Quoting Quiverfull: Your Bad Mood is Sin?

by Jon Bloom at John Piper's Desiring God - Lay Aside the Weight of MoodinessEditor's note: More thought and emotion control nonsense from the religious right. They discount things such as mental illness but later allows for things that beset only women; periods, pregnancy and childbirth as possible reasons you might have fluctuating moods. It's just not that simple or formulaic. Humans are complex with a myriad of reasons their moods might not be always up. It's not sin to be sad, or angry, or feeling deflated, it happens to everyone. … [Read more...]

What are you Doing? Part 1 Chapter 10 – Everyone Still Just Wants to Smush Genitalia Together?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerHere we are again, diving into Vaughn Ohlman's thin tome on the subject of how courtship just makes people sin sexually. To hear him tell it in this particular chapter most everyone, even good kids at church, are just a small step from turning into horny sailors with a pocketful of money in Amsterdam or Hamburg's red light districts. Orgies ahoy!This was a chapter too far for me on my beach week. The waters off Virginia Beach were mostly closed except for one day due to high bacterial levels. Had I broke down and read this chapter last week I would have added to the bacterial load, I would thrown up in the water like some land lubber suffering from seasickness … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Young Women Waste Time?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Wasting Time on Frivolous PursuitsEditor's note: This is a pretty ugly piece, conflating all young women with the young widows of Paul's time in 1 Timothy 5:13. which isn't even about young wives and mothers. Why is it that these older women female cultural enforcers always go to the ridiculous trope of women sitting around eating bon bons and watching soap operas all day as what most women do? It's insulting, old fashioned and not true for most. Plus most mental health professionals will tell you that taking  a small sliver of time each day to recharge is an important part of staying emotionally and mentally healthy. Life for women in the CPM is … [Read more...]

‘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...]