Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – Overcoming Emotions?

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: Part 3 – Every Woman A Jezebel?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - The Jezebel ProfileEditor's note: Debi doesn't say what to do if you are married to a man that shirks his responsibilities, forcing the wife to take over everything. But I'm pretty sure Debi would never fault the man, always calling the wife a Jezebel type. Remember, if Debi's not name calling and blaming a woman she's not happy. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Jesus Died For You To Be Rich?

by Creflo Dollar from Twitter before it was deletedEditor's note: While Creflo isn't straight up Quiverfull he does teach an even more insane version of the same prosperity gospel that many evangelicals and fundamentalists in the Quiverfull world teach. You remember Creflo Dollar? He was in the news recently because he was trying to raise money to buy a 65 million dollar jet for him to use jetting around speaking, or as he claimed to be doing - spreading the gospel. Whatever happened to feeding the poor or taking care of the elderly? You know, actually doing the things Jesus said his followers were supposed to do? Betting that Jim Bob Duggar has tried to figure out how to raise funds … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Every Woman A Jezebel?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - The Jezebel ProfileEditor's note: Debi starts with her definition of a 'Jezebel' and, surprise, surprise, it involves a woman not being completely submissive to a man in church. I guess this righteous submission of hers is why she had to beg strangers for the tens of thousands of dollars it cost for her to have neck surgery instead of having her husband, either through health insurance or savings, provide her needs. … [Read more...]

Halloween is a Satanic Holiday

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser(Editor's note: here we are again, three weeks or so from Halloween and already the extremists are coming up with ridiculous stories about Satan and hellfire, damnation and all sorts of things.)A story from the past. From 1995-2002, I was the  pastor of Our Father’s House in West Unity, Ohio. One Sunday, the following discussion took place between an old woman in the church and one of my younger children.Old Woman: So, how much candy did you get trick-or-treating?Child gives Old Woman an embarrassed look.Child: I didn’t go trick-or-treating,Old Woman: Really? Why not?Child: Our Dad … [Read more...]

Duggary For Dollars With Bonus Lying – The Duggar Family Tries To Get Paid

There's a lot of things in the world of TLC's disgraced Duggar family we've not mentioned here, Jinger Duggar possibly in courtship with Lawson Bats, Jessa's getting closer due date, the fact that fans are still bat-nut crazy mad over how their donations were used by Jill and Derick Dillard, the rumors that Josiah Duggar has resumed his courtship of Margery Jackson. There's also been speculation in Christian publications that Anna Duggar will divorce Josh along with a few tabloids asking questions about the odd sale of their home that we covered a couple of days ago.There's a couple of things that have come out in the past few days involving the Duggar family and their attempts to get … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 5 – Mr. Steady (Don’t Read Your Wife Your To-Do List)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 95-97Text is in purpleHealing Dear Mike I am writing in response to your request for info for your new book. The most amazing thing happened in our marriage a few years ago, when, after almost 20 years of being married, my husband gave me the gift of time alone with him in prayer on a consistent basis. This began revolutionizing our relationship. Now we say things in prayer that have never come easily between us. We pray about tough issues, past hurts, hopes, dreams, etc. We were able to cover subjects that we hadn't been able to approach for various reasons...mostly over-sensitivity and/or defensiveness on one or both parts. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Every Woman A Jezebel?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - The Jezebel ProfileEditor's note: This entire article is filled with so much toxic shaming and blaming that there's no one or two paragraphs that sum up the gist of it. Debi seems to be saying that a woman not making an extreme effort to get along with her husband is functioning under a 'Jezebel spirit'. People used to talk at my old church about Jezebel spirits and various women they thought were Jezebels, but they never took it to the depth Debi Pearl does. As a woman in Pearl world you can never ever get a break, everything there is the woman's fault. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Natal Nazis and Human Sacrifice?

by Jim Bakker and Rick Wiles as quoted by Raw Story - Satanic temples are hidden in Planned Parenthood clinics as 'legal cover' for child sacrifice?Editor's note: We've tried not to feature or talk about the recent false allegations that Planned Parenthood was selling aborted fetal tissue being bandied about by the extreme Christian right, but failed and jailed former PTL pastor Jim Bakker and his pal Rick Wiles have some some really disturbing untrue things recently. I read this story and had to wonder what type of Jesus Juice they're chugging backstage to actually be able to make many of these statements with a straight face (or as straight as it gets with Bakker). Hoping what they are … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Do Patriarchs Want To Control Women?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.In light of this morning's quoting from Tim Fall's blog and the many times we've seen prominent men like Doug Wilson and John Piper and low level patriarchal wanna bes like Von Ohlman and Biblical Gender Roles try to reduce women into a subset of silent sex robots birthing babies we have to ask a few questions. Like what is the payoff for men in the movement to always control women? Is it about feelings of inferiority or low self esteem? Do they do it because they have controlling natures? Why? Why do patriarchs always want to control women? … [Read more...]