Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Mate” – Is It Right To Shun A Couple For Being Childless?

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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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Declining Birth Rates Dooming Children to Huge Future Burdens?

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by Shannon Roberts of Mercator.Net - No One is Winning From the World's Lack of Children as renamed and quoted by Ladies Against Feminism - Are Your Children Ready For The Future?Editor's note: Is either posting really making a believable point that not increasing the population will harm our children's future? After reading both I'm still not entirely sure what this terrible 'burden' is because of declining birth rates. Typical Evangelical scare tactics to reinforce compliance with extra Biblical rules and submission roles for women, dominance by men. … [Read more...]

Part 1 -Chapter 1: The First Commandment – Be Fruitful and Multiply Review

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NLQ Book Review of Nancy Campbell’s “Be Fruitful & Multiply” by Suzanne TitkemeyerNancy starts off the book by claiming that the words God spoke to Adam and Eve after making Eve from Adam's rib were the First Commandment. She thinks that the words of Genesis 1:27-28 are the first thing that humans are commanded to do, 'Be fruitful and multiple, and replenish the earth, and subdue it", not the actual first commandment that Jesus himself reiterates in the New Testament  - "I am thy Lord God and thou shalt have no other gods before me"? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Voddie Baucham Believes in Militant Fecundity?

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by Voddie Baucham from his 'Child Training' sermon at Hardin Baptist Church bravely transcribed by R.L. Stollar from Homeschoolers AnonymousEditor's note: Notice that while Mr. Baucham doesn't call this mindset 'Quiverfull' he does use the same scriptures and ideas to promote having as many children as possible without any regard for ability to support the children or exemptions for physical problems that would make childbirth life threatening for the mother. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Child Hording Taken to the Next Level?

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by Adeye from her blog No Greater Joy Mom - Life Changing News From the SalemsEditor's note: Adeye, mother to more than one adopted special needs child who is preparing for an embryo transfer of four frozen embryos from a batch that has resulted in profoundly special needs children has a new project - creating homes in South Africa for that country's special needs orphans. While I think starting up homes for desperately needy orphans is a noble thing, something about this smacks of child hording on a grand scale or attention-seeking behavior on the part of the author. Am I just being a big old cynical meanie or is there something odd about this? … [Read more...]

NLQ Book Review: God’s Buried Children by Daniel Farcas

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerOver a year ago a series of emails landed in my email box asking me to read, write a review, publish the review here and give this book five stars on Amazon. I do get review requests for NLQ on a regular basis, so this was just another of those. The topic sounded interesting, the memoirs of a man raised in the over burdened world of Romanian orphanages. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: God Doesn’t Look For The Most Able?

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by Adeye Salem from No Greater Joy Mom - Embryo Adoption FAQThe new clinic (Snowflake (tm) where Adeye plans to have all of those frozen embryos implanted at is apparently also enabling the Salems to promote themselves to everyone as the go-to answer folks for questions. Or else they're allowing the Salems to prance and preen for attention via these videos. I cannot figure out which one it is, a 'Look at me!!!!' or a genuine attempt to 'help' others. What do you think?Some digging on the interwebs turned up this interesting article from 11 years ago about Snowflake adoption - The problem with 'embryo adoption' … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Embracing and Giving Thanks For That Womb?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - The Power of the Womb continued..Another chapter in Nancy's self-appointed role in Christian Quiverfull cultural enforcer. Same refrain, same verse, different day. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Adoption Links Lead to Book Store Cheer Up?

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From Nancy Campbell's site Above RubiesRemember some years back when Nancy was pushing adoptions from Africa? She adopted a pile of children, one of her daughters adopted a pile of daughters all the while Nancy was trying to get everyone to go to Africa and adopt. Remember how suddenly all mention of her adopted African children stopped and she said nothing more about adoption? Nothing was known about what had happened until Kathryn Joyce's book on Evangelicals and international adoptions - The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking and the New Gospel of Adoption and a few articles came out telling of the failed Campbell adoptions and her African children sent away. … [Read more...]

This Is What Evangelical Child Hoarding Looks Like – The Briggs Family

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerThe Duggar family needs to count their kiddos and look over their shoulder to make sure they don't get pushed off the pedestal as the best known Quiverfull family out there because the Briggs family has 34 - count 'em - 34 kids. They also are planning on adding more children to their brood according to the piece about this family on The Today Show - Move Over, Duggars: Meet The Family With 34 Children....And They're Not Done Yet! … [Read more...]


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