Josh Duggar: How Purity Culture Created His Downfall

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerLate yesterday afternoon the news broke that it appears that Josh Duggar has had an account with the notorious website Ashley Madison. This account was active during the last two years he was employed by the Family Research Council and was only canceled when the news came out about his sexual molestation of his sisters. This is on the heels of all the other news that has come forward in the last four months about the sexual proclivities of Josh Duggar. … [Read more...]

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Differentiating Between ‘Cult’, ‘Cultic’ and ‘Spiritual Abuse’

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by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from Under Much GraceWhat is the difference between "cult" and "cultic?" (Sociologically Speaking) It’s a matter of degree. Defining terms is vital.Concerning things "cultic" versus a "cult." If you’re the average guy (or gal) sitting in a church or a concerned significant other of someone in a group, the first thing you generally notice is that something bothers you about the group. This realization is true of any subtle deception or of insidious problems such as something wrong with your car. You hear an unfamiliar noise and the right side of your brain become sensitized and unconsiously starts putting things together (as a built in defense mechanism). … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Early Marriage or You’re a Used Up Whore?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - The Waiting GameEditor's note: Okay, okay, so perhaps Nancy didn't call older brides whores. But she did say that people who marry later are coming into the marriage 'violated', which is sort of her polite way of saying 'slut' or 'whore'. She's pushing the same idea that Von Ohlman and that disgusting Biblical Gender Roles guy promote, marry very young because if you wait you might commit the sin of lust. … [Read more...]

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News: Does Josh Duggar Also Have An OkCupid Account?

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Gawker has found an OkCupid account with the same email and name as on Josh Duggar's Ashley Madison account. Whoever this guy is he's from Northwest Arkansas and was living in DC looking for casual sex. The profile has a photo that is clearly not Josh Duggar but everything else fits. What do you think? … [Read more...]

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News: Josh Duggar Had a Paid Ashley Madison Membership!

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According to someone at Gawker who spent time trolling through the release of customer records at the website for cheating married folks Ashley Madison has discovered one Josh Duggar has an account with Ashley Madison. This is not from some stupid unnamed Duggar insider, but it was gleaned from the released records showing that the credit card used was in Josh's name and the statements went to a Duggar property in Arkansas.According to the information in the release Josh was trolling for women to do these things with: … [Read more...]

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Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – Questions To Ask Your Future Husband

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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...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: You Must Eat Together At The Dinner Table?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Foundational Family LifeEditor's note: Now Nancy has moved on from insisting we all wear aprons to making having the entire family sitting at the dinner table for dinner another 'must do'. How very extra Biblical of her. While statistics show that families with children that have dinner together around the same table do receive benefits from the family interaction it's not some sort of hard and fast rule like cultural enforcer Nancy tries to make it. Scientific reasons it's good: Children pick up more words from the conversations at the table, children tend to make better food choices, lowered anxiety levels, and it's an essential connection that can … [Read more...]

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Child Abuse or Child Discipline?

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by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch The Shepherd(Editor's note: This was originally posted February 2010 when Lydia Schatz was murdered by her adoptive parents. It's worth a read because Michael and Debi Pearl, authors of the book followed by the Schatz's "To Train Up A Child" and indirectly responsible for her death, are still preaching their dangerous message of child abuse.)Dear friends,Please permit me a rant. You need to read this.On February 6, seven year old Lydia Schatz, adopted from Liberia, was murdered. Her 11 year old sister Zariah is in critical condition with severe kidney damage. Who did it? Their deeply religious (I can’t bring myself to say C … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Women Holding Responsible Positions Over A Man Is Sin?

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by John Piper as quoted from 'Ask Pastor John' from the website Housewife Theologian - John Piper's Advice For Women In The Work ForceEditor's note: So according to Piper if the influence of a woman on men is 'non-personal' and 'non-directive' and it's for the good of everyone then it's not wrong. But the second you enter the directive realm, like his example of a female drill sergeant, you're sinning. Another example of a evangelical cultural enforcer adding dos and don'ts to the Bible. At least we know he's not having a problem with womens voices on GPS under this mental/moral game of Twister. … [Read more...]

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Blame it on the Smurfs – Post-Tramatic Church Syndrome

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerWhen I first cracked open my copy of Reba Riley's book, Post-Tramatic Church Syndrome I wasn't entirely sure what to expect. I figured it might be much like many of the series we feature here on No Longer Quivering: Girl/boy is immersed in a Quiverfull/Fundamentalist/Evangelical church and leaves for a long laundry list of reasons with a heavy burden of spiritual abuse and a heaping helping of depression only to be heckled/harassed/hounded by those well-meaning 'Good Christians' left behind. Usually the woman/man has a long road of healing with lots of twists, turns and tears before coming to a place that works on all levels for them. A sadder but wiser person. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Hatch New Television Scheme?

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by 'Unnamed Insider' by both Star Magazine and Classicalite - "19 Kids and Counting" Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar New TV Show Planned After CancellationEditor's note: File this under 'sketchy' since there's nothing official out there about this. But the idea of Jim Bob and Michelle using the sexual abuse suffered by their daughters to climb back on television isn't far-fetched as it first sounds. Remember these are people that have taken some pretty awful fame-whoring behaviors to new levels after the cancellation of their show. They have admitted they are desperate to go back on television because they believe this is what God wants them to do. Funny how what God wants them to do always … [Read more...]

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Undocumented Workers: 19 Kids and Other Reality TV Children Part 2

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by PropinquaParallels between reality shows and patriarchal families are striking and dismaying. The Duggar family was strangely off the grid while on camera, recording movies and TV shows in a workplace with no state records whatsoever. Paul Petersen is an advocate for young performers. What he writes about reality shows could also describe the patriarchal movement, with its “family economy” and home schooling. Petersen wrote the following for Ethics Alarms in 2010: … [Read more...]

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