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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...]


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...]


Quoting Quiverfull: Christ or Cocaine?

by Doug Wilson from his blog Blog and Mablog - Christ or CocaineEditor's note: What is it with these guys lately? First we had John Piper saying that holding God's hand felt better than any pile of perverted sex and now Wilson is comparing Paul's behavior to a coke dealer. Think both of them are going for shock value to bring eyeballs to their content with their awful shocker analogies. … [Read More...]


Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – He Is Praying With Another Girl

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...]


Quoting Quiverfull: No Point At Which You Are An Actual Adult?

by Vaughn Ohlman from his review of Israel Wayne's book "Full Time Parenting" as posted at True Love Doesn't WaitEditor's note: Mr. Ohlman still holds with the not even Biblical assertion that the eldest male in every family is the head of the family, the patriarchy. Which means that his review of Israel Wayne's book "Full Time Parenting" he decries the idea of the point at which you can be considered reaching adulthood. Isn't the point of being considered an adult in the Old Testament when you have your bar or bat mitzvah? How about graduating from school and starting to support oneself as a fully fledged adult would do? Where is that point of adulthood? … [Read More...]

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Stepping On Lego

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living Liminal I've just read a post by Matt B Redmond in which he talks about the idea of a "messy" christian life. In it he talks about his boys having to do some cleaning up: "Last night, we asked our boys to clean up the den because it was messy. Legos were everywhere. Their socks and shoes were scattered across the room. Library books covered one area. So they cleaned it up." At the end one reader left a comment: … [Read More...]


Quoting Quiverfull: Holding Hands With God More Pleasurable Than Lots and Lots of Kinky Sex?

by John Piper at the 2015 Desiring God Conference as quoted by Bruce Gerencser at his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: There is a video of this crazy statement being uttered by Piper at Gerencser's blog. Love how Piper proclaims how you can read your Bible and be highly educated in theology and not 'know' God. They seem to pile increasing amounts of qualifiers as to what and who constitutes someone that truly knows God. … [Read More...]


Part 2 – Chapter 1: Filling the World to Overflowing – Be Fruitful and Multiply Review

NLQ Book Review of Nancy Campbell's 'Be Fruitful and Multiply' by Suzanne TitkemeyerSorry it's taken this long to get to the end of the first chapter but every day I saw this book sitting on the edge of my desk, would stare at it and mutter 'um, no.'Let's get started. Nancy starts this section by saying that everything we're heard or read about the world's overpopulation problem is a bunch of malarky. Yet she offers no studies, no facts or figures and no scientific basis at all. Just the Bible. … [Read More...]


Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – We Were Created to Judge Others?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Bible In The Home | Do We Have Permission to Judge?Editor's note: Is this really judging or just good parenting with some wisdom of the dangers lurking about? There is a lot in the original article that seems to confuse using wisdom or common sense with judging or judgmentalism right along side judging others for a long laundry list of vague stuff. … [Read More...]


When Abuse Leads to Cynicism

by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch The ShepherdDo you know anyone whose faith has been turned upside down into cynicism because of hypocrisy or abuse within a church or a family?I do. I've lost count of those I know personally, and I have read about far more who have walked away from the Christian faith or at least wandered to the outer fringe of fellowshipI have been researching abuse and authority issues in families, churches, and religious movements for over seven years. … [Read More...]


Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – We Were Created to Judge Others?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Bible In The Home | Do We Have Permission to Judge?Editor's note: Stumbled upon this reading through the comment section on one of John Piper's postings online. It's breathtakingly awful that there are Christians out there that think that judging others is Godly considering the words of Jesus warn not to judge. How do you go from being warned that to judge others invites the judge of God on yourself to 'Judge Others All The Time'? That's some seriously wacked out spiritual limbo Nancy Campbell is engaging in using the name of 'God'. Can you just feel the love? … [Read More...]