wait - Searching for a Steak SandwichEditor's note: Putting the search for a suitable spouse on the same level as finding a consumable commodity. Fundamentalist religion reduces people to objects. … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Forgiving Doesn’t Mean Forgetting

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by Linda Vernick from the Association of Biblical Counselors - Why We Must Never Forget Even When We Do ForgiveEditor's note: This may be coming from a Christian counselor publication, but it's a step in the right direction in the way forgiveness and self-protection should work together. … [Read more...]

Remembrance of New Year’s Past

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer - NLQ AdminDoes everyone here remember the big Y2K scare that the church embraced back in the late 1990s?Back in my old church I listened for several years as people I knew well lost their damn minds over the possibility that when the year 2000 dawned it might be the day the world ends. I watched impassively as friends scrimped to buy huge honking generators, cases and cases of toilet paper and canned food plus stockpiled herbal supplements. The church held seminars with speakers from near and far to tell you why you must prepare for this doomsday scenario. It wasn't everyone in our church, but it was a goodly number of people that believed this. … [Read more...]

I’m Not Asking For Perfection

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalI've had many conversations over the last 2 or 3 years that revolved around my experience of abuse in the church and my subsequent disillusionment with that institution.There have been people who disapproved of me being upset and who therefore assumed that somehow I was the one at fault. Others were distressed that I would even suggest that there was anything wrong in 'their church'. Then there were those who recognised there was something amiss, but didn't want to get involved.But, interestingly enough, there was one line almost every person produced. "You can't expect the church to be perfect - it's made up of imperfect … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Only True Sexual Consent Happens When The Wedding Band Is Put On?

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by Andrea Mrozek and Rebecca Walberg as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism - A Higher Standard For Sexual Relations. Original article at MercatorNet; Why not hold sexual relations to a higher standard?Editor's note: Another case of Ladies Against Feminism taking an article that contains some actual ideas that aren't too bad and immediately using it to push an idea well beyond that of the original author. LAF wants to make sex outside of marriage a crime, a crime that could be prosecuted by law enforcement and the justice system! No where in the original article does it bring up this dangerous and extremist idea. Instead of discussion of how a higher standard might help ease the problem or … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Celebrating New Years ‘Biblical’?

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from Kirk Cameron's blog by Shari Abbott - Is a New Year's Eve Party Biblical?Editor's note: Interesting that the part quoted by Cameron of Abbott's post only mentions New Years Day being Biblical.  … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet – Part Two: Cinderella

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideWe get to meet "Cinderella" whose name is actually Leah. Cinderella: story five by David and Leah SpinaWho should I date and marry? Are my standards too high? Is God really in control? Will I ever get married?My husband and I wish we could sit down with each of you over a cup of coffee, look you straight in the eye and answer those questions with zeal! … [Read more...]


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