Quoting Quiverfull: Women Are Penis Homes?

by Mark Driscoll former pastor of Mars Hill Church.Editor's note: Mr. Driscoll made this hideous statement several years ago but it bears repeating since he has been reforming and opening a new church in Scottsdale Arizona after Mars Hill imploded. A pastor with such demeaning views of women has no business running a church. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Your Personal Rock Bottom?

This is a series we run every Thursday. The questions are things that people who may not know much about the Quiverfull movement or even Fundamentalist or Evangelical Christianity ask about the lifestyle. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life can only shine a light on the toxic nature of this lifestyle choice. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Using Birth Control Means You Hate Your Husband?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson of Are They All Yours? - The Destructive Effects of Birth Control on MarriageEditor's note: Again Zsuzsanna Anderson fails basic reading comprehension because this is what that same survey she's citing as evidence of the evils of birth control had to say about the pill and long term prospects for marriage: "Pill users were happier with their mate’s financial support and other nonsexual aspects of the relationship, however, and they were less likely to separate. This relationship stability might be caused by the bias of women on the pill toward low-testosterone men, who tend to be more faithful." I guess this lack of logic is to be expected from someone who claims t … [Read more...]

Managing Ignorance and Knowledge in Recovery

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Under Much Grace and used with permission.Ignorance (lack of knowledge) affects all of us. Recognizing that you lack knowledgeable about something and seeking information or advice shows strength of character as well as wisdom in decision-making. The true problems arise for us when we don't realize that we're ignorant about a matter and to what extent our knowledge reaches. In the discussion of risk, often times, no one has information about uncertainty, but just that knowledge alone can help you make wiser decisions. So while you may feel like you're standing on the edge of a precipice … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Jezebel Women Compete With Men?

by Todd Tomasella from Safeguard Your Soul - The Godly Woman vs JezebelEditor's note: So now he adds 'home wrecking' and 'unmarried withered old maids' to his fright fest of how women not 100% fully submitted to a man will be punished. Why are men in the more extreme reaches of fundagelicalism so threatened by any small amount of power or personal agency possessed by a woman? … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet – What To Do?

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: Part 1 – Jezebel Women Compete With Men?

by Eliset Igat and Todd from Safeguard Your Soul - The Godly Woman vs JezebelEditor's note: The amused part of me is laughing over the made up words in this like 'Jezebellian', but it's not funny at all when you realize what they are pushing here is a complete slavery via fundamentalist submission to men with no outs for abuse or allowances for a person's basic needs. When did having needs and taking steps to assure they are met become 'demonic'? … [Read more...]

Christian Porn: Kevin Sorbo’s Atheist Salvation Fantasy

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserIn recent years, several movies marketed to Evangelicals have featured erotic scenes of Evangelical revivalism ravishing atheism. Movies such as God is Not Dead are built around the notion that the Christian gospel has the power to brings atheists to their knees. Never mind the fact that these Evangelical fantasies are about as real as the scenes found in countless porn movies. While I can point to countless Evangelicals who are now atheists, rare are atheists who become Christians. When people tell me that they were atheists before they embraced the wonderful, matchless grace of Jesus, I question them as t … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Television Keeps You Thinner?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson of Are They All Yours? - Financial Reasons to Turn Off Your TelevisionEditor's note: What is with the Quiverfull obsession with everyone else's waistlines? We had a series of posts from Lori Alexander and one of the Pearl daughters on the unGodliness of fat children recently. While it's a great idea to make sure your children are active and eat right the rising obesity levels in America aren't due only to television! Is this just part of the whole telling everyone what to do cultural enforcer part of QF, or is it a symptom of fat-shaming being one of the last acceptable forms of putting others down publicly? What's driving this none of their business bus? … [Read more...]

Introduction: Is Justice Delayed Justice At All For Carol Ann Cole?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerIn the last three years or so both NLQ and NLQ SASBN member Bruce Gerencser have written about the disappearance of Carol Ann Cole, her eventual identification as the Louisiana murder victim known only as Bossier Doe and the possible links between Carol Ann and troubled teen home New Bethany. … [Read more...]