Quoting Quiverfull: Never Allow Sleepovers Because Sexual Predators Lurk?

by Tim Challies from Challies.com - Children and SleepoversEditor's note: This is a theme we keep seeing repeated over and over again in Quiverfull - no autonomy or non-parental controlled interaction with others and the excuse is almost always 'sexual predators'. Is this realistic or good parenting, or is it more about control and less about protection from predators? … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 3 Chapter 11

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll quotes from the book will be in blue text.If the scenario that the Botkin Sisters are laying out in this bit is common in home schooled young adults, people need to rethink how they are raising their daughters.  The "girls" in this section manage to be both wimpy and overly rigid at the same time.  Let's go...."Lauren is 22, and wondering how to handle the continual over-friendliness of Marshall, and his hints about someday making something happen, when she knows he's not ready and hasn't talked to her father about a relationship. She doesn't want to end our friendship, but also doesn't want to hurt to get too in … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Self Pity is Satanic?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Self Pity is SatanicEditor's note: Ms. Alexander is speaking of the writings of Oswald Chambers in this piece. While self pity is usually not helpful or good calling it 'satanic' is a stretch at best. Selfish? Sometimes. Normal? Sometimes. What do you think? Usually it's temporary and more about dealing with your frustrations in the moment, not a life long condition. … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to Jinger Duggar Vuolo

This was written and posted on NLQ's Facebook page and I thought it was well worth sharing here since Saturday it was confirmed by People magazine that Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo were married in Arkansas. Wise words. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: This is What Fear-Mongering During Elections Looks Like in Quiverfull

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - How Many in Your Family?Editor's note: I thought lying was a sin in the Ten Commandments? In this posting on how families should pray together she rings all of the lying Pavlov's dog bells. In the run up to this election she's mentioned Obama and Hillary negatively in almost every post for the week. Someone needs to let her know that 'Obama Care' is not the proper name, it's Affordable Care Act and it gives access to insurance, it does not deny people over 75 chemotherapy. Individual plans might do that, but there's not a big federal plan doing that, just like there's not an 'evil ISIS cabal' in every city in the US just waiting to blow up the … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls: Do You Believe in Birth Control?

For well over a year we’ve been running a second Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ on Sundays, filled with questions by young ladies trying to get ready for marriage. Since we’ve run through many of the questions on their site it’s time to shift Sundays to something else, like perhaps examining the cornucopia of probably fake emails and questions that Michael and Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy post on their website and the possibly poisonous answers they give. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Crown or Rottenness?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Are You a Crown to Your Husband?Editor's note: Interesting that everything she lists as making a man miserable this author admits to doing for many years in her book. She's sure the only Evangelical Christian I have seen that bothered blogging about the Brangelina divorce. In the unquoted bit before she pushed the idea of submission even if your husband is evil. Try to be enough of a smiling doormat and Jesus will magically change him. Does anyone know any couple where a woman's submission did thoroughly change the husband from jerk to gentleman? I don't. … [Read more...]

More Heart Less Attack

by Sara cross posted from her blog The Messy Mrs. used with permission.Y'all. I can't even right now.    I. CAN'T. EVEN.2016 has been such a hate filled year that it is crippling me--KILLING ME--due to my C-PTSD. I can barely function. When I say it's killing me, I mean that I am so tense I am having migraines, rashes on my body, tremors, nightmares, and intense depression. I often go days without leaving my home. Check out my last blog entry and you'll see it was months ago. Blogging used to be therapeutic for me, but lately I've just been hiding in a bunker. This turmoil is almost entirely due to the news cycles of this year.There's this group vs that group. This gro … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Scary Movies Are Sinful?

by Erin Davis of Lies Young Women Believe - Why I Won't Be Watching Scary MoviesEditor's note: Should have published this one for Halloween because it's clear that the author is speaking in the rest of the piece about resisting the evil that she thinks that holiday holds. While I'm not a horror movie fan personally is there really anything wrong spiritually with watching one of these films and getting a few good screams out? Seems to me like if this is a genre you enjoy it's a personal choice, not embracing evil. More inventing sins again and adding to the 'Do Nots' of legalism. … [Read more...]

The Power of a Transformed Wife – Introduction

by Suzanne TitkemeyerThis is the new book by Always Learning blogger Lori Alexander in which she rewrites Debi Pearl's book 'Created To Be A Help Meet' without those horrible stories Debi likes to use - such as 'Hillbilly Ugly'. She also awkwardly cobbles on blog posts randomly. … [Read more...]