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...]

Open Thread: Don’t Miss Tonight’s Episode of “Law & Order: SVU” Duggar

Open thread for discussion of the show, or really any television show you wish to talk about, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Dr. Phil, whatever.Quick reminder that tonight NBC's 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' will be airing their episode loosely based upon the Duggar family and their recent scandals. Tune in at 9 pm est. Come back here and discuss it in the comments on this post if you'd like. … [Read more...]

A New Ministry for the Dillards: Part 3 – Saving El Salvador from Gangs

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideIn previous posts, I've highlighted why I think the Dillards are unprepared for dealing with gangs and why SOS ministries is placing volunteers at undue risk.In this post, I'd like to discuss how SOS Ministry hurts the local population (including Jill, Derick and Israel if they choose to remain in the country.) … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: God’s Will Says You Must Give Sex No Matter How You Feel?

by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender Roles.com - Is wanting sex with your wife if she is not in the mood childish?Editor's note: BGR is still answering a critic by the name of Ketutar in this bit, trying to prove it's not childish, it's what manly men do. If you visit his blog right now you will note he's spent the last week either tilting at windmills by trying to answer each of his critics and shoot down their objections with the Bible while accusing them of Strawman Syndrome. I think he has it backwards. … [Read more...]

Anna & Josh Duggar Website Down While Josh Begs Anna to Stay?

Very interesting. Josh and Anna Duggar's website JA20 is down right now. People are speculating that it's a likely omen of a possible divorce. Could be, but it seems more likely that Josh hasn't paid the hosting company bill while he's in rehab. Here's a screen cap of the site. … [Read more...]

New Ministry for the Dillards: Part 2 – Saving El Salvador from Gangs

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideI'll admit it: SOS Ministries scares me.I've read through Carissa's blog post about her trip and I've read through all of SOS's online mission trip information.  SOS Ministries is playing a dangerous game that is likely to hurt the local populations they allege to serve and the volunteers they bring on the trips.Let's start with the potential dangers to volunteers. If you sign up for a short-term mission trip through SOS, you will be sent to El Salvador like the Duggars were.    The website has a PDF file for applications. … [Read more...]