Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – If Your Husband is a Jerk You Probably Caused It?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours? - So You're Married to a Jerk....Editor's note: Here Zsu says even if you haven't whipped up some fantasy man in your mind that your husband could never live up to, if the guy is really a horrible abusive jerk you can never divorce him because Bible. Really? God apparently wants you to stay with an abuser. That explains a good deal about certain female cultural enforcers lives, now doesn't it? … [Read more...]

Five Things Home School Moms Should Know About Abusive Marriages

by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch the Shepherd When our family started the homeschooling journey about 25 years ago, I envisioned my comrades in the movement as the ideal examples of healthy marriage and parenting. I have learned much along the way about educating and nurturing my own ten children, and I am seeing this legacy continue with my six grandchildren. However, as the years have gone by, I have had to lay aside my cute little rose-colored glasses and acknowledge that there can also be a dark side. Abuse, whether it is against a child or a spouse, is a tragic reality in far too many homeschooling families. Because I write frequently on the topics of domestic … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – How To Handle Probation Husband?

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...]

The Bad Boy and the Angel

by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch the Shepherd(Part of October's focus on domestic violence. Originally published December 2014)While decorating for Christmas last week, I left this angel on the table. The next morning, I found her standing with my daughter's Ken doll. Apparently she was planning for them to get married as soon as she could find someone to officiate the wedding.Something about the angel caught my eye. She was looking down, probably because she is supposed to be a tree topper smiling benevolently at the children below. However, standing right next to Ken, she seemed like she was sad and feeling shamed, like he was mad at her and she couldn't … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1: Don’t Leave Abusive Husband Ever?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Abusive HusbandEditor's note: This starts with one of Debi's infamous letters, you know, the ones in her books that she claims to have received but sound more like something she has personally written to create a weak strawman she can topple with little effort, just a few swings of her Bible and whip-like words. Tomorrow will be Michael's response to the letter. The response of Debi is pure evil in my book, what do you think?First the letter: … [Read more...]

Women leaving lifestyles such as these are truly strong, amazing women

by redheadedskepticIf you haven’t read Vyckie’s story, you should definitely check it out! She and her family participated in the Quiverfull lifestyle for many years before getting out. If you like my story, you’ll definitely like hers. Every time I read a post, I shiver with how so very close I came to falling into this trap. I’ve said before, if the right boy had caught my eye any time from 13-21 (if I hadn’t met and married Bob at 20), I would have succumbed. Even though we weren’t strictly quiverfull, many of the same things she thought and said to her children were the same things said to me. At one point, my mother bought into the quiverfull idea, but not enough to get a reverse tub … [Read more...]


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