Jessa Duggar Seewald Pregnant Again

This one is not idle speculation or a blind news item. It was announced today that Jessa Duggar Seewald is pregnant with her second child. Official Duggar mouthpiece People Magazine broke the news this morning that Spurgeon Seewald is getting a brother/sister in February. This news comes just in time to hype the second season premiere of the new Duggar television show 'Counting On' tonight on TLC. … [Read more...]

Is Jinger Duggar Pregnant?

This comes from a gossip site - The Hollywood Gossip - and involves a blind item from another gossip site so please take all of this with a boulder of salt the size of Gibraltar. But if it's true, if, it might explain some of the more puzzling things about the Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo courtship.Here's what THG said: … [Read more...]

Examining ATI Wisdom Booklets: Booklet 2 – Breathing and Speech

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll images from When Cows and Kids Collide.This is part four in Mel's dissection of Bill Gothard's ATI Wisdom Booklets, the educational system used by TLCs Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and many others in Quiverfull to educate their children. Mel exposes how fundamentally flawed much of the information is in the teaching materials. This post is 7 pages long.I get a strange feeling of unease every time I type "ATI" and "medical" in the same sentence.  I think this is because the medical section is quite strange.  This section, for example, manages to be very detailed without necessarily teaching information well. … [Read more...]

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The Johnson Amendment: I Agree With Donald Trump

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of BruceEditor's note: While the Johnson Amendment does not directly affect the entire Quiverfull movement it is something that many Quiverfull churches routinely violate. In our old church the pastor preached politics directly from the pulpit and any time a vote came up you could count on there being Intercessors for America voting guides sitting on every chair in the sanctuary in direct violation of the Johnson Amendment and the US tax code. Many so-called Christian ministries like IfA and the Family Research Counsel are nothing more than political action groups disguised as ministries who routinely break tax law without … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Manhood Threatened by Modern Ideas?

by Jay Younts of Shepherd Press - Fathers, God's IdeaEditor's note: We knew this was coming, Christian patriarchs claiming that people's freedom to decide what their sexual preferences were would wreck society and the family because, you guess it, BIBLE! 'Tyranny of uncertainty' is a particularly odd way to describe personal freedoms. … [Read more...]

Josh Duggar – When Avatars Sue Edition

It was announced yesterday in a pile of media outlets that the guy whose photographs Josh Duggar jacked for his Ashley Madison and Facebook profiles is suing for the photographic creative, uh, 'borrowing' (stealing). … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Only Allowable Birth Control in Quiverfull?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours? - Q & A: Young Mom of Many Kids Struggling to do it AllEditor's note: Zsuzsanna acknowledges that back to back pregnancies puts a significant stress on your body and family but cannot even possibly consider that perhaps birth control might be the answer to ending back to back pregnancies. Breast feeding does not work for everyone as a method of spacing pregnancies. It's sort of like playing Russian Roulette, you might get by for awhile without getting struck by a bullet, but eventually you get shot. … [Read more...]

News: Jinger Duggar Officially Engaged

It's all over the internet, not just on the tabloid sites, that Jeremy Vuolo has asked Jinger Duggar to marry him and she has accepted his proposal. All wonderfully timed for the second season of the new Duggar television show 'Counting On'.More from USA Today: … [Read more...]

Bonus Quoting Quiverfull: Is This Appropriate – Republican National Convention Edition?

Uttered by Pastor Mark Burns last night at the Republican National Convention:Editor's note: We've watched the Evangelicals and others on the extreme right of Christianity go from candidate to candidate and proclaim them as 'God's Choice' It seems now that most are supporting the candidacy of Donald Trump, a man that couldn't even pick out a real Bible verse as his favorite, claiming that God picked Trump. Last night this is the prayer that opened the convention and it stands out as one of the most bizarre ever spoken at a political convention. Your thoughts? … [Read more...]

Examining ATI Wisdom Booklets: Booklet 1 – Science Portion – How Eyes Work

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideEditor's note: We all know that Mel is smart, educated and very analytical so it seems she is possibly the best choice as a science teacher to break down what the ATI Wisdom Booklets have wrong. Particularly in light of the fact that many Quiverfull families use the booklets as the only homeschool curriculum to teach their children. All images from Mel's blog.Due to the size of the posting and the many images this post is broken into pages. Please click Continue to go to the next page. … [Read more...]

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