Jack Hyles Gives Advice On How To Raise A Girl

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserIn chapter 20 of How to Rear Children, Jack Hyles, former of pastor of First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, gives his advice on making a lady out of girl: The women’s liberation notwithstanding most men still want someone ladylike and feminine for a wife. To be sure, all good Christian men want submissive, feminine, ladylike, and godly wives. Yet, we live in a society which wants to homogenize the sexes. The boys wear make-up and the girls wear blue jeans. The boys wear flowered shirts while the girls wear work shirts. The fad is for the boys to be feminine and the girls to be masculine. C … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Role of the Godly Help Meet is to Receive Chastisement?

by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender Roles.com - The Heresy of Skip Moen and His Book "Guardian Angel"Editor's note: This is the long rambling post of BGR where he says women are to 'bare' children and a lot of ridiculous things about the roles of women in the lives of their husbands. He seems to be edging closer to Christian Domestic Discipline here too. What is it with people thinking that they must redefine common terms used in the church and quibble about meanings? … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – How Do You Balance Faith And The Burlesque Of Life?

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: Deny Your Possibly Gay Son Privacy To ‘Cure’ Him?

by Scared Catholic Mom on Queerity - Scared Christian Mom Asks How To Keep Her Gay Teen PureEditor's note: The big Catholic families are sometimes the first encounter with Quiverfull for those not raised fundamentalist evangelical Quiverfull. While this woman is not promoting Quiverfull ideals she sure sounds like she's the Catholic version of Michael Pearl, trying to control the same sex attraction out of her poor confused teenager. This much control over any child is abusive! This reads like a what not to do for your LBGTQ  child primer. … [Read more...]

Just How ‘Broke’ Are The Duggars? Reality Check Time

by Suzanne TitkemeyerOne of the most maddening things about the main stream media coverage of the Duggar family through the years is the proclivity of the press to take a Duggar rumor and elevate it to 'fact' status while doing exactly zero fact checking. This has been happening since May over the speculation of the Duggar finances and has reached a crescendo this week. Addicting Information added fuel to that rumor this week reporting on fans that now feel like the Duggars are a scamming bunch of grifters that are playing the fans. … [Read more...]

Siding With The Many

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsI often reblog or link to the writings, wisdom, and insights of others, not so much because I couldn’t have said it myself, but simply because I fear that were I to address these issues, it would appear that I am simply trying to argue for myself.  As those of us who are intimately familiar with spiritual abuse, doing so would create an immediate dismissal of my writing simply because I would be perceived as only making an effort to defend myself.  In the world of spiritual abuse, this would result in making me the problem for pointing out the problem. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Nursing Hormones Prevent Cancer?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - I'm Done!Editor's note: This is a part of a posting Nancy Campbell made telling the ladies commenting on Above Rubies that they are done with having children that they are not following 'God's Will' followed by a list of the benefits of having as many children as possible. This is point #3. Pure Nancy 'Science' is not a reason to go on breeding, bearing and breastfeeding innumerable children. If it were then why didn't Nancy herself have more natural children? Speaking of which we still do not know what has become of her adopted Liberian children that disappeared completely from her family and her writings. Where are they Nancy? … [Read more...]

Lies Women Believe – Review: 91 – 114

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comI think dividing up the review by the various “Lies” Nancy uses worked really well last week, so I’m going to keep doing that. Sorry for the irregular posting schedule as of late– it’s been an interesting few weeks, but I think I’m back in the flow of things now. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: God is Micromanaging Your House?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - By The SpiritEditor's note: Sounds like Nancy is running out of things to claim that God wants to control. Now she's claiming He is even wanting to decide how you store your pots and pans and where you put the spice rack. Sounds like a petty and controlling God with nothing better to do, not worth worshiping and bowing down too. 1 Condiments 3:4 "Thou shall not store the pans under the sink, and must line up your can labels!" only exists in the recesses of Nancy's mind. … [Read more...]

The Language of Cults, Duggars and Quiverfull: How to Communicate With People Outside the Subculture

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceHow do we define a cult in respect to the Duggars and Quiverfull?I wrote all kinds of material that never made it into Hillary McFarland's Quivering Daughters book, but I was grateful to many people who peer reviewed my contributions to it.  Along with concerns about technical accuracy, I also wanted to see how people without intimate knowledge of religion or homeschooling would respond to the material.I began to more deeply appreciate two primary lessons regarding the discussion of the issues involved with the Patriarchy/Quiverfull Movement. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Control Your Thoughts and Get a Crown?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Are You Wearing Your Golden Crown?Editor's note: Another control your thoughts or else piece from Nancy. The different in this one is that she promised a golden crown if you do so, not the usual blaming and shaming routine with threats of all the awful things that will happen if you don't control your negative thoughts. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet – Part 6: Mr. Visionary (Look At Porn And Your Kids Will Die!)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonpp 83-84We are still talking about Visionaries. In fact, today we are talking about idle Visionaries. And King David! The weird thing is, Michael never says David was a Visionary. I keep thinking of what I know about his story, and I would categorize him more as a Command man, if I had to choose. Maybe a bit of steady thrown in, but not really a Visionary. But let's see where Michael goes with this. … [Read more...]