Quoting Quiverfull: The Government Wants to Control Your Family?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours?!?! - America's Unemployment CrisisEditor's note: Zsu sees evil government conspiracies in things like public schools and women being encouraged to work. This reads like a full on drinking the cult koolaid anti-government conspiracy rant, like someone building a bomb in their basement out of paranoia. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why is Government so Feared?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.While reading through Zsuzsanna Anderson's blog one thing jumps out again and again that I've noticed in most of the more conservative Evangelical and Quiverfull blogs - Fear of the federal government as some evil beast seeking to destroy Christian families. Like this bit from Anderson: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Your Mothering is a Political Action?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from her blog Are They All Yours?!?! - Okay, I VotedEditor's note: Zsu is claiming that being a quiverfull mother and doing all the day to day things it takes to run a large family is somehow the same as 'voting'. Clearly she doesn't understand that actions you must take do not equal doing your civic duty. Interesting put-down of public school kids in her calling the school bus a 'fool bus'. Makes me wonder what her relationships with the neighbors are like and if her children ever get to play with the neighborhood kids. … [Read more...]

Shackled Girl Escapes Basement: Torture Alleged

by PropinquaEditor’s note: Another story of shocking abuse by a Christian home-schooling family has come to light. The details are horrifying, and the pattern tragically familiar.It’s just another day in America, where the noble choice of home schooling also serves as a powerful attractant for religious fanatics, and sometimes helps to conceal the torture of children. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Because Men Look at Other Women They Aren’t Wired for Monogamy?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - How Should Christian Women Respond to Their Men Looking at Other Women Part 2Editor's note - It didn't take long for Larry to go from men looking at random breasts and legs walking down the street to stating that God designed men to be polygamy. Everything in Larry's theology revolves around servicing Larry's penis, like he's some sort of horny adolescent dealing with a hormone flood. Real mature. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – How To Say No To A 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 1 … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Christian Men are Going to Lust Over Other Women?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - How Should Christian Women Respond to Their Men Looking at Other Women?Editor's note: Larry's been rattling on about Chris Matthews being caught on a hot mic admiring Donald Trump's wife Melania. He posted a link to a long three part series he wrote about how women should respond to the men in their life looking in a sexual manner at other women. Go into Larry's site and follow the links to the series if for no other reason than to view a series of photographs of men looking at women in the most obvious and creepy way. A cavalcade of creeps. The guys all look like they are preparing to act on their thoughts. Creepy, wrong and so disrespectful … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Lori Alexander Promotes Child Abuse?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Childish NatureEditor's note: Lori Alexander, one of the ladies at Ladies Against Feminism, has come out in favor of Michael Pearl's version of child abuse. She's writing a series promoting Pearl's book 'To Train Up A Child'. She never uses the words 'rod', only once using the relatively benign word 'spanking' while engaging in the type of coded language double-speak most who abuse their children in quiverfull use. Disgusting and perverted. Thankfully the Alexanders no longer have young children to abuse in this manner! … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet – Part 3 Obey Indeed? (Women Are Cursed – Twice!)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 175-177Hello, all. Thank you for your patience and support while I sorted out my personal life.To recap the last few sections, Michael is talking about women obeying men. He shies away from the word "obey", and instead uses subjugation, servitude, and under authority. But he means the same thing.Today's section is all about the two-fold curse on women, thanks to Eve. Yes, ladies, you read that right. You've been cursed twice. Technically, I guess three times, since Michael is quick to point out how un-rational and over-emotional women are. Surely that's a curse, right? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Are ‘Good Christian Patriarchs’ Stuck in the 1950s?

by Therese ONeill from Mental Floss - 7 Tips for Keeping Your Man (from the 1950s)Editor's note: While neither the author of this or those giving advice are quiverfull it's striking how much of this advice could have come right from Michael Pearl, Nancy Campbell or Larry Solomon. All of the quotes are from actual marital advice given in books back in the 1950s. What do you think? … [Read more...]

News: Josh Duggar Reality Show Being Pitched?

According to the print edition of In Touch Weekly and Raw Story's website Josh is making a play for his own television show from The Learning Channel.This news from the usual 'unnamed Duggar insider' comes on a week where we've seen photos of Josh selling used cars at the family business were published by People Magazine - another stunt by the Duggars to keep the family name in the press. Others are accusing sisters Jessa Duggar Seewald and Jill Duggar Dillard of scheduling their next pregnancies to coincide with the new season of their reality show 'Counting On' … [Read more...]


by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalEditor's note: The film 'Spotlight' is now out on DVD and Pay Per View. It involves spiritual abuse and is a great watch for anyone who has dealt with the issues of spiritual abuse. Both Cindy Kunsman and myself have written reviews of this excellent film. I personally love the film's tag line 'Break the story. Break the silence'There is a scene in the film Spotlight where Mark Ruffalo's character discovers incontrovertible proof that the head of the Catholic church in Boston not only knew about the child sexual abuse scandal in the church, but was complicit in its cover-up. He urges immediate publication of the story, and e … [Read more...]