News: Jana Duggar Leaves ’19 Kids & Counting’ For Real Life


If this is factual then - Run, Jana RUN!First, let me say I do not know for certain if this is real news or manufactured Duggar drama merely meant to drive eyeballs to the television show. It's popping up only in places such as Ok! Magazine, various television reality blogs and some internet news sources not well known for their veracity, such as the Examiner and Radar Online. It's also one of those articles that quotes an anonymous Duggar insider. Some of those 'insider' articles have turned out not to be true. … [Read more...]

Oh Daughters of Fundamentalism, Take Upon Yourselves the Cloak of Self-Deception

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by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of Them I recently witnessed a young girl who is struggling a bit who expressed that she was a bit unhappy with her life, being told that she just needs to take it one day at a time, and be happy with it. To me it is shameful to express to a child or a teenager that their discomfort or unhappiness with a difficult situation stems from their own inability to cope. What message is being given to girls when they are told that although they are not the creators of the bad situation, they must be the authors of the solution, but the solution must only be to swallow their feelings and smile. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Don’t Backstab in Front of the Children, Just do it in Your Books?


by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Go, and Sneer No MoreEditor's note: In this final piece from the Sneerer In Chief Debi Pearl she busts out one of her patented stories that sounds like she's invented the story out of thing air. Nice touch adding in the fear to mothers that if they criticize anyone then the sin will be carried on by their children. This is what Debi does, invents something to fear, adds in a made up story to support her claims and then ends it by turning the responsibility and guilt onto the mother.  That's some good Christian love there.. (yes, yes, I know I'm sneering) … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Losing Close Friend Due To Marriage


Our third 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 … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 -Don’t Backstab in Front of Your Children, Just do it in Your Books?


by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Go, and Sneer No MoreEditor's note: Is it just me or does it sound like Debi is describing herself and many others in the Quiverfull and Homeschooling worlds? That whole 'we are better than you because we x, y or z' thing that many seem very engaged in at all times? … [Read more...]

News: Justin Harris Adoption Rehoming Story Keeps Getting Worse


The more that comes out in the media about Arkansas Republican representative Justin Harris rehoming two adopted daughters with a sex offender the worse it sounds. Which is surprising because the entire idea of rehoming adopted daughters with a rapist seems to have been a new low in the first place.Raw Story is saying that Harris is now claiming to have given up the girls because he believed they were possessed by demons. … [Read more...]

Babies, Duggars and Me


by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To Live originally posted November 12, 2011The command to be fruitful and multiply was mentioned frequently in our marriage ceremony and reception. But it didn’t really need to be, we both knew what we believed. One of the questions we had discussed during our courtship was our commitment to never use birth control. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Don’t Backstab in Front of the Children Just do it in Your Books?


by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Go, and Sneer No MoreEditor's note: Oh the delicious, delicious irony! Debi says that if you put down and sneer at people then your marriage is going to crash and burn. Wonder why this doesn't seem to apply to her marriage personally? Did she not call people names like 'Hillbilly Ugly' and other very unflattering sobriquets to make a point in her books? Another case of fundy 'Do as I say, not as I do' … [Read more...]

Darwin Fish, A True Prophet Of God

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser Recently, a man by the name of Wayne K sent me an email that contained a dare. He wrote:Now be cautioned because there is a cultish group in America whose website called atruechurch(dot)info  – they may add your name to a list of false teachers? – probably not. I dare you write about them. I thought, who the hell is Why should I fear them? Are they an assassination squad that whacks atheists and other nonbelievers? So, trembling with consternation and fear, I typed into Firefox. What did I find? Darwin Fish. Darwin Fish, the truest Christian on earth, a fundamentalist o … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: A Problem Doesn’t Exist Because I’ve Never Seen It Before?


by JW from Thoughts, Opinions and Little Discoveries - Fundamentalism Gone WrongEditor's note: Posting this because the article goes on to discuss how NLQ found Vyckie Garrison hates God. Even though this type of legalism and Quiverfull goes on in most churches this Evangelical author seems to think it's limited to the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist and Fundamentalists in general. This is one of those fallacies in Christianity, that abuse is rare and the fault of the victim because they weren't practicing the 'right' type of Christianity. As usual the grammar, spelling and formatting go to the original author, I have not changed a thing. … [Read more...]