Considering Angst as a Healthy Part of Growth While Anticipating Mother’s Day

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman at Under Much Grace and used with permissionEditor's note: Knowing that holidays can be fraught with difficulties while you are recovering and that many have issues with both mothers and daughters I felt this piece was applicable for our upcoming Mother's Day holiday. May your day be filled with no drama.The Quiverfull and Patriarchy Movements in Evangelical Christianity (which are strongly associated with the Religious Right and with the homeschooling movement among Christians) understand any deviation “from family” as a great moral problem.Family translates for many as only the spe … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Woman Don’t Tell ME What to Do?

by Kirk Cameron at Christian Today - Kirk Cameron Shares Secret to Happy MarriageEditor's note: This has been blowing up all over the internet and entertainment websites for the last week. Initially I wasn't even going to share this because it's just such a milder version of the complementarian theology pushed by the Quiverfull movement. It feels almost 'liberal' to say that husbands should not tell their wives to submit. It's far less shocking and disturbing than anything we've seen from the Campbells or the Pearls. But here it is. What do you think? … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – What Christian and Non Christian Activities?

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: Viewing Porn Makes You a Sexual Victim?

by Claudine Gallacher at Protect Young Minds! - The Secret Life of a Young Girl Abused by PornographyEditor's note: While I agree with the writer that it's a good idea to try and keep children from viewing things like pornography I cannot help but think her tale of the girl whose life was wreck by viewing semi-porn at a young age is fake. Just like those of Debi and Michael Pearl, belabored and false to make a point that could have been arrived at in a more reasonable way. Fear mongering Christianity at its most ridiculous false way. Is not lying a sin in the Bible? … [Read more...]

News – Evangelical Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Leaves Race

This is actually more of an open thread than news considering this happened last night. After having been defeated in the Indiana primary last night Ted Cruz announced he was ending his run for the Republican presidential nomination. This is after various high level Republicans put their support behind his opposition Donald Trump. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Let Me Tell You What to Do or Else?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Listen to AdviceEditor's note: It's starting to look like that Nancy is running out of material so she's resorting to some very odd posts like this one. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 11 The Washing of the Word (How Michael Learned to Love Debi’s Hick Accent)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 169-170We are nearing the end of this chapter, and yet I still have no idea how a man is supposed to sanctify his wife. Sure, by "washing of the word", but Michael has yet to really explain what that means. He's thrown around words like "support" and "encourage", but he doesn't explain WHAT those mean, what they look like in practice, or how to use them to improve a marriage. I just don't understand how he can spend 20+ pages talking what a man is supposed to do, and why, but not how. Ugh. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Are You Praying Enough?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Is Your Home a House of Prayer?Editor's note: This is typical Nancy female cultural enforcer with her constant refrain that you're not doing it right to make mothers feel horribly guilty and like failures. This is what it is meant to be if your home is dedicated to God. How many times a day do you pray in your home? How many times a day do you pray together as a family? We can’t really confess that our home belongs to God unless we are a praying family (Jeremiah 10:25).May each one of us be encouraged to fill our homes with prayer. Whenever your children nave a need, pray for them. If someone calls on the phone with a need, pray for them right t … [Read more...]

Bus Ministry Promotion: Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: Not really a piece about Quiverfull, but very funny. Sharing because of the funny.I was privileged to pastor the fine people of Somerset Baptist Church, Mount Perry, Ohio for eleven years. During my tenure — thanks to our bus ministry — scores of people heard me preach. Using the methodology I was taught at Midwestern Baptist College, I became a modern-day Apostle Paul —  becoming all things to all men that I might by all means save some. Desiring to use any legal means possible to attract bus riders, I turned the church into a carnival sideshow. One such gimmick was giving away a live tu … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Flirting and Teasing are the Secret to Keeping Marriages Alive?

by Shoshanna Pearl Easling from No Greater Joy magazine - How Do You Keep Marriage Alive?Editor's note: Shoshanna is answering a reader's question in this bit. While none of the things she's saying are necessarily bad advice I find it revealing and interesting that there's nothing on that list involving communication or discussion or being truthful and real with each other. It sounds more like a list to seduce someone else. What do you think? … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated Part 3 Chapter 8

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideQuotes from the book in blue textFamily dynamics leak into personal writings.  In this section, Anna Sofia and/or Elizabeth demonstrate a very basic persuasion technique used by a wide variety of groups including cults.  This technique is really most effective when used in a person-to-person interaction; a written version of it is underwhelming, but serves as good practice to identify and undermine the technique.Overarching Theme:Obey your parents and life will be great!  Disobey and life will be horrible! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Who Needs Textbooks and Boring Lessons?

by Karen Sargent from No Greater Joy Magazine - From KarenEditor's note: We're continuing on from Michael Pearl's anti-traditional edumakashun marathon in this month's No Greater Joy magazine. Here Karen is pretty much doubling down on Pearl's stated non-teaching of teenagers before college. Mel wrote an excellent take down of Karen's words last week - Response to 'Karen' From No Greater Joy Magazine … [Read more...]


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