NLQ Question of the Week: Why Keep Reinventing the Gospel and Faith?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Last week's imbroglio with Vaughn Ohlman and his Get Them Married retreat brings up the question in the title. As we get further away from the original origins of the Christian faith it seems like every under educated Tom, Dick and Harry think that they are a … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Polygamy and the ‘Biblical’ Man?

by Vaughn Ohlman of The Practical Theonomist and Let Them Marry - Is Polygamy Forbidden in the Scripture?Editor's note: While Mr. Ohlman is rushing around doing damage control and erasing/rewriting large swaths of Let Them Marry so that it doesn't make him sound quite as creepy as "Game of Thrones" Craster he's completely neglected the many other blogs he's written on. Many of the same thoughts and toxic rules for marrying are on all the other sites. Here's a bit about polygamy where Von is trying to debate someone else. The person he is debating remarks are in bolded italics, Von's are in plain text. … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Teaching Girls It’s Okay To Be Angry

by Soraya Chemaly from Role Reboot - Does Your Daughter Know It's OK To Be Angry?Editor's note: What do you think about this? Is teaching our daughters to own their feelings something we need to do more of? Especially when coming out of fundamentalist cult religions anger can be a scary unpleasant thing. Food for thought this Thursday morn. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Making Your Child Less Fearful by Punishment?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Fear of BeesEditor's note: So Mike and I have the same advice regarding teaching the child about bees to lessen their fears and he doesn't automatically go to switching the child to make them stay in the bed. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day by accident. But how is making the child sleep in a very uncomfortable place, like the laundry room or bathtub not some sort of punishment? What would you do instead when the child is too afraid to sleep in her room? … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Child Training?

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 – Making Your Child Less Fearful By Punishment?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Fear of BeesEditor's note: Apologies for using the Pearls yet again. Yesterday I ran across this letter and response and was too horrified by Pearl's advice not to share it immediately. Poor children in Pearl World are apparently not allowed nightmares or irrational fears and yes, one of the solutions Michael uses is to go for the switch. Poor poor kids! No one works themselves up to 'get attention' because they are afraid of something. … [Read more...]

If Salvation is by Grace and Not by Works

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserI recently wrote a post about Evangelical outrage over Montel Williams suggesting that the heart of Christianity is good works. Countless Evangelicals schooled Williams about salvation, reminding him that good works play no part in salvation. According to these Evangelicals, salvation is by grace — God bestowing his unmerited favor upon sinners. Are these Evangelicals right? It depends on which Bible verses you read. For example, Ephesians 2:8,9 says: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God; Not of works, lest any man should boast. Seems to the … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Public School is Evil, But You Are More Evil For Not Obeying?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater joy – Rising to the ChallengeEditor's note: Thankfully this is the last bit of this grand exercise in cognitive dissonance. Which boils down to submit more and become a better wife. As always it's blame the mothers. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 1 Obey Indeed (Don’t Command Your Wife To Obey)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonpp 173-174We're in a new chapter, and I'm finding it really weird. The point of this chapter is that husbands aren't supposed to tell their wives to submit to them. Which, they shouldn't, but there seems to be the understanding that wives WILL submit. I'll let Michael explain.Text is in purple. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Public School is Evil, But You Are More Evil For Not Obeying?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater joy – Rising to the ChallengeEditor's note: So after accusing the letter-writer of sitting around eating bon-bons all day while reading and watching television Debi follows up with a little spiritual poison about not teaching anything of faith or being a prayer warrior. The implication is to leave all that stuff to the men folks and learn your place. … [Read more...]

The Drama of Mother’s Day in High Demand Religion

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Under Much Grace and used with permission For many reasons, Mother's Day takes on great significance for me this year. I turn fifty later this year, and my high hopes of possibility of having a baby of my own have vaporized with my age. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Public School is Evil, But You Are More Evil For Not Obeying?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater joy - Rising to the ChallengeEditor's note: So in Debi's world the greater sin is not that of not schooling your children at home, but of possibly not living up to your husband's requirements and expectations. In other words this husband's desire to send the kids to the local public school is more about his perceived notions of her personal failure. What if the father sees and recognizes first hand that many of their friends homeschooled children aren't getting much of an education? What if he wants them to have opportunities for social skill development. There could be a host of reasons that have nothing to do with the mother's possible failure to send the … [Read more...]