The Women Fighting Back

NLQ Founder Vyckie Garrison and NLQ Admin Suzanne Titkemeyer were recently interviewed by Dylan Brethour for about their time in the Quiverfull movement: Former member Suzanne explains: "Quiverfull families believe that they have to trust the Lord with their family planning... It's based off the idea that God intends to fill your quiver and blessed is the man whose quiver is full of arrows." Another ex-member, Vyckie Garrison, calls Quiverfull "pro-life rhetoric on steroids". I spoke to both women about why they joined, life as a true believer, and what finally pushed them to leave. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Husbands Should Control Wives?

 by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Husbands Using My Posts to Convict Their WivesEditor's note: Still not entirely sure what's so evil and wrong with a working wife asking a working husband to help out with the chores and running of the household. If the working hours are evenly split between the two should not also the parenting tasks and housework be too? What about splitting according to who is skilled at what task?  Lori spends a lot of her posting in the unquoted parts telling working women how to pray for under employed husbands so that they can squeeze a buck and stay home instead of meeting the financial needs of the family. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Husbands Should Control Wives?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Husbands Using My Posts to Convict Their WivesEditor's note: Notice that Lori uses the word 'convict' as in to find someone guilty of some offense, instead of 'convince' which would likely be the more proper usage. Actually on second thought, it should more be 'bludgeon' as in using Lori's post as a weapon to force their will on the wife. She means 'convict' as in 'batter the woman into accepting she is wrong.' What a way to live your life, constantly calling for the belittlement of women everywhere. … [Read more...]

What are you Doing? Part 2 Chapter 18 – The Pastor Just Wants to Flip Out

by Suzanne TitkemeyerHallelujah! Praise Jesus! This is the last part of the last real chapter of this horror movie of a book shades of sexual creep thrown in. Praise the Lord!This is a little longer than usual but I'm pushing through to the end of the last real chapter!We left off last time in our examination of Vaughn Ohlman's book on betrothal, extorting money from other Good Patriarchs (tm) and imagining young teens getting busy for the Lord at the park yet again. Big creep who loves to tell others what to do known as Sakal Davidson was setting the poor pastor of one of the other churches straight on all things courtship-related and with squishy morals. Poor, poor Pastor … [Read more...]

Abortion: One Issue Voters

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserAll images by Bruce Gerencser and The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserMany people who are outside of the Evangelical/Mormon/Conservative Catholic bubble, are perplexed by continued Christian support of Donald Trump. Trump is a vulgar man who makes jokes about sexually assaulting women. Trump is a narcissistic, misogynistic psychopath whose life is barren of anything normally associated with people of faith. Yet, millions of … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Quiverfull Christians Want to Protect Children’s Rights?

by Trevaris Tutt of The American Vision and Ladies Against Feminism - The Blasphemous Attack on Unalienable Rights of ChildrenEditor's note: Does no one in the entire Quiverfull movement not understand how saying one thing while doing another opposite thing is the very definition of hypocrisy, cognitive dissonance and not something that mentally healthy people do?  For all their talk of the intrinsic rights of children they do have the tendency of do things such as hold onto a child they consider rebellious identity documents, keep young adults at home under educated and under employed and a thousand other small repressions of rights. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Does Only a Woman’s Appearance Matter?

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 long held Quiverfull theology and life can only shine a light on the toxic nature of this lifestyle choice. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Change the Political World by Having More Babies?

by Wesley Strackbein from Unbroken Faith Ministries and Ladies Against Feminism - Possessing the Enemies' GatesEditor's note: This is the bedrock theology behind the entire Quiverfull movement and the Dominionists, out breed the raging sinful heathens so they can take over the world and force everyone else to live the same way. … [Read more...]

Open Discussion Thread: The Presidential Debates

Last night was the last of the debates in America's run up to the 2016 Presidential election between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. What did you think? Discuss here.Some interesting links about the debate and issues: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Beautiful Women Should Get More Advantages?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - Chris Matthews and All Men With a Pulse Get Castigated For Checking Out Melania TrumpEditor's note: Not at all surprised to see Larry sticking up for the right of men to stare and drool, or that he is Trump supporter. But I am surprised by his idea that pretty people should get more advantages and people should be judged on looks. How is that even Biblical? … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Thoughts on Shalom’s Article?

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: No Fun in Mothering Leads to Happiness?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Happiness is the By-Product of a Life Well-LivedEditor's note: Oh good gravy! Nowhere in this piece, not even in the unquoted bits is there really anything that really proves or addresses Lori's title that happiness comes by how you live. True that if you're fulfilled by being your most authentic genuine self you can have great happiness. But this kvetching about doing the right thing every time with your children leads to happiness, not having fun with them, isn't necessarily true. How many times at NLQ have we seen or read about frustrated joy-less parents controlling every aspect of their children's lives or suffering martyr-like through … [Read more...]