Quoting Quiverfull: Concubines, Slaves and Polygamy – God Approved Ways?

by Larry Solomon of Biblical Gender Roles - Did the Bible Allow Men to Have Sex Slaves (not linking to the post because the website Do Not Link is still down)Editor's note: Anyone that has been reading BGR for awhile could tell Larry was going in a direction that would eventually land at approval of slavery and polygamy. It's no surprise and it fits with the entire idea of white entitlement and dominionism that is usually more hidden in Quiverfull Evangelical Fundamentalist Christianity. … [Read more...]

Curiosity, A Missing Evangelical Trait

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: This is a problem in the world of Quiverfull as well, this lack of curiosity. Dear readers why do you think this is?Why is it that so many Evangelicals have no desire to be curious? Yes, I know many are, so don’t get your panties in a bunch if you are a curiouser- than-a-cat Evangelical. I frequently get an email or a blog comment from an Evangelical Christian wanting to “help” me find my way to Jesus. Such people are certain that they possess the requisite knowledge and skill to win me to Jesus. They are sure that if they just befriend me, quote the right verses, soothe my hurts, or unde … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Marriage Means Having No Selfish Desires?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Cemented or FragmentedEditor's note: In contrast to last night's Quoting Quiverfull that the husband must put off his negative emotions and bless his family and wife when he comes home, now Nancy says that you cannot have separate desires or interests and be married. She thinks it's selfish. You know what's really selfish? Demanding others fake their emotions and put aside what they want out of life. Why does no one in the Quiverfull movement realize that you can have a successful,  fulfilling and happy marriage and still have your own life and interests at the same time? … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Is Quiverfull Inherently Racist?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Today's question comes out of a discussion I recently had with a journalist about Quiverfull. She wanted to know if I thought it was geared more toward whites and not other races. Told her while there are some of other races that take part, such as Voddie Baucham, for the most part there does seem to be a tendency towards racism. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Now Men Are Required To Be Cheerful Too?

by Colin Campbell of Meat For Men - Coming HomeEditor's note: While this advice isn't necessarily 'bad' advice when you put with the copious amount of 'deny your true emotions' crap that Nancy spews you have a recipe for disaster. Everyone faking how they are feeling? Sounds like some therapist somewhere in about to be able to put a down payment on a summer house at the lake off the future emotional problems of this family. … [Read more...]

“If You Don’t Limp” – (Another Trauma Trap)

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much Grace as part of her series on traumaAll images either from NLQ or by Cindy Kunsman and Under Much Grace used with permission Post Traumatic Stress Disorder causes several different changes in the way that the brain works, most notably, the hyperactivity in the anxiety centers in the brain. As noted in a previous post, the area of the brain that is responsible for acknowledging that something applies to the self also shuts down to a great extent. It allows for a sense of distance from the pain of trauma to help preserve a person's function when under threat, but when it fails to shut off when the threat has passed, it creates a … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Mothers Must Give All?

by Abigail Dodds of John Piper's The Counsel for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - 5 Truth For Our DaughtersEditor's note: This is a not a completely toxic ideas article. In some of the unquoted parts it talks about accepting your looks and body as they are and that not every woman will marry and have children. But this part could have been written by any other typical Quiverfull female cultural enforcer, like Nancy Campbell or Debi Pearl. The idea that if you do manage to marry you must only be a wife and mother to exclusion of all else. It's simply not that black and white. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – How Far is Too Far?

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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Submitting Even Unto Rinsing Dishes His Way?

by Martha Peace from John Piper's The Counsel on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - Soap Bubble SubmissionEditor's note: Here's a piece by another woman in Quiverfull that seems to think that rational discussion of problems with the males in your life over mundane and petty irritations isn't to be done. Instead smile and submit. This is one of the many reasons a lot of women love their automatic dishwashers. Why are simple problems treated like something big and no one is ever willing to discuss things in this world? … [Read more...]

Choosing my Future

by Vyckie Garrison cross posted from Secular Woman as part of the Women's History Month SeriesFifth article in Secular Woman's Women's History Month Series.by Vyckie Garrison, No Longer QuiveringLife without choices is simple. As a young woman, when faced with what seemed to me to be an overwhelming question: What am I going to do with my life? — although I knew that the possibilities were practically unlimited, I made the choice to narrow my options by devoting my life to Jesus as an evangelical Christian. Why? Because it was the simple thing to do. Notice I didn't say it was easy. In fact, my 25+ years as a fundamentalist Christian woman were exceedingly demanding and I paid a h … [Read more...]