Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – Sinful Mothers Produce Rebellious Teens?

by Debi Pearl in the newest issue of No Greater Joy Magazine – Why Are My Teens Rebellious?Editor's note: This is the last little bit. Debi Pearl is starting to sound more and more like she suffers from Stockholm Syndrome and projected that out onto everyone she meets. Do you think she started out so mean and blaming or is this something that gradually developed as Michael abused her? … [Read more...]

When Deserving Burning in Hell Depends on a Mystery

by Joe Sands cross posted from his blog Incongruous CircumspectionEditor's note: Last month Joe started blogging on the Free Thought Blogs platform! It's spurred him into writing again, which is a good thing. Check out his new blog. We're sharing his interactions with a Christian on his old blog. Having Christians attempt to 'fix' what they perceive is the error of your thinking and ways is a common problem for all of us coming out of extreme religions. This is the first of three parts.Tom B. grew up with me at Normandale Baptist Church in Bloomington, Minnesota. I am 15 years his senior, so really, not that much older. He was better in softball than I was, mostly because I couldn't … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Sinful Mothers Produce Rebellious Teens?

by Debi Pearl in the newest issue of No Greater Joy Magazine – Why Are My Teens Rebellious?Editor's note: So let me get this straight, if a women submits, prays constantly, but she's throwing disrespectful looks at her husband she'll ruin the entire family? Whoa! That's making a lot of assumptions about someone without much evidence. … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 3 Chapter 7

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll quotes from the book in blue textChapter seven ends with a short list of tips to keep in mind to prevent....falling in love?....having romantic relationships? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Sinful Mothers Produce Rebellious Teens?

by Debi Pearl in the newest issue of No Greater Joy Magazine – Why Are My Teens Rebellious?Editor's note: So I'm confused here. She's praying and faithful and still somehow making her husband feel like an accessory instead of the main deal? Debi Pearl somehow manages to find newer ways to put other women down and claim they aren't 'doing it right'. … [Read more...]

A Watershed Moment in Stage One of Recovery

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Under Much Grace used with permission The message in this meme from The Mighty website speaks so well about how trauma pervades one's life, feelings, and sense of self. I found it to be essential to my own healing, and I often wonder why no one had said this to me much earlier. I'd been to counselors many times before, worked at my recovery, and read about everything I could find. Why didn't someone tell me this during one of my first few visits? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Sinful Mothers Produce Rebellious Teens?

by Debi Pearl in the newest issue of No Greater Joy Magazine - Why Are My Teens Rebellious?Editor's note: Now Debi moves to start her usual blaming and shaming of mothers being the cause of teen rebellion. Oh those poor weak menfolks in the world of Christian Quiverfull cannot take any sort of criticism or mild correction obviously without losing their spiritual headship. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Mr. Steady Boyfriend

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 1 – Sinful Mothers Produce Rebellious Teens?

by Debi Pearl in the newest issue of No Greater Joy Magazine - Why Are My Teens Rebellious?Editor's note: It's one my sixth favorite times of the year, when NGJ publishes their magazine filled with blaming others, child abuse method recommendations and hog slop about marriage. Here we start with a couple of letters supposedly sent to the Pearls. Can you guess where this is all going? … [Read more...]

Searching For the Non-Existent

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsIt was over Sunday brunch that our weekend guests brought it up.  This deeply committed Christian couple who trained in missions, worked in Christian publishing, and he being and award-winning author of Christian books, she having been an administrative assistant for a mega-church pastor at one time, sat at our dining room table and very casually mentioned that they had not been attending church for several months. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Babble it Out All the Time?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies -Open Your MouthEditor's note: I thought that most fundamentalist and quiverfull circles insisted that women be quiet? I guess that doesn't apply if you're lording it over someone else with your Bible Speak (tm) … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 2 Chapter 7

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll quotes from the book in blue textIn the first post from this chapter, we discussed the theological problems with Emotional Purity (now known as Emo-Pur).  This post wades through the Botkin's practical ideas for dealing with guy-girl relationships.The first list that the Botkin Sisters gives in the chapter is a list of signs that your heart is getting ahead of where you should be in a relationship. … [Read more...]


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