Hustling For Jesus: Christian Home-Based Businesses

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserSuzanne, who blogs at Every Breaking Wave, had this to say about her experiences with home-based Evangelical Christian businesses: One of the things that the ladies kept trying to pound in my head during those early days, besides telling me that I should use “To Train Up A Child” to discipline my very ill child, was that if I was going to be a good Christian submissive wife I was going to have to not work outside of the home. Which was foreign to me, I’d always had some sort of job outside of the home, even if it was part time, and mostly tried to work at a time when Jim could take care of the kids so that … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Your Advice Got Me Shunned?

by an unnamed Amish lady writing to Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - From Our Mailbox A 'Saved' Amish LadyEditor's note: This is the rest of the letter that Michael responded to with only scriptures and zero compassion. Another prime example of how following the Jesus the Pearls preach can really have bad real life consequences with some shaming for depression and mental illness that the Evangelical world loves to do. What would you advise this lady to do? Besides run far far away from any Pearl-related theology. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Say No to Anything Not Home, Husband and Children?

by June Fuentes of A Wise Woman Builds Her Home - Cultivating a Rich Christian HomeEditor's note: While I will agree that super busyness is not a good thing for most folks, it has nothing to do with if you should be staying home submitting to your husband and homeschooling your children. Busyness is sometimes an excuse to avoid facing up to the real tough issues of life for many women and men. It's a bellwether mark of pressure, guilt and legalism in many Quiverfull churches that leadership puts on followers. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: You Must Raise Exceptional Alpha Children to Take Over The World?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.If you take a look at tonight's Quoting Quiverfull you'll see another female cultural enforcer who is insisting that good Christian Quiverfull mothers must raise powerful Christian children into adults that will take over the world for … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Raising ‘World Changers’, Not Children?

by Unknown at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home - Reclaiming the Lost Vision of MotherhoodEditor's note: Another female cultural enforcer competing for alpha status on her claims that motherhood is THE MOST IMPORTANT THING EVER!!!!!!..... While it is fun to think that every child you raise has the potential to be the most awesome of all time who will impact history, the reality is that 99.99% of people just aren't going to turn out to be that. And that is okay. The world needs everyone, from those in humble positions through exalted. This idea of raising superior people who will take over the world for Christ that flourishes in Evangelicalism and in Quiverfull is a ridiculous one in light of … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Girls Should Be Meek, Mild and QUIET!?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Terrible Advice For GirlsEditor's note: Lori is reacting to a screen shot going around Facebook from Instagram that I have posted below. The advice given is pretty decent because it advises girls to have healthy boundaries, to say no when the situation warrants it, to get messy, dirty, loud, and to have some fun in this life. All the things that clearly would make Lori Alexander and all the other good female cultural enforcers lose their freaking minds. Cannot have girls speaking their minds, laughing loudly or wearing their hair as they please now can we? … [Read more...]

News: Jinger Duggar Officially Engaged

It's all over the internet, not just on the tabloid sites, that Jeremy Vuolo has asked Jinger Duggar to marry him and she has accepted his proposal. All wonderfully timed for the second season of the new Duggar television show 'Counting On'.More from USA Today: … [Read more...]

The Do-Nothing God

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserYesterday, a two-year-old (some reports say the child was three) boy died after his parents left him in the car while they attended an afternoon worship service at Rehoboth Praise Assembly in East Dallas, Texas. Forty-five minutes into the worship service, the boy’s parents realized that they had left him in the car. Sadly, it was too late. The one hundred degree Texas heat had rendered the boy unconscious. He was pronounced dead later that night at a local hospital. … [Read more...]

Redeeming Love Review – Introduction

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comI had a root canal this morning and my copy of Francine River’s Redeeming Love hasn’t arrived yet, so today is just going to serve as an introduction. In case you’ve never heard of the book before I mentioned it as an option for me to review a while ago, here’s the summary from the back: … [Read more...]

If You Expect Real Respect

by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch The ShepherdIf you expect real respect, show your strength, not your power. Lead with your character, not your charisma.  Cultivate your inner integrity, not your outer image.  Admit your weaknesses; don't pretend perfection.  Be tender-hearted yet tough enough to endure; don't be bitter or brittle.  Motivate with inspiration, not manipulation.  Leaders listen. … [Read more...]


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