The “Feminization” of the Church

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsIn recent years a lot of people have been talking about why in most Christian churches there is an approximately 60-40 ratio of women to men.  This 2006 Biola Magazine article puts it like this: There are generally more women than men in every type of church, in every part of the world. . .A traditional explanation is that women are more spiritual than men. But the leaders of [a new masculinity] movement suggest that the church’s music, messages and ministries cater to women. . . The result of this feminization is that many men, even Christian men, view churches as “ladies clubs” and don’t go — or they often go to please their … [Read more...]

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...]

Why It’s Not Helpful to Ignore the ‘Good Times’ in the #Duggar Type Homeschooling

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundEditor's note: This advice also could apply for reaching out to or helping adults/parents in the ATI or Quiverfull or Fundamentalist movements. Perhaps the only way you'll be genuinely heard by those in these people groups.Hi, everyone, I did an audio recording, where I argue that saying the Duggars are uber-godly or uber-evil cultivates an attitude that does not help free the Duggars. The recording is not perfect because I don’t have an edit button like I do in typing. For example, I forgot to mention that yes, it’s possible the Duggar parents physically abuse their kids beyond just spanking. I also don’t know what it is like to … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Forgiving Doesn’t Mean Forgetting

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by Linda Vernick from the Association of Biblical Counselors - Why We Must Never Forget Even When We Do ForgiveEditor's note: This may be coming from a Christian counselor publication, but it's a step in the right direction in the way forgiveness and self-protection should work together. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Only True Sexual Consent Happens When The Wedding Band Is Put On?

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by Andrea Mrozek and Rebecca Walberg as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism - A Higher Standard For Sexual Relations. Original article at MercatorNet; Why not hold sexual relations to a higher standard?Editor's note: Another case of Ladies Against Feminism taking an article that contains some actual ideas that aren't too bad and immediately using it to push an idea well beyond that of the original author. LAF wants to make sex outside of marriage a crime, a crime that could be prosecuted by law enforcement and the justice system! No where in the original article does it bring up this dangerous and extremist idea. Instead of discussion of how a higher standard might help ease the problem or … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Another Round of Steven L. Anderson’s Homophobia

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by Steven L. Anderson, pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Documentary Film: "AIDS: the Judgement of God"Editor's note - This is Anderson's latest bout of homophobia, paranoia and complete misunderstanding of established science. This 'documentary' (and I use the word loosely,) is mostly Anderson ranting and spouting Old Testament verses from the Bible with zero legitimate facts, figures or sources. Watch the trailer below if you have a strong enough stomach. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Did Marriage Die in 2013?

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by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Marriage Died in 2013 This was written last year when gay marriage started to be legislated in many states.  Michael Pearl, among others, said that this would prove to be the end of marriage altogether. Here we are a year later and it looks like marriage is still going strong. Did legalizing gay marriage have any effect on marriage in general? … [Read more...]

Duggar Style Merry Christmas!

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We here at No Longer Quivering wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year! May you not have to have awkward conversations with the still religious members of your family over turkey and presents. May you not be triggered by anything associated with the holiday! May you get at least one thing you really wanted under your Christmas tree.  … [Read more...]

More Jill and Jessa Feud Rumors/Speculation

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Not saying any of this is true, mostly because it's from unnamed 'insiders' and posted only at media outlets that don't have a reputation for truth. But here it is,  just in time for your Christmas Eve. Below are this week's media stats for each sister.What I wouldn't doubt is that this is all part of poppa Jim Bob Duggar's plan to keep all things Duggar in the news. If Jim Bob is manipulating them, and the media then that doesn't say anything positive about him. But I hope that's all this is, media spin, not sisters fighting to retain the spotlight. … [Read more...]

12 Things the Insane Right-Wing Christian Duggar Family Gave Us

The Duggar Family Christmas Card - Let's see how long it takes them to claim NLQ violated their copyright by reproducing it here, like a zillion other websites...

by Vyckie Garrison cross posted from Alternet  Michelle and JimBob Duggar, mom and pop of the Quiverfull mega-family featured on TLC’s “19 Kids & Counting” reality TV show, have been in the spotlight recently due to a petition which has gathered 180,000+ signatures demanding that The Learning Channel cancel the program in protest of the Duggar’s “LGBTQ fear-mongering.” A counter petitionsponsored by Duggar supporters has collected almost 210,000 signatures from among the religious right. … [Read more...]


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