Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Fathers Own Daughters?

by Sarah Faith Schlissel from Chalcedon and BibleTopics.com - Daddy's Girl: Courtship and a Father's RightsEditor's note: This is piece is too lengthy, creepy, wrong and toxic to unpack in one short quoting so this is split into pieces. What do you think? Do daddys own their daughters even without the mess that is courtship? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Kick Out Sinning Adult Children?

by Colin Campbell of Meat For Men - Part 12 Signs of a Turned HeartEditor's note: How do you 'admonish' someone' in a spirit of meekness'? Every time I've seen this type of admonishment it's been rife with blaming, shaming, pride, authoritative behavior and other attitudes not meek at all. What do you think? Is it ever right to toss a teenager out over things they do that you do not believe in? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Christianity Ended Effeminate Men?

by Tim Bayly from the Bayly Blog - On the Occasion of Michael Ferris Leaving HSLDAEditor's note: This pile of nonsensical word salad without dressing has too many bizarre parts to just pick one. I think that Bayly might be grappling around trying to say that the country is going to h-e-double hockey sticks in that decorated hand basket. Of course, I could be wrong, but the leap of Ferris from HSLDA to another organization is his proof. Snipped off the part at the end where Bayly is picking his pastor school as the solution to these evils. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sex Gives You Cooties?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Flee FornicationEditor's note: Has anyone ever heard of picking up non-STD infections from lots of sex with others? News to me. Plus the whole 'Why by the cow when you can get the milk for free' is one of the most insulting cliches that reduces women to sex objects/animals. Also, is rampant fornication more of a problem in the church than out in the real world? The way that Vaughn Ohlman, Steven Anderson and others carry on about the subject makes you think that the Quiverfull world is one short step away from a Roman orgy scene out of Caligula. Circle, circle, dot, dot, dot I'm glad I got my cootie shot. … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls: Seeking Humility?

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: Fighting in Marriage?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Fights in MarriageEditor's note: Wow, marriage advice from Anderson that is not entirely toxic. Yes, there will likely be disagreements, but how you handle them and if they spin off into true 'fights' is another topic altogether. Again, talk like adults! But I don't agree with his assertion that pastors should be up front with everyone about how difficult their personal marriage is. That's really no one else business. All it does it set up the congregation to gossip. Somethings are truly TMI. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Help Whores, Druggies and Winos?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Lazy Bums Wanting Money From Our ChurchEditor's note: This is so breathtakingly mean-spirited and awful that I had to share it here. Different denominations handle giving out of charity in many different ways, but I've never seen one just come right out with an outright no and then blame the person asking for a variety of reasons. Most churches will take care to make sure that the money is going for things like food, shelter, bus ticket or other legitimate cause instead of into intoxicating substances. One church I know mans a soup kitchen, another a food pantry and still another will go with you to buy a bus ticket, hotel room or will … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Grandiose Claims About the Future?

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 Quiverfull theology and life can only shine a light on the toxic nature of this lifestyle choice. … [Read more...]

Bonus Quoting Quiverfull: Physically Abuse Your Daughters?

by Tim Bayly of Bayly Blog - The Good Father: Fight the Good Fight 3Editor's note: Thank you Karen for pointing out this post in the comments. It is horrifying on so many levels. Notice too that Bayly is not advocating doing this to his sons, merely his daughter. This is what child abuse looks like in the CPM. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Why There Are Smaller Numbers of Male Missionaries?

by John Piper from Desiring God at Church Leaders.com - Why Are Women More Eager Missionaries?Editor's note: Seems to me that men not marrying, or delaying marriage, are perhaps not the most mature people in the first place. Perhaps that's just the type of guy that has no business being  missionary at all. But it is wisdom not to marry or pursue serious types of activities when you're not ready for them. … [Read more...]