“Pay Now, Play Later”

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsWe heard this quote often at our former church:“Pay now, play later.  Play now, pay later.”One of the most impressive things we noticed when we first began attending our former church was that the senior pastor appeared to be very “servant hearted.”  Unlike the majority of churches that have a reserved spot for the pastor right next to the building, he would park at the far end of the parking lot so that others could park closer.  After services on Sunday, he would return all of his glasses (he usually had three or four glasses of water collected under his chair) to the kitchen and he would go into the restrooms and collect the … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Judgmentalist Is Good If You Are Judging Sin?

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by J. Matt Barber from Renew America.com - Adulterers, 'Your sin will find you out'Editor's note: One thing you can count on with squishy nasty things happen in the world of fundamentalist Christianity, there will be all sorts of interesting judgmentalism, sometimes even mixed with forgiveness or calls to forgive.  So it's a-okay to judge someone because God has already judged their sin? More moral limbo in the wake of the Ashley Madison data dump. Did you see that the other prominent Christian caught in the scandal was forcibly removed from a video blogging conference for threatening someone? … [Read more...]

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Christians Taught Me I Can’t Trust My Deceitful Heart

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comThe heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? Jeremiah 17:9 That verse got quoted at me … well, a lot. Looking back, it seems to be one of the most common refrains of my childhood, right along with “foolishness is bound in the heart of a child.” Looking back, I’m unsure how these concepts got tied to things like honor your father and mother and in the multitude of councilors there is wisdom and your word is a lamp unto my feet but somehow, they did. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Women Want To Beat Men All The Time At Everything?

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by Tim Bayly of Bayly Blog - NEWS FLASH: Ranger female grads were 'absolutely physical studs!'Editor's note: In a great twist of irony the dear reader that linked me to this also posted out that this is article #666 on feminism at the Bayly Blog. Oooops! The entire tone is ugly, hateful and demeaning, how 'Christ-like' right? Bayly is bloviating because two women made it through Airborne Ranger school and some other man called them 'studs'. I hate that he thinks it's okay to demean the appearance of physically strong women and call them 'ugly'. I hate that Tim Bayly's sense of masculinity is so weak that it is threatened by a few extraordinary women who are serving their country. White … [Read more...]

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Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 3 Mr. VIsionary (How to Mold Your Wife to Bless Your Needs)

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by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 75-77We are still talking about Mr. Visionary. Today, though, we get to talk about Mrs. Visionary. No, not a woman visionary, but the wife of Mr. Visionary. These sections are all about getting the most help meet out of one's wife. I know you're as excited as I am. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Why Are Infidelity And Porn Worse Than Child Molestation?

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by Todd Friel from Wretched as quoted by the Christian Post - Duggar Disaster II: This time, the world is rightEditor's note: You remember Friel? He's the dude that thinks he's Christianity's answer to Jon Steward and mistakenly believes that all you need to do to end your husband's pornography habits is to be kinder and more submissive we quoted last week. … [Read more...]

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Why Can’t Churches Deal With Disagreement?

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalYesterday I sat in the school car park being entertained by the behaviour of the man who had desperately wanted to be 'king' at my ex-church. He had to walk right past my car to get to his own, and I'm afraid I couldn't help laughing quietly at his determined attempts to appear unconscious of my existence. (On the upside, at least I find it amusing these days rather than deeply painful like I used to.) … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Divorce Your Husband For Refusing To Give Up Porn?

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by Penny from Meet Penny.com - HELP! My Husband Has a Porn Addiction!Editor's note: I will agree with her that you should not act in haste over any big decisions, like if you should divorce your husband for a so-called 'porn addiction'. But praying that your man will give up his porn habit is sort of like flinging teaspoons of water on a raging multi-acre forest fire. It can help, at least a little, but you're much better off insisting your husband go with you to counseling, or taking positive steps for you that you need in order to help yourself deal with the sense of betrayal or grief you might be feeling. If he refuses counseling, go for yourself. Pray if you want to but take real … [Read more...]

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News: Josh Duggar’s Dirty Little Porn Star Secret?

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Remember that Facebook profile linked to the same email address Josh Duggar used at both Ashley Madison and OkCupid? Remember that the only 'friends' on his page were either strippers or lingerie models? Guess what, one of them is  a porn star who gives private webcam shows to a select few who can pay the big bucks. … [Read more...]

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Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – Letting A Guy Know You Are Interested

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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 18 … [Read more...]

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