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Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 4 – The Wedding

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide Preparing to Be a Help Meet - The Wedding: Part Four Debi starts asking questions about when Yetta and Kent were dating.  Debi tries really hard to make Yetta fit Debi's mold...but she just can't quite do it. … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Kids Saying ‘F*ck’ & Explaining Bestiality in Church?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - SanctuaryEditor's note: I have to wonder what types of churches these people are attending that the kids are being taught things like Michael claims in his fear-mongering never let the kids out of your sight answer to this preacher's wife. It's always about sex with Michael Pearl and this is one of the most restrictive and horrifying pieces from Michael I've seen. Will be posting it up in parts to discuss. This starts with a letter from a pastor's wife. … [Read More...]

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Zero Tolerance: Manly Temper or Ungodly Outburst

by S.J. Reidhead cross posted from her blog The Pink Flamingo The Anger Buster Rap by Barbara Gruener When anger chooses me, here’s an important fact: I always get to choose exactly how I’ll react. I don’t need to fight or shout, pout and cry; I have some healthy strategies for management I try. I write or draw or count to ten, I talk it out or go outside to play. I take deep breaths or exercise until my anger goes away. So when anger chooses you, and it will, that’s a fact! Why not try my healthy ways to help you react. … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Immodest Pants Wearing Started by Feminism Post WW2?

by Melissa  from Far Above Rubies - Modesty and My Changing WardrobeEditor's note: Another evangelical Christian mommy-blogger who thinks pants are the devil and likes to lump them in as a feminist device by selfish selfish women that want to do outrageous things like *gasp* earn their own money and be be comfortable when they do tasks ill suited for dresses. Sorry, but women started wearing pants before World War Two, it only became wide spread for reasons of practicality in the 50s and 60s. Women didn't suddenly live in pants and start demanding rights immediately following WW2. According to historical research the average American woman didn't start wearing pants most of the time … [Read More...]

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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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