Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Grandparents Should Spank Grandchildren?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Grandmother Strike AgainEditor's note: According to Michael it's not just enough to have parents striking their children, now grandparents must do it too. One of the most disgusting passages of Pearl's many contradictory writings. Isn't the role of grandparents to love the children and leave the major discipline to the parents? Adding another abuser is not the answer to 'good' behavior in children. This is never a good idea. … [Read more...]

The Dangers of Religious Leaders

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalI came across this article over the weekend which references a recent study whose findings will no doubt ruffle a few religious feathers. The title of the article declares, "Religious children meaner than agnostic and atheist kids, study finds".The article shares this quote: “Religion and morality are two different things,” said lead author Jean Decety, a Chicago University neuroscientist. “Past research has demonstrated that religious people are no more likely to do good than their non-religious counterparts. Our study goes beyond that, showing that religious people are less generous — not only adults, but children, too.” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Not Giving Your Man Sex is Defrauding Him?

by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender Roles.com - Stories of Sexual Denial in Marriage Episode 8Editor's note: There's 'that' word again, Michelle Duggar's favorite one, 'Defrauding'. See, here's the thing, no one owes anyone else sex, not even in marriage. If you're not getting sex in your marriage and it's important to you does it not behoove you to try to rationally find out the why without all this threatening to divorce? Why is it that all these problems in Evangelical/Fundamentalist Christianity are never resolved by actually talking to the person you're having issues with? … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet – Part 1 Mr. Command Man (God The Father – In Human Form)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 109-111Howdy! Today we are talking about the Command Man. If you recall, the Command Man typifies God the Father. Michael himself is a Command Man, so I'm really curious to see how he spins this one. Off we go!Text is in purple. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Marriage Counselling?

by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender Roles.com - Stories of Sexual Denial in Marriage Episode 8 - linked with a safe 'Do Not Link' hyperlink.Editor's note: Now BGR says that marriage counselors are tough enough on ladies that refuse sex with their husbands. I wonder if any of these whining guys has ever tried any self-improvement, actually asked their wives if there was something that they could be doing to make sex happen more frequently. It could be something as simple as taking care of the children alone one night a week so she can have some 'me' time, or helping out more. Why this go straight to bring her up in front of the pastor, threaten divorce and demand sex. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Kevin Swanson Says Duggars Most Persecuted Family in America

by Kevin Swanson as quoted by Raw Story - Pastor who wants gay people executed says nobody more persecuted than the DuggarsEditor's note: Clearly Swanson hasn't looked at any comments on message boards about the Kardashian family or he'd see they might be just a tiny bit more hated by the American public that the Duggars. It's not persecution when they cancel your television show because your family is criminally dysfunctional enough to cover up sex crimes by a junior family member. Has he never read the scripture about reaping the thing you are sowing? Seems to me that the Duggars are reaping the harvest of their planting right now. … [Read more...]

How Dysfunctional Parents Siphon Resources Back from a Child, Depriving them of Healthy Self-Development

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceOriginally published January 2012. This is part of a series on Understanding How Emotional Development in Childhood Affects Adults: Fostering Spiritual Abuse via the “Roots of Victimization” All images originals from Under Much More Grace. In the previous post, we discussed how children lack internal resources which the parent provides to them so that they can develop their own sense of self, internal peace and what many authors describe as a sense of abundance. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why the Outrage Over Small Things While Ignoring the Larger Issues?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.This week's Starbucks Red Cuptroversy has brought up today's question. We've seen it again and again in the world of Quiverfull/Fundamentalism/Evangelicalism, outrage and protests or flocking to support something minor while the big things Jesus commanded his followers to do get ignored. Anyone remember the Chik Fil A support day by Christians showing their appreciation for Chik Fil A supporting anti-homosexuality groups? How about the claims that Pokemon cards were demonic? How about when the movie 'Noah' came out? Scads of ridiculous things, some … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Divorce Causes Mass Shootings?

by Matt Walsh of the Matt Walsh Blog as quoted by It's The Women Not The Men - Good Guys  (linked through Do Not Link)Editor's note: This isn't to put down gun control or support gun control. This is being posted because it is a perfect example of QF Fundamentalism's tendency to take complex issues and reduce them down to something simplistic. That simple solution is always something 'Bible based' instead of researched, given any amount of deep thought or alternative solutions. Hungry? You must be lazy and the Bible says lazy people don't eat. Have depression? You're selfish. Sick? You must have sinned in some way... the list goes on and on. You disrespect others when you reduce … [Read more...]

Did Josh Duggar Ditch Rehab Yesterday?

According to a handful of tabloid sites Josh Duggar has likely left rehab before completing the program. Yesterday the Duggar's plane left Rockford, Illinois. Was Josh on board? According to The Inquistr: … [Read more...]


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