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The Mary Crawfords of This World

by Nora Woodhouse cross posted from her blog A Heart Like MineEditor's note: The Mary Crawford that Nora is discussing in her blog is a character from Jane Austen's novel "Mansfield Park" An explanation of the character of Mary Crawford and quotes by Mary for those unfamiliar with the writings of  Jane Austen. An important part of recovery after leaving the world of QF to be able to recognize the toxic people in your path. … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: If You Don’t Love God, You Cannot Love Your Husband?

by Jennifer of Blessed Femina as quoted by A Wise Woman Builds Her Home - Honoring Christ & Our HusbandsEditor's note: As in many things in fundamental evangelicalism they make the complex simple and the simple complex. Putting Biblical qualifiers on relationships is a recipe for disaster most of the time. Seems to me when you start adding rules to your life that aren't clearly spelled out in the Bible you are busily usurping the God you claim to follow, making yourself your god. What do you think dear readers? … [Read More...]

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Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – I Don’t Like Him Anymore

Another installment of giving better answers to the questions asked at Debi Pearl’s site message board for the book ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’. Many young ladies ask questions on all sorts of different subjects brought up by the book. There was just one big problem, many of the answers stray into either the outright bad and emotionally unhealthy to dangerous. Yes, typical Debi Pearl borderline abusive. Here’s what we’re going to be doing here at NLQ. Every week, once or twice a week, I’ll be posting up one of the questions from the message board and ask you, our readers, to answer that poor soul’s question in a way that is logical, rational and the best possible solution, in other words 18 … [Read More...]

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Cry Baby

by Kaleesha Williams cross posted from her blog The Lost (and Found) Mind of Kaleesha WilliamsWho are you crying for? Me. I weep for myself, for the me that was.  Part of the grief process, I suppose.  The stark contrast between my life now and the life I was living two years ago continues to jump out at me at occasionally and I end up in tears.  The scars are all there… … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Growing Up IFB Brings Freedom As Adult?

No author cited for this article at Faith It - 10 Things Only Kids Who Grew Up in a Super Conservative Church UnderstandEditor's note: This is one unknown author's attempt to throw shade at those who leave after growing up and to make some of the stricter rules of IFB humorous instead of borderline abusive. I'm sure Bruce Gerencser -NLQ's own former IFB pastor - could make mincemeat of this author's ideas that this isn't harmful. The gifs are at least humorous even if the ideas aren't. Also these ideas are not unique to only the IFB world, many evangelical churches of different denominations teach this too. … [Read More...]

News Round Up: Kevin Swanson, Matt Walsh and Other Evangelicals Behaving Very Very Badly

I was going to use each of these news stories individually but there was such an overwhelming flood of awful it just makes more sense to do long posting with a list. Let us never forget what their true agendas are. First up comes from Arizona.Arizona state Sen. Sylvia Allen wants there to be a federal law that forces everyone to go to the church of their choice every Sunday in an attempt to bring morality back to the nation. While she's claiming her statement was of the moment and flippant it's a scary thing to discuss in a nation built on freedom of religion. … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Forced Obedience or Voluntary Obedience in Submission – Is There Much of a Difference?

by Pastor Soni Japhet John from the comments on the Suko Family Blog - How To Make Your Wive Submit To Your AuthorityEditor's note: Originally I was going to quote from this blog posting that has been sweeping through the internet and going viral. But the comments are far most poisonous than the original article. If those inclined to practice submission did it as Mr. Suko did then it would be much less awful. It would be inching closer to egalitarian marriage. What is awful are the comments for the most part, particularly this quoted one, because it's ranty in that True Patriarch way. It may not be so much abusive in the language but in the way the pastor is expressing his views. Enjoy. … [Read More...]

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Thoughts on Conservative Christian Colleges From a Liberty Graduate

by Samantha Fields cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons There’s a bit of a hubbub happening this week over a certain announcement made during Liberty University’s convocation on Monday. If you don’t travel in the circles who are all abuzz about it, here’s the gist: Ted Cruz is the first Republican to formally announce his candidacy for the 2016 election, and he did it at Liberty, in front of an audience of thousands of college students. That’s not the newsworthy part, though– what has caught everyone’s attention is that this audience was a literally captive one. Liberty students who live in the on-campus dormitories are required to attend convocation (Liberty’s word for “chapel”) … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Protecting Your Kids From The Devil

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Avoiding VacuumsEditor's note: Warnings about keeping your children from being tempted into sexual sins by keeping them too busy and too protected to stray. Yeah, that's really going to work. … [Read More...]

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Dianna Anderson’s ‘Damaged Goods’ Book Review

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons I’ve been looking forward to Dianna Anderson’s Damaged Goods: New Perspectives on Christian Purity for well over a year now, so when it came in the mail a few weeks ago I was thrilled to pieces. I have so much respect for Dianna’s writing (today’s piece on Christianity and Empire is a must-read), and I was happy that someone like her would be tackling evangelical purity culture in a book. … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Adopted Kids Are Sexual Predators & Deviants?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Avoiding VacuumsEditor's note: Curiously Victorian-esque language by the lady asking the question, which makes me think this letter was another suspicious Pearl invention, just like so many of the published letters Debi and Michael claim to receive asking for advice. Takes a completely different yet just as wrong tact on the subject of adoption that those in the Rescue Adoption world. … [Read More...]

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If You Don’t Believe What The Bible Says You Can’t Be Saved

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserAn anonymous commenter left the following comment on the Galatians 4 blog: … [Read More...]


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