Christmas: A Plea to Evangelicals Who Evangelize Non-Christian Family Members

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserChristmas: it’s that time of year.  Joy to the World. Handel’s Messiah. Cookies and fudge. Eggnog. Shopping. Evergreen trees decked with ornaments and lights. Cards. Presents. Ugly sweaters. Family gatherings. Excited grandchildren.  Ah, the wonders of the Christmas season.But there’s one aspect of Christmas hated by non-Christians, and that’s their Evangelical relatives and friends using the holiday as an opportunity to evangelize those they deem lost and headed for hell. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Less Kids Equal More Depravity?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Are We Degenerating?Editor's note: Nancy is trying to make the case that having less children comes from the same sinful mindset that causes movie and television viewing. It's not even close. Many people limit family size due to realities like income and wanting to focus fully on a few children. It's not all some big selfish 'me-me-me' going on. … [Read more...]

The Power of the Transformed Wife: Chapter 3 – Lori Shames Ken’s Eating Habits

by Suzanne TitkemeyerAnd so we come to one of the worst chapters in this book - Let It Go - not the pretty song from the Disney film 'Frozen' either. The chapter is all about letting go of your desires to control your husband. Lori illustrates this with her many stringent food rules without once consulting Ken on his needs or wants.The chapter is mercifully short and starts with a jaunt through the ancient history of Lori's mother's health struggles complete with a bashing of how modern medicine failed her mother, even though her father is a doctor. I believe I read somewhere that her father was a pathology doctor.Her mother was miraculously healed by that thing that is so … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Movies and Television Are Sin?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Are We Degenerating?Editor's note: Nancy is bemoaning what she sees as a horrible slide into perversion that came first through movies. Then she shifts to television. Knowing that Nancy was raised never going to movies because she was afraid the Rapture would come and she'd be left behind is rather revealing. No 'Flywheel' or 'God's Not Dead' for her. … [Read more...]

The Dunning-Krueger Effect in High Demand Relationships

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman and Under Much Grace and used with permission. Just a reminder that the purpose of this discussion aims at stimulating thought and self awareness as tools to help those in recovery from trauma learn how to make safer choices. To make the discussion more jocular, we've defined Cognitive Biases as “CranioRectal Inversions” (CRI).I think of this as knowing just enough about something to be dangerous. Basically, people – roughly two thirds of people – who lack training in a certain topic grossly overestimate their skill and aptitude by wrongly assuming that they hold mastery of it.  They project confi … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Offending Others For Jesus?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Stir Up the PotEditor's note: Nancy is now saying you must offend others for Jesus. You have to get out there and tell everyone else they are doing it wrong. This is something of a switch from Nancy's usual focus on militant maternity and home. Nice jab at the government too. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Are Evangelical Christians the Only Ones Allowed to Criticize Others?

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 Quiverfull theology and life can only shine a light on the toxic nature of this lifestyle choice.One thing has held true in the Quiverfull - Evangelical - Fundamentalist Christian world.  Through the years they feel that only they should have the ability to criticize, correct or teach others. Just check out tonight's Quoting Quiverfull by Steven Anderson and tomorrow morning's with Nancy Campbell. Both are classic examples. Look at the way our … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Be Patient Only With Non-Christians?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Be Patient With OthersEditor's note: This was sandwiched between a pile of hateful screeds calling out other pastors for fake words from God or the unforgivable sin of making a giant pile of money preaching the gospels. He is speaking of having patience only for non-Christians.The first unquoted part is not bad advice, advice I need to remind myself of on a daily basis, to be patient with others when out and about. It's not easy, but it's important in these times when the American people are so divided and we're coming up on the stress-provoking season of the holidays. Then Steven goes on to explain how that does not apply from the … [Read more...]

The Sin of Yoga Pants?

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapeEditor's note: Written in Oct. 2016 around the time of the launch of Lori Alexander's new book 'The Power of the Transformed Wife'This morning as I was preparing upcoming posts for No Longer Quivering I ended up using a quote from always unpleasant and constantly blaming in a shameful way Lori Alexander.If you don't know who Lori is consider yourself lucky. Lori was once affiliated with Ladies Against Feminism, although it's been a while since I've seen her finger prints on anything at their site. She used to have a blog called 'Always Learning' that truthfully should have been labeled 'Always Closed Minded … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Happy Marriages Mean Wives Change to Suit Husbands?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - Why Unity in Marriage Has More to do With the Wife Than the HusbandEditor's note: Larry starts his piece by returning to his most familiar of themes - wives must give sex upon demand, wives must submit, wives must treat husbands kindly and now this: change to suit your husband? So in Larry's village in Fundytown wives should be all the time changed or changing to be the perfect fit. What if the husband does not know what he wants? What if he is abusive? What if he likes the person he married just the way they are? Larry sounds like he's describing marriage as some sort of 'Westwood' situation or a partnership with a walking talking sex robot. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Does He Like Me Or Not?

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: Part 8 – Infant Manifesto?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Infant ManifestoEditor's note: Last little bit. What I'm not quoting is Momma reading the book "To Train Up A Child" and sharing it with Daddy followed by a tantrum the next morning at the breakfast table when the child got unsweetened oatmeal instead of the desired breakfast of cold sugary cereal. So it's a two-fer, child beating combined with Pearl dietary preferences. All this is followed with this supposed child saying they learned that whining and demanding only brought the switch and to cooperate. I cannot imagine beating a child for not liking what you served for breakfast. What type of monster does that? … [Read more...]