Did Religion Kill Prince?

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Every Breaking Wave Like most of the world I got the news of the passing of artist Prince Rogers Nelson in the early afternoon yesterday. Yes, it was a shock. Another influential musician dead in 2016 among too many others. Please, whoever controls the universe, give us a break on carrying off beloved musical figures for a little while. It's just been too much this year. … [Read more...]

News: Possible ‘Tell All’ Book Being Shopped About The Duggar Family?

This week's In Touch Weekly print edition has several more articles about the Duggars that aren't on their website. Earlier in the week we posted about Jill Duggar Dillard's midwife trainer being embroiled in a possible lawsuit over a botched delivery from the In Touch website. But two other stories in the print version are not up on the website. … [Read more...]

Safe Expectations as the Safest Place in Recovery

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Under Much Grace and  used with permission I used this quote a short time ago, but I read something that brought it to my mind again. There is so much truth to the saying that “we learn what we live.” Alice Miller makes that fact so clear for us by explaining why people who have been hurt often repeat the same tactics that were used against them. But how does this relate to feeling safer? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 Disrespectful Wife Leads to Divorce?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles – Why the Movie ‘Fireproof’ Offers Unbiblical and BAD Marriage AdviceEditor's note: In this segment Larry argues that God's unconditional love does not include unconditional affection, that you only get affection if you are doing everything right the way God wants and that this is how a man should treat his wife too. That is the true recipe for divorce it seems to me. What these sex starved 'Good Patriarchs' don't seem to realize is that by small kindnesses like flowers and cooking dinner they might get more sex. Dismissing these things as unimportant seems to guarantee a permanent headache in many women. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why is Showing Affection to Loved Ones so Difficult?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Over the last few days we've been looking at Larry Solomon's breakdown of the movie 'Fireproof' and why he thinks it's bad advice for anyone in a Christian marriage. One of his objections is that it required the husband Caleb to do small affectionate … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 Disrespectful Wife Leads to Divorce?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles – Why the Movie ‘Fireproof’ Offers Unbiblical and BAD Marriage AdviceEditor's note: I was going to wrap this up today with this third bit, but there's just too much here to cover that bears looking at. Today we're looking at what each partner could have done to save the marriage according to the Gospel of Larry. Get ready for a lot of Catherine-blaming with just a smidgen of blame towards Caleb. … [Read more...]

Junior High Gym Class — 1970s

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserImage from The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserThe black framed glasses? Welfare glasses. As soon as I saved up enough money to buy wire-rimmed glasses, I ditched the glasses. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 Disrespectful Wife Leads to Divorce?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - Why the Movie 'Fireproof' Offers Unbiblical and BAD Marriage AdviceEditor's note: Larry lays out where he thinks the blame goes for the marriage problems. Very predictably very little of the blame falls to Kirk Cameron's character. Later today we'll examine Larry's claims that 'Fireproof' was much like his wrecked first marriage. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – What To Do When I Think I May Know Who God Has For Me?!?!

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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 Disrespectful Wife Leads to Divorce?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - Why the Movie 'Fireproof' Offers Unbiblical and BAD Marriage Advice and per usual we're not going to link to BGR as there is no way to link safely. This is the top article at his blog if you must read it.Editor's note: The movie 'Fireproof' was sort of simplistic and the usual heavy-handed cheesy over the top message that most of these 'Christian' films by Cameron and others seem to always be. It did make some good points about making an effort in your marriage I thought, and showed typical actions/reactions by partners of marriages in trouble. Not entirely toxic, nor entirely good, but not for any of the reasons Larry seems to think. Larry's … [Read more...]


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