It’s Not That Complicated: Part 1 Chapter 4

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideQuotes from the book are in blue.Onwards to Chapter Four!  The title of this delightful chapter is "Relationship Boot Camp- Back to Square One: How to Be a Sister to Your Real Brothers."Overarching Themes:Do NOT question us, lowly peons! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: How to Kill Your Marriage?

by Stacy McDonald from Your Sacred Calling - How to Tear Down Your Own HouseEditor's note: Stacy has a list, and she's checking it twice, of things that kill your marriage. Granted, some of those things aren't good to do in marriage but if there is one thing life has taught me is that no two marriages are the same. What works for one is not going to necessarily work for another. There is no formula. Not even Stacy has a lock on it. Does anyone really still watch soap operas any longer? … [Read more...]

Trapped in Trauma: Why Reenactment?

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman at Under Much Grace and used with permission. Research in trauma demonstrates that if a person has been abused as a child, their likelihood of sustaining abuse later again in life dramatically increases statistically. Some of this can be explained by nurture or factors that were missing from a child's upbringing that would have provided for better safety. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: ‘Suck It Up’ and Smile?

by JES from Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth - Thoughts on Strong and Courageous Women ~ Not Prone to 'Fainting Fits'Editor's note: Continuing on from yesterday evening's theme of what is a 'strong woman' this momma seems to think it's the old 'suck it up and smile' thing that Nancy Campbell and others preach in Quiverfull. Deny your emotions and do what you need to do. While there are times when putting your own emotions on the shelf in order to deal with some in the moment situation it's not very mentally healthy to do that as a life style. Eventually those suppressed emotions will bubble to the surface like so much hot lava and scorch everything in their path. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Does the ‘Proverbs 31’ Role of Women Mean Meek Mild Submission?

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: Strong Women?

by Jo at Finding Joy in the Everyday - What is a 'Strong Woman'?Editor's note: First this lady starts with a list she Googled up that she claims is what that nefarious 'The World' thinks is a strong woman and then she posts what a Proverbs 31 woman is. My question is why are they mutually exclusive? I see at least three points where they are the same. … [Read more...]

What Part Did the Internet Play in Your Loss of Faith?

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserI am of the opinion that the advent of the internet is hastening America’s march towards secularism and unbelief. Prior to Al Gore inventing the internet, knowledge was controlled by academic institutions, libraries, churches, and mainstream media outlets. Today, Americans are exposed to dizzying amount of data. Thanks to Google, known as GOD at our house, the answers to every question are but a search away. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Are Only Saved Through Childbearing?

by John Piper of Desiring God - How Are Women Saved Though Childbearing?Editor's note: Childbearing is no 'curse' laid upon women from the time of Eve. It's a biological fact of the replenishment of the species. Another example of simple scientific facts used to support the idea that women are lesser or must submit. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – How Do I Submit To A Husband That’s Always Changing?

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: About the ‘Chick on the Piano’?

by Doug Wilson of Blog and Mablog - About the Chick on the PianoClick here to see the photo referenced in this post or view the meme of it below.Editor's note: Wilson wrote a bit a few days ago about why he thinks Evangelicals supporting Donald Trump (real name Drumpf) is a bad thing. He illustrated his piece with a photo of Donald sitting in front of a grand piano with his wife Melania posing in a sexy black cocktail dress atop the piano. His commenters didn't so much protest his words on the candidacy of Trump, nope, instead they were all up in arms about being lured into the sin of lust by the photo. Defrauded by Doug. He uses this as an opportunity to degrade Mr. and Mrs. Trump's … [Read more...]