Jim Bob Duggar and the 50 Page Courtship Questionnaire?

Did anyone realize that it's been almost exactly a year since the Ashley Madison scandal broke? Just a year later The Daily Mail posted an article on Jim Bob Duggar's interrogations of those guys wanting to court a Duggar daughter.If it's true then it's truly ridiculous! The questionnaire is 50 pages long! Apparently this information was revealed in yesterday's airing of the Duggar show 'Counting On' and Jessa Duggar Seewald said that the process was 'pretty thorough'. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – What Should I Do?

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: Who is Allowed to be Judgemental?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Judge Not!Editor's note: Snipped out the scripture that is the words of Jesus saying we should not judge others - Matthew 7:1. Steven is extrapolating out from those words and twisting it to make it seem like we're all supposed to judge each other all of the time before he goes on to act like only pastors are the ones allowed to judge. Very word salad. … [Read more...]

The CranioRectal Inversion of Change-Blindness

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceImages by Cindy Kunsman and Under Much Grace used with permission.Reminder: the purpose of this discussion aims at stimulating thought and self awareness as tools to help those in recovery from trauma learn how to make safer choices. We've defined Cognitive Biases as “CranioRectal Inversions” (CRI) to make things more interesting. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Wives Needs Are Sinful?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Something Better Than the Five Love LanguagesEditor's note: The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts is a book that swept through the Evangelical world some time before. It's not necessarily the best or worst relationship book being marketed in Christianity, it's a look into what speaks to some people in a relationship and what doesn't work. It might give you a deeper understanding about the needs of someone else. Women having needs is a big no-no in Lori's world, so no book like this can be used, unless it's to figure out how to bless your husband. … [Read more...]

Murder in Louisiana – Is Justice Delayed Justice At All For Carol Ann Cole

by Suzanne TitkemeyerA short update tonight. To recap briefly what we know:Carol Ann Cole went to Texas with her mother and was placed within a year into a troubled teen home. She either ran away or was transferred from the Austin, Texas area and ended up in the greater Shreveport, Louisiana/Bossier Parish, Louisiana area. We looked at how those facilities were operated in that era, including why children were moved around and a few other possibilities on how Carol Ann may have been moved. Established addresses that she had contacted family members from during her time in a troubled teen home.Today we're going to move along to Carol Ann's very brief time in Louisiana, even … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Using Roosevelt to Justify Gender Roles and Motherhood?

by Teddy Roosevelt as quoted by Tim Bayly of Bayly Blog - Teddy Roosevelt on Motherhood...Editor's note: Tim Bayly is also doubling down on the gender roles in this nation by reaching all the way back to a speech given by President Teddy Roosevelt in the last century. It was given to the Congress of Mothers. While it's not surprising that someone a hundred years ago gave a speech promoting motherhood to mothers, in this speech he also promoted some rather good and very liberal for time ideas of education for women and equality in marriage partnerships. Bayly has nothing to say about those things even if we know all these QF guys hate those two ideas.s … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Have Babies Right Away!?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - The Cornerstone of the HomeEditor's Note: Dear Nancy, you know what else is 'immature and irresponsible'? Bringing children into a home that is not financially, emotionally or physically prepared to cope with the additional mouths to feed, large workload and the unique financial challenges of raising children. It's wisdom to make a plan, save money and make sure you are ready before you start shooting out babies. … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 1 Chapter 11

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll quotes from the book are in blue.Ahh.  Now we launch into all the fun of reading about how Anna Sofia and Elizabeth have judging all their  friends failed (or not so failed) relationships.I'm sure I'm going to say this a lot, but I find it crass that two young women who have had a grand total of a single rumored courtship between the two of them expect us to listen to them about how to have a healthy relationship with men. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Female Cultural Enforcers Coming Out Against Hillary Clinton?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies and Lori Alexander from The Transformed WifeEditor's note: Remember the other day Bruce Gerencser wrote about those short-sided one-issue voters? The Quiverfull crowd is exposing themselves as exactly a one-issue voter. They don't care about children that are already here, goodness no! Only that no woman in the country have access to any sort of abortion or birth control. Who cares that funding for children's health care, food stamps, education and other things that show that they value the children who are here have been gutted? Who cares that Donald Trump clearly is a scary guy with no idea how to run the country, has said he would use nukes and has … [Read more...]