NLQ Question of the Week: Why Does Quiverfull Lead to Chronic Illness in Women?

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: Martyrbating Over Your Haters?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - How You Can Love Those Who Hurt YouEditor's note: Here's a thought - it's way easier to simply not take offense when your husband is a thoughtless jerk or just immediately call him on it and move on. Or someone says something unkind to you or something else happens that you want to make all about you. Don't take offense. Realize it might just be a bad moment for that other person, or some other factor you have no knowledge of that has nothing to do with you! That is way more 'loving' than thinking about how those that hurt you are going to be punished or have already lost. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Stay At Home Daughters?

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...]

Redeeming Love: Part 2 – Introducing Michael

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comPlot summary:Michael sees Angel, God audibly speaks to him and says “This one, beloved.” (53) He buys half an hour with her that night and proposes. She refuses. She continues to refuse, over the next week, quite emphatically. Michael argues with God, leaves town. Angel decides she’s done working for Duchess, demands her wages. Duchess has her beaten. Angel wants Bret Magowan to kill her, provokes him.*** … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Bad Marriages Are Like Bad Health?

by Michael and Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine – Seven Pearls for Finding a Happy MarriageEditor's note: Skipping the next 'pearl' - which was forgive each other. Anyone that's been married any length of time can tell you that not taking offense, learning to say I'm sorry and forgiving the other partner are essential in good marriages. But even those essentials are off the table if one partner is abusive. If someone is beating you, or perhaps just driving you to crab and cook without a moment of downtime you should just get the heck away from them, not worry about forgiveness or taking offense. … [Read more...]

Examining ATI Wisdom Booklets – Booklet 3 Science The Elements of Our Body

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll images by Mel and When Cows and Kids Collide used with permission. This post is 12 pages long.Let's see if we can guess the science topic of this month's Wisdom booklet from the introduction: … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Bad Marriages Are Like Bad Health?

by Michael and Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine - Seven Pearls for Finding a Happy MarriageEditor's note: This is all from a guy that drove his wife like a mule on their honeymoon and caused her to collapse in exhaustion and we're supposed to believe his words on how to have a good marriage? No, marriages are not like if your health is good or bad. Health isn't an automatic given based upon what you eat or do daily. How does he explain things that are inherited or happen for no reason? Some nice blaming and shaming there for people not living exactly like he thinks everyone should. Also did not Debi have to have neck surgery and Michael himself have a heart procedure? What is he … [Read more...]

Questioning The Pearls – Who Can I Turn to For Advice?

For well over a year we’ve been running a second Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ on Sundays, filled with questions by young ladies trying to get ready for marriage. Since we’ve run through many of the questions on their site it’s time to shift Sundays to something else, like perhaps examining the cornucopia of probably fake emails and questions that Michael and Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy post on their website and the possibly poisonous answers they give. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Making the Bed is a Sacrifice?

by Greg Smiley from Focus on the Family - Make Your Bed, Change Your MarriageEditor's note: This made me shake my head and wonder why evangelicalism/fundamentalist Christianity has to make every single tiny freaking thing IMPORTANT and make rules for it! The entire bulk of this article was that Smiley's wife liked a made bed and he likes it left unmade. Until the Lord convicted him that he had to SACRIFICE his desires for a messy bed to his wife's desire for a made bed. People, life just isn't that complex or rule-bound. Do whatever works for you and stop trying to make everything a theological metaphor or add rules. Do you really think Jesus cares that you and your wife have different … [Read more...]

Part 2 – The Story

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding Fundamental  THE CHURCH WE BECAMEPaul and I began to be much more attracted to the teachings of ‘old-fashioned’ preachers and evangelists who seemed to be having great success in raising ‘Godly’, obedient, adoring children.  We frequented camp meetings where these preachers and evangelists could be heard.  They were loud, passionate and charismatic pulpiteers who knew how to deliver powerful sermons and lure audiences to surrender.  … [Read more...]