Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – If Your Husband is a Jerk You Probably Caused It?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours? - So You're Married to a Jerk?Editor's note: This piece is always Michael Pearl like in that it starts with reader mail and there's a lot of victim blaming in the answer. Kindness, compassion and common sense really seems to be lacking in the Quiverfull world of female cultural enforcers. While she might have a point that we perceive people as we wish to, much of this comes a little too close to victim blaming. … [Read more...]

Things Not Even Tolerated by ‘The World’ – Christians and Hypocrisy

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comA little while ago I read “All Christians are Hypocrites” by Jayson Bradley. I don’t really disagree with him or any of the points he makes, but I want to highlight something.Jayson opens his article musing that many people associate “Christian” with “hypocrite,” and I don’t think he’s wrong. However, he spends the bulk of his article pointing to behaviors that are frequently condemned by Christian culture: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Summertime is Playtime That Mom MUST Supervise!?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Summertime: Yet Another Reason for Mothers to be Home Full-TimeEditor's note: While I think a mixture of down time to goof off and some structured activities for kids during their summer school break is likely the best way to go in no way does that always mean Mom has to stay home. This piece of Lori's is a hot mess of word salad, starting with blaming people with higher incomes for better summer educational outcomes, to describing her own childhood summers, to verklempting about day care and tax payers having to fund day care. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Are Educational Opportunities Despised?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.While reading through Ladies Against Feminism's member Lori Alexander's blog Always Learning it leaped out at me … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: You Blaspheme When You Work Outside of the Home?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - The Beautiful LifestyleEditor's note: So now Nancy is taking her theology to a scary strange place. She claims if you do not rejoice in staying home and being the most perfect, happy, joyous wife and mother while keeping your home perfect then you are blaspheming against God. Nancy does not provide any real scriptures to support this, acting like everyone should just KNOW this is God's intent for women.f … [Read more...]

Daffodil Season Ends but Recovery Continues

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Under Much Grace and used with permission. More than a month ago, I learned about some cruel gossip that's being spread about me and it triggered a host of complicated hurdles for me. The questions of others sent me back to revisit my history of hopping around through some truly fringe varieties of cultic Christianity, but I also found myself more affected by the deep personal losses that are all wrapped around that history, too. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Foolish Child Needs More Adulting?

by Michael and Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - What to Do with a Foolish Child?Editor's note: We left this yesterday with a grandmother upset that her grandchild was behaving in a childish manner plus being upset that the boy is fat in her opinion. Michael gave his answer, which involved accusing the parents of letting the child play video games and be left to his foolish devices. Today Debi answers and it isn't much better. I'm just surprised that neither of the Pearls mentioned giving him a switching. This advice today isn't bad, but you know that the idea of a beating is lurking just behind this. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – How to Address Immodesty?

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, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Foolish Child Needs More Adulting?

by Michael and Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - What to Do with a Foolish Child?Editor's note: This starts off with a highly suspicious Pearl letter from a grandmother that sounds like it might have been dictated by Mr. Pearl for all the blaming, shaming and ugly descriptions of a child it does. This is from a transcript of a video the Pearls did. Of course Michael blames it on modern parenting and video games instead of, you know, just normal childish behavior. … [Read more...]

Duggar Television Show ‘Counting On’ Cancelled?

Today a number of media outlets are reporting that The Learning Channel will not be renewing the Duggar family television show starring Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald - 'Counting On' Most of the articles cite the fact that while the ratings weren't bad the network was struggling to find sponsors after many of the national advertisers … [Read more...]