Standing Up to Spiritual Abusers via Social Media Today #WhoWouldJesusSue

by Vyckie Garrison Survivors of spiritual abuse are making a push today to call attention to the outrageous tactics employed by pastors and other religious leaders to silence their victims - specifically, we're calling attention to Calvary Chapel pastor Bob Grenier’s lawsuit against his adult stepson, Alex Grenier who came forward to report that he was physically abused by Bob Grenier after Bob … [Read more...]

Civility Pledge: Creating a Safe Environment for Constructive and Healing Conversation

by Vyckie GarrisonWhen it comes to a discussion of the inherently pernicious elements of the Quiverfull ideal, such as patriarchy, fundamentalism, bible "literalism," Dominionism, etc., which result in the spiritual abuse of Christian women and their families, it is too easy to be sarcastic, condescending, harsh, … [Read more...]

Large Family Christian Homeschooling and Child Evangelism Fellowship

by Vyckie GarrisonChild Evangelism Fellowship's Christian Youth In Action (CYIA) is a favorite venue for socialization and mission work for many large-family Christian homeschoolers. Quiverfull teens often attend … [Read more...]

Spiritual Abuse: A Victim’s Guide to Recovery

Review by Vyckie GarrisonLisa Kerr, who blogs at My Cult Life, has written a brief (60 pages), but jam-packed victim's guide to recovery from spiritual abuse which is currently available via Amazon digital services. While not specifically geared toward the Quiverfull worldview, Lisa's guide is an NLQ-recommended … [Read more...]

Judy Kay Jones – “Midwife from Hell” Tells Her Patients to Shut Up

by Vyckie Garrison Judy Kay Jones - the "midwife from hell" who attended me at home and nearly got me killed twice and who is currently facing manslaughter charges in the death of a Nebraska baby, wrote the following "advice" which she uses to prepare her client families to cover up her incompetence … [Read more...]

Judy Jones, quiverfull “midwife from hell,” charged with manslaughter in death of Nebraska baby

by Vyckie GarrisonOf all the extreme choices I made while in thrall to the "radically pro-life" Quiverfull philosophy of trusting my reproductive life to God, my decision to attempt a home birth after three c-sections was probably the most dangerous and irresponsible.Because I had made the commitment to welcome every pregnancy as an unmitigated gift from the Lord, and because I also believed that accepting government assistance in the form of Medicaid was tantamount to trusting Caesar to provide for the health and wellbeing of my babies, I desperately sought an alternative to the expensive surgical deliveries.I know now that it was absurd for a woman with my health issues and h … [Read more...]

Vyckie Garrison Podcast on Cognitive Dissonance

Vyckie Garrison of No Longer Quivering appeared on the Cognitive Dissonance podcast - … [Read more...]

“Taking Her Myself” A New Trend in Quiverfull Courtship/Betrothal

by Vyckie Garrison (originally posted at Politicus USA Sept. 9, 2011)“Does God Hate Women?“ author, Ophelia Benson recently shared a note which was posted on Reddit written by a young patriarch describing his “biblical marriage.”  As Bible-believing Baptists who hold to reformed theology, … [Read more...]

Fearing God at The End of the World

“The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else.” ― Oswald Chambersby Vyckie GarrisonEven though I'm 99.9% sure that December 21, 2012 is not the Last Day, I'm having an End of the World party at my house tomorrow night.To tell the truth, I am a little afraid - not that the world will end, but that life goes on and I have relatively little control over whatever the future might hold for me and my family.As most readers at No Longer Quivering know, I no longer count myself among the God-fearing faithful. When I was a Believer, I honestly thought that I was fearless - not that there was no … [Read more...]

Join the NLQ Support Group on Facebook

NLQ Support is a "closed" and "private" group associated with No Longer Quivering - a gathering place for those escaping and healing from spiritual abuse.We offer personal, non-judgmental support along the journey of recovery. The group is a safe place to discuss and process our experiences with high-control, … [Read more...]