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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 – How to Beat Your Children?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – In Defense of Biblical ChastisementEditor's note: Michael continues on with the disgusting minutia of beating children to make them behave. Trigger Warning for so many reasons since this is beyond disgusting. He tries to claim that the pain is not the most important thing. A side note: For years is has been whispered that Pearl was beaten unmercifully by his own grandmother as a child, that his child discipline rules flow out of his own ill treatment as a child. … [Read More...]

What are you Doing? – Chapter 1: Boys Just Wanna Have Fun

Today we dive right into our review of Let Them Marry Vaughn Ohlman's book on young marriage 'What are you Doing?' Warning, extreme levels of snark ahead. This book is so dreadful it's impossible to do a serious analysis of the material.Also, Von has updated his website and is now claiming he has been falsely accused of advocating pedophilia and child marriage. Was he ever accused of pedophilia? Not here. It was the selling of underage girls into common law marriages that most people are upset about. The possibility that he might be encouraging sex trafficking among his followers under the guise of it being somehow 'Godly' instead of what it actually would be - a crime. … [Read More...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – How to Beat Your Children?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – In Defense of Biblical ChastisementEditor's note: Michael gets down to the nitty-gritty and explains his ideas on how, when and where. It's perverse and perverted. Major trigger warning for Child Abuse. How is this man not in jail for encouraging child abuse? … [Read More...]

News Anchor Forces Weather Reporter to Cover Up Her Dress

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserLiberté Chan was recently forced to cover up her “inappropriate” dress after news anchor Chris Burrous received emails complaining about it. At first, I thought, surely this is a news channel somewhere in the Bible Belt. Nope, Los Angeles, California. … [Read More...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Buy Your Spanking Rod?

From Raw Story and the Phil Ferguson Radio Show - Christian Peddling Creepy 'Discipline' Sticks Wants to Keep His Business a SecretEditor's note: Patheo writer The Friendly Atheist wrote about this a few days ago and it's popping up in many places online now. This man, Steve Haymond, is quietly resuming his manufacturer and sale of this plastic 'discipline' sticks and selling them on the down low. He used to have a ministry named Biblical Child Training that says many of the same things Michael Pearl preaches and sold the plastic ruler-like implements. Clearly Haymond knows what he is doing is wrong somewhere deep inside as his letter to former customers stresses a need for secrecy and … [Read More...]

NLQ Question of the Week – How Can I Best Help My Daughter or Son?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.One of the most common email questions that lands in the NLQ email box seems to be this: … [Read More...]


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