The Reluctant Mother – A Drastic Change of Heart

by Joe Sand cross posted from his blog Incongruous Circumspection My little baby sister recently wrote the following love note to her new daughter.  The note really hit home with me because I have gone through much of what she describes.   Enjoy the read: … [Read more...]

Jesus Did All of This For YOU!

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: Trigger warning for anyone that cannot handle snark against popular Evangelical ideas.Warning! Lots of snark ahead. Easily offended Christians have been warned! From the Isaiah 53:5 Project blog. My comments are indented and in italics. … [Read more...]

The Corpsepaint Show Interview of Bruce Gerencser

Cross posted from Bruce Gerencser's blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserI recently had the privilege of appearing via Skype on The Corpsepaint Show.  Hosted by Jay Gavit, The Corpsepaint Show primarily covers the heavy metal music scene, so I can easily understand them wanting to interview a metalhead such as myself. (You should be laughing right now.) … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – How Can I Be More Clean/Organized?

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...]

The Emotional Effects of Divorcing God

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEvangelicals-turned-atheists are often accused by Christian zealots of being angry and/or bitter. The goal is to dismiss the intellectual reasons people deconvert, painting former Evangelicals as emotionally damaged goods. By doing this, Evangelicals are free to say things such as, you are just mad at God or my all-time favorite, someone hurt you. Of course, this argument works both ways. Few Christian converts convert solely for intellectual reasons. I have heard hundreds of salvation testimonies, and every one of them had an … [Read more...]

Stomping on Eggshells – On White Fragility and Speaking Up

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comEditor's note: Not exactly in the Quiverfull or Evangelical wheelhouse but something important to ponder in the days post-election when we're just about to end up with the second highest political position in the land being filled with a Quiverfull Evangelical.It’s been two weeks since the election, and I’ve been struggling to find something to say. Somehow life has to keep moving, we have to keep going … but it’s difficult to come here and continue reviewing Redeeming Love when it feels like the entire world is going up in flames. On the other hand I don’t want to continue re-iterating what you’re likely seeing through … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Porn Watching Causes Wives to Miscarry?

by John Piper from the Biblical Council on Manhood and Womanhood - Did My Lust Cause Our Miscarriage?Editor's note: Oh, wow, there just aren't words enough to explain all that is wrong with even remotely thinking that God punishes other people for your sins. Would not killing unborn babies not put God in the same category of evil as these same people claim abortionists are? … [Read more...]

The Day After Tomorrow

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comI spent last night deliberately avoiding the election results because I knew I wouldn’t be able to handle it. Instead I spent the evening watching Suffragette and season six of The Good Wife. Both Handsome and I had a terrible sense of foreboding watching the story of women fighting and dying for the right to vote. I had high hopes that watching Suffragette would be prophetic, a good omen on the eve of electing our first woman President, that my hope could stave off the fear and dread I felt. … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to Jinger Duggar Vuolo

This was written and posted on NLQ's Facebook page and I thought it was well worth sharing here since Saturday it was confirmed by People magazine that Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo were married in Arkansas. Wise words. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: This is What Fear-Mongering During Elections Looks Like in Quiverfull

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - How Many in Your Family?Editor's note: I thought lying was a sin in the Ten Commandments? In this posting on how families should pray together she rings all of the lying Pavlov's dog bells. In the run up to this election she's mentioned Obama and Hillary negatively in almost every post for the week. Someone needs to let her know that 'Obama Care' is not the proper name, it's Affordable Care Act and it gives access to insurance, it does not deny people over 75 chemotherapy. Individual plans might do that, but there's not a big federal plan doing that, just like there's not an 'evil ISIS cabal' in every city in the US just waiting to blow up the … [Read more...]