The Power of the Transformed Wife – Lori Really Really Hates Porn

by Suzanne TitkemeyerWe start today's review of Lori Alexander's book 'The Power of the Transformed Wife' in Chapter 11 - The Dating Scene and Sexual Purity. Rereading this again last night I have to say that this is both one of the dullest chapters in the book and the most disjointed poorly written. Lori keeps circling back to porn. … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 3 Chapter 12

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideEditor's note: If you get a chance be sure to check out Mel's blog and her birth story. It's a perfect illustration why home birth with an unlicensed midwife isn't for everyone. Had Mel been following conventional Quiverfull birth ideas likely she and her precious son Jack would not have survived. She's posted up some extremely cute photos of her son too. Congratulations Mel and family! … [Read more...]

Anna Duggar Divorcing Josh Duggar and Assorted Duggar Media Coverage

Next week we'll return to our review of Lori Alexander's book 'The Power of the Transformed Wife' I've been out of the country with spotty internet and I flew back in yesterday to see a pile of tabloid stories on the magazines at the airport involving the Duggar family.In Touch is claiming that Anna Duggar is on the verge of divorcing spouse Josh. It seems that the man whose photographs Josh used on both the Ashley Madison and OkCupid, Matthew McCarty, is suing Josh. The case is going to court on February 27. According to the usual bunch of 'unnamed Duggar insiders' Anna has spoken to a divorce attorney and is planning on filing for divorce soon because the lawsuit is the final straw in … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Can You Like a Man Without Knowing it?

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...]

Answering Preparing To Be A Help Meet – Questions To Ask Your Future Husband

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...]

Re-writing Bad Advice Part 1

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comEditor's note: Samantha is doing that wonderful thing of looking at the super -toxic advice given out in Quiverfull-Evangelical circles and rewriting it. First in the series.Among my favorite things in the world are advice columns. I read Dear Abby every week growing up, and as an adult I discovered advice columns like Captain Awkward and Dear Prudence— which is written by Mallory Ortberg, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 – Fathers Own Daughters?

by Sarah Faith Schlissel from Chalcedon and BibleTopics.com – Daddy’s Girl: Courtship and a Father’s RightsEditor's note: That transference of 'ownership' is mentioned here along with being that fathers own daughters that daughters have no free agency to have any romantic relationships with a man not chosen by her father. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Fathers Own Daughters?

by Sarah Faith Schlissel of Chalcedon and BibleTopics.com - Daddy's Girl: Courtship and a Father's RightsEditor's note: So this was written something like twenty years ago, but there are many in the CPM that still believe this harmful 'ownership' concept. Wasn't slavery and person ownership outlawed over a century ago in America? … [Read more...]

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...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Is it Wrong to Not Want to Marry?

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...]