Quoting Quiverfull: Fighting is Godly and Biblical?

by Tim Bayly from Bayly Blog - The Good Father: Fight the Good Fight (2)Editor's note: If you think this little bit is awful be thankful I skipped all the Catholic-bashing and lying he was doing in the unquoted part of this post. He's really quite nasty and blaming. He's calling women 'weak' in child raising too! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Never Allow Sleepovers Because Sexual Predators Lurk?

by Tim Challies from Challies.com - Children and SleepoversEditor's note: This is a theme we keep seeing repeated over and over again in Quiverfull - no autonomy or non-parental controlled interaction with others and the excuse is almost always 'sexual predators'. Is this realistic or good parenting, or is it more about control and less about protection from predators? … [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...]

Recognizing Pervasive, Poisonous Power in Marriage

by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch The Shepherd “There are two kinds of power. One kills the spirit. The other nourishes the spirit. The first is Power Over. The other is Personal Power. Power Over shows up as control and dominance. Personal Power shows up as mutuality and co-creation. Mutuality is a way of being with a person which promotes the growth and well-being of one's self and the other person by means of clear communication and empathetic understanding. Co-creation is a consciously shared participation in life which helps one reach one's goals.” … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Control the Length of Women’s Hair?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.One of the things that seemed to be a given in Quiverfull - Evangelical - Fundamentalism communities is that either you as a woman wear your hair according to the dictates of your husband or even your church. We know why that is in those churches. It's because of 1 Corinthians 11:15 - … [Read more...]

Why ‘Safe Spaces’ Aren’t Very Safe

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapeLast night as I did a quick look-see at the comments on No Longer Quivering before I turned in for the night I read several comments by Let Them Marry Vaughn Ohlman referencing a 'Safe Space'.'Safe Space' – one of the most overused, fluidly defined, buzz words that keeps popping up in survivor and recovery groups as well as in conservative circles, some churches and online. … [Read more...]

Why Can’t Churches Deal With Disagreement?

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalYesterday I sat in the school car park being entertained by the behaviour of the man who had desperately wanted to be 'king' at my ex-church. He had to walk right past my car to get to his own, and I'm afraid I couldn't help laughing quietly at his determined attempts to appear unconscious of my existence. (On the upside, at least I find it amusing these days rather than deeply painful like I used to.) … [Read more...]

Anonymous Stories – What Reproductive Abuse In Quiverfull Looks Like

by AnonymousEditor's note: The author of this piece didn't want to share her name, location or identifying details and so all identifying names/places and info has been changed to keep her abusive ex husband from discovering where she is. But she has a story to tell about abuse in the world of Evangelical Quiverfull we're not touched upon here, one of reproductive abuse. What happens when the man decides to enter Quiverfull without the permission of the wife?We're also going to be posting anonymous stories here at NLQ as they land in the email box. The truth needs to be told. … [Read more...]

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Like A Hero

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsDonald Miller has a post at Storyline (storylineblog.com) that stunned me in its accuracy in describing my former pastor.  The title of the post is How Do So Many Good People Get Away With Bad Things?  As my husband and I read through the post together last night, we agreed that no other writer has so precisely captured the characteristics that surrounded our experience. … [Read more...]

You Will O-bey, Or You Will Be Exter-minated

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalOk, so the truth was bound to come out sooner or later... I have to confess to being a bit of a geek... just a bit...And so inevitably I couldn't help but discern the similarity between the Daleks' mantra of 'obey or be exterminated' and the 'submit or be excommunicated' way of operating espoused by some christians. Christians and Daleks with so much in common! Who would have thought? See what I did there ;) … [Read more...]