Quoting Quiverfull: Parents Are Supposed to Fight Over Discipline?

by Tim Bayly of the Bayly Blog - The Good Father: Fight the Good Fight Part 1Editor's note: Does Bayly have a point here? I can only speak from personal experience and say that there were no fights ever in my family over disciplining the children because this is something we'd agreed upon well before we had children or even get married. I don't remember there being arguments or any whispering over family fights on this subject in my old church either. Money? Oh yeah, popular fight topic for everyone. Discipline? Nope. Not even tearful prayer requests to learn to accept a husband's will for his children. … [Read more...]

Sunday Quotes – Isolation

Stay in touch! Like No Longer Quivering on Facebook:No Longer QuiveringIf this is your first time visiting NLQ please read our Welcome page and our Comment Policy!Copyright notice: If you use any content from NLQ, including any of our research or Quoting Quiverfull quotes, please give us credit and a link back to this site. All original content is owned by No Longer Quivering and Patheos.comRead our hate mail at Jerks 4 Jesus Comments open below NLQ Recommended Reading … Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement by Kathryn Joyce 13:24 - A Story of Faith and Obsession by M Dolon HickmonAmazon.com Widgets … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls: Playstation Taking Over My Sons Lives?

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: Is Racism a Feature of Fundamentalist Christianity?

by Doug Wilson from Blog and Mablog - How BLM is BecomingEditor's note: You should see the piece I didn't use, where Wilson is claiming that Hillary Clinton will get  sex change between the time she's elected and she's sworn in. This is pretty bad and the whole piece is imbued with white privilege and racism. Why can't these 'Good Christian Patriarchs' (tm) understand that people of color are profiled, stopped, arrested and yes, murdered at much higher rates than whites? You'd think if he was really Christian he'd be in favor of everyone receiving equal treatment by the police and justice for all. I have bolded some of the worst bits. Get the feeling from this it would not take much to … [Read more...]

Christian Reform Homes: Not So Christian By Design

by Cindy Foster from her blog Finding FundamentalEditor's note: Reposting this from some years back as it's a good hard look at why many of the fundamentalist Christian troubled teen homes are so harmful for children. Images in the article are from Finding Fundamental and used with permission. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Happy Happy Joy Joy?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - How to be HappyEditor's note: This is now Nancy's primary and main message, much more often than stay home and raise your children because you are a mother. The new primary message is be happy no matter what, no negative thoughts or emotions allowed ever. If ever there was a recipe for becoming mentally ill it is this insistence on no negative emotions ever allowed! … [Read more...]

What are you Doing?: Chapter 16 – Andrew’s Dad Wants Shove His Responsibility on Sakal

by Suzanne TitkemeyerThis is chapter 16 of Vaughn Ohlman's never-ending book of very bad and creepy ideas about marrying young kids off so they can smush together genitalia while he imagines it - 'What are you Doing?'I ask myself what are you doing every time I pick up this slender tome. They could do away with waterboarding by reading this book to prisoners in Guantanamo Bay to force them to confess. However it's likely less humane and would be banned by the Geneva Convention. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Is Your Home Stagnant?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Don't Block the River!Editor's note: More thought-control with Nancy Campbell. When did 'Longsuffering' become a positive thing? While it is usually a good idea to keep your home a safe nest, a place of peace and tranquility for your own personal mental health, much less that of anyone else, this idea that there can only be happy and positive emotions going on in your home is just toxic.  The sad thing is those that are following Nancy are likely right now beating themselves up with guilt over failing to do just that. Sometimes home is the place where we lick our wounds, heal, recover, work through very negative emotions and circumstances. There's no … [Read more...]

Do Leader-Driven Churches Create Passive-Aggressive Christians?

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalIn my adventures online I have noticed how poorly many Christians cope when asked to dialogue with others. In my experience, many simply make their comment and seem to expect it to be accepted without response. If a reply is given, things often go one of two ways: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Your Silly Female Emotions?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Emotions Are Not DictatorsEditor's note: So this was a few days before Lori wrote her piece complaining about young women blogging, preaching, teaching, writing books and it's pretty easy to see from her words that some retreat she went on triggered that post. I don't envy her because I do clearly remember this entire scrambling to be the alpha in the female CPM pack all too well. It's a frustrating miserable place to live. Being free of that performance bondage is such a better place to be.  … [Read more...]