Quoting Quiverfull: Non-Christian Grieving Mothers Cannot Heal?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from All They All Yours?!?! - Boaz's Third BirthdayEditor's note: We've not heard from Zsuzsanna Anderson in a long time. She's been mostly quiet and not as toxic as usual, even if she is very wrong about stupid things like fruit sodas in Germany. Her husband Steven has been busy with losing it over another set of IFB pastors holding an Anti-Steven Anderson conference. She posted about her surviving twin from her TTTS high-risk pregnancy's third birthday. It was sweet and interesting how they incorporated remembrance of the twin that did not survive into the day, right up until the moment she started making claims about non-believer grieving mothers. No, Zsu, … [Read more...]

How do I Respond to the Mother’s Day Merging of Nationalism and Christian Cheese

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceContinuing on with Cindy Kunsman's series on dealing with Mother's Day outside of the Quiverfull bubble. All images and screen caps by Cindy Kunsman and Under Much Grace used with permission. … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Outside the Cruel Quiver

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceThis past year, I saw this meme that my best friend put up on social media. I am so happy for her and I'm so glad that she let me be a part of her life. She let me share in her family life, and her children, now grown, are still precious to me. She's now a grandma, and I am so happy for her – and it was so sweet to see her kids play aunt and uncle.Another friend of mine has been overjoyed with her adult children, is about to become a grandma, and she is so thankful for and proud of her daughters. She shared a card that her daughter sent to her, and my heart was just so happy for her. And it's so significant to me because t … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Family Help?

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...]

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...]

The Beginning: Is Justice Delayed Justice At All For Carol Ann Cole?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerBefore we look at what happened to land Carol Ann Cole grievously murdered on a logging road in Bossier Parish Louisiana we need to start at the beginning and look at who Carol Ann was and the time and society in the late 1970s/early 1980s factored into her life. … [Read more...]

The Drama of Mother’s Day in High Demand Religion

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Under Much Grace and used with permission For many reasons, Mother's Day takes on great significance for me this year. I turn fifty later this year, and my high hopes of possibility of having a baby of my own have vaporized with my age. … [Read more...]

David Bowie and Catholic Apologists Covering For Child Molester Priests

by Suzanne TitkemeyerMonday was a rough day in this household, and it wasn't because I was out of pain pills, or stuck changing cat litter boxes. It started first thing in the morning when I logged onto my computer and saw the news that artist David Bowie had died after an 18 month long struggle with cancer. I struggled with sadness the entire day, fighting back tears every time I logged onto Facebook and saw the tributes to this greatly influential artist flooding the internet.While I liked his music I wasn't the biggest Bowie fan. I must preferred the music of Queen and Mott the Hoople during the mid 70s. But David had recorded with both of those bands, even giving Mott the Hoople … [Read more...]

We All Need Help Sometimes

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalI'm not going to wait until the last day of the year to share that 2015 has been an "Annus horribilis" for me and my family.My sister died suddenly and unexpectedly, and in the midst of that I was attacked for saying how I sick I was of christians who refused to deal with their own crap. (By a man who seems to have a lifetime of unresolved crap.) … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Younger Sister Marrying First?

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...]