Quoting Quiverfull: Lori Alexander Promotes Child Abuse?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Childish NatureEditor's note: Lori Alexander, one of the ladies at Ladies Against Feminism, has come out in favor of Michael Pearl's version of child abuse. She's writing a series promoting Pearl's book 'To Train Up A Child'. She never uses the words 'rod', only once using the relatively benign word 'spanking' while engaging in the type of coded language double-speak most who abuse their children in quiverfull use. Disgusting and perverted. Thankfully the Alexanders no longer have young children to abuse in this manner! … [Read More...]

Created To Need A Help Meet – Part 3 Obey Indeed? (Women Are Cursed – Twice!)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 175-177Hello, all. Thank you for your patience and support while I sorted out my personal life.To recap the last few sections, Michael is talking about women obeying men. He shies away from the word "obey", and instead uses subjugation, servitude, and under authority. But he means the same thing.Today's section is all about the two-fold curse on women, thanks to Eve. Yes, ladies, you read that right. You've been cursed twice. Technically, I guess three times, since Michael is quick to point out how un-rational and over-emotional women are. Surely that's a curse, right? … [Read More...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Are ‘Good Christian Patriarchs’ Stuck in the 1950s?

by Therese ONeill from Mental Floss - 7 Tips for Keeping Your Man (from the 1950s)Editor's note: While neither the author of this or those giving advice are quiverfull it's striking how much of this advice could have come right from Michael Pearl, Nancy Campbell or Larry Solomon. All of the quotes are from actual marital advice given in books back in the 1950s. What do you think? … [Read More...]

News: Josh Duggar Reality Show Being Pitched?

According to the print edition of In Touch Weekly and Raw Story's website Josh is making a play for his own television show from The Learning Channel.This news from the usual 'unnamed Duggar insider' comes on a week where we've seen photos of Josh selling used cars at the family business were published by People Magazine - another stunt by the Duggars to keep the family name in the press. Others are accusing sisters Jessa Duggar Seewald and Jill Duggar Dillard of scheduling their next pregnancies to coincide with the new season of their reality show 'Counting On' … [Read More...]

Spotlight

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalEditor's note: The film 'Spotlight' is now out on DVD and Pay Per View. It involves spiritual abuse and is a great watch for anyone who has dealt with the issues of spiritual abuse. Both Cindy Kunsman and myself have written reviews of this excellent film. I personally love the film's tag line 'Break the story. Break the silence'There is a scene in the film Spotlight where Mark Ruffalo's character discovers incontrovertible proof that the head of the Catholic church in Boston not only knew about the child sexual abuse scandal in the church, but was complicit in its cover-up. He urges immediate publication of the story, and e … [Read More...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Your Mothering Effects Eternity!?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Six Generations!Editor's note: It's always interesting how Nancy always manages to extrapolate out every silly thing you do as having eternal consequences and add 'must dos' to women's roles as wives and mothers. While mothering does have long term effects, both good and bad, I'm not sure I buy her you are mothering for eternity talk here. … [Read More...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 2 Chapter 9

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll quotes from the book in blue text.In addition to questionable dialogue, this chapter feels like the Botkin Sisters were trying to expand the book from where all the topics were naturally spent to some unspecified length.In other words, this chapter is pretty much a repeat of Chapters 6 + 7.  There is one new topic - and it pissed me off - but the Botkin Sisters view on female intelligence wasn't an actual surprise. … [Read More...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Stay Sweet or Else?

by Kim Newsome from Nancy Campbell's Above Rubies - A Quarrelsome WifeEditor's note: This is just toxic! Toxic thinking, toxic blaming, toxic theology. Another 'Shut up woman!' moment. What is it about men in the world of Quiverfull that every single bit of less than gushing words by their wives is considered 'quarrelsome'? … [Read More...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 8 – How to Beat Your Children?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – In Defense of Biblical ChastisementEditor's note: This is the end finally of Michael's horrifying advice on how to abuse your child. How is this man not in jail for his child cruelty and abuse? … [Read More...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – How Do I Help My Friend Who Fell In Love With The Wrong Guy?

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 1 … [Read More...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 7 – How to Beat Your Children?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – In Defense of Biblical ChastisementEditor's note: The first paragraph in the 'What if they fight back?' is some of the cruelest parenting advice I've ever seen, like something written by a sick sadist that gets his jollies off on torturing people, someone that needs to be locked up from polite society. He's advocating this type of outrageous behavior towards your beloved children. … [Read More...]

A New Springtime: Daffodils Reclaimed (A glimpse into Stage Three recovery)

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Under Much Grace and used with permission I wonder what I thought when I was old enough to find those scattered daffodils in the woods behind my parents' house. I must have been quite young, for in my mind, I seem to have always known that they were there. … [Read More...]


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