Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Perverted Porno Freaks Don’t Need Prayer?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - More of SodomEditor's note: Another of those Pearl letters. This one allows Michael to show off what he really thinks about people who struggle with addictions or even possible mental illness driving self-medication. It's all so simple and non-loving in Pearl world. I don't know what the ultimate answer is for those with these types of struggles, but I know it likely involves more kindness, compassion and legitimate treatment than anything in their world. … [Read more...]

The Sounds of Fundamentalism: OMG! This Man is Looking at Porn by Dawn Hawkins

From Bruce Gerencser's blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: Initially I wasn't planning on using any of Bruce's excellent series on the more ridiculous sermons and lectures given in service of fundamentalism. Most of them don't really fit with what we do here. That is until I saw this, a clearly faked story by a prominent national Christian (Mormon) leader against pornography. It reads like a Pearl letter, there's simply no way with the whole squished in like sardines in a can nature of modern air travel that she could have been viewing this man's porn without resorting to either standing above him or squeezed down and pressing her hot little eyeball in the tiny slit … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Mothering For Eternity?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Look Beyond TodayEditor's note: As time goes on Nancy's messages on the effect of motherhood on all of history become ever more hysterical and filled with hyperbole. Is her influence slipping so much among her small sphere that she must increase her messages to a fevered frenzied fake pitch? … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Feeling Harassed by Love?

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: Suffering Makes You More Holy?

by Anonymous from Sow With Vision - Sowing While Suffering | Bitter WatersEditor's note: This is another one of those toxic reoccurring themes in Quiverfull: that suffering is somehow redemptive. Right after they tell you that your illness is punishment from God from unconfessed sin or generational curse. Or perhaps you weren't using the right essential oils or you drank too much soda. While there's only a little blaming for the suffering in this piece the thought that suffering and serious affliction somehow makes one more holy and closer to God is just as toxic and wrong. … [Read more...]

Shackled Girl: Part 3 – Prepared Statement by Alleged Abuser

by PropinquaEditor’s note: For a year, a home-schooling Christian man named Timothy Ciboro allegedly disciplined his ex-girlfriend’s daughter by shackling her to a basement post. The girl, 13, escaped in mid-May. Timothy Ciboro, 53, and his son Esten, 27, were arrested in Toledo, charged with kidnapping and torture. The girl’s mother is now also jailed, but on unrelated warrants. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Never Show Your Husband Negative Emotions!?

by Lori Alexander of Always Learning - Reactions Define YouEditor's note: For some reason Lori Alexander has taken to promoting the toxic books written by Michael and Debi Pearl. Is she trying to glom onto Debi's female cultural enforcer power? Here she's promoting 'Created To Be A Help Meet' and promoting the very toxic idea of never having negative emotions, reactions or words to your husband's possible hi-jinks and foibles. That is a very emotionally unhealthy way to live and just leads to a nervous breakdown later. Text quoted from Debi's book below is in red. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet – Part 4 Obey Indeed? (Love Never Enslaves!)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 177-178Today we're distinguishing between women being subservient to their husbands, and women being subservient to all men everywhere. Oh, and the fact that Michael thinks women and children deserve dignity. Cuz that was news to me. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Control Your Reactions?

by Adam Gregorian of Minthegap.com - How Our Reactions Define UsEditor's note: You remember Mr. Gregorian, do you not? He was the one that was oh so creepily posting photos of clearly underage girls in revealing outfits and clucking about their slutty immodesty at his website IsThisModest.com? His old site has been hacked by an Islamic militant group now and most of his other misogynistic sites are down, with the exception of this one. Here he is riffing on one of Lori Alexander's posts that promotes Debi Pearl's abusive book 'Created To Be A Help Meet'. Tomorrow morning we'll examine Lori's post that led to this one. Yes, at Gregorian's original post he has photos of underage girls in … [Read more...]

Saying NO

by Kaleesha Williams cross posted from her blog The Lost (and Found) Mind of Kaleesha WilliamsI just told off a car full of elderly Jehovah’s Witness women. Wow. I have never had the guts to do that before. I usually politely listen to their thing and just wait for them to go away. They are human beings, after all.Okay, maybe a bit of a stretch to say I told them off. I was only slightly rude. I was brief. I firmly told them I was uninterested, that I am an atheist, that I’d believed that stuff for a decade and a half and was done. Then, without waiting for a rebuttal, I turned on my heel and walked back the garden where I’d been mowing. … [Read more...]