‘Bloom Where You’re Planted’ as a Thought Stopping Cliche

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman at Under Much Grace and used with permission. Article is 4 pages long.I'd heard that phrase before, but even now and even with my positive experience with the concept many years later, the phrase still connotes something negative for me.The last post detailed my very good experience with the sage advice of determination to bloom and grow, even if it's not where you want to be or the conditions are not that favorable.ion … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: The Government Wants Your Child to be Evil?

by Anonymous at Ladies Against Feminism - A Little Mother Prevents Big BrotherEditor's note: So now they are claiming that mothers are a powerful threat to the government? While research does show that children need strong ties to both their mothers and fathers I fail to see anything out there that indicates that the government wants to raise your children, supersede your parental oversight, or holds any grand conspiracy to separate children from their parents. It's more good Christian martyrbating going on. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Ask God Only For Little Things?

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: Manhood Threatened by Modern Ideas?

by Jay Younts of Shepherd Press - Fathers, God's IdeaEditor's note: We knew this was coming, Christian patriarchs claiming that people's freedom to decide what their sexual preferences were would wreck society and the family because, you guess it, BIBLE! 'Tyranny of uncertainty' is a particularly odd way to describe personal freedoms. … [Read more...]

In the Midst of It?

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsSpiritual abuse.  Sometimes, even when you know you are being victimized, it’s hard to break away, or walk away, or run away.  If you’ve found yourself here because you know what you are experiencing is spiritual abuse but you are caught and can’t let go, this page is for you. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Working Women Eat More Fast Food?

by Lori Alexander of Always Learning - Career Women Lead to Wasteful LivingEditor's note: By whose standards are working women leading wasteful lives? Quite the contrary, women in the workforce are doing some very important things. There are women doctors, lawyers and in all segments of the working world making things just a little bit better for everyone, including easing the onus financial burden placed on the under educated husbands in evangelical Christianity. Some women aren't  gifted in the areas of hearth and home and that's perfectly fine. Not everyone needs to stay home to find fulfillment and do themselves and their families a disservice when forced into a role they are … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – How Can I Be Friendly Without Being Flirtatious?

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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Working Women Eat More Fast Food?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Career Women Lead to Wasteful LivingEditor's note: Wow, this has to be one of the worst pieces yet written by Lori Alexander, shaming, blaming and trying to tell others way to do right down to the tiniest minutia. But then again, it's rumored that Lori has a maid cleaning her house. Everyone would have time to cook if someone else cleaned, working or not. Also, many fast food places now have healthier options, like the salad she describes making at home. We'll be posting more from this disgracefully disrespectful piece in the morning. … [Read more...]

The Good Aspects of ‘Bloom Where You’re Planted’

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from Under Much Grace Platitudes can be helpful when they're used well and when both parties understand what they're meant to communicate. Much like pictures, they can encompass and encapsulate more meaning that just the words in-and-of-themselves. They're verbal shorthand that can sometimes be more direct and concise than long discussions, and they're especially helpful when one party doesn't have a lot of emotional energy to stop and listen to a long explanation. We can all imagine a tenacious flower like a dandelion that grows in a tiny bit of soil that has inadvertently collected in a crack in a sidewalk. Sometimes life requires our tougher nature to … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Homeschooling Only Creates Geniuses?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - How Do You Raise Your Children?Editor's note: Please note that Nancy cites no studies or sources for her assertion that homeschooling is the best way to create a child with a genius IQ. You'd think she'd at least name where she took that information. Oh, right, in the world of quiverfull female cultural enforcers are except from backing up their claims with real facts. … [Read more...]


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