Quoting Quiverfull: Jill Duggar Dillard & Derick Dillard Bash Catholics & Any Christianity Not Their Own?

by Derick Dillard from the Dillard Family Blog - God Has Called UsEditor's note: This is Derick's reply to people being offended by his and Ben Seewald's Catholic bashing both online and in real life.  Notice that he adds more than a few other religions, including many Christian religions whose beliefs are not that dissimilar to his own. According to The Inquistr this is getting the Dillards lots of negative attention and feedback, as it should. … [Read more...]

What Ken Ham Thinks The Atheist Agenda Is

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: Since we sometimes talk about Quiverfull Homeschooling and Ken Ham is followed and praised by many in the homeschooling communities we need to look at his science-denying/Christian persecution beliefs. All you have to do it look at some of the presidential candidates and see that science-denial like Ham practices is rampant in all levels of society. Bruce is talking from the perspective of someone that has left fundamentalist Christianity, specifically he left Independent Fundamentalist Baptist religion and theology far behind. Please keep this in mind while reading his rebuttal of Ham. If you … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Daycare Has Caused All of Society’s Ills?

by Kevin Swanson as quoted by Raw Story - Kevin Swanson Worries Day Care Will Turn Kids GayEditor's note: Kevin has blamed all sorts of things for turning children gay: Girl Scout Cookies, the Disney movie "Frozen", the children's movie "How To Train Your Dragon" and more. Now he's blaming that and many other things he doesn't agree with on putting children in daycare? I think it sounds like he should be a daycare because no real life genuine adult could possibly be as childish and tantrum-throwing toddler-like. … [Read more...]

Jessa Duggar Seewald Delivers Baby Boy Seewald

No real details yet. This comes from Ben's sister Jessica Seewald's Facebook page about 8 pm est. Of course People Magazine has the news first. Will add information to this posting as it is available (likely tomorrow morning..) No word on if this was a home birth or a hospital one or how Jessa made out.  Screencap below from Jess Seewald's Facebook: … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Do They Think A Woman’s Submission Will Change A Man?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Yesterday's Quoting Quiverfull by 'Dorcas' from No Greater Joy was a letter purportedly to the Pearls that stated her marriage didn't become truly great until she learned to be properly submissive to her husband through Debi Pearl's book 'Created To Be A Help Meet' This seems to be a common thread running through the theology of Quiverfull - Submit enough the right way and God will change your husband through this. Why do you think this is? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: So Boys are Courageous and Girls Princess-y?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Raising Songs - Raising Courageous WarriorsEditor's note: Nancy and her Bible word interpretations that just happen to line up with whatever bad idea she's foisting onto the Quiverfull folk. This time it happens to be that boys are warriors and girls are princesses. Got news for her, there are many more young women these days that would rather be a dragon, or their own hero, or mighty warriors, than there are princess types. She says that girls should be 'strong' too, but know that her idea of strength in women is raising their huge broods and making sure dinner is on the table perfectly every single night. It's a narrow definition no matter she is … [Read more...]

Marriage and Family Ministries on the Christian Patriarchal Watch List for Parents

by Emily cross posted from the Christian Patriarchal Watch List for Parents(Editor's note: A listing of ministries identified as hazardous for Christian families by the Christian Patriarchal Watch List for Parents) Are these the "family values" you want for your daughter? or yourself?The Family-Integrated Church (a network led by Doug Philips and highly affiliated with Vision Forum Ministries (see below) others based on "The family-integrated model jettisons all age-graded ministries. Those who adhere to this model view each family unit (single or married, with or without children) as one 'block' that comprises the local church. That is, they view the church as a family of … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Such Thing as Teenagers?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Raising Songs - Raising Courageous WarriorsEditor's note: Here Nancy repeats that oft-told lie of Quiverfull: that there's no such thing as teenagers - only boys and men.  Sorry Nancy but science, biology and life experiences shows that what you are teaching is merely wishful thinking on your part. Are there ways to mitigate the special challenges that come from your children going through changes and hormones? Sure, but decided to call them something else besides teenager and pretending they are automatically mature isn't one of them. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing to be a Help Meet’ – What do You do When a Potential Husband is From Another Church?

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 18 … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Submit for the Marriage of Your Dreams?

by 'Dorcas' from No Greater Joy magazine - In Changing Myself, I Saw a MiracleEditor's note: This is one of those likely fake letters that the Pearls receive that serves a two fold purpose in publishing. First it supports the assertions made by Debi and Michael Pearl in their ministry, and secondly,  it serves as a commercial for whatever book or program or DVDs they happen to be pushing at the time. Cleverly constructed to push their agenda and very likely faked. In this one a woman is claiming that listening to the advice of another woman just about wrecked her marriage until she started reading and following the advice in "Created to be a Help Meet" Letter real or made up of whole … [Read more...]