NLQ Question of the Week: Why Are Fundamentalists So Quick To Claim They Are Being Persecuted?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.We keep seeing this in the world of quiverfull/evangelical/fundamentalist Christianity that if things do not go according to their plan then they start to loudly protest that they are being persecuted. This is what the Duggars still claim over the legal release of the police report of about Josh's molestation of five young girls. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Stop Nagging and Your Husband Will Stop Watching Porn?

by Todd Friel from Wretched TV - A man stops watching porn after his wife stops nagging himEditor's note: This guy claims he's like the Christian version of Jon Stewart and seems to think his online show is the Christian equivalent of 'The Daily Show'. Not even close. What he is seems to be a snarky-esque hipster version of Pat Robertson. Here he's claiming that the way to get your man to stop with the porn is by your kindness and submission. Has that ever really worked for anyone you're known? Or is it just a piece of Christian mythology? … [Read more...]

Josh Duggar: How Purity Culture Created His Downfall

by Suzanne TitkemeyerLate yesterday afternoon the news broke that it appears that Josh Duggar has had an account with the notorious website Ashley Madison. This account was active during the last two years he was employed by the Family Research Council and was only canceled when the news came out about his sexual molestation of his sisters. This is on the heels of all the other news that has come forward in the last four months about the sexual proclivities of Josh Duggar. … [Read more...]

Differentiating Between ‘Cult’, ‘Cultic’ and ‘Spiritual Abuse’

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from Under Much GraceWhat is the difference between "cult" and "cultic?" (Sociologically Speaking) It’s a matter of degree. Defining terms is vital.Concerning things "cultic" versus a "cult." If you’re the average guy (or gal) sitting in a church or a concerned significant other of someone in a group, the first thing you generally notice is that something bothers you about the group. This realization is true of any subtle deception or of insidious problems such as something wrong with your car. You hear an unfamiliar noise and the right side of your brain become sensitized and unconsiously starts putting things together (as a built in defense mechanism). … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Early Marriage or You’re a Used Up Whore?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - The Waiting GameEditor's note: Okay, okay, so perhaps Nancy didn't call older brides whores. But she did say that people who marry later are coming into the marriage 'violated', which is sort of her polite way of saying 'slut' or 'whore'. She's pushing the same idea that Von Ohlman and that disgusting Biblical Gender Roles guy promote, marry very young because if you wait you might commit the sin of lust. … [Read more...]

News: Does Josh Duggar Also Have An OkCupid Account?

Gawker has found an OkCupid account with the same email and name as on Josh Duggar's Ashley Madison account. Whoever this guy is he's from Northwest Arkansas and was living in DC looking for casual sex. The profile has a photo that is clearly not Josh Duggar but everything else fits. What do you think? … [Read more...]

News: Josh Duggar Had a Paid Ashley Madison Membership!

According to someone at Gawker who spent time trolling through the release of customer records at the website for cheating married folks Ashley Madison has discovered one Josh Duggar has an account with Ashley Madison. This is not from some stupid unnamed Duggar insider, but it was gleaned from the released records showing that the credit card used was in Josh's name and the statements went to a Duggar property in Arkansas.According to the information in the release Josh was trolling for women to do these things with: … [Read more...]

Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – Questions To Ask Your Future Husband

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: You Must Eat Together At The Dinner Table?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Foundational Family LifeEditor's note: Now Nancy has moved on from insisting we all wear aprons to making having the entire family sitting at the dinner table for dinner another 'must do'. How very extra Biblical of her. While statistics show that families with children that have dinner together around the same table do receive benefits from the family interaction it's not some sort of hard and fast rule like cultural enforcer Nancy tries to make it. Scientific reasons it's good: Children pick up more words from the conversations at the table, children tend to make better food choices, lowered anxiety levels, and it's an essential connection that can … [Read more...]

Child Abuse or Child Discipline?

by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch The Shepherd(Editor's note: This was originally posted February 2010 when Lydia Schatz was murdered by her adoptive parents. It's worth a read because Michael and Debi Pearl, authors of the book followed by the Schatz's "To Train Up A Child" and indirectly responsible for her death, are still preaching their dangerous message of child abuse.)Dear friends,Please permit me a rant. You need to read this.On February 6, seven year old Lydia Schatz, adopted from Liberia, was murdered. Her 11 year old sister Zariah is in critical condition with severe kidney damage. Who did it? Their deeply religious (I can’t bring myself to say C … [Read more...]


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