If You Expect Real Respect

by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch The ShepherdIf you expect real respect, show your strength, not your power. Lead with your character, not your charisma.  Cultivate your inner integrity, not your outer image.  Admit your weaknesses; don't pretend perfection.  Be tender-hearted yet tough enough to endure; don't be bitter or brittle.  Motivate with inspiration, not manipulation.  Leaders listen. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Listening to Adults Argue More Scarring Than Spankings?

by Shoshanna Pearl Easling from No Greater Joy - Yes! I Am NormalEditor's note: Michael and Debi Pearl trot out their daughter to defend them against critics who say their child training book 'To Train Up A Child" is toxic. Not realizing that grown ups married to one another can disagree seems pretty awful. Image the tension in any household where the parents are not free enough to not agree always. That cannot be emotionally healthy either. … [Read more...]

Examining ATI Wisdom Booklets: Part 2 Booklet 1 – Medical Portion – Fight or Flight

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideThis post is seven pages long and graphics heavy:Today, we learn about the fight-or-flight response.  Well, kind of.I taught a basic (~9th grade) human anatomy course for 5 years in various formats.  ATI/ATIA has taken on a huge subject in this section.  To effectively describe how the adrenal glands work, the students need to have a solid understanding of the divisions of the nervous system, how different sections of the brain work, … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Homeschool Your Children Even if You Aren’t Educated?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - 3 Reasons to Homeschool Your Children This YearEditor's note: Notice this is one part government paranoia and one part your kids will rebel. Fear mongering at its finest straight from Steven Anderson. Oh noes, your child might actually encounter people who are different than those in your tiny group and that will lead to chaos, sin and rebellion! You'd think if they were truly teaching the children a solid foundation at home that those things would not even be on their radar. But again he makes it about the gays. For someone that shouts out how not gay he is Mr. Anderson seems to spend inordinate amounts of time thinking about … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Controlling Your Tongue Yet Again?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - A New Vision For Your HomeEditor's note: One thing is surprising about Nancy Campbell - her ability to repackage the message of 'control your thoughts and words' and 'no negative emotions or thoughts allowed' into a myriad of messages that boil down to that simple 'control yourself and BE HAPPY or ELSE!' This is more of that. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – When Your Best Friend Likes You?

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: Raising Boys Equal Messy House?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Mother's BoysEditor's note: Welcome to another episode of 'Cognitive Dissonance with Nancy Campbell'. Remember all that recent lecturing and hectoring by Nancy that you must keep your house immaculate while smiling and controlling your thoughts? Apparently that does not apply in her world if you have a pile of boys to raise. She just cannot make up her mind what is and isn't the most important. Plus generalizations about the sexes don't help anyone. … [Read more...]

‘Fire-Breathing’ Pastors Gather in California to Push Seething LGBT Hatred and Duggar ‘Family Values’

by Vyckie Garrison originally posted on Raw StoryThe “Red Hot Preaching” conference scheduled for this coming weekend in Sacramento will feature four of the most repugnant King-James-Only pastors who have more than just their relentless hatred of gays in common … they’re all Quiverfull. These preachers of patriarchy are Truly True Believers™ who embrace Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar-style “family values” … Christian homeschooling mega-families who reject all forms of birth control and are devoted to raising up a “quiver full” of children to serve as “arrows” in God’s holy war. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Adrenaline Rush Staves Off Sexual Impurity?

by Shalom Pearl Brand from No Greater Joy - Adrenaline RushEditor's note: I guess at least she didn't try to shame the other type of boy by saying they have a tendency to homosexuality or, as her father might term it 'Sissy-dom' My question is this: Is that adrenaline rush she keeps speaking about really a necessary thing for a boy to experience and does it even have anything to do with developing a passion for a pursuit? … [Read more...]

What are you Doing? Chapter 8 Part 3 – Sakal Still Just Wants to be Right

by Suzanne TitkemeyerPreparing to read the rest of this chapter again makes me feel like I need to run away to a place of lollipops, lemon drop martinis and lagoons, peaceful and calm. There's nothing more disturbing than a 'Good Christian Patriarch' that thinks he's the only one who is right. Except maybe that ongoing televised goat rodeo that is the Republican National Convention. I think Vaughn Ohlman and Donald Trump might have some crazy ideas in common. … [Read more...]