Quoting Quiverfull: Answering Christians Questions


by JW from Thoughts, Opinions and Little Discoveries - What I Should Have Done...Editor's note: What is it about Evangelical Fundamentalist Christianity that turns daily decisions, both big and small, into a constant mental yardstick of measuring what you should do? Remember our feature series "Answering 'Preparing To Be A Help Meet' "? This works the same way, I'll post some Christian dilemma I've pulled off a Evangelical blog where the person is questioning what the right thing to do is and you 'help' them by answering in a sane, safe and common sense way. … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Parenting Them To a ‘Blessing’?


by Tim Fall from Tim's Blog - Mark Driscoll Gives Almost Good Parenting Advice - a lesson in sloppy tweeting … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Bless Your Husband or Else?


by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Are You Blessing Your Family Today?Editor's note: Nancy seems pretty obsessional about being beyond submitted to your husband. You have to bless him all the time according to Nancy-world. This message about being a 'blessing' isn't necessarily a bad one, I've found that a card or perfectly timed phone call can be just what's needed in the moment, but being that this is Nancy Campbell suggesting being the blessing you can count on this not being a suggestion, but a command. Like so much in Quiverfull those things that are good in the outside world becomes poisonous when it is ordered instead of given freely. … [Read more...]

Father Forgive Them…

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalI was angry last night!The big, green, Incredible Hulk type of anger.This morning it's the quietly sickened and disgusted type.Why? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Defeat Divorce With Jesus?


by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - Double Our EffortsEditor's note: Interesting in light of the fact that Evangelical Christians and Christians in general have higher divorce rates than just about any other people group. So dear readers, what do you think causes marriages to work and not fail? Is it adding Jesus … [Read more...]

Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – What To Do With My 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: The Bible Makes Child Training Perfect?


by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy in part ten of his new foreword for his book “To Train Up A Child” – Attack on Traditional Child TrainingEditor's note: Thankfully this is the last part of Michael's new foreword for his book. The bad news is that this is only part one of two. Expect to see part two up sometime in May. If Mr. Pearl is so interested in Biblical child training how could he miss the part that talks about the father not frustrating the child? … [Read more...]

Thou Shalt Not Touch: The Six Inch Rule

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserImagine for a moment, that you are sitting in the pew of an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) church. You are 16 years old and sitting next to you is your 17-year-old girlfriend. Like normal teenagers, you are sitting as close as possible to your girlfriend and you are holding hands.The pastor is getting ready to preach and he asks everyone to turn to 1 Corinthians 7:1,2. With a thunderous voice, the pastor says, THE BIBLE SAYS: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Yelling – The New Spanking?


by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy in part nine of his new foreword for his book “To Train Up A Child” – Attack on Traditional Child TrainingEditor's note: I agree with Michael that yelling is no solution, but spanking is not the answer to yelling. You cannot replace one bad discipline method with another. Plus, I think many parents have been yelling at their kids for a long long time now. It's not a new thing. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Spanking Leads to General Degeneration of Society?


by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy in part eight of his new foreword for his book “To Train Up A Child” – Attack on Traditional Child TrainingEditor's note: He's claiming that the anti spanking movement cannot prove their claims even as there are many more legitimate scientific studies showing that harming a child to make them behave is bad in the long run. Mr. Pearl ignores facts or blurts out lies about anything that runs counter to his belief.  This seems to be a typical thing to do in the world of Quiverfull and Evangelical Christianity, come up against a study or a fact that doesn't fit with your 'Biblical World View', just call it a lie without legitimately refuting it. … [Read more...]

Not Exactly Christ’s Christianity

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by S.J. Reidhead cross posted from her blog The Pink FlamingoThe Christianity which is practiced by far too many members of the evangelical right is almost unrecognizable to what ‘evangelical’ churches practiced up until about 1978.  That was close to the cut-off point, when things began to change.  One of the very real problems is that I’m like the average Christian in this country.  I was living in a fool’s paradise.  Sure, I knew that things were getting a little flaky, but like everyone else, just chalked it up to things getting a little flaky.  Like just about everyone else, I never realized there was a very overt agenda, a planned take-over of the country, using a heretical version … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Are Most Quiverfull Lifestyle Enforcers Female?


This is a new series we’re going to start running on Thursday evening posts. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.One of the things both Vyckie Garrison and I have written about and discussed extensively is the odd fact that most of the cultural enforcers of the Christian Patriarch Movement and Quiverfull have been the women. You have Nancy Campbell, Debi Pearl, Mary Pride, Michelle Duggar, … [Read more...]