Quoting Quiverfull: You Will Send Your Children to Heaven or Hell?

by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - To Heaven or Hell?Editor's note: This is actually a quote by Watchman Nee not Colin Campbell and his silly sounding ministry name.  Actually, 'Meat For Men' sounds like the title of a very bad porno film. While it's true that parents can influence their children in many ways saying that parents determine all eternity for their children is something of a stretch at best. … [Read more...]

What Are You Doing? Chapter 3 – Girls Just Wanna Have Sex

by Suzanne TitkemeyerGentlemen start your engines and let the slut-shaming commence! It's an all slut-shaming inappropriate conversations with odd guys in the park extravaganza!The title of this chapter is 'The Importance of Boyfriends' and as the chapter unfolds Von makes it sound as if boyfriends were the newest trendy accessory, like a Fendi bag or a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes with the bright red soles or a French tip mani/pedi. Not that author Vaughn Ohlman is familiar with the must haves, unless it's the must have items in fundamentalism, a crisp KJV Bible, an ironed floor length skirt and a pack of 'ministry mints' Altoids in your pocket just in case you have to do an … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Perverted Porno Freaks Don’t Need Prayer?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - More of SodomEditor's note: Last little bit in Michael's hate and blaming fest. This type of thinking keeps people out of the hands of real help, competent therapists, understanding pastors and lay leaders and others who've walked that same path. It's just never as simple as toss out your tv and pray without ceasing. That does nothing for obsessional thoughts or real addictions. … [Read more...]

Daring Greatly

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church Hurts“Daring Greatly” by Brene Brown.  I am reading this book because it’s kind of a prerequisite for a workshop that my husband and I are going to attend in a couple of weeks called “The Daring Way” and it is based on the work of Brene Brown.I’m fascinated by this book.It’s a book about living vulnerably. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Perverted Porno Freaks Don’t Need Prayer?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - More of SodomEditor's note: When we left Michael he was detailing why confession and therapy does not work for addictions according to him. We continue on. Comparing someone struggling with addictions to a baboon cannot be healthy. If only it was as simple as he thinks it is. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Are Complex Problems Always Met With ‘Turn to Jesus’?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Perverted Porno Freaks Don’t Need Prayer?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - More of SodomEditor's note: Another of those Pearl letters. This one allows Michael to show off what he really thinks about people who struggle with addictions or even possible mental illness driving self-medication. It's all so simple and non-loving in Pearl world. I don't know what the ultimate answer is for those with these types of struggles, but I know it likely involves more kindness, compassion and legitimate treatment than anything in their world. … [Read more...]

The Sounds of Fundamentalism: OMG! This Man is Looking at Porn by Dawn Hawkins

From Bruce Gerencser's blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: Initially I wasn't planning on using any of Bruce's excellent series on the more ridiculous sermons and lectures given in service of fundamentalism. Most of them don't really fit with what we do here. That is until I saw this, a clearly faked story by a prominent national Christian (Mormon) leader against pornography. It reads like a Pearl letter, there's simply no way with the whole squished in like sardines in a can nature of modern air travel that she could have been viewing this man's porn without resorting to either standing above him or squeezed down and pressing her hot little eyeball in the tiny slit … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Mothering For Eternity?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Look Beyond TodayEditor's note: As time goes on Nancy's messages on the effect of motherhood on all of history become ever more hysterical and filled with hyperbole. Is her influence slipping so much among her small sphere that she must increase her messages to a fevered frenzied fake pitch? … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Feeling Harassed by Love?

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...]