Quoting Quiverfull: Happy Happy Joy Joy?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - How to be HappyEditor's note: This is now Nancy's primary and main message, much more often than stay home and raise your children because you are a mother. The new primary message is be happy no matter what, no negative thoughts or emotions allowed ever. If ever there was a recipe for becoming mentally ill it is this insistence on no negative emotions ever allowed! … [Read more...]

What are you Doing?: Chapter 16 – Andrew’s Dad Wants Shove His Responsibility on Sakal

by Suzanne TitkemeyerThis is chapter 16 of Vaughn Ohlman's never-ending book of very bad and creepy ideas about marrying young kids off so they can smush together genitalia while he imagines it - 'What are you Doing?'I ask myself what are you doing every time I pick up this slender tome. They could do away with waterboarding by reading this book to prisoners in Guantanamo Bay to force them to confess. However it's likely less humane and would be banned by the Geneva Convention. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Is Your Home Stagnant?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Don't Block the River!Editor's note: More thought-control with Nancy Campbell. When did 'Longsuffering' become a positive thing? While it is usually a good idea to keep your home a safe nest, a place of peace and tranquility for your own personal mental health, much less that of anyone else, this idea that there can only be happy and positive emotions going on in your home is just toxic.  The sad thing is those that are following Nancy are likely right now beating themselves up with guilt over failing to do just that. Sometimes home is the place where we lick our wounds, heal, recover, work through very negative emotions and circumstances. There's no … [Read more...]

Do Leader-Driven Churches Create Passive-Aggressive Christians?

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalIn my adventures online I have noticed how poorly many Christians cope when asked to dialogue with others. In my experience, many simply make their comment and seem to expect it to be accepted without response. If a reply is given, things often go one of two ways: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Your Silly Female Emotions?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Emotions Are Not DictatorsEditor's note: So this was a few days before Lori wrote her piece complaining about young women blogging, preaching, teaching, writing books and it's pretty easy to see from her words that some retreat she went on triggered that post. I don't envy her because I do clearly remember this entire scrambling to be the alpha in the female CPM pack all too well. It's a frustrating miserable place to live. Being free of that performance bondage is such a better place to be.  … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why the Childish Language?

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: Part 2 – Blogging Is IGNORING Your Family?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning – Blogging and Neglecting Your FamilyEditor's note: Yes, it seems like this is some sort of jealousy/territorial marking of turf Lori's is doing here. About as subtle as a kitty I used to have that peed on all four outer corners of the house daily to let everyone know it was his house. Lori is doing exactly that with this piece. Only SHE and others like her should be allowed to blog. Pretty petty and transparent. … [Read more...]

A Journey of Unlearning

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comCongratulations to Samantha on this new phase of her life attending seminary!This is my first official paper for seminary. It’s for my hermenuetics class, answering the question “Who and what circumstances made me the kind of interpreter of religious texts that I am today?” A lot of this y’all have heard from me before, but I do mention a few concepts I haven’t talked about on the blog before, so if you have questions about anything I say here, feel free to ask– this was written for a man familiar with speech-act theory, after all. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Blogging Is IGNORING Your Family?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Blogging and Neglecting Your FamilyEditor's note: Oh this is just too toxic to completely unpack in one posting, but it's giving off the vibe that Lori thinks only older ladies can or should blog because she's feeling threatened in some way. Huge followings? Books? Touring the country giving speeches? Sounds more like the Green Eyed Monster of envy than any real worry about the unBiblicalness of blogging. What do you think? … [Read more...]

Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – The Most Important Thing To Know How To Cook?

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...]