Intrinsically Valuable

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Every Breaking WaveOne of my favorite possessions is a photo of my grandmother from back in the late 1920s. I'm not sure it's pre or post Black Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1929 but I think it's likely pre. I've heard horror stories from that grandmother my whole life about two or three of her brothers jumping out of windows after losing fortunes in the marketin. I know her family was wealthy right up until Black Tuesday. The only one to come out financially unscathed was my great grandmother, but only because she owned many rental properties and farms. She didn't trust in stocks. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Only Allowable Birth Control in Quiverfull?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours? - Q & A: Young Mom of Many Kids Struggling to do it AllEditor's note: Zsuzsanna acknowledges that back to back pregnancies puts a significant stress on your body and family but cannot even possibly consider that perhaps birth control might be the answer to ending back to back pregnancies. Breast feeding does not work for everyone as a method of spacing pregnancies. It's sort of like playing Russian Roulette, you might get by for awhile without getting struck by a bullet, but eventually you get shot. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Online Dating Advice

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: Using First Names Disrespectful?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours? - Words Are PowerfulEditor's note: While I will agree it's a good idea to behave and speak respectfully to others I don't think you are really being disrespectful to your pastor if you know him very well and call him by his first name instead of adding the sobriquet of 'Pastor' or 'Reverend' or 'Father' in front of it. It all depends on the closeness of the relationship. It's not like like Steven Anderson has a legal titled name: for example Queen Elizabeth of England is always referred to as HRH or Ma'am when people must address the monarch. Zsu makes it sound like her husband has no real friends if they are that suspicious of someone being … [Read more...]

Life After ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye’

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comBack when I was gearing up to do my review series on I Kissed Dating Goodbye, I reached out to Joshua Harris to see if he’d be interested in contributing anything. He refused, although cordially, and I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt. He was so incredibly young when he wrote it, had spent several years in a toxic church… and after all, he’s attending seminary now, so maybe he’s just too busy. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Compromise in Marriage is Sinful?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - The 12 Required Attributes of Marital LoveEditor's note: Have you 'emotionally badgered' your husband today? Apparently that is what Larry things women who express needs or different ideas to their husbands are doing. Badgering. This almost completely makes his list of the 12 attributes a total lie. … [Read more...]

Back to Stage One Healing: More on Safety and Stabilization

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog from Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman and from Under Much Grace used with permission. Article 3 pages total.It's been quite a month, and life is settling back into something like normal. Redeeming Dinah, the blog exploring the Duggar Phenomenon as a function of the family agenda promoted among many Independent Fundamental Baptists is up and running. It's been a month since the panel where survivors of the system talked about their experiences. Afterwards, I returned home from Dallas to be met with a couple of deaths of loved ones, some injuries, and the sadness that goes along with them. The dog days of summer do not make … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Do These Biblical Marriage Rules Magically Apply to Both Sexes?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - The 12 Required Attributes of Marital LoveEditor's note: Not linking directly to Larry since he's clearly getting off on the idea of extra hit numbers. This comes from a long post about what married people need to feel for each other. He's using gender neutrality in the list but how many of you think that in Larry's mind having a penis exempts you from the entire list? This is not a bad list, it's just very unlikely he means for men to behave this way towards their wives. … [Read more...]

Shackled Girl: Part 12 – New Charge Filed

by PropinquaEditor’s note: Like an algae bloom, the case of Timothy and Esten Ciboro keeps growing and changing. It seems odd that apparently no psychological evaluation has been ordered for either defendant. Both men seem resolved to discredit their own attorneys, who might want to stock up on commercial-grade algicide—or at least keep a bottle of Mylanta handy. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Bibles, Bibles, Everywhere?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - All Ears and EyesEditor's note: So much so wrong with these three paragraphs I barely know where to start. Nancy starts out in an unquoted bit trying to shame people that don't read their Bible constantly before moving to claim this is how you teach your children and moving on to say daily Bible reading is how someone cured their cancer. That's a lot of word salad for one plate and an series of ideas leaping around like a frog on meth. … [Read more...]