Quoting Quiverfull: From Courtship to Betrothal?

by Jeff Woodward interviewing Joshua Ohlman at True Love Doesn't Wait - Feature: Q&A with Joshua Ohlman Briefly state your belief regarding the path to marriage. How do you believe one should go from being unmarried to married? … [Read more...]

Lana Hope’s Story

Please join me in welcoming Lana Hope to our Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network!by Lana Hope. She blogs at Wide Open Ground  I grew up in the Deep South. In our rural homeschool community homeschoolers were a scarcity, with miles between families, so homeschool came somewhat isolating, by default. Our first year of homeschooling was the best of my homeschool memories – at least in my foggy memory. Our math textbook included counting ducks. We went on loads of fieldtrips and had hands on learning. There was no legalism or spiritual abuse in our house. I even had a troll party for my 7th birthday. Trolls. … [Read more...]

The One That Got Away- Josh Powell and the Ones That Didn’t

by Calulu cross posted from her blog Seeking The Light.Author's note: I realize that there are successful home school experiences out there and yes, I know a number of them. The kids I'm speaking of today were all the kids in my art classes. None of them has gone on to any great success yet.It was with great interest I've been following the story of central Virginia's Josh Powell and his quest for a decent education in the face of Virginia's laws allowing homeschooling parents to teach as much and as little as they'd like. He is one very determined young man that took on the world of Virginia homeschooling to do what was right, have the same opportunity towards a well rounded … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Goody-Two Shoes

by Mari cross posted from her blog Mari's MusesI read an article a while ago written by one of my favorite authors, Donald Miller. In it, he talks about the problem with having a “perfect image.” He talks about Anne Hathaway and how, to him, she is inapproachable because she’s just…. too perfect.I know nothing about Anne Hathaway and I don’t really care either.But Don’s point — that “perfect” people are inapproachable — is true.I know this because I’m an inapproachable perfect person.Don’t judge. I can’t help it that I’m perfect.The truth of the matter is that people have two selves. They have their persona, the self that they portray to the rest of the world, and they … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Imprinting Your Eldest Child To Control The Younger?

from Andrea Schwartz at her blog Words From Andrea and at Ladies Against Feminism -  The Challenges of Family Life. The single most important aspect of preparing for family expansion is to concentrate on learning, understanding and applying the law of God. By incorporating the ultimate Standard of life into one’s thinking (economically, socially, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Bite Your Tongue?

From Ladies Against Feminism - Godly Speech People say,” I always say what I think,” as if that is a good quality, that is a terrible quality. I wouldn’t admit it to anybody. In fact, I would confess it before God. And also, somebody who always speaks what is on his mind and on his emotions is somebody who is a slave to his emotions. I feel sorry for the poor person. Even if what you say is right, even if what you say is true, there are sometimes, you’re just going to keep your mouth closed. … [Read more...]

Changes That Heal

by Mari cross posted from her blog Mari's Musings’ve been reading a book lately called Changes that Heal. It’s about changes. Ones that heal.This book is also about problems. Problems that occur when you don’t know how to set up proper boundaries or problems that occur when we don’t know how to bond to others properly. … [Read more...]

My Brave Sisters

by AJ cross posted from her blog I am PhoenixThe other day, I saw an ad for a TV show where a group of Amish young people were set loose in NYC. I laughed because I knew what they were going through. I've lived through a similar experience, except there weren't cameras following my every move. I grew up in a cult that was similar to Amish or Mennonite homes, … [Read more...]

Christianity and the “Male Gaze”

by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsBe modest.Be beautiful."Don't cause a man to stumble.""Don't let yourself go." … [Read more...]

Commenting Policy

by CaluluWe've never really spelled out any rules on people commenting on NLQ before but the majority of the posters have been respectful of each other, posted insightful words and even when disagreeing with the author or admin stuck to the issue instead of using it as an opportunity to bash any person. That's how it should be in a civilized society.Our two rules of commenting are -No personal attacks/name calling on authors or other commenters. Be respectful please. (Spelling this out out for the fundamentalist Christians that arrive a year or two late on the Duggar family postings and go ballistic. Don't do that!) We will not allow conspiracy theories or drama from other … [Read more...]


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