Quoting Quiverfull: Young Y-O-U-N-G Women Need to Marry and Have Babies?

by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender Roles.com - The Biological Case for Polygamy and Marriage of Young WomenEditor's note: This is pretty scary to me because medical research has shown that people aren't finishing physically maturing until their mid-20s. That's just about the time that BGR says you should stop having babies according to his post. And his assertion that you have lost 90% of your eggs by 30? That information is from only one single study, not the follow up studies done by places like the Mayo Clinic that dispute this finding. This lie about fertility was show on the "New Girl" a few years back and has been thoroughly debunked. … [Read more...]

Christian Perfection: A Personal Story

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserI am sure you have seen the bumper sticker I am not Perfect Just Forgiven. The Christian driver of the car is warning you ahead of time that he plans to drive like a non-Christian. As he cuts you off in traffic or changes lanes without a blinker, just remember he is not perfect, but, he is forgiven. I am quite certain that there are no perfect people. I have met some great examples of human character, but given enough time they will always show that their feet are made of clay. In the human realm, perfection does not exist and it seems quite clear to me that perfection does not exist in the spiritual realm … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Virginity Only is to Protect Women?

by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender Roles.Com - What is the Lust of the Eyes?Editor's note: This is a pretty interesting piece in it's lengthy entirety because Larry Solomon is taking about one of Steven Anderson's more disgusting sermons point by point. You might want to read the entire thing. As always linked through Do Not Link. He acts like premarital sex is a recent thing too. … [Read more...]

Part 8 RU: Labor Exploitation For Jesus

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideWe're into page 7 of 10 in the RU: Schools of Disciples Handbook.  Today's theme: conduct, conduct and more conduct - and the Bible verses that don't really support them.First up: how to behave during educational components. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: How Should Adam Have Responded To Eve?

by Ken Alexander from his wife's blog Always Learning - Did Adam Sin Before He Ate The Apple?Editor's note: This is some interesting Monday morning quarter-backing, Ken coming up with the 'correct' response that perfectly reflects what all the good patriarchs in Complimentarism  push constantly. Take Eve under his authority and headship before going to negotiate her punishment before God. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – When You Meet An Amazing Guy?

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: Sex With Anyone Creates Bonds?

by Dave Willis of Dave Willis Tools For Your Life - Tim Tebow's 5 reasons for not  having sex before marriageEditor's note: Dave  is teaching one of those completely false and very harmful ideas in the world of Evangelical Christianity that I've seen again and again in Quiverfull: That any sex outside of marriage somehow creates some sort of soul bond. Of which there is exactly zero supporting evidence. This thing about how breakups with a lover are much harder than with any other type of relationship is just ridiculous. Some of the worst pain I've seen in others or experienced myself in the ending of relationships were in those relationships that had no sex involved at all. Like your f … [Read more...]

Part 7 RU: Labor Exploitation For Jesus

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideWe've made it to page 6 of 10 in the Handbook for RU: School of Discipleship.The next section covers "Care Packages".  Since RU doesn't provide any clothing, bedding or personal hygiene materials for the six months the students are in the program, a more honest term would be "Resupply Packages". … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Submit Kindly Every Single Day?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - All The Days Of My LifeEditor's note: Nancy is running out of ways to claim you must be submissive OR ELSE! She is telling us that our attitude and feelings must be positive towards the husband every single day. Is that even humanly possible? Denying your own thoughts and emotions is so unhealthy! … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 5 Mr. Command (Surprising Introspection From Michael – Sort Of)

by Aletha cross posted from  her blog Yllom Mormonp 116-117Today we are talking about the Command Man's greatest weakness. And I have to say, I'm surprised at what Michael thinks it is. Does he handle the subject well? Does he offer feasible techniques for overcoming said weakness? Hahaha. I'll let you guess.Text is in purple. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Less is Blessed by God?

by Colin Campbell from Above Rubies - The Devil Scoffs at the Ceremonial SwordEditor's note: Nancy oh so kindly allowed her husband Colin to cross post his Meat For Men on her ladies encouragement blog. It sounds almost like some sort of sour grapes jealousy going on here. Why would he care if other churches have fancy buildings and programs enough to publicly gripe about it? His manger-worship seems like it's awful close to what they accuse the Catholics of. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Suffering is Totally Okay Because Glory?

by John Piper from Desiring God - Your Suffering is Working For YouEditor's note: Some subtle martyrbating going on here, claiming that God is using your suffering on earth for your eternal good. This is one of the more poisonous teachings in evangelical Christianity and it really minimizes whatever it is that the suffering person is going through by reducing it to part of some formula. Not much empathy there, is it? … [Read more...]