Jason Lisle Says There is No Such Thing as an Atheist

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserImagine, for a moment, that every time someone told me they were a Christian I told them that they weren’t really a Christian because there is no such thing as a Christian. It says right here in the Book of Bruce Almighty® that everyone knows that Bruce Almighty exists and that anyone who says they are a Christian is suppressing their knowledge of the existence of Bruce. The Christian would likely say that they know they are a Christian because Jesus saved them and they believe the teaching found in the Bible. Imagine if I REFUSED to allow the Christian to authentically tell their own story.  Can you ima … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Sodom and Gomorrah Are In Your Families?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine - This Is the Last Righteous GenerationEditor's note: And Michael went exactly in the direction I thought he might, blaming the internet for killing righteousness in families. Does he not know that pornography was available pre-internet? Granted, it wasn't as easy to access but it was there. This letter sounds like another of the letters Debi uses in her books, written in outdated Victorianisms. If they are having to make up these letters to make points in their various publications I have to wonder what the real letters they receive entail? All that silly linguistic tap-dancing just to avoid saying the word "Masturbation". Though I have to … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Is There A Line Between Submitting And Being Yourself?

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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: Part 1 – Sodom and Gomorrah Are In Your Families?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine - This Is the Last Righteous GenerationEditor's note: So it looks like the Pearls completely bypassed a magazine for May/June and plunged straight into June/July. Interesting. Wondering what happened? On to the article, apparently Michael Pearl has gone beyond the standard Quiverfull Evangelical fear-mongering to straight up blaming and shaming. It sounds like he is whining...err.. winding up to blame the internet. And yes, there's another sketchy letter asking for advice in Part 2. … [Read more...]

A Sampling of Prophet/Priest/King Teaching

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by Emily from Christian Patriarchal Watch List For Parents Read in their own words. As you read, you may hear some things that strike you as positive. But ask yourself: Is this what I want for my daughter? Is this a healthy masculinity we want Christianity to be promoting here and around the world? Is this a healthy use of the Bible? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Look ‘Hot’ But Not Too ‘Hot’?

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by Bethany Baird at Lies Young Women Believe - When Looking Hot Gets You More AttentionEditor's note: So many times we've discussed the dangerous implications of the whole modesty culture that surrounds Quiverfull and Evangelical Christianity, the shaming and blaming that's done in the name of modesty, how it all plays into the purity culture/rape culture dichotomy and how destroying it can be to your inner self. Now they've come up with a different angle, the hot selfie, that thing many do on social media, they're making it all about your relationship with Jesus. Gah, just wear what you feel comfortable and confident wearing and leave poor Jesus out of it. Life is a much happier place … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet (Why Men Need Wives)

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by Althea cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormon(The purple text is directly quoted from the book - the words of Michael Pearl)pages 21-26In this section, Michael lays out his reasons as to why every man should be married.  Hint: It's because they need a help meet. (shocking, I know)I Needed Her    The reason I chose Deb to be my bride was because I had developed a need for her.  Not sexual at first.  I had possessed a sexual need for thirteen years and knew many girls I felt could satisfy that hunger. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Make Cookies & Don’t Stress Out Your Husband By Making Him Do Things

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by Todd & Jessica Smartt from Smartter Each Day - 10 Things A Man Needs To Be HappyEditor's note: On the surface this sounds sort of sweet and charming, but it's the essence of what a patriarchal marriage looks like. Man works and uses his free time to go fishing and gets enough alone time not to be stressed out by the kids while the little woman makes sure there are meals, cookies, a clean house and kids trained enough not to stress poor poor Daddy out. This is what Christian Complementarianism looks like. … [Read more...]

News: Ex Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll Reemerges As Conference Speaker

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Old dog performing the same old tricks. After all the allegations of abusive behaviors and other things no pastor should engage in and the dissolution of the mega church brand founded and run by him Mark Driscoll finds another way to spread his message. He's now popping up at different religious conferences as a speaker. This summer he's even on tap to speak at the Hillsong Conference. More from Seattle PI. … [Read more...]

NLQ Book Review: The Hand on the Mirror

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerWhen Patheos was asking for people to review 'The Hand on the Mirror: A True Story of Life Beyond Death' by Janis Heaphy Durham I was intrigued by the subject matter. In my years at my old church I'd participated in many a house cleansing and the occasional exorcism. Particularly interested after a few experiences I've had after beloved pets passed and something that happened during my vacation last summer  I became even more interested in the idea of the survival of the mind after death. Plus I've had my experiences through the years with the paranormal that cause me to believe that there is life beyond death. It's the one core belief that keeps me from fully … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Are “Sexual Immorality” and “Lust” the Same Thing?

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by Kristen Clark from Girl Defined - Lust: A Christian Girl's ProblemEditor's note: This entire piece makes me sad because it seems that Evangelical Quiverfull Christianity has made the idea of any thought even slightly romantic or erotic into something sinful and dirty. What an insanely impossible standard that goes against everything in our own biology. Kristen quotes 1 Thessalonians 4:3 to justify never having any thoughts related to the opposite sex "that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor.” yet doesn't seem to realize that 'Sexual immorality' and 'Lust' may not even be the same thing in this passage. What d … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Live Like You Are In The 1880s?

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This is a new series we’re going to start running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.This week's thoughts and questions involve the Quiverfull lifestyle in the wake of the mess with the Naugler family. Granted, the Naugler family does the entire off-the-grid thing very poorly, unlike most Quiverfull families that go off grid. That still doesn't stop the support of the Quiverfull Homeschooling community for this family. Which brings me to this question - Why is it that the lifestyle of living as close to how our pioneer ancestors lived is upheld as the perfect standard in Quiverfull? Bake your own bread, grow your own food, sew y … [Read more...]


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