Not Quoting Quiverfull: When Internet Push-back Works?

by Susanna Musser from The Blessing of Verity - Coming Soon: Final CurtainEditor's note: Interesting that Ms. Musser has apparently soured on both adoption of older disabled orphans and blogging around the same time as the death of her adopted son Tommy. This seems to be one of the few cases I've seen where someone in the Quiverfull Evangelical movement has been reflective enough to actually change their behavior for the better. While I see the Musser's have pursued another adoption since Tommy and they will still be asking for money for the continuing care of their special needs adoptees they are not going to be pushing the adoption of older special needs children for anyone. Wise … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Did Quiverfulls Vote For Donald Trump?

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: Spanking Away Mental Illness?

by Steve Bannon from the Huffington Post - Steve Bannon's Cure For Mental Illness? Spank Your Child MoreEditor's note: It's not known if Bannon, President-Elect Donald Trump's new strategist is Quiverfull or Evangelical it seems like he holds the same backwards views on mental illness that people like No Greater Joy's Michael Pearl, Desiring God's John Piper and countless others. … [Read more...]

Positive Perceptions and Blame Games: The Self Serving Bias

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceImages by Cindy Kunsman of Under Much Grace and used with permission. Just a reminder that the purpose of this discussion aims at stimulating thought and self awareness as tools to help those in recovery from trauma learn how to make safer choices. To make the discussion more jocular, we've defined Cognitive Biases as “CranioRectal Inversions” (CRI).Like the Blind Spot and Confirmation biases, the Self Serving Bias also serves to preserve the ego by painting the self in a positive light. One of many other attribution errors, anything that happens that benefits a person is credited to their achievement and merit. This ass … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Tim Bayly Does Not Understand the Definition of ‘Sexism’?

by Tim Bayly from the Bayly Blog - President Obama: The Very Worst Sexist...Editor's note: I am continually amazed by the twisting of word meanings by Evangelical Christians in their war against women and anyone that does not think exactly like they do. Bayly starts this piece by using a quote from our president from way back when Obama was running against Mitt Romney to justify why he thinks Obama is a sexist. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Praying

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: When Christian Mommy Bloggers Crack?

by Lori Alexander of The Transformed Wife - Please Don't Fall Into the Nebuchanezzer SyndromeEditor's note: Sharing this because Lori isn't the only one that's been saying nasty things about those recent reveals of Christian writers and bloggers who've come out as gay-friendly (Jen Hatmarker) or as no longer cis-gendered (Glennon Doyle Melton). I saw on Facebook that many in different faith traditions are very upset by this news, even people in more liberal churches, like the one I attend were also pulling a Lori Alexander and saying nasty personal insults, shaming, blaming verging on gossip about these women. Is the sexuality or support of others sexuality really our business in the … [Read more...]

Joy Anna Duggar Courtship – Pimp Your Daughter

Yesterday it was announced that the youngest of the four Duggar daughters molested by their brother Josh was now officially in a courtship. This comes right on the heels of Jinger Duggar's very public wedding to former professional soccer player turned youth pastor Jeremy Vuolo. Suspicious timing, it looks very much like the Duggars purposely only announced this to pimp out their TLC television show 'Counting On'. The show needs to be renamed 'Pimping Our Daughters'. … [Read more...]

Part 2 Young Girl Given Away? – Little “Wives”

by PropinquaEditor’s note: The ex-Amish Stoltzfus family was evicted from their home and business property in 2009. They had accepted financial help from their cultish business partner, Lee Kaplan. To show gratitude, Daniel and Savilla Stoltzfus apparently concocted a sick plan. Click this link to read the first half of this terrible story. Here is the second half. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Read Only Sweetness and Light?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Husbands Love Cheerful WivesEditor's note: We're not quoting the majority of this blog piece because both Nancy Campbell and Debi Pearl have beaten this subject into the ground - Have no feelings at all that are 100% happy and cheerful. We've seen over and over again, some of us experiencing it even, how damaging and toxic denial of feelings and emotions can be. But this little bit about not reading negative anything and Facebook is a newer more modern wrinkle on this toxic advice. When they were upset over the election of Obama it was considered 'righteous' and 'right. Now that the other side is upset it's somehow wrong and unexpected. … [Read more...]