The Duggar Family: Jill & Derick Dillard Mission Status & One Slick Real Estate Deal?

Turns out that Jill Duggar Dillard and her husband Derick Dillard are not fully-sanctioned missionaries who have the approval of the Southern Baptist Convention.  They are also not part of the SBC's International Missionary Board either. Not officially part of any legitimate organization, meaning all those angry people who'd initially given to the Dillard Family Ministries have likely paid for a lengthy vacation in Central America for the Dillard family.  At least this is according to The Inquistr - Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Rejected As Missionaries By The Southern Baptist Church … [Read more...]

What Churches and Time Shares Have in Common – Toxic Manipulation

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Every Breaking WaveLast week my husband Jim and I spent a week with friends at a resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It's a pretty nice place, perfect if you want to stay in a perfectly groomed white bread version of a tropical resort with fences and guard gates, minus the ocean but plus a pile of fancy swimming pools. It's wonderful for what it is, but it's not to everyone's tastes. The photo to the left was taken from our suite's balcony overlooking one of the pool areas.It's not a time share, nor do you actually own a week or a certain suite there. It's a vacation ownership organization that works on the points system. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: God MIght Kill You Over a Booty Call?

by Steven L. Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church - Being a Psalm 23 HusbandEditor's note: Because of the weird way Anderson reads the King James Version Bible he's not going to come right out and say the words 'sex' or 'sex outside of marriage'. He's calling sex without marriage 'foreign occasions', which makes it sound like he's talking about Bastille Day or Cinco De Mayo instead of what it actually is. Every preacher in the world comes down hard on those that have sex outside the legal and religious bonds of marriage, but Anderson takes it farther, to claiming that God strikes dead some folks that have unmarried sex. Maybe it's wish projection of his. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 4 Mr. Steady (How To Fix Your Wife’s Unhappiness)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonpp 94-95We are still talking about the wives of Steady Men. Today, we're discussing how discontent they tend to be, and the fixes men can take for this. Text is in purple … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Jesus Loves Guns?

by Steven L. Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Being a Psalm 23 HusbandEditor's note: Looked at this piece on Faithful Word's website figuring that Anderson might do some ridiculous ranting on the roles of men lording over women ala Biblical Gender Roles dude only to find him saying basically that owning a gun to protect your wive is biblical. In light of the recent shootings happening in the US by random MRA-type guys I can't say it makes me feel any safer to know that another unhinged-seeming patriarch with masculinity issues is running around with a deadly weapon. Your thoughts? … [Read more...]

Domestic Violence in the IFB Church

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserFirst, let me give readers the definition for domestic violence. The National Domestic Violence Hotline defines domestic violence as: Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – So Does This Punishment Fit The Crime?

by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender Roles.com - 7 Wyas to Discipline Your Wife (linked through Do Not Link)Editor's note: As we've seen too many times with this guy it all really boils down to sex. His having sex every single time a stiff breeze or nothing gives him a random erection. His 7th sin and punish is all about sexual denial of the husband by the wife. He believes in punishing for a wife refusing to provide sex as well as all the other ridiculous things he claims are the primary responsibility of the wife. Does anyone really consult their husband before buying clothing or even take him along?  Seems like everything on his list falls into the category of over … [Read more...]

Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – Ideas For Persuading Brothers To Use Good Table Manners

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: Part 1 – So Does This Punishment Fit The Crime?

by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender Roles.com - 7 Ways to Discipline Your WifeEditor's note: He's at it again, explaining in great detail how exactly to punish and control your sig-o for offenses real and imagined. Only good thing I can find about his long article is that he states that physical punishment ala Christian Domestic Discipline is wrong. No spankings for offenses, just insanely control every other aspect of her life until she is repentant. How emotionally unhealthy is this advice? We're starting with number three on the list, getting into the more outrageous parts of failures instead of overspending or treating your spouse with disrespect. Whatever happened to … [Read more...]

The Bad Boy and the Angel

by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch the Shepherd(Part of October's focus on domestic violence. Originally published December 2014)While decorating for Christmas last week, I left this angel on the table. The next morning, I found her standing with my daughter's Ken doll. Apparently she was planning for them to get married as soon as she could find someone to officiate the wedding.Something about the angel caught my eye. She was looking down, probably because she is supposed to be a tree topper smiling benevolently at the children below. However, standing right next to Ken, she seemed like she was sad and feeling shamed, like he was mad at her and she couldn't … [Read more...]


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