Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Don’t Bore Your Teenagers?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - What Are We Going to Do?Editor's note: In this short piece Michael sings the praises of rural life while throwing shade at the people that must live in cities. Hate to break it to him but there are just as many sexual predators per capita in the country as there are in the city. The difference being is that they have to be more creative to continue their perving. Where there are less of a potential victim pool it requires a certain shift in methods and expectations. But it does happen. Even Cane Creek isn't safe. … [Read more...]

When Reality Collides With Earnest Expectations

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding FundamentalI’ve never been much good at New Year’s Resolutions.I tend to over-think everything including all the areas in which I need to improve... so much... that instead of getting motivated and energized by the practice, I end up defeated and discouraged. I just can not seem to make it work for me.I know what the problem is. My resolutions are entirely unrealistic and being that ‘resolutions‘ are supposed to be made for the long haul, it is necessary to evaluate them for their importance and edit out the trivial if one has any hope of keeping them. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Don’t Bore Your Teenagers?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - What Are We Going to Do?Editor's note: This article is the typical stew of Pearl-brand parenting. One nugget of good advice bobbing in a toxic sea of blaming, shaming, isolating and controlling everything your child does. It's ironic that he's claiming that he never isolated his kids, yet he's the one that picked out their friends and gatherings. You cannot have it both ways Mr. Pearl. He controlled and isolated his children while complaining others are driving their kids away from God by controlling and isolating behaviors. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Would YOU Sing at This Wedding?

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, OKrational and the best possible solution, in other words … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Using the Phrase ‘Because Vagina’ is Demeaning to Gender Differences?

by Vaughn Olhman of Let Them Marry - Because Ummm..what?Editor's note: Funny, after having been around liberals for years I do not recall the phrase 'Because Vagina' being bandied about regularly. I do hear 'Because Penis' a whole lot to man-splain male privilege. Is it really rude or demeaning to use scientific names for body parts? I would think that silly made-up goofy names are much more offensive in the general public. Your thoughts on this? … [Read more...]

Part 10 Pendulums and Plumb Lines – Adventures in Ambiguity

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Under Much Grace and used with permission. Like a swinging pendulum, when we exit a group, we can easily get caught up in the drama of life and created excitement, mistaking it for healthy living. (And keep in mind that as dynamic beings, we do swing out to extremes now and then, but we tend not to live in the extreme all of the time.) … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Be a Christian Queen by Being a Wife and Mother?

by Dr. J. G. Holland as quoted by Nancy Campbell at Above Rubies - Mother is QueenEditor's note: Nancy loves to quote long dead Christian theologists from the 1800s to support her messages of stay home, birth babies and worship your husband. Most of the same. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 6 Contrasting The Types (Force Yourself To Listen To Your Wife’s Concerns)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonpp 134-136We are finishing up the chapter on contrasting the three types of men. More specifically, Michael tells us how to fix broken marriages.Text is in purple. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Wives Must Bless Husbands Continually?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - My Husband's HelperEditor's note: Lately Nancy has taken to either using more acronyms like in this piece, or writing poetry that rivals that of the Vogons for title of worst poetry in the galaxy. But poem or acronym the message is the same - be a smiling slave to your husband at all times. … [Read more...]

The Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) Indoctrinates Children to Obey Church Leaders

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserWhat follows is a video put out by The Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ), a “Christian religion whose primary purpose is to worship the Almighty God based on His teachings as taught by the Lord Jesus Christ and as recorded in the Bible. The Church of Christ is a church for every one who will heed the call of God and embrace its faith — regardless of his or her nationality, cultural background, social standing, economic status, and educational attainment.” (website) … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Dressing ‘Modestly’ Protects You From Creeps?

by Zack Clark from Girl Defined - Smart Dudes Aren't Looking at Your BodyEditor's note: I beg to differ. I don't care if you're covered up from neck to ankle, there are always going to be some men that will look and lust over that exposed inch of ankle skin. Cover that ankle skin and some guys will be drooling over your ear lobes. Plus creepy guys are going to approach you no matter what. Better to teach about sexual consent and how to deal gracefully with pushy guys that will be trying to hit on you uninvited than to claim if you dress modestly enough you'll be protected against those types. … [Read more...]

When Dangerous Fundamentalist Ideas Creep Into Mainstream Society: “War Room” Movie

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Every Breaking WaveYesterday morning I had one of the most triggering moments post-fundamentalism I've had in a very long time. It took place at the large mainstream denomination church my husband and I now attend. It involved the movie 'War Room', a recent release from the same folks that did the films, 'Fireproof' and 'Courageous' … [Read more...]