NLQ Question of the Week: What Is Marriage?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.While I was putting together Quoting Quiverfull for this evening I was reading through the website of someone we occasionally quote for NLQ - Vaughn Ohlman - True Love Doesn't Rape.   And he had this to say about last week's historic ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States granting everyone the right to marry who they chose without the constraints of gender. … [Read More...]


Quoting Quiverfull: Too High Standards For Marriage?

by Vaughn Ohlman from True Love Doesn't Wait - Picture Perfect DaughtersEditor's note: Taking another break from Michael Pearl's endless nautical theme used to blame parents. This is a problem that we've discussed endlessly at NLQ that Von brings up, the oodles of homeschooled daughters in patriarchal fundamentalism that remain unmarried and home until they are well past even the worldly age to marry and have children. I don't always agree with Von, but he has an interesting point this time. But I don't think it's young women with the problem, blaming them for seeming 'unapproachable' is not right, it's the fathers with the impossible standards shooing suitors away. Take a look at the … [Read More...]


When Christians Eat Their Own Wounded – Bill Gothard’s New Website

by Suzanne TitkemeyerSeveral different websites and organizations have gone after the very hypocritical IBLP founder Bill Gothard as soon as he emerged back in the public eye. Mr. Gothard is just doing what all the pastors caught with their hands and assorted body parts where they shouldn't be do after the scandal has died down. I think it is also safe to say we're going to also see Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar try to do exactly the same thing within six months, but only after they jettison Josh Duggar due to the pending lawsuit one of his victims filed. … [Read More...]


Quoting Quiverfull: Part 13 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 2Editor's note: Here comes the puke-worthy. Michael explains why penises rule and vaginas drool. (please excuse my sarcasm and flipness -  Michael brings it out in me)  Shorter Michael: Boys will be boys because penis and bible. Mothers should never try to control boys. Fathers only. Why does everything this man writes scream out how insecure he is in his masculinity? This makes me want to run away to shoot guns in my friend's back woods, smoke a cigar and hoist a few beers to wash away the gender specific pile of you-know-what. … [Read More...]


Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – Should I Pray About Someone If They Are In A Relationship?

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 Part 12 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 2Editor's note: You think this is bad just wait till tomorrow morning. You'll want to throw up because the next part is very toxic. Not that this is good. Notice that most of the emphasis in this Part 2 of Michael Pearl's 'Jumping Ship' series is male-centric because penis and Bible. … [Read More...]

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News: Josh Duggar Being Sued By Non-Family Member Victim

Again it is a Wednesday so you know that means if In Touch Weekly has scored a new legal document in the ongoing TLC's "19 Kids & Counting" Josh Duggar sexual predator scandal they'll be posting it. They did. Several new documents.Josh Duggar is being sued by his one victim that is not one of his own sisters. Not really a shocker considering how much money that the Duggars have purportedly made off their TLC show and books through the years. Plus Josh was likely pulling down a big old fat stack of cash during his Family Research Counsel gig. … [Read More...]

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Anthony Wayne Escalera Follows Dorothy Over The Rainbow Over Gay Pride Flag

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserSnark, sarcasm ahead!Over at the fundamentalist Christian Defending Contending blog, Mark Anthony Escalera had this to say: …After the flood, God created a rainbow to be His seal in the heavens. It was a declaration to show the mercy and longsuffering of God. The rainbow was His picture to a depraved world that while He would never again destroy the world with a flood, He would be coming again. The next time He comes, there will be no rainbows. There will only be fire and total destruction of ALL that stand opposed to Him.The true rainbow is made up of 7 different primary colors of a spectrum. It i … [Read More...]


Quoting Quiverfull: Part 11 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 2Editor's note: So Michael advocates allowing your sons to have legitimate adult responsibilities and follows that up with a story about beating his adult son at wrestling, saying, "Made him eat sand. It was a great feeling—a measure of my manhood." Michael tells you to do one thing yet it sounds like he's doing quite another entirely. It's not supposed to be about him or his so called 'manhood,' it's supposed to be about raising healthy well adjusted children into young adulthood. … [Read More...]


Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 9 How Do I Need Thee? (Michael Made Debi’s Book Softer!)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 51-53 Text is in purple.I Need Her Counsel and JudgementHeadstrong, independent men sometimes forget that in the "multitude of counselors there is safety (Proverbs 24:6)" "For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. (Romans 14:7)"Mister, you need counsel. Having done many stupid things, I don't trust Michael Pearl like I did when I was young and knew everything. I have gotten dumber over the years. … [Read More...]


Quoting Quiverfull: Part 10 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 2Editor's note: This really makes me question the wisdom of Michael Pearl. While having a thirteen year old run the tractor under the right supervision is fine, the younger child is throw into something she should not be going. Having a three year old handle a debarking tool seems like a recipe for disaster or at least a visit to the ER for cut little fingers. First he advocates letting the children do the hard labor and then reverses himself to say don't treat the kids like domestic servants followed by some clap-trap about teaching them to drive the boat and navigate. When has he ever allowed any of his own children to do that … [Read More...]


News: Joel Osteen, Briston Palin & Steven Anderson: When Cults Attack

Already it's been an interesting start to the week of news in the world of Quiverfull and associated parts of Christianity. Plus it is only Monday. No telling what exactly this week holds.First up: Members of the cult-esque Church of Wells interrupted Joel Osteen's sermon at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas yesterday. While this might not necessarily be big news, it was surprising who the hecklers are. Church of Wells has been embroiled in controversy in the past. Remember the Arkansas woman, Catherine Grove, and her parents concern when she disappeared into the Church of Wells community and was no longer able to communicate with anyone? … [Read More...]