WhenCowsKidsCollide

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 1 – Fleas

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Kids and Cows CollideI made a blogger decision to skip Chapter 14.  It's a story about how Sheila and Shad Williams saved their marriage through Jesus.  The problem?  First, their marriage wasn't in (much) trouble.  Second, they were married at some point before 1975.Yup.  Debi has started padding the book with stories from her contemporaries rather than using her shaky creative writing skills. … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: So God Visits Women Also During Rape and Incest?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Would You Like God to Visit You?Editor's note: Clearly Nancy is only referring to conception of a baby during marriage. But what about all the women who get pregnant from forced sex, date rape, violent sexual assaults or from being sexually abused by a family member? Where is God when those types of conceptions are happening. Following her reasoning either God isn't involved directly in conception or He is all about forced sex as well as marital sanctioned sex. Which is it? … [Read More...]

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News: Christians Upset Over White Republican Christian Bruce Jenner Coming Out As Transgendered

This doesn't exactly fit in the Quoting Quiverful or News section but after some of what I've read on "Christian" sites/blogs, including several here on Patheos, it's obvious that many folks Quiverfull, Evangelical, Religious or Atheist are hotly debating gold medal Olympian Bruce Jenner's Friday night televised interview. Diane Sawyer interviewed Bruce for two hours in which he explained his gender identity journey along with snippets from the medical community and others who identify as transgendered in  a way that came across as enlightening and respectful, not at all what I expected. … [Read More...]

Answering

Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – He Watches Porn!

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...]

quotingquiverfull

Quoting Quiverfull: Apply the Rod or Your Child Ends Up in Prison?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - In Defense of Biblical ChastisementEditor's note: Michael seems to think that those that do not get beaten by the plumbing line end up in jail. The problem of criminal actions and behaviors is not as simplistic as he thinks it is. … [Read More...]

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“How To Win Over Depression” – review 1 – 27

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Before I get to what Tim had to say in the first two chapters, I want to begin by making sure we’re all on the same page, especially since Tim is going to confuse this issue in very serious ways. First, there are different kinds of depression. There’s major or clinical depression (which can also be chronic,) mild depression, seasonal affective disorder, and the depression that is a part if bipolar disorder (as well as others). Tim doesn’t distinguish between any of these, and his reasoning for why he mixes all of these up will become clear once we’re further into the book. However, the book focuses on helping people who have … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: All Children Start Out As Selfish Little Beasts?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - In Defense of Biblical ChastisementEditor's note: What a horrible pessimistic view of children to have! According to Michael Pearl in the rest of this article you have to beat the 'sin nature' out of your kids to get them to toe the Biblical line. Has he even read the words Jesus himself spoken about being like a little child? … [Read More...]

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News: Rusty Yates Thinks State of Texas Was Cruel to Andrea Yates

Remember the Andrea Yates story fourteen years ago? If you don't recall it Andrea Yates was a Quiverfull mother who was suffering from post-partum psychosis and killed all five of her children. Everyone around her knew she was significantly mentally ill to the point where her doctor didn't think she should have more children, yet did very little to get her real help. Her husband quietly divorced her two years after the trial, remarried and continued on with his Quiverfull lifestyle by having even more children.Oprah's series "Where Are They Now?" caught up with Rusty and he had this to say about his thoughts on Andrea's trial. … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Never Complain About Motherhood?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - What's Your Confession?Editor's note: The usual from Nancy about how we can never think ugly thoughts or anything not 100% all of the time or else. Nancy must wish that "Stepford Wives" is a reality instead of a book and series of movies. … [Read More...]

Questionoftheweek

NLQ Question of the Week – Is Having Negative Emotions Part of Life?

This is a new series we’re going to start running on Thursday evening or Friday morning posts. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.This week's question is based upon all the reams of materials churned out by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies and Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy and a host of other women seeking to control others in the name of Jesus. Much of their advice stems along the lines of telling you to control your thoughts and your emotions, to allow no negative anything in your life. For example: Say you have one of those days where everything you touch in the course of your day turns into a disaster. Under these ladies theories you are not … [Read More...]

WhenCowsKidsCollide

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 5 – The Wedding

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows And Kids CollideDebi spends quite a bit of time asking Yetta questions about her wedding.  Since I find going over the details of a wedding of a person I don't know dull, I'm just gonna pick out pertinent questions. Q: Your flowers were great, too.  I liked the fall colors.  They must have cost a lot?A: I have a story about the flowers.  When Kent and I first began to see each other we both started saving money for our wedding and our honeymoon.  Together we decided how much we would spend for each part of the wedding. … [Read More...]

Quoting

Quoting Quiverfull: Public Schooling Sets Up Children For Failure?

by the ladies at Ladies Against Feminism commenting upon a piece by Justin McBrayer at the New York Times - One Reason Our Children Don't Think There Are Moral FactsEditor's note - LAF is taking the original author to task for not saying that scripture is the final truth on everything. The original piece in the New York Times is how whatever school the author's child is attending is not teaching the real difference between fact and opinion. While he may actually have a point, or not, LAF as always gets the wrong end of the stick and makes it all about how public school is evil and designed to make children fail. … [Read More...]


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