Quoting Quiverfull: Denigrate Needs and Call Them Choices?

by Tim Bayly from The Bayly Blog - Welcome to Fatherhood: You Are What You EatEditor's note: There's so much hateful shaming over possible allergies and food needs, which do vary wildly among people, in this sneeringly awful piece on Father's Day from Bayly. He uses this awkward, blaming and silly story on food allergies and needs to slide later in the piece into saying that you cannot pick a church based on what he thinks are silly things...the pastor having hipster eyeglass frames or the style of music. Do people really chose churches or their own eating needs in such a shallow ridiculous way? I think it's likely done in all seriousness and Bayly is disrespecting people for having … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Are No Negative Emotions Allowed Because Circumstances Are So Dire?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.One theme is very common in most of the female cultural enforcers writings - never complain, speak negative words, have negative thoughts about anything in your day to day life. Nancy Campbell is an expert on ringing that particular bell to control her followers. For a long time some assumed that Nancy did this for control, but several recent posts by her and others make one wonder if it's not because that the circumstances that many of these women have to live in would make a saint break down and cry. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: How do You Stop Worrying About Hell?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.This week's is a tiny bit different. This is a question that came in from a lady through our Facebook page. She wants to know how you deal with getting over a fear of Hell. Any reader advice would be welcomed. Thanks in advance. … [Read more...]

Dr. Patrick Johnson and His Dangerous Advice to Depressives

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserDr. Patrick Johnston is an Ohio family practice physician, founder of the Association of Pro-life Physicians, and the director of Personhood Ohio. He and his wife have nine children, all of whom are homeschooled. Several years ago, Johnston wrote a rebuttal to a post that I published about my views on abortion and personhood laws. Johnston believes there are no justifiable reasons for women to have abortions. Rape? Nope. Incest? Nope. Life of the mother? Nope or maybe. Severe physical malformation? Nope. Ectopic(tubal) pregnancy? Nope Huh? That’s right, Johnston does not think women should have access to ab … [Read more...]

Things Not Even Tolerated by ‘The World’ – Christians and Hypocrisy

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comA little while ago I read “All Christians are Hypocrites” by Jayson Bradley. I don’t really disagree with him or any of the points he makes, but I want to highlight something.Jayson opens his article musing that many people associate “Christian” with “hypocrite,” and I don’t think he’s wrong. However, he spends the bulk of his article pointing to behaviors that are frequently condemned by Christian culture: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Suffering Makes You More Holy?

by Anonymous from Sow With Vision - Sowing While Suffering | Bitter WatersEditor's note: This is another one of those toxic reoccurring themes in Quiverfull: that suffering is somehow redemptive. Right after they tell you that your illness is punishment from God from unconfessed sin or generational curse. Or perhaps you weren't using the right essential oils or you drank too much soda. While there's only a little blaming for the suffering in this piece the thought that suffering and serious affliction somehow makes one more holy and closer to God is just as toxic and wrong. … [Read more...]

The Pretenders We Used To Be

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding Fundamental THE PRETENDERI'm going to rent myself a house In the shade of the freeway I'm going to pack my lunch in the morning And go to work each day And when the evening rolls around I'll go on home and lay my body down And when the morning light comes streaming in … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why is Government so Feared?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.While reading through Zsuzsanna Anderson's blog one thing jumps out again and again that I've noticed in most of the more conservative Evangelical and Quiverfull blogs - Fear of the federal government as some evil beast seeking to destroy Christian families. Like this bit from Anderson: … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 2 Chapter 9

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll quotes from the book in blue text.In addition to questionable dialogue, this chapter feels like the Botkin Sisters were trying to expand the book from where all the topics were naturally spent to some unspecified length.In other words, this chapter is pretty much a repeat of Chapters 6 + 7.  There is one new topic - and it pissed me off - but the Botkin Sisters view on female intelligence wasn't an actual surprise. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull – Dear Abby?

Found on Facebook and attributed to anonymous. No idea where exactly this came from except it looks like an old 'Dear Abby' newspaper column.Editor's note: We're taking a quick break from Michael Pearl's how to on beating your children into obedience to showcase this old gem. Abby gives a great answer about why allowing God to open and close your womb is not a good thing. … [Read more...]


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