Quoting Quiverfull: Porn Turns You Into a Manipulator?

by Paul Maxwell from Desiring God - Seven Things to Do After You Look at PornographyEditor's note: I am always amazed at all the negative things Quiverfull Evangelicals lump on pornography viewing. While I think that some men are going to be influenced to treat women like objects if they view a lot of porn it seems to me that the attitude that dehumanizes women into objects is already deeply in place in the world of QF without porn. What do you think? … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 5 Obey Indeed? (Let’s Talk In Circles!)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonpp 179-180In case you were thinking that men in the Christian Patriarchal culture sure have it easy, Michael is here today to tell you that you're wrong. Being a man brings with it the great, great burden of responsibility. Poor things, it almost makes me want to serve my husband more... … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Doing Good Things For Vain Reasons is Still Sin?

by Jimmy Needham from Desiring God - The Real Battle for Sexual PurityEditor's note: I know it seems like we've shared a lot of anti-porn or purity related things here lately but it's Christian Purity Complaining and Shaming Season - which always starts the minute bikini weather hits. Here the author is trying to say if you do something like lose a hundred pounds that it is still sinful if you did it for any other reason except honoring God. You just cannot win in this world.  Someone will always be judging your motives, no matter how pure. … [Read more...]

Shackled Girl: Part 5 – It Gets Worse

by PropinquaEditor’s note: Even more disturbing details are emerging in the case of Timothy Ciboro, 53, and his son Esten, 27. The two allegedly disciplined the daughter of Timothy’s ex-girlfriend Stafonda Hawkins by shackling the girl, now 13, to a basement post. She escaped in mid-May. Hawkins, 39, was recently jailed on unrelated warrants. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – YOU Are Responsible For Your Child’s Molestation?

by "Sandra" from No Greater Joy - Response to Tommy's StoryEditor's note: In part one of this piece Sandra shared how her father was raping her for years and when she acted out her mother beat her for acting out. Even if this is a real letter and not some figment of Michael Pearl's fevered imagination this is so awful it could well have been right out of either of the Pearl's mouths. Doubling down on restricting your children's freedoms and activities will not protect them from molestation if the molester is in your own home. Her last paragraph is so at odds with what happened to her in her home. … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 4 – The Boys

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll quotes from the book in blue text.I'm going to try a different format for the boys this time.  Since the quotes are arranged thematically, I'm going to present them this way instead of by author.Chapter Eight has the fewest quotes of the whole book.  There are exactly two quotes about how girl's relationship with her father makes her a potential romantic partner. According to "Rex, reformer" … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – YOU Are Responsible For Your Child’s Molestation?

by "Sandra" from No Greater Joy - Response to Tommy's StoryEditor's note: A Pearl fan letter supposedly written by one of their supporters echoing their own words on a story in an earlier issue of No Greater Joy Magazine - Tommy's Story It's a story of a boy being molested both at school and church for many years, with a bad outcome that Michael Pearl has used to push his horrifying toxic ideas. … [Read more...]

Anticipating Father’s Day

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Under Much Grace and used with permission.Originally posted at Under Much Grace May 2014Purity BallsA few days ago, I happened to see some new photos of fathers and daughters at purity balls by photographer David Magnusson from his book on the subject that will be available later this year. The portraits were featured on several online sites, but despite the “colorful” language of vulgarity in the commentary, this site shows more of the pictures in an easy-to-view format. Some of th look like the dads are getting ready to lead their girls off to the slaughter, or perhaps they were on … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Gardening is Super-Godly!?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Gardens Are Precious!Editor's note: Nancy's back on the subject of gardens being oh so Godly again. This gardening thing is a new wrinkle in her theology, the first year she's made such a big deal out of planting a garden. She apparently thinks that buying vegetables and fruit from the super market or farmers market isn't right either. Wonder what is driving all this drivel about gardens this year? … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – How Can I Better Relate to Unmarried Ladies?

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...]