It’s Not That Complicated – Part 1 Chapter 2

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideChapter Two has the delightful title of "Why We're Interested in Boys And Why That's a Good Thing". This chapter can be divided into four themes, but two of the themes are so absurd that they need a separate post to deal with.  Today's two themes are strange in their own right.Overarching Themes: … [Read More...]


Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 Teach Your Children to Fear You or Have Them Harmed?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Organize and ManageEditor's note: Again, what is so wrong with not harming a child too young to understand what they did that was wrong? Is there anything really wrong with wanting to be a loving father or mother that prefers to train their child using logic, reason and love? … [Read More...]


Landon Schott Says Millions of People Celebrated Homosexual ‘Love’ by Watching the Super Bowl

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: Just had to post this in the aftermath of the big game. It's a prime example of what goes on in Quiverful,l Fundamentalist and Evangelical theology, simple entertainment or things imbued with imaginary Satanic overtones designed to trip up Good Christians. If the God of the CPM world is so weak as to not be able to have you resist Satan or temptation then what in the heck are they doing worshiping him?Along with tens of millions of Americans, I watched the Super Bowl on Sunday. The Gerencser family has a Super Bowl tradition of gathering at the home of our second-oldest son and … [Read More...]


Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 Teach Your Children to Fear You or Have Them Harmed?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Organize and ManageEditor's note: Michael starts with what is obviously one of his faker, more made up stories, in order to blame and shame a father protrayed as trying to protect his young daughter. Do any stores have huge heavy automatic doors that swing like this as he describes them as a 'child-swatter'? What's so wrong about a father rescuing their child from a dangerous situation (even a fake one in a story like this) and dealing with the child later about not listening to what they were saying? Yes, folks, another treatise on beating fear into your child to make them mind. One note Michael. Keep in mind the child he is describing is an eleven … [Read More...]


NLQ Question of the Week: Why Do Quiverfull Families Do Awful Things To Their Families and Claim God Told Them To Do It?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.One thing is for certain, in our real life circles of acquaintances at the old Quiverfull churches and in Quiverfull families online people make risky, not good for their children, their families, their finances, their health, and their emotional well being all the time and justify it by claiming that it's something that God called them to do. I'm talking about when it looks to the outside world that they're doing exactly … [Read More...]


Quoting Quiverfull: God Created Your Sinful Desires?

by Mark Watson as republished at No Greater Joy - Confidence When Facing TemptationEditor's note: This is one of those letters that the Pearls purport to get from others praising them for helping them overcome all sorts of stuff. This letter was accompanied with an article written in a rambling style about how the author had struggled with 'lust', but without the usual Pearl-dose of blaming and shaming that goes on in the likely-fake letters they publish. This is another toxic meme in quiverfull and fundamentalist beliefs, that God created you in such a way that you will constantly be tempted to sin. Their version of God always comes across like some sick and cruel bastard. Who would … [Read More...]


My History in the Conservative Quiverfull Home Schooling Movement: An Introduction to the Gender and Authority Series

by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch the Shepherd(Editor's note: This series was originally posted in 2011 and is written from the perspective of a woman that is still a Christian.)Dear friends,I've been posting articles and web links for my series on Gender & Authority this past week, and just compiled them all into the July edition of my Hope Chest e-magazine which is sent to about 950 families around the world. This is the introduction I gave to those who don't know me, and I thought it would serve well as an introduction to the blog series, too... … [Read More...]


Quoting Quiverfull: Give In To What Your Husbant Wants All The Time?

by Stephane Singletary from Purposeful and Meaningful - What To Do When You Are Married To An Unbelieving HusbandEditor's note: What?!? So not only are you supposed to endlessly submit to a guy that isn't living the same way you are but now you're supposed to also go along with him and have no opinions or disagreements on day to day life? It sounds almost as though what's being advocated is worshiping your husband and turning him into the center of a cult of two people, him as the sacred leader/idol and you, the only worshiper/servant. This is not how emotionally healthy marriages function no matter what this woman says. This is not how respect between spouses works. … [Read More...]


Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – How To Get Busy For The Lord?

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, OKrational and the best possible solution, in other words … [Read More...]


Quoting Quiverfull: Submit To Your Husband To Win Him To Jesus?

by Stephane Singletary of Purposeful and Meaningful - What To Do When You Are Married To An Unbelieving HusbandEditor's note: This is another one of those incredibly toxic beliefs in Evangelical Quiverfull, 'Submit enough in the right way and your husband will be changed enough to treat you the way you long to be treated.' It never works, it just creates an environment for weak men to become even weaker and to abuse their wives mentally, emotionally, financially and physically. … [Read More...]


Please Vote ‘No’ For Theocracy, Ted Cruz and Kevin Swanson’s God

by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming WorldlyIt’s blizzarding here in Boston today and I’m stuck at home, in a house creaking with snowy wind gusts, with this lovely view, watching YouTube videos while eating leftover king cake. My boyfriend is barely awake because Bostonians seem to love sleeping in on snow days. But I’ve been up for hours, finding myself wondering whether a breakfast beer would be appropriate around 9. Now considering back home in New Orleans it is Lundi Gras and beer or a bloody Mary would be totally expected, here it just doesn’t seem like it meshes with the environment. Boston is a place where people get nighttime trashed (“holding your liquor” not see … [Read More...]


Quoting Quiverfull: Silly Silly Non-Believers Ruining World For Lack of Wisdom?

by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - His Heightened Senses 15bEditor's note: I guess Colin is not 'Feeling the Bern' if any of his recent posts are any indication. What he is feeling is all political, discussing the various candidates and how they line up with his views. Much of it is centered around abortion, mostly his insistence that there be no abortion exceptions made in cases or rape or incest. According to him every child conceived must be born. He's mentioning names and candidates, promoting some, excoriating others, from his charitable ministry platform against the IRS rules on political jockeying. Here he's blaming poor judgment for many things wrong in the USA and is saying … [Read More...]