Patriarchal Ideas in Modern Culture – Girls Must Stay Quiet

From TMZ:Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston completely blew it at an elementary school speech to kids ... telling the crowd men are supposed to be strong and loud -- women should be silent. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Leaving Workforce Not Missed?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - The Nation's Greatest NeedEditor's note: For several weeks now Nancy has been on an pretty significant anti-feminist tear, claiming wombs dry up when you work outside the home, claiming that feminists throw away 'God's glory' when they use birth control and on and on ad naseum. How presumptuous of her to assume if all women gave up their jobs no one would miss them! She is living in a bubble of privilege and does not even realize it. It's not on a whim that most women work, it is out of sheer financial necessity for most. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Are Men Treated Like Children?

This is a series we run every Thursday. The questions are things that people who may not know much about the Quiverfull movement or even Fundamentalist or Evangelical Christianity ask about the lifestyle. Examining some of the questions involving Quiverfull theology and life can only shine a light on the toxic nature of this lifestyle choice. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Feminists Degrade Men’s Beastly Nature?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Feminists Are Weak WomenEditor's note: The italicized portions are quotes from an article by Dennis Prager in The National Review. Nice assuming by Lori and Prager than men cannot control their sex drives, rendering them somehow less than fully human and more like suffering a disability. According to Lori being cognizant over the sexual weaknesses of the men she encounters makes her a strong woman. No, actually that makes her an enabler of bad behavior and dis-respecter of men. That's weakness, not being able to see the real state and treat someone as human and equal, having to constantly molly-coddle them. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Only Men Are Being Emotionally Abused?

by Trey (Lori Alexander's nasty little fan boy) from Lori Alexander's The Transformed Wife - Women Withholding Sex From Their Husbands Editor's note: This guy is the type that thinks all women 'owe' him something and complain that they are not receiving the adulation, respect, or fawning from every young woman in their path. So he's unloading on all the women in Lori's group on all the things wrong with women in his view. His claims that it is only the men being physically and emotionally abused is laughable and sick. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Fighting For Your Man With Joy

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: Withholding Sex is Wickedly Evil?

by Trey (self-described Good Christian Patriarch tm) on Lori Alexander's blog The Transformed Wife - Women Withholding Sex From Their HusbandsEditor's note: A little birdie told me of a posting by Lori about a house on her street catching fire and her response being to grab her lotion and her makeup bag as the main things to taken when fleeing the house. I spent some time yesterday digging through the archives on her sites and was unable to find anything about a house fire that her son-in-law had to rescue her from with her lotions and makeup. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Children Born With Demonic Need For Pleasure?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Self ControlEditor's note: 'Pleasure junkie'? 'Hippie'? It sounds like someone is projecting awful hard here onto an innocent kid that is expressing frustration in one of the few way open to a small child.  That last little slap at teenagers that like to hang out at the mall is ridiculous, many kids go through that phase and aren't 'addicts' like Michael is claiming, moving on to live productive good lives. So much so wrong in this small bit. … [Read more...]

Eight Years Later Part One

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserOn the last Sunday of November 2008, my wife and I attended a Christian worship service for the last time. Over the months prior to this, Polly and I spent numerous hours talking about what we believed about God, Jesus, and the Bible. We also spent numerous hours talking about the vapid emptiness of churches and how they were little more than social clubs. Our leftward move politically — we had just voted for Barack Obama — caused us to see Christianity in a different light. While we certainly knew of a handful of churches that were committed to liberal and progressive ideals, these kind of churches were no … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Children Born With Demonic Need For Pleasure?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Self ControlEditor's note: What type of a toxic person proclaims that a child's wants are 'dark arts of indulgence' like they are busy perusing the Necronominon and casting spells? Michael is busy laying out all his reasons why the beatings must start in his corner of the world very early. Beating a child for normal development is beyond cruel. … [Read more...]

Discussing Toxic Patriarchy and Spiritual Abuse

by Cindy Kunsmans cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceOriginally published in 2010 and titled 'To New or Disgruntled Readers'For people who visit here for the first time and find themselves a bit “challenged,” I would like to address some of the common problems that people tend to have with the nature of the material that I post here. (I call it the "Gadfly Effect," something echoing the "Gadfly of Athens" title attributed to Socrates because he asked pesky questions that no one wanted to think about.) … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Black People Need to Shut Up and Endure?

by Garrett Kell of John Piper's 'Desiring God' - It's a Wonderful Tim to Be Christian!Editor's note: Reading this piece I don't know if I should laugh, cry or throw up! Only a young white male Evangelical brimming with Evangelical white entitlement would be tone deaf and insensitive enough to lecture another race on how they should approach the racism in the world, and let's be very real here, in the church directed at their people.  He makes a good point later on in the unquoted part of this piece - that Americans need to reach out to the immigrants of our nation, including Muslims, with love and acceptance. Too bad most of the post is pure poison. … [Read more...]