About Vyckie Garrison

No Longer Quivering’s Recommended Reading

NLQ Recommended Reading

We are updating No Longer Quivering's "recommended reading" list ... any books you'd like to see added? Here's the current list which hasn't been updated in a while. Let us know in the comment section what suggestions you have for this list. Thanks! … [Read more...]

Virginia’s Proposed House Joint Resolution 92

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by Vyckie Garrison I just signed the petition to pass Virginia's proposed House Joint Resolution 92, which would request the Virginia Department of Education to conduct a study of Virginia's religious exemption from compulsory education, with the following comment: … [Read more...]

NLQ FAQ: Why are the stories at No Longer Quivering written in parts?

by Vyckie Q: (actual quote) "oh how i wish you guys would stop busting up every single story on this site into parts. i almost hate starting to read anything because i know Part 2 on down to Part 22 won't come out forever and i'll forget about it by then anyway." … [Read more...]

Quiverfull Mega-Moms Matter the Mostest

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by Vyckie Garrison Last month I was invited to participate in a panel discussion on Women Leaving Religion at the Center For Inquiry's Women in Secularism conference in Washington, DC. … [Read more...]

Open Thread Discussion on Christian Fundamentalism

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by Vyckie Garrison Over on the Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blog, Defeating the Dragons, Samantha is looking for input on readers' personal experiences with Christian fundamentalism. One of the questions she asks is: I know that some of you … [Read more...]

Chalcedon Pastor: There is a place for slavery in godly cultures

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by Vyckie Garrison In a recently posted YouTube sermon, The pastor of Chalcedon Presbyterian Church, Dr. Joe Morecraft says in a Biblical society, the godly must own "the fool who despises God's wisdom" because it's the only way to keep those with a "slave mentality" from ruining other people's families. … [Read more...]

Quivers Filled With Abuse & Who Would Jesus Sue?

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When it comes to the “pro birth” attitudes of fundamentalist Christianity, Vyckie Garrison is one of the leading experts.  She’s going to be speaking at the upcoming Women in Secularism Conference scheduled for May 17-19, 2013, in Washington DC. We’ll explore how  “biblical” reproductive health dogmas can be harmful to women and their families.  Part of what prompted this show is the fact that Judy Jones, the “spiritual midwife” who attended Vyckie during a difficult and life-threatening pregnancy, was arrested for practicing medicine without a license and for manslaughter of an infant. Vyckie is the founder of No Longer Quivering, which not only offers support … [Read more...]

Standing Up to Spiritual Abusers via Social Media Today #WhoWouldJesusSue

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by Vyckie Garrison Survivors of spiritual abuse are making a push today to call attention to the outrageous tactics employed by pastors and other religious leaders to silence their victims - specifically, we're calling attention to Calvary Chapel pastor Bob Grenier’s lawsuit against his adult stepson, Alex Grenier who came forward to report that he was physically abused by Bob Grenier after Bob … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Chastening Children

Quiverfull leader, Jonathan Lindvall's "consistent chastening sequence" ... guaranteed to make every instance of "biblical discipline" last an hour or more. ٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ Step #1: Immediately Send Them to Privacy Step #2: Require a Confession … [Read more...]

Civility Pledge: Creating a Safe Environment for Constructive and Healing Conversation

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by Vyckie Garrison When it comes to a discussion of the inherently pernicious elements of the Quiverfull ideal, such as patriarchy, fundamentalism, bible "literalism," Dominionism, etc., which result in the spiritual abuse of Christian women and their families, it is too easy to be sarcastic, condescending, harsh, … [Read more...]


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