NLQ Question of the Week: Why Worship Baking Your Own Bread?

Sour dough bread starter. Image by Suzanne Titkemeyer

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.One of the things we're run across again and again in both former fundamentalist post-religion narratives and within the active Quiverfull world is a strange emphasis on baking bread for your family from scratch. During my years in a funda-gelical church I participated in it too. But I never knew why we were doing it. People talked about their bread, humble-bragged about their bread, shared their extra bread and recipes and at our church newcomers were all giving a fresh loaf of home baked bread to welcome them to our fellowship. Bread loomed large … [Read more...]

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When Reality Collides With Earnest Expectations

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by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding FundamentalI’ve never been much good at New Year’s Resolutions.I tend to over-think everything including all the areas in which I need to improve... so much... that instead of getting motivated and energized by the practice, I end up defeated and discouraged. I just can not seem to make it work for me.I know what the problem is. My resolutions are entirely unrealistic and being that ‘resolutions‘ are supposed to be made for the long haul, it is necessary to evaluate them for their importance and edit out the trivial if one has any hope of keeping them. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Be a Christian Queen by Being a Wife and Mother?

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by Dr. J. G. Holland as quoted by Nancy Campbell at Above Rubies - Mother is QueenEditor's note: Nancy loves to quote long dead Christian theologists from the 1800s to support her messages of stay home, birth babies and worship your husband. Most of the same. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Bill Gothard Cannot Be A Sexual Molester Because He Preaches A Hard Word?

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by unnamed Bill Gothard supporter at Discovering Grace.Com - Did He Do It?Editor's note: This site was supposedly put together by supporters of Bill Gothard but has most of the same content that Bill Gothard's ministry site has, word for word. ICANN registry used to show it was registered to Gothard, but now the registry information is private. So what are Bill and his 'supporters' trying to do on this site and in this quote? They are trying to claim that none of the sexual abuse he's being sued for happened. There are over 60 accusers. Think about that for a moment, 60, not 1 or 2. All young women who worked under him at ATI/IBLP. Ridiculous reason for claiming he didn't do what he's … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Hey, She Cursed Her Own Family?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine - The Church Does Not Replace IsraelEditor's note: Not sharing this story so we can argue over the significance of Israel but to illustrate a point about No Greater Joy. There is definitely no 'Joy' at No Greater Joy but there is a lot of shaming and blaming of others under the guise of supposedly teaching others. If you have to put down others to support yourself there's something fundamentally flawed in your faith. This is one of the clearest illustrations I've seen of Fundamentalist Christians who put others down to build themselves up. And they wonder why numbers of Christians are declining across this nation. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Judging Others Reproductive Choices Meanly?

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by Kelly Crawford from Generation Cedar - 7 Misconceptions About Moms of Large FamiliesEditor's note: Do people actually walk up to moms of many and say these things to their faces? I have a hard time believing that they do, except I do know that Quiverfull moms have no trouble telling people in the church with small families, either by choice or because of fertility issues, any number of very ugly judgmental things about their lack of children. Here's a thought, perhaps no one on either side needs to publicly say stupid things to each other about the number of children they have. Oh yeah, that would mean that the QF crowd would have to shut their mouths about the infertile too. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Man Controls EVERYTHING!

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by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles – 10 Reasons Christian Couples Should NOT See Marriage Counselors as always linked through Do Not Link for your safety and the admin’s sanity.Editor's note: We're continuing down Larry Solomon's countdown of irrational toxic reasons why marriage counseling is not needed. Today it's all about the man being God and deciding every thing. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Be Friends With Non-Believers To Keep From Being Judged?

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by Sarah Beth from Daughters of the King - Your CommunicationsEditor's note: Wait now, I'm confused here. Didn't Jesus himself hang out with tax collectors, whore and drunkards and didn't care what others thought of him as a result? This budding female cultural enforcer says just the opposite. … [Read more...]

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Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – How To Act Around Guys That You Like?

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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 18 … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Be Good to Keep Others From Gossiping About You?

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by Sarah Beth of Daughters of the King - BusybodyEditor's note: This blog is run by several girls that posted frequently at Debi Pearl's 'Preparing To Be A Help Meet' message board.  Another look into the fascinating juvenile mind set of young adult women raised in the extremes of fundamentalism and quiverfull. Someone complaining about a busybody and this young lady's take is that you have to extra good to stop the busybodies. Unfortunately it doesn't work that way, and that lifestyle seems to make most women think that they are cultural enforcers as well as wives an mothers. … [Read more...]

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