Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 9 Mr. Steady (XBox Will Steal Your Children’s Souls)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 101-102We are still in the sections where Michael talks about the downside of being a Mr. Steady. Today we are discussing the biggest sin Mr. Steady makes. Here's a hint: It's being Steady in any way except for working to support or "teach" his family.Text is in purple. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Is Your Child ‘Spiritually Constipated’?

by Rick Thomas from Rick Thomas.net - When your children are constipated (spiritually speaking)Editor's note: Keep in mind when reading this that a) the child stole something and the father immediately made her give it back to the owner, b) then he postponed punishing her just so that she could be uncomfortable and squirming over what she did the entire day instead of dealing with it right away, c)  it never states what the discipline was but it sounds distinctly like the beatings advocated by Michael Pearl and finally d) there's nothing in this that has any relationship to be constipated or any bowel condition.  Why do they always love to torment children? Kids screw up, yeah, some of t … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Hanging Onto Your Faith After Leaving

by Jennifer C. Martin from the Patheos blog Unfundamentalist Christian and Jezebel.com - How Sexism in the Church Almost Ruined My LifeChurches that devalue women are contributing to the breakdown of religious faith in this country at large. If you tell a young girl that her voice doesn’t count in the house of God, why would she want to go there? If you tell a woman she can’t lead a congregation when her gift is public speaking, how could she believe that she has a purpose with that deity? And if a religious leader tells a man that he’s supposed to control his wife by being the “head of the household,” how can you be surprised when that same wife begins to resent her secondary place? … [Read more...]

Fear Factor

by Ellen cross posted from When Church HurtsMy friend, Rebekah Gilbert, has written a great blog post about Fear.  Her thoughts turned on a light bulb in my head because I realized just how true her words are.  You see, the spiritual abuse that was meted out to me had one purpose only:  to create fear in my heart and in my life.Perhaps the perpetrators’ ultimate goal was to get me to leave, but they did this in such a way that over the decade-plus years of spiritual abuse, I became terrorized.  And, just as my friend, Rebekah, realized, once I began to stand up to my abusers, the fear that they had placed on me returned to them.  Such great fear that their only recourse was to ban me … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Your Entire Identity Is As A Mother?

by Steven L Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - The Effects of Birth ControlEditor's note: So much ignorance and fear mongering in a few short paragraphs. That bit at the end about green plasma caused by birth control pills is especially ridiculous considering there are also other circumstances that cause green plasma - the coloration is completely harmless.  It's not 'poisoning' like Anderson claims. He doesn't seem to realize that not every woman is cut to be a stay at home mother. It does speak to the fear of everything outside the canon of fundamentalism that drives churches like the IFB. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Help! I Keep Getting Hit On!

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 18 … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Birth Control Steals Your Joy?

by Steven L. Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - The Effects of Birth ControlEditor's note: That sermon transcript archive at Faithful Word Baptist Church is like Christian in July, a treasure trove of misspelled, grammar-mangling, bad ideas, bad Bible translations pile of crazy. There's nothing that exposes the under-educated belief system of a Independent  Fundamentalist Baptist Church. Another pastor doubling down on the message of no birth control ever, have as many kids as possible and women should always stay home. It's a good thing that the Marie Curies of this world didn't follow that advice or we'd have been deprived of many useful things, theories and science. … [Read more...]

“Lies Women Believe” Review: 215 – 242

by Samantha Field cross posted from Samantha P Field.comIf there’s one thing that doing all these reviews have taught me about writing non-fiction books, it’s to avoid getting repetitive in the last two chapters. A lot of what Nancy covers in this last part of Lies Women Believe she’s already been over in different ways before. However she’s not completely unoriginal, so let’s dive in. IF MY CIRCUMSTANCES WERE DIFFERENT, I WOULD BE DIFFERENT … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Your Wife Should Fear You?

by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender Roles - Reverencing, Ravishing and RolloEditor's note: Last BGR for a while. His writings just infuriate me even worse than Michael Pearl's. Here he's answering the criticism of a Men's Rights Activist (MRA) over his last piece we quoted here on how to enjoy sex with a wife that will not cooperate the way you like. The MRA man said that BGR and other Christian Beta Men (his words, not mine) failed to use appropriate 'dread' in getting sex from their wives. BGR goes on to explain that dread shouldn't be used, but straight up fear should be used. … [Read more...]

News: Bill Gothard’s IBLP Sued

This is a trending topic today on Facebook and finally receiving the attention it deserves in the main stream media. Remember all those women who've come forward through the website Spiritual Sounding Board and other places alleging that the head of Institute of Basic Life Principles and Duggar friend Bill Gothard had behaved in an inappropriate sexual manner with them while they were interning at IBLP? Five of them have filed a law suit against the board of IBLP. You know who sits on the board for IBLP? Duggar friend and reality television patriarch Gil Bates. This is all so very incestuous in the weirdest way. … [Read more...]


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