The Bates New Television Show & NLQ’s 2015 Duggar Mortorium

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer - NLQ AdminDuggar friends, the Bates family, had the television premiere of their new show "Bringing Up Bates" last night on the Up Network. Did anyone here happen to see it?Haven't seen any numbers yet as to the number of viewers but have seen a review of the show that makes it seem like it's going to be a tough watch at best. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 1 – Cinderella

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideI've found two different types of toxic views in reading CP literature. The more common toxicity is "Do this or really bad things will happen to you!" Debi has given us plenty of these examples so far. This chapter is a different type of toxic. This is the "Do this and life will be magical!" toxicity.Personally, I think the second type is more pernicious than the first. With the first, once you've done the forbidden action, you can figure out pretty quickly if the predicted bad outcome happens. The second type, though, is hard to disprove because life isn't always magical. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Nancy Steals Hanukkah Day 3 (With Some Body Shaming)?

Jesus believed in cleansing the temple with a wipe.

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Family Dedication ServiceNotice at the very end, after Nancy has explain all about desecrating, cleansing and rededicating that she mentions having the children rededicate their bodies 'body temple' because of things that have come in to dirty and spoil the temple. What could a child have done that would make that even a possibility? Oh, that's right, Nancy believes that every moment of thought is sin. … [Read more...]

“Real Marriage” Review: 207-222, ‘Reverse-Engineering Your Life and Marriage’

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Well, folks, we finally did it. We managed to make it all the way through to the very bitter end of Mark and Grace Driscoll’s Real Marriage. Usually I’m excited about wrapping up one of these review series, but all I can manage to feel about finishing this one is … relief. I’m not entirely sure why reading Real Marriage was so much more draining than Fascinating Womanhood or Captivating, but it has been. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 3 – Pie in the Sky

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideDo you think Debi believes in confidentiality or getting permission before using a story from someone else's life?I work very diligently to either get permission before sharing a story -especially a potentially embarrassing story - OR remove any details that could possibly be used to trace the original person. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Stealing Hanukkah Day 1 (Glomming on to Jewish Traditions)?

Coolest menorah I've seen. Doubt Nancy's is this interesting.

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - My Family and I Will Never Give UpI guess Nancy isn't content to misinterpret the Holy Bible and has to horn in on Jewish holidays, twisting that to be another one of her 'traditions' that she can misunderstand. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 2 – Pie in the Sky

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide(Trigger Warning for abusive church behaviors.)Ever wonder if Debi would pull her punches on friends?She doesn't. When a "friend" has the audacity to get a divorce from an abusive husband AND marry a different man, Debi spews out the massive misinformation created by a conspiracy to destroy the woman's magazine.I know it sounds crazy...but the information is a matter of public record since the woman and her second husband were brave enough to sue. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 4 – Antsy Babies

Does Debi realize in her putting down of 'whirlwind romances' and William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' that it wasn't an impatient Juliet throwing herself unbidden at Romeo, but an almost stalker-like Romeo recklessly pursuing Juliet.

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAt the end of the chapter, Debi starts muddling the message again. She's got a difficult balancing act to pull off. If a girl chases a guy, she'll end up married to a pervert. If a girl is too aloof, she'll end up alone - which is the end of world in DebiLand. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Adapt To Your Man Or Else?

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by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine - Multi-Colored GirlFirst the 'be like me!' and now the comes the hard slap in the face that is Debi's marriage advice. Does 'Glorious Marriage' really mean 'Abusive Slavery'? … [Read more...]

“Real Marriage” Review: 177-206 “Can We___?”

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons I knew before I sat down to read today’s chapter that it had been the one that people found controversial, but I wasn’t familiar with why it had upset some—and I have to admit that even after reading it I still wasn’t sure why it had apparently caused a hubbub. To me, it seemed as though Mark was toeing the conservative evangelical line pretty well. I mean, he was clearly “being Mark,” but he didn’t say anything that I wouldn’t have expected from a lot of other evangelical leaders. … [Read more...]


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