Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Blaming Parents Attitudes?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Bad AttitudeEditor's note: While I sort of agree with Pearl's words that if you are feeling not so nice towards your children they will read it on your face I don't see where that is always a bad thing. Being fake isn't good but sometimes the kinder of two evils. I am sure before we get to the end of this article it's going to take a nasty toxic turn. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: New Year Resolutions?

by Megan Van Vuren of No Greater Joy - Happy New Year From No Greater JoyEditor's note: So far there's been no news of why Debi Pearl of NGJ was publicly calling for the deaths of those that appose them. Just this little bit about the kinds of New Year resolutions you should make as a family. What resolutions did you make this year or last year and how did that work out for you? Last year I resolved to make my needs known, forcefully if necessary, in regards to my long struggle with asthma. There were mixed results, some folks in my life respected what I had to say and honored my requests. Others decided to be offended that I'd stood up for myself. This year's resolution is the live my … [Read more...]

15 Astounding Predictions for 2016 by Atheist Bruce Gerencser

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser,(Editor's note: Thought we should start the year off with a bit of levity. Every year until the last few televangelist Pat Robertson used to put together his prediction list for the new year and we're run it here along side how inaccurate he'd been for the previous year. Since Pat has abandoned doing just that we have to rely on Bruce to fill in the blanks, but from a different angle. Happy 2016, may it be a huge improvement on 2015!) … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Ways to Change Negative Feelings?

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: So If You’re Humble & Godly Enough the Abuse Will Magically Stop?

by Rick Thomas at Rick Thomas.net - Should I Count My Mean Husband More Significant Than I Count Myself?Editor's note: This is one of those crazy-making pieces of illogic that set women up for abuse in Quiverfull Evangelical Christianity, the magic formula of being humble enough, Godly enough, pure-minded enough, good enough that it will stop the abuse. Wake up and smell the coffee, Church, humility and humbleness will NEVER stop an abuser who is determined to hurt you. There are piles of dead or battered women who tried just this advice and still got beaten. … [Read more...]

Do Evangelical Beliefs Lead to Mental Illness?

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserDo Evangelical beliefs lead to mental illness? Yes and no. Certainly, Evangelicals, thanks to their religious beliefs, are, to some degree, deluded. They believe things that aren’t true, but I am not inclined to think that this means they all have some sort of mental illness.  All of us are capable of self-delusion. That said, I do think some Evangelicals are mentally ill, and thanks to their beliefs, they see their illness as God giving them some sort of inside information about the world. These Evangelicals are the religious version of Mel Gibson in the movie Conspiracy Theory. Let me illustrate this with a YouTu … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Desperate Infertile Mothers Are Monsters?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson of Are They All Yours? - Did I Already Mention I Hate IVF?Editor's note: As a woman who has seriously struggled with infertility while quiverfull, just like many of you here have, I find Zsuzsanna's words mocking another infertile mother upsetting and vile. Where's the love of Christ in any of this? One lesson learned through the years is that things you throw rocks at because it's a battle you do not have can become the same problem for you. Universal reciprocity or karma just seems to like to work that way. … [Read more...]

Open Thread: Christmas Aftermath – Maintaining Healthy Emotional Boundaries in Family Dysfunction Post-Evangelicalism

Just wanted to throw open a discussion thread to discuss best ways to deal with the holidays and family after leaving your old faith. Or perhaps you've not left but a family member has. Or your family is filled with dysfunction, turmoil and trauma that has nothing to do with  religion at all. Do you struggle to maintain healthy emotional boundaries in the holidays? Did you have to fend off an over-eager fundamentalist relative wanting to issue some serious 'Come To Jesus' your way as recently described by Bruce Gerencser? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Hospital Births Disgusting & Unsafe?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson of Are They All Yours? - Did I Already Mention I Hate IVF?Editor's note: Ironic that a woman that parades her brood of children internet-wide and even the ultrasound scans of her TTTS twins in utero to the entire world is going to complain about someone else having a token child to show around. Pot meet kettle. … [Read more...]

Confessing to That Which I Did Not Do

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsI was watching one of those real life crime drama shows recently.  I can’t remember if it was Dateline or 20/20 or 48 Hours, but the story was about a young woman who was interrogated bullied by the police for hours on end until she agreed with them that she had slammed a baby to the floor causing a head injury that led to his death.  She was convicted and in prison when the fact that the child had suffered a concussion weeks before that had caused his death.  Over and over, the reporter asked, “Why did you confess to something you didn’t do?”  And it was that question that brought revelation to me. … [Read more...]


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