A Close Look at the Complementarian Argument

by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's Words Complementarianism and the Local Church is an article by Jonathan Leeman on the 9 Marks website, which is a conservative evangelical site dedicated to "help[ing] pastors, future pastors, and church members see what a biblical church looks like, and to take practical steps for becoming one."  The site has published a series of articles on male headship, and the arguments are pretty much the same ones my various blog posts have rebutted though the last several years.  But this one, which seems to be an introduction to its male headship series, was brought to my attention on another blog, and I'd like to take a closer look at what i … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Porn and Sex Ed Created Rape Culture?

by Johnathon Van Maren from Life Site.Com - Porn is fueling a new, violent sexual ideology in our teens. It has to stopEditor's note: And male privilege and patriarchy becoming main stream isn't? He bases his findings on research among Britain's teens. More Evangelical fear-mongering? What do you think dear readers? … [Read more...]

Raising Boys To Be Patriarchs?

Please welcome Emily from Christian Patriarchal Watch List For ParentsGrooming boys/men to "rule" the home/church as a "PROPHET, PRIEST, LORD, & KING"? Is this the world what we want for our girls?Have you encountered this movement? Along with distressing gender regressions we see globally in other religions, this highly authoritarian, egregiously preeminent masculinity is spreading through American Christianity, right before our eyes . . . … [Read more...]

Family Life Today: Poised to Take Over the Vacancy Left by Vision Forum Ministries

by Suzanne TitkemeyerWhen the news of the unwanted sexual encounters between Vision Forum's Doug Phillips and Lordes Torres came out followed by the closing of both Vision Forum Ministries and their for profit Vision Forum Inc it left quite a void in the world of Christian Dominionism, Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements. Everyone speculated who would take over from the powerhouse dominionist ministry of Vision Forum. But those that might have stepped in to fill the void left by the closing of Vision Forum had their own scandals to deal with: first Bill Gothard of IBLP/ATI, who is huge in the world of homeschooling and dominionism, was accused of groping teenagers working at ATI … [Read more...]

Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – He Watches Porn!

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...]

“How To Win Over Depression” – review 1 – 27

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Before I get to what Tim had to say in the first two chapters, I want to begin by making sure we’re all on the same page, especially since Tim is going to confuse this issue in very serious ways. First, there are different kinds of depression. There’s major or clinical depression (which can also be chronic,) mild depression, seasonal affective disorder, and the depression that is a part if bipolar disorder (as well as others). Tim doesn’t distinguish between any of these, and his reasoning for why he mixes all of these up will become clear once we’re further into the book. However, the book focuses on helping people who have … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Help! I’m Falling In Love With ‘GASP’! An Atheist!?

by Paula Hendricks from Lies Young Women Believe - I'm Falling in Love with an AtheistEditor's note: Oh no! Because it's just not possible that two people could ever possibly respect and love one another if they don't agree on faith? I'm sure that will come as a huge surprise to the many inter faith couples out there that have been successfully married for many years. If your faith is so shallow that it's challenged by anyone not of the same faith then perhaps you need to examine exactly why that is. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Throwing Shade on Korea, ISIS and Abortion Because Jesus?

by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - Mourning Over What Grieves ChristEditor's note: Colin is in rare form in this post. He manages to order others to mourn for things, claims to know what makes Jesus mourn and manages to be racist, paranoid anti-government and blaming of others in four short paragraphs. That takes talent! (/sarcasm). Seriously, there a whole lot of judging, blaming and shaming in his words. Is it really necessary to say those things to ask others to do more intercessory prayer? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Defeat Divorce With Jesus?

by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - Double Our EffortsEditor's note: Interesting in light of the fact that Evangelical Christians and Christians in general have higher divorce rates than just about any other people group. So dear readers, what do you think causes marriages to work and not fail? Is it adding Jesus … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: All Anti-Spanking Studies Only Study Bad Kids?

This is part four of Michael Pearl's updated foreword to his book "To Train Up A Child" from No Greater Joy - Attack on Traditional Child TrainingEditor's note: Now Michael goes on to claim that you cannot find cases of abuse in Christian homeschooled children who are spanked followed by saying in the studies that support no spanking that the representative sampling is all among juvenile delinquents. What about Hana Grace Williams? What about Lydia Shatz? What about the countless others that don't make it into the news but are surely being abused by the letter of Pearl's awful book? If his book is such a great resource for parenting then why exactly has it been found in homeschooling … [Read more...]