News: Jill and Derick Dillard Welcome Baby Israel

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Announced this morning on a couple different sources that Jill Duggar Dillard gave birth to the long awaited Baby Dilly, officially named 'Israel' Monday night. In a hospital. For all that talk of home births Jill ended up giving birth in a hospital after all. Curious to hear all the details but so far there are very few. The birth will be featured on an episode of TLC's "19 Kids & Counting" May 5th, right around Mothers Day.From People Magazine (they also have a photo of the new family.) … [Read more...]

Morality

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by Kaleesha Williams cross posted from her blog The Lost (and Found) Mind of Kaleesha WilliamsI have been trying to figure out just what it is that bothers Christians about the idea that there may be no God telling us exactly what is good and evil. This seems to be a big deal! I have friends in a panic over the mere suggestion. There may be some side issues, but it appears to boil down to a Christian’s desire for accountability; not even so much for themselves as for everyone else. Christianity teaches there are eternal consequences: rewards for those who do good, punishment for those who do not. I know that on the surface they believe this just because the Bible teaches it, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull – Pooping Out Drugged Children?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Attack on Traditional Child TrainingEditor's note: Michael seems to think that beating your children into submission means they will not develop any sort of mental illness or depression as a child. That runs counter to what we've seen in the survivor groups.  We have seen too many times in the homeschool alumni groups that harsh, blame the child discipline tends to create depression in children even into adulthood. … [Read more...]

News: Are Josh and Anna Duggar Tax-Avoiding Scofflaws?

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Don't know how I missed this but apparently Josh and Anna Duggar got some years behind on their taxes with the state of Arkansas. Radar Online has a copy of a Certificate of Indebtedness over state laws owed for tax years 2009 - 2012. It's not known if they've paid the back taxes since and the document is dated nearly two years ago. There are also newer  Certificate of Indebtedness filed with the courts early in 2015. See both documents here. … [Read more...]

Questions: What Should You Do When Your Marriage Gets Difficult?

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Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life. Today it's about bad marriages and the assumption that divorce is never an option.Remember last week's Quoting Quiverfull involving Christian Patriarch-type and Mens Rights advocate Cane Caldo? Some poor woman wrote to him asking for advice on how to help her friend. Why she would ask someone that clearly hates women is beyond my understanding and his answers are filled with misogyny and shaming. One of the ways that patriarchal religion truly harms women is in removing their options in marriage by continual additions to the family via Quiverfull and taking away options of women by patriarchal control.  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Liberals Seizing The Language?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Attack on Traditional Child TrainingEditor's note: Michael is decrying the fact that those more liberal than he are seizing the conversation and using harsher, more realistic, language to describe discipline.  … [Read more...]

Insanity in the Church

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalMy ex-husband's way of dealing with relationship breakdown was just to walk away and pretend it had never happened.Despite the many times I asked him to meet with me and deal with the reality of what had happened between us, he refused. He wanted to walk away and get on with the fun he was having (i.e. an affair) If he didn't have to face reality, he could convince himself that he'd done nothing wrong and so there was nothing to deal with. If I was hurt, that was my problem. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Believe Doctors?

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by Debi Pearl from Preparing To Be A Help Meet.Com - Pregnant With CancerEditor's note: So now Debi is denigrating doctors, people highly educated in the scientific field medicine as not being credible. Guessing what what little she's saying about the situation of the mother that the mother was advised to either abort the baby or deliver very early in order to have the best odds for surviving the cancer. It's a hard choice and one that each person needs to approach on their own, decide what they can or cannot live with and make without someone with zero knowledge and education, like Debi, shaming them. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – When God Tells You Who You Are To Marry

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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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Easter Edition Shaming – Be a Sheep, Not a Goat?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Shepherding Our FlockEditor's note: Be sure to go to the original site and read Nancy's entire screed on sheep, and how they cannot care for themselves at all. She tries to say that the sheep are like us, that we cannot feed ourselves spiritually or clean ourselves, or anything else, without her version of God. Below is her dig at working mothers and how they are like the unGodly goats mentioned in the Bible. No matter what Nancy says I think I'd rather be a goat because goats can survive on all sorts of odd foodstuffs and they are more sure footed for climbing over obstacles and mountains. They are also far more clever than the average sheep. I want … [Read more...]

Happy Easter! – Open Comments Thread

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I'm sure many of you are busy doing what I am about to do, getting ready for Easter, even if you no longer believe in the Biblical Easter taught at many of the toxic churches we once attended. Today is a day of baking and cooking, preparing Easter baskets or getting ready to welcome family to visit. Or perhaps you're not celebrating the holiday at all, you could be doing something different like NLQ founder Vyckie Garrison. She's off in Nashville, Tennessee right now speaking at the annual American Atheist convention. They voted her Atheist of the Year for 2015 at the conference. … [Read more...]

Jesus of Nazareth – Revolutionary Feminist

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by S.J. Reidhead cross posted from her blog The Pink FlamingoEditor's note: Just in time for Easter pondering on the feminist nature of Jesus.Was Jesus of Nazareth a revolutionary feminist or was he simply restoring women to their proper place within Jewish society?  If he was a radical, revolutionary feminist, who restored people to their proper place in the world, then, the burning question of the day is why do complementarians teach a theology which has nothing to do with what he taught. Indeed, Jesus of Nazareth was what we, today consider the fulfillment of the Covenant, the Messiah.  There was a very good reason Jesus chose 12 disciples, to mirror the fulfillment of that C … [Read more...]


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