NLQ Review: The Paranormal Conspiracy: The Truth About Ghosts, Aliens and Mysterious Beings

by Suzanne TitkemeyerOkay NLQers. I know this book has not much to do with what we talk about here at No Longer Quivering, but bear with me. It does in the sense that it was written by Timothy Dailey of the Moody Bible Institute and he works at, surprise, surprise, Josh Duggar's former employer - The Family Research Council. This is another book review for Patheos.~~~~~~~~~After reading The Paranormal Conspiracy: The Truth About Ghosts, Aliens and Mysterious Beings by Dr. Timothy Dailey one thing stood out to me in glaring neon - Boy, that tricky Satan is one very busy fellow with hoofs stuck in all sorts of pies. In fact, that is the main point of the entire book, anything that … [Read more...]


by Nora Woodhouse cross posted from her blog A Heart Like MineI discussed some of my personal experiences growing up as an Evangelical christian with a close friend recently. We both have come to different points in our lives in regards to faith and Christianity. However we both work to respect those differences in one another and respect the history and experiences that brought us to where we are today. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 25 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 4Editor's  note: Wow, more blaming of parents for following his previous orders to keep your children completely protected from 'The World' Plus everything and I mean everything, you do in Pearl-World should be geared towards getting your children to marry someone who thinks and acts the exact same way as you and your family. Assimilate! The Borg! … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why is ‘Home Birth’ so Promoted as the Godly Way?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.One thing we've seen here at NLQ in both the stories told by some of our writers and in the words of cultural enforcers of Quiverfull such as Debi Pearl and Nancy Campbell is a dislike or disdain for giving birth in the hospital. Even when there are tragic circumstances that might have been prevented with prior prenatal care with a licensed physician and at a health care facility --- like what happened with Carri Chmielewski. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Grooming Your Pubes Is A Sin?

by John Piper of The Counsel on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood as quoted by Newslo - Pastor John Piper: "Women Who Wax Their Private Parts Are Hurting God's Work"ETA: Apparently Newslo is another one of those 'satire' sites that aren't clearly marked as satire. Snopes says this quote is not from Piper, but they also says Newslo has a disclaimer but there isn't a clear one anywhere on the page I found this information. Who knows. Take this quote with a boulder of salt.Editor's note: Are  you kidding me? Piper is seeking to control what his followers do with their own personal private parts? These guys just love creating new rules and delving into minutia, don't they? In the rest of … [Read more...]

The Duggar’s Television Show “19 Kids & Counting” Officially Cancelled

I knew it was too much to ask for a week without new Duggar news - at least other than Anna Duggar's baby being overdue and Amy Duggar's engagement. The internet news sites are all abuzz in the last few hours. The Learning Channel finally did the decent thing, officially cancelling Duggar cash-cow and television show "19 Kids & Counting" … [Read more...]

Mythical Creation Science: Faint Sun Paradox

Mythical Creation Science: Faint Sun Paradoxby Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideThis one caught my attention in The New Answers Book 4 (TNA 4) in a chapter titled "What Are Some of the Best Evidence in Science of a Young Creation."  This was number 4 in a list of 10  evidences for YEC within science.What do they claim? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 24 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 4Editor's note: Thankfully Michael has stopped making the types of references to sex and hormones that require you bleach your brain to get rid of the images his words place there. But he's still in parental blaming mode, insisting that if you do not allow your hormone-filled teenaged boys some interaction with girls they'll jump ship anyway. It's a no win game when he's setting the standards. … [Read more...]

Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – How To Guard My Heart??

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: Feeling Guilty – You’re Doing It All Wrong?

by Brittany La'Vell from Whole Magazine - Are You Holding Back From God?Editor's note: So now when you confess your sins to God you have to worry that you didn't confess them right or give it all to God?? More ridiculous putting increasing qualifiers on the simplicity of Jesus in the world of scary intense fundamentalism. Why are there so many blogs out there that keep adding rules for the quiverfull or evangelical daughters to follow? Do they really not have enough real things to do so they have to keep moving the goal post to fill the time? Legalism, fear mongering, making other young women fearful and feel guilty - This writer has all the makings of a future Debi Pearl or Nancy … [Read more...]

Top Ten List of Religious Things I Hate

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserHate is a strong word, so maybe I should title this post, My Top Ten List of Religious Things That Irritate the Hell Out of Me. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 23 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 4Editor's note: Oh and here we go! A few good ideas leavened with some poisoned ideas. Make that boy work so hard his testosterone is so drained he will not resort to masturbation. Michael doesn't seem to understand that girls in that age group are almost as prone to masturbation as boys. It's NORMAL. Not in Pearl World. I do like his idea of hosting your kids friends en masse at your home so they have fun in a safe manner. When my kids were growing up my home was open to all of their friends and it worked out well. … [Read more...]