Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – A Different Version of the Vaccine Death Tale?

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by Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy - Seeing Through a Glass DarklyEditor's note: Here's the rest and it isn't any better than the first. In fact, it's much worse. Please read Part One  first if you haven't had the chance. … [Read more...]

Day 19 of 21 Days of Healing: Self-Care

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church Hurts“His love endures forever.” (Thought suggestion for today.)As I am writing this, it is the day after Thanksgiving, 2014. Black Friday. My husband left shortly after 4 AM to pick up my son and go shopping. (For shop vacs, ladders, scaffolding, and an iPhone.) Me? I stayed home. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: A Different Version of the Vaccine Death Tale?

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by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine originally published in 1998 - Seeing Through a Glass DarklyEditor's note: This seems to be another version of Debi's story of the child that died suddenly of vaccination. But most of the details beyond the fact that a child died quickly and unexpectedly are very different, such as instead of having a single son Debi mentions her daughter Rebekah. Very interesting. Reposting this as counterpoint to her story in Preparing To Be A Help Meet.  … [Read more...]

Tacit Agreement

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsImplied, inferred, understood without actually speaking.I was chatting with someone recently about my experience with spiritual abuse. She asked how many of our friends at the church were aware of what had taken place and had spoken up in our defense.I responded that no one had taken the initiative to contact me or my husband to find out why we were no longer attending. No took the initiative to call, email, message, write, or communicate in any way. We are … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Make Your Family Work or Else?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - You Can Be An AnswerEditor's note: Is it just me or are all of these 'Daily Encouragements' in reality very discouraging, shaming and laden with making mothers and women feel ever guilty? Today Nancy cites statistics about the broken state of families followed by stating that you must do everything you can and beyond to make sure your family doesn't become broken too wrapped in language about your actions being the thing that fixes society's woes. … [Read more...]

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...]


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