Do Leader-Driven Churches Create Passive-Aggressive Christians?

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalIn my adventures online I have noticed how poorly many Christians cope when asked to dialogue with others. In my experience, many simply make their comment and seem to expect it to be accepted without response. If a reply is given, things often go one of two ways: … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why the Childish Language?

This is a series we run every Thursday. The questions are things that people who may not know much about the Quiverfull movement or even Fundamentalist or Evangelical Christianity ask about the lifestyle. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life can only shine a light on the toxic nature of this lifestyle choice. … [Read more...]

A Journey of Unlearning

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comCongratulations to Samantha on this new phase of her life attending seminary!This is my first official paper for seminary. It’s for my hermenuetics class, answering the question “Who and what circumstances made me the kind of interpreter of religious texts that I am today?” A lot of this y’all have heard from me before, but I do mention a few concepts I haven’t talked about on the blog before, so if you have questions about anything I say here, feel free to ask– this was written for a man familiar with speech-act theory, after all. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – What Does It Mean To Have A Bigger Purpose?

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: Social Media Competition in the CPM World?

by Jessica Smartt from Smartter Each Day - How Instagram is Killing Our Souls (Basically)Editor's note: Sharing this not because the writer is a homeschooling Evangelical mom who lines up with Quiverfull theology, but more as a real confession of that thing that can happen and be so devastating in the world of Quiverfull - comparing yourself to others and feeling like you don't measure up. It's what's toxic and soul-destroying, not looking at Instagram or Facebook, the endless measuring of yourself against others that goes on mentally. Being free of that mindset to the point where you can look at your pals on social media that are doing those things and instead of thinking 'Oh I am not … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: What’s the Pay Off in Martyrbating?

This is a series we run every Thursday. The questions are things that people who may not know much about the Quiverfull movement or even Fundamentalist or Evangelical Christianity ask about the lifestyle. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life can only shine a light on the toxic nature of this lifestyle choice. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Homeschool So Your Children Will Not Be Sodomized?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Hazing in High SchoolEditor's note: Lori's posting today started out with a story from some sports television show she watched about a boy that was sodomized at school by other football players as his initiation into high school football. She then proceeds to start ranting about hazing and bullying in public school before arriving here at only homeschool your children to protect them from sodomy and the world. Based upon what happened in the Willis family and the Duggar family it's not exactly a given that homeschooling will prevent you from being sexually molested either!Since Lori does not mention the name of the show she saw, or the channel … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Questioning Your Husband Destroys Your Marriage?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Questions a Wife Can Ask to Tear Down Her HouseEditor's note: It's amazing how fearful most women are in the world of Evangelicalism and how weak, ineffectual and insecure the men seem to be. How does anything get done on a practical gut level if interacting, have real important discussions and having any human needs is so threatening? Miserable and frustrating way to live. Please do not take Debi Pearl's toxic marriage advice. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Feed Your Kids Spiritual Junk Food?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Are You Satisfied With Scraps?Editor's note: Disparaging of those that do not garden and cook healthy? Check. Denigration of regular physicals and medical care? Check. Demonization of popular culture? Check. Looks like Nancy has covered a lot of bases in the fear factoring list to control her followers. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Not Just Admit Struggles?

This is a series we run every Thursday. The questions are things that people who may not know much about the Quiverfull movement or even Fundamentalist or Evangelical Christianity ask about the lifestyle. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life can only shine a light on the toxic nature of this lifestyle choice. … [Read more...]


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