Dear Christian Woman: Is Your Facebook Profile Photo Causing Men to Lust?

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserFundamentalist Christians rarely miss an opportunity to point out ANOTHER behavior that is a sin or causes others to sin.Several years ago, Trisha Ramos  wrote: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 21 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 4Editor's note: More from Michael on the joys of play and his childhood. What any of this has to do with keeping homeschoolers from running away from your family boat screaming I can only guess since Michael hasn't gotten to the part where he reverses himself and pounds the blaming and guilt into the parents reading this pap. He says only that you must play with your children. I have a feeling something odd, toxic and ooky is coming up soon. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why is Established Science Ignored?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Yesterday when I was reading through The Daily Mail's interview with Advanced Training Institute/Institute of Basic Life Principles founder Bill Gothard and preparing to post it here I was struck anew by the complete denial of scientific thought in Quiverfull. Example: In last night's posting Gothard claimed that the wrong kind of lust can damage the immune system and the endocrine system. There's no science to back this up any more than his claims that the semen of a man who is not your husband will cause cancer. No science behind it. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Christians Being ‘Emotionally Abused’ by Gaystapo?

by Mark Judge from Real Clear Religion - Beware of the GaystapoEditor's note: I don't know if I should laugh or cry at this man's empty claims that he's somehow being emotionally abused by a group of people that only want the same rights as the rest of us. It's ironic that a member of an organization that has spiritual and emotionally abused countless thousands is now claiming they are being abused, marginalized, discriminated against. That is some damn fine martyrbating going on there. … [Read more...]

News: Josh Duggar and Porn on the Campaign Trail?

Remember all that whispering about 'sin in the camp' and Josh Duggar's broken courtship when he was 16? Remember how the Holt family of Arkansas suddenly disassociated themselves with the Duggars, leading to rumors that the Holt daughter was the one that got molested? While no one knows if the Holt daughter was the babysitter it's unlikely she's a victim considering her involvement with him would have taken place after all that happened. … [Read more...]

What ‘Gaystapo’?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerI never know exactly what awaits me every morning when I take a stroll through the latest articles and blogs on the type of extremist Christianity that fills Quiverfull. Today I was greeted with the bizarre thoughts of one Mark Judge at Real Clear Religion. Mark has one of the stranger reactions to the recent Supreme Court decision on marriage equality. He decided it means that the gay community has started to purposely inflict emotional abuse on Christians at large.Say what? Emotional abuse, that thing that goes hand in hand with the spiritual abuse many of us here at No Longer Quivering suffered at the hands of those same 'Good Christians'(tm)? If they were … [Read more...]

News: Jim Bob Duggar Pals Around With Christian Convict

by Suzanne TitkemeyerNews that came out yesterday with an accompanying photograph to prove it's more than a rumor is that Jim Bob Duggar went to Mississippi to be there when tax evading scofflaw Kent Hovind was released from prison. I guess since Mississippi is such a hop, skip and a jump from Arkansas when you own a plane.Remember Hovind? He's a big proponent of Young Earth Creationism and started the Dinosaur Adventure Land  in Pensacola, Florida. He pushes the idea that the earth is only maybe six thousand years old instead of the at least fifty thousand years that carbon dating has proven and millions of years old  other scientific methods have proven. That's not the only thing h … [Read more...]

Know When To Walk Away, Know When To Run

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsI recently received a message on the Facebook page for When Church Hurts in which the writer asked if they should leave a church if no one cares whether or not they come back because they are seen as not contributing enough. The writer didn’t define what they meant by “contribute,” but it could mean any number of things – not enough money, time, energy, attendance, spiritual depth, etc. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 20 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 4Editor's note: While the importance of play is well-established in almost all child development advice it's almost a shocker to see Pearl advocating it too considering some of the things he's said in his book "To Train Up A Child" More cognitive dissonance mixed with hypocrisy. The scary thing about this series is not only does he completely contradict many things he's said, it's that some of his advice is actually reasonable and could lure any newcomers to his parenting guides into thinking he always has good advice. Lured in until it's too late.Plus, it's not like he's really talking about providing entertainment to children, … [Read more...]

Bill Gothard Talks to The Daily Mail About Josh Duggar Molestation

by Suzanne TitkemeyerThere's no indication if The Daily Mail got an actual interview with former IBLP/ATI head Bill Gothard or if this is cobbled together from other interviews of Gothard or off his own website or promotional materials. But Gothard is addressing Josh Duggar's time at the Little Rock, Arkansas counseling center during the time his family sent him away for sexually molesting his sisters and the baby sitter. … [Read more...]

Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – Can I Ever Remarry?

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 19 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 3Editor's note: Take heart, we're 3/5 of the way through Pearl's Jumping Ship series of blaming and contradictory advice. If I could but ask him one thing about this series I would ask Michael how on earth you elevate a child while beating him with a plumbing line? You cannot have it both ways. At the end of this piece he admits his purpose to to shame parents into changing and calling them back to being "Good" Christian parents. … [Read more...]


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