Love

by SamanthaAfter my family left our fundamentalist cult, and my life turned upside down –many of the things I’d been told were “true” started unraveling. I started seeing patches of my life, of the way I had been taught to think, were hideously wrong … [Read more...]

Standing Up to Spiritual Abusers via Social Media Today #WhoWouldJesusSue

by Vyckie Garrison Survivors of spiritual abuse are making a push today to call attention to the outrageous tactics employed by pastors and other religious leaders to silence their victims - specifically, we're calling attention to Calvary Chapel pastor Bob Grenier’s lawsuit against his adult stepson, Alex Grenier who came forward to report that he was physically abused by Bob Grenier after Bob … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Chastening Children

Quiverfull leader, Jonathan Lindvall's "consistent chastening sequence" ... guaranteed to make every instance of "biblical discipline" last an hour or more. ٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ Step #1: Immediately Send Them to Privacy Step #2: Require a Confession … [Read more...]

A Clever Boy

by Jeffrey Witthauer An atheist page asked those of us who were formerly religious to share our stories. This is what I wrote up. I was raised in a cult. I do not use that word lightly. The sign outside the church said "Baptist", but we were not part of any Baptist convocation. We were a fanatically fundamentalist sect, and I could count on one hand the number … [Read more...]

Was I Spiritually Abused?

by Becoming Worldly(Welcome to NLQ new SASBN member Becoming Worldly!)I was just asked if I could add my blog to No Longer Quivering, a site for people who have left and are speaking out against the Quiverfull movement and people who are interested in learning about such things. My blog will now be cross-posted … [Read more...]

Spiritual Abuse: A Victim’s Guide to Recovery

Review by Vyckie GarrisonLisa Kerr, who blogs at My Cult Life, has written a brief (60 pages), but jam-packed victim's guide to recovery from spiritual abuse which is currently available via Amazon digital services. While not specifically geared toward the Quiverfull worldview, Lisa's guide is an NLQ-recommended … [Read more...]

Guns & Patriarchy

by CaluluDoes the woman in the picture look like a lethal threat to you?Yesterday I lived through what had to be one of the more difficult days I've experienced in a lifetime. I spent from early morn till late afternoon waiting to be questioned as a possible juror in a local murder trial.Why was it so hard? Couple … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Hitler, Really?

QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers … [Read more...]

Resources For Recovery From Spiritual Abuse

Many of the emails we get here at No Longer Quivering involve asking for help, either asking for help dealing with the fall out of leaving an abusive cult-like situation or asking for advice or help to get someone else out. Because of the flood of emails coming in asking for help … [Read more...]

Jack Schaap Asked For Reduced Sentence – The Devil Made Him Do It

by CaluluApparently IFB pastor Jack Schaap is asking that he receive a special reduced sentence below the federally mandated minimum of ten years. Why? Because he's claiming that the stress of running his mega-church First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana combined with falling financial resources  put him in a … [Read more...]