Developing Tools to Find Safety in the Face of Uncertainty

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Under Much Grace and used with permission. In the discussion of building safety in stabilization in recovery from post traumatic stress, we've recently considered the role of acceptance and expectation in that process. We lose perspective because we get more consumed with survival for far too long which interferes with our ability to embrace joy and live optimistically. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Perverted Porno Freaks Don’t Need Prayer?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - More of SodomEditor's note: Another of those Pearl letters. This one allows Michael to show off what he really thinks about people who struggle with addictions or even possible mental illness driving self-medication. It's all so simple and non-loving in Pearl world. I don't know what the ultimate answer is for those with these types of struggles, but I know it likely involves more kindness, compassion and legitimate treatment than anything in their world. … [Read more...]

Triggers: So I Was Spiritually Abused, What Next?

We're starting a new series called "So I Was Spiritually Abused, What Next" with posts about healing, explaining some of the things most people that walk away from spiritual abuse suffer from after leaving as well as information on healing from abuse. We invite anyone that wants to write a post for this series to email Suzanne, NLQ Moderator/Admin at CaluluNLQ(at)gmail(dot)com. … [Read more...]

Your Word is a Lamp For My Feet: The Crash and Burn Life of Justin Bieber and Others

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his site The Way ForwardYour (God) Word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105Evidently, the lamp is burnt out for the man sporting this tattoo. In recent years, this man has given himself to debauchery, violence, and mischief. He is, in every way, a self-absorbed shit concerned only with himself.But hey, he loves Jesus. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Questions, Questions

From TV Watch: Michelle Duggar speaking of her teenaged bulimia and dating Jim Bob Duggar to promote the new book and a new season of "19 Kids and Counting".This is a slightly different Quoting Quiverfull: While I think it's admirable that Michelle Duggar has both beaten bulimia and been open and honest about her struggle I have to ask our readers if a) a teenaged boyfriend is really an ideal accountability partner for a serious condition and b) why all the dating that led to a successful marriage yet they only approve courtship for their children? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Bible Helps PTSD?

by Kenneth Copeland and David Barton on the Believers Voice of Victory television show (clip of show at link)  - Veterans should not suffer from PTSD On Veteran’s Day, the two decided that they would “help” with the problem of PTSD on the Believer’s Voice of Victory program. How? By citing the Bible, of course. Because every American in the military is an evangelical Christian — or should be, they think — so this passage from Numbers, Chapter 32 should erase the problem altogether: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The World Aborts the Imperfect?

by Anna Higgins from the Family Research Council blog - Chasing Perfection Perfection is a ghost. Many of us pursue it all our lives in our own strength, only to find it unattainable. We keep our faults hidden and run from those who are less than our image of “perfection.” This attitude can be deadly. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Mental Illness is Self Focus?

by John Piper from desiring God - 10 Resolutions for Mental Health That night Dr. Kilby had a pastoral heart and a poet’s eye. He pled with us to stop seeking mental health in the mirror of self-analysis, but instead to drink in the remedies of God in nature. He was not naïve. He knew of sin. He knew of the necessity of redemption in Christ. But he would have said that Christ purchased new eyes for us as well as new hearts. His plea was that we stop being unamazed by the strange glory of ordinary things. He ended that lecture in 1976 with a list of resolutions. As a tribute to my teacher and a blessing to your soul, I offer them for your joy. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Mom Has Her Jobs When Not Wacked Out On Psychoactive Drugs?

by Mary Pride of Homeschool World in "Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy" Traditional Christian cultures understood this quite well. Mom had her jobs, and Dad had his. If Dad tried to meddle in Mom's work, she would shoo him away. … [Read more...]

NLQ Facebook Support Group!

Just a quick reminder that if you've looking to interact with NLQ members or just to talk through your recovery and know that there are others that understand what you're going through then joining the NLQ Facebook Support Group is a good option!NLQ Support is a … [Read more...]