Quoting Quiverfull: Is Homemaking a Ministry?

by Katie Bennett from Embracing A Simpler Life - Homemaking is a MinistryEditor's note: Is homemaking really a ministry or what we all do to ensure we have clean clothes, aren't living in a sty and to make sure our children are cared for and well fed? It's the thing that most women and many men do for the common good of their family, their responsibility. But is it really a ministry? This sounds more like self conflation / congratulation that many Quiverfull mothers do so that they don't feel small and worthless. Not saying it's not good to care for your family, it is, but is it really necessary to give it all these wow awesome descriptive meanings? Isn't making up more rules and … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – What Does It Mean To Have A Bigger Purpose?

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: Dress Yourself Out of Depression?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Ready To GoEditor's note: Nancy is saying this to mothers, but from here it reads like some sort of perhaps advice to depressed ladies. Get up and get dressed. Don't drag around in your bathrobe and nightgown! Tell yourself how hap-hap-happy you are! Deny your reality, deny that you're so depressed that going back to bed seems like a great option not long after you get up. Paste on that grin! … [Read more...]

Pastor Steven Anderson Being Deported From Botswana!

Way to make friends and influence people Pastor Anderson!Steven Anderson went ahead with his plan to visit Botswana on a 'Soul Winning' trip and the main thing that happened is that he physically assaulted a Botswanian man by the name of Tony Benn, all the while ranting and accusing him of being 'gay', which he was not. Anderson apparently kept shouting that the man had an 'AIDS filled mouth'. … [Read more...]

Redeeming Love: Part 3 – Non-Consensual Marriage

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comPlot summary:Michael gives in to “God,” goes back to Pair-a-Dice for Angel. He discovers that she’s been beaten. Marries her while she’s nearly unconscious and delirious. Then he takes her back to the farm, where she recuperates. Angel tries to learn how to cook and lay a fire, but fails. She tries to seduce him, but he refuses.*** … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Weak Wimpy Christian Feminist Men?

by Tim Bayly from Bayly Blog - Feminists and Libertarians: This is My Father's WorldEditor's note: You can almost smell the smoke coming out of his ears as he salivates about all those sinful folks he personally hates being barbequed for all eternity in Satan's smoker. He's loving it. Not much love of Jesus in any of his words. I wonder who these 'Internet Shrews,' and 'Calamity Janes' of the internet he's venting over are? He hates Tim Keller and 'Perverts'. Shouldn't someone clue him in that his brown noser in chief on this piece is a pervert obsessed with young breasts and teenagers breeding? … [Read more...]

Examining Teen Homes: Is Justice Delayed Justice At All For Carol Ann Cole?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerBefore we look at what happened to land Carol Ann Cole in a troubled teen home we need to first look at the troubled teen home industry, particularly as it exists in connection to fundamentalist Christian churches. So many churches have made either the education of children in their private schools or the supposedly treatment of difficult teens into a side ministry or business of their churches. They tend to put enormous pressure on church members to support these facilities, or provide free services, while also taking advantage of those they manage to convince to attend. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Feminists Hate Being Ruled?

by Tim Bayly from the Bayly Blog - Feminists and Libertarians: This is My Father's WorldEditor's note: Another day, another whiny authority blog posting from Tim Bayly, a man who seems so threatened by the possible diminishment of his masculinity if any woman anywhere does not knuckle down to his interpretations of the Bible. I guess he never realized that Jesus himself treated the women he encountered as equal to men and never once ordered a woman to be submissive. Cherry picking hi-ho the derry oh! … [Read more...]

Falling Down

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalI have to confess that I found myself reacting the other day to some words which had triggered me, and left me hearing repeated echoes of past abuse. I reacted. I struggled. I felt like I'd lost my footing and was flailing around trying to find my balance. "Not again," I thought, attempting to regain my equilibrium.And as I wrestled with that reality, I was dragged down by the weight of failure. After all, I'd experienced so much healing since I lived in that old head-space. What on earth was wrong with me!? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Social Media Competition in the CPM World?

by Jessica Smartt from Smartter Each Day - How Instagram is Killing Our Souls (Basically)Editor's note: Sharing this not because the writer is a homeschooling Evangelical mom who lines up with Quiverfull theology, but more as a real confession of that thing that can happen and be so devastating in the world of Quiverfull - comparing yourself to others and feeling like you don't measure up. It's what's toxic and soul-destroying, not looking at Instagram or Facebook, the endless measuring of yourself against others that goes on mentally. Being free of that mindset to the point where you can look at your pals on social media that are doing those things and instead of thinking 'Oh I am not … [Read more...]