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...]

Answering Quiverfull: Nancy Campbell’s “Vision” for Her Children and Grandchildren

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserAccording to the Above Rubies website, Nancy Campbell is an “internationally known author, speaker, and authority on Biblical Motherhood and Family.” Campbell preaches the old-time Fundamentalist  gospel of patriarchy — a world in which women marry, obey their husbands, bear lots of children, and keep the home. Recently, in a post titled A Higher Vision, Campbell detailed her vision for her children and grandchildren. Here’s what Campbell had to say: … [Read more...]

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...]