How To Win Over Depression – review 88 – 112

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons In the two chapters I’m going over today– “The Place of Anger in Depression” and “Self-Pity and Depression”– Tim makes an argument based on commonly held attitudes among evangelicals and fundamentalists. As I’ve talked about in the past, the common understanding in Tim’s circles is that there are “good” emotions and “bad” emotions– and the “bad” ones are sinful. In my experience, there are two emotions in particular that seem to be universally reviled in evangelicalism: anger and self-pity. He is building on that assumption, relying on a typical evangelical’s willingness to accept the claim that all anger and all self-pity is … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 – Anger in Children is Purely Selfishness?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Angry ChildrenEditor's note: This bit illustrates the dangerousness of following Pearl's advice. It's so mixed. On one hand you have the wise advice to allow children the freedom to learn consequences but the unspoken threat of training being beating your child with a plastic plumbing line hovers over whatever good advice is contained here. This is exactly the sort of passage that those that follow the Pearl's and claim their advice is good to raise children by will point to in justification if someone dares to say that the Pearl's idea of discipline is abuse disguised as discipline. … [Read more...]

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Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – Is Being A Loner Just Plain Selfish?

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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: Part 5 – Anger in Children is Purely Selfishness?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Angry ChildrenEditor's note: One of the most poisonous ideas yet - "Anger is a generated drama where self is the star—the defender of justice, the conquering aggressor. If feels good to strike a blow for the good guys, to put down the enemy." That's not how anger works for most people, not even when angry over people that refuse to use their turn signals or asshole spouses that inconvenience you by not showing up on time for meals. Both of those are justifiable reasons to experience anger and to say something to the other person if you get a chance. It's not 'generated drama' to stand up for what is right. We all know that Michael has provoked anger … [Read more...]

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The Problem With How Fundamentalists Use the Word Individualism

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundOver at No Longer Quivering, Kristen examines an article written by a passionate complementarian. Complementarianism, as you probably know, is the belief that men and women are different, so different that they have different roles, with the man being the leader and the woman being called to submit. The main argument of the article that Kristen examines is that egalitarianism, the belief that women and men are equals in the fullest sense of the word, is negatively intertwined with the modern notion of individualism. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Anger in Children is Purely Selfishness?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Angry ChildrenEditor's note: Now Mr. Pearl tries to define 'righteous anger' and states how many use the excuse of righteousness in order to impose their own will on others. Pot please meet kettle. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Anger in Children is Purely Selfishness?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Angry ChildrenEditor's note: Now Mike tries to say that if you teach your children all sorts of things to do that they'll not be frustrated and angry. He is claiming that competency eliminates anger. Plus expose them to the notion that life isn't fair and you have to control yourself. If only it was truly that simple. … [Read more...]

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Not Quoting Quiverfull – Litmus Test To Avoid Abusive Churches

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From the new blog Flee From Christian Fundamentalism - Escape from the Abuse at ChurchEditor's note: Good list of things to look for in any new church you might attend.  But keep in mind that the author is a Methodist and there are also Methodist churches that would fail this list. Every church has the potential to have any one of these things going on, even the mainstream ones. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Anger in Children is Purely Selfishness?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Angry ChildrenEditor's note: Michael seems to be saying here that if you control your child and everything about their environment then the incidents of anger will be lessened. While I agree that teaching children to deal with their emotions and the things that frustrate them is a very important goal it still seems likely that the switch is not too far off in the world of Micheal Pearl child training. … [Read more...]

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Created To Need A Help Meet – Anticipation (Michael Talks About Sex)

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by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormon(Trigger warning for that awful honeymoon story of crabs and abuse)*I plan on posting these reviews on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  It's a lot at once, but reading this is like walking through mud.  Mud that gets stuck in my head and makes me question my marriage.  So I'm trying to get through this as quickly as possible.Pages 15-20 … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Taking Love Out of Marriages?

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by Hunter Wallace at Occidental Dissent as quoted by Nathanael Strickland of Faith & Heritage - Against Love-Based MarriagesEditor's note: So now love between marital partners is wrong? Marrying for love leads to disaster for society at large? Cannot wrap my mind around being married to someone you did not love and sharing the day to day intimacies of marriage without love. Fundamental Christianity really is the craziest of mindsets. This type of thinking must be a factor in why there are higher divorce rates in Evangelicals. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Anger in Children is Purely Selfishness?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Angry ChildrenEditor's note: Continuing on from last week's theme of Michael blaming children for selfishness here's his take on anger, a topic he seems to know a little too well. Too bad he never takes his own advice and observations and applies them to himself. … [Read more...]

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