Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The Prophet Part 4b

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide I'm gonna keep slogging through this chapter. "He will easily pick up and relocated without any idea of what he is going to do for a living at the new location." That ended really well for the Pearls. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Who Decides What is ‘Normal’?

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by the Duggar girls in their book "Growing Up Duggar" page 114 This doesn't mean we're to ignore the fact that God has created us to have a natural physical desire toward men. When these feelings arise, we thank God of making us 'normal.' Withing a godly marriage, this kind of desire can be a wonderful blessing that bonds the husband and wife together in the way God intended. But during our single years, this physical attract, if not carefully controlled, can also be one of the biggest sources of temptation and struggles. What is the definition of 'normal' in that paragraph? Is it coded language for 'not a lesbian'? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Scripture is Holy Sperm?

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by Michael Pearl from his book "Holy Sex"  about halfway through the book. He's speaking of bring 'Born Again' and referencing the book of John and how it all relates to our sexuality. (Sorry, my Kindle will not give me page numbers for this book!) "The believer has the power to overcome sin because of the seed---just like the sperm that generated life---which is the Word of God, remains in him. He is a new creature. Since God compares the words of Holy Scripture to male sperm, it must be that the human reproductive process is created in the image of divine realities." … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The Prophet Part 4a

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide In this chapter, we get a series of stories and anecdotes about what living with a Prophet/Visionary Man is like.  I am certain 90% of these stories come from Debi's actual life with Mike Pearl...and that's depressing. I'm just going to go sequentially from the beginning of the chapter where Debi has spoken about how an unbalanced Prophet/Visionary Man can get the whole family upset over issues. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Anger is Always Wrong?

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One of the ongoing themes throughout the Duggar girls book is that anger is dangerous and to be avoided at all costs.  Keep in control even when starting to experience anger (which they seem to think no one has the right to actually be angry) is paramount. They talk about Michelle whispering when getting angry and how you should make sure any guy you're in courtship with doesn't get angry easy. Makes me wonder what they thought of Jesus throwing the money changers out of the temple. Did they think Jesus was politely tiptoeing around saying, 'Sorry, old chap, but you can't do that here. sorry I'm knocking your stuff around. Have a nice day!' … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Wait, What? The Womb Creates Our Emotions?

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Remember when NLQ used to use a dropped coffee cup emblem to represent the administrator's reaction to much of what was posted in Quoting Quiverfull? Today deserves a fleet of dropped coffee cups in reaction to Nancy Campbell's words about the womb. Here's a mushroom cloud of exploded coffee to represent my reaction posting this. by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - The Blessing of Your Womb Genesis 49:25 talks about the "blessings of the breasts, and of the womb." Blessings? Yes, God says they are His blessings to us as women. But they are ultimately His blessings to the whole world for without them mankind would come to a screeching halt! … [Read more...]

Happy 4th of July: Why We All Need To Get Out and Vote: Quoting Quiverfull

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Since it's the 4th and we're all busy grilling or whatever today's posting is an open thread to talk about whatever you'd like and will be today's only post. Enjoy the day and be truly terrified by the political vision of the Duggar Family. Good reason to go out and vote in every election. Imagine a country run only by the morals of Bill Gothard and the Duggars. by the Duggar girls pages 181 through 182 from "Growing Up Duggar" Some people think Christians should stay out of the political arena, but we strongly disagree. Our family believes faith and politics should go hand in hand, and we've seen countless examples of how that happens. For example, earlier this year, the Arkansas … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The Prophet Part 3

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide Last time, I gathered up all of the general descriptions of Prophet / Visionary Men that Debi sprinkled through Chapter 3.  Now, we get to move on to the specific examples of what life with a Prophet/Visionary Man is like according to Debi. "The Prophet type will make a great boyfriend because he will focus totally on his sweetie.  He will be very romantic, giving you flowers and gifts.  If you catch the heart of a Prophet you will be his consuming passion, his greatest challenge, his dream come true. " In other words, the Prophet is in love with being in love with you.  That's not a great foundation for marriage. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: All Syncopated Rhythm Glorifies the Devil?

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by the Duggar girls on pages 162-163 of their book "Growing Up Duggar" Clearly, if a song's lyrics are glorifying sensuality, immorality, disrespect, violence, suicide, or the use of drugs and alcohol, we have good reason to avoid it. These things are often spoken of or hinted at in the lines of country music, but if we were to point to one genre, it would be rock 'n' roll and its variations such as hard rock and heavy metal. We avoid these types of music altogether. Since its beginnings in the 1950s, this music's main goal and purpose have been to promote every one of the issues we want to avoid. A heavy backbeat and words being sung in a breathy and sensual voice--- and even the style of … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The Prophet Part 2

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide In the next three chapters, I am covering portions of the chapter out of order because the information in each chapter is written in a chaotic style that zips about like a hummingbird in a hurricane. In the last post, Debi dragged us through a theological swamp to explain how all men are created in one of three types which mimic the three-persons of the Trinity.  Today, we get to learn how The Prophet/Visionary Man / Holy Spirit's image on Earth works. … [Read more...]


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