What To Do About Toxic Power In Marriage

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by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch The ShepherdDear friends,What can a woman do if she realizes that she is in a controlling, manipulative, intimidating, verbally aggressive, and/or physically violent marriage?Two months ago I wrote a post called Recognizing Pervasive, Poisonous Power in Marriage which gave an analysis of the problem. I based it on concepts found in The Verbally Abusive Relationship by Patricia Evans. At the end, I promised a follow up post with suggestions on what she can do. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Honoring Men By Submission?

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by unknown from The Sunshine Thiry Blog - What Would It Look Like For Christians To Honor Husbands And Fathers?Editor's note: Another of Biblical Gender Roles female submission enforcer friends that says what he wants to hear. The scary thing is that at his own site BGR seems to be hinting at moving in the direction of Christian Domestic Discipline aka spanking your wife. Also both he and this lady are pals of MRA promoting blogger Dalrock. BGR is moving closer to the realm of Men's Rights Activists and their harmful ideas of what constitutes a marriage - total slavery of the wife. … [Read more...]

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Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – How Good Is Good Enough For A Potential Man?

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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: Refusing Sex Is Abuse?

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by Anonymous at her blog The Girl With The Dragonfly Tattoo - The Ignorant Sexless WifeThis is by one of the culture enforcer type women that the disgusting rape-promoting Biblical Gender Roles holds up to try and promote the idea that his anti-women abusive ideas are normal. She's talking about the anonymous online confessions at the Reddit subthread Dead Bedrooms where people discuss their lack of sex from their partners. She also fails to understand that not all the complaints are men complaining about women, the lack of sex from  a partner can go both ways, and it's not abusive. Sometimes it's just life, commitments, stress, depression or a million other things. Why not just talk to … [Read more...]

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It’s In The Bible: Anonymous Evangelical Blogger Says Marital Rape Is Not A Sin

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserThe Evangelical church is built around one inviolable belief; that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God. This belief is irrational and intellectually bankrupt, but it is the one belief that binds every corner of Evangelicalism into a cohesive whole. Throw in a healthy dose of literalism and what you have is a recipe for emotional, mental and, at times, physical abuse. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Silencing Your Feelings Against Your Husband?

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by Peaceful Wife from her blog Peaceful Wife - "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not" - Finding Victory Over Feelings of InsecurityEditor's note: And a third woman quoted by Biblical Gender Roles to prove his dangerous take on the role of women and their petty female problems (as he sees it.) While it's a good thing to feel secure and not fall apart in doubt every single time your husband fails to bring you flowers or doesn't hold the door open for you, telling someone to not have feelings is never a good thing. One of the most harmful things in the extreme reaches of the church is when people are told to deny all their own feelings. Feelings are there for a reason, denying them only leads to … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Accepting Marriage Equality Will Take Away Your Children?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Sitting Down or on the Offensive?Editor's note: We've taken a break from Nancy and her fear-mongering about mothers not mothering right. But now she's joining with her husband Colin Campbell of Meat For Men (sounds like the title of male gay porn, doesn't it?) in fear-mongering that God will start destroying America if we do not resist the Supreme Court's decision on marriage equality. She likens it to what Lot did. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 27 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 4Editor's note: Here we are at the end of Part 4 of Michael's inner epic game of spiritual Twister. This part he denigrates city living in some pretty bizarre ways, but tells you if you must live in Sodom how to keep the young folks from city types that will corrupt them. We're going to be taking a weeks break before delving into the last chapter of Michael's 'wisdom' and bad nautical references for controlling your teens. … [Read more...]

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Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 13 – How Do I Need Thee? (Foreplay and Minute Men)

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by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom MormonTrigger warnings for sexual discussion and Michael Pearl's euphemismspages 57-59Last post, we learned about premarital sex.  Or rather, how, if a couple has premarital sex, than the sensitive, vulnerable woman bears the guilt of it and becomes a cold fish.  Today's sections are..well, I'll just let you read them.  If you're not into terrible sexual innuendos and cringe-worthy euphemisms, then I'd suggest skipping this section. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 26 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 4Editor's note: Now Michael wants you to make sure your child doesn't marry some divorced person with a 'smeared past'. He thinks you can avoid that by setting the standards for what is and isn't acceptable in a Godly spouse much lower than true love waits for Mr./Miss Right. So many mixed poisonous messages in this series. … [Read more...]

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NLQ Review: The Paranormal Conspiracy: The Truth About Ghosts, Aliens and Mysterious Beings

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerOkay NLQers. I know this book has not much to do with what we talk about here at No Longer Quivering, but bear with me. It does in the sense that it was written by Timothy Dailey of the Moody Bible Institute and he works at, surprise, surprise, Josh Duggar's former employer - The Family Research Council. This is another book review for Patheos.~~~~~~~~~After reading The Paranormal Conspiracy: The Truth About Ghosts, Aliens and Mysterious Beings by Dr. Timothy Dailey one thing stood out to me in glaring neon - Boy, that tricky Satan is one very busy fellow with hoofs stuck in all sorts of pies. In fact, that is the main point of the entire book, anything that … [Read more...]

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#NotAllChristians

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by Nora Woodhouse cross posted from her blog A Heart Like MineI discussed some of my personal experiences growing up as an Evangelical christian with a close friend recently. We both have come to different points in our lives in regards to faith and Christianity. However we both work to respect those differences in one another and respect the history and experiences that brought us to where we are today. … [Read more...]

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