Quoting Quiverfull: Courtship Questions?

by Stacy McDonald from Your Sacred Calling - Courtship Questions for Potential SuitorsEditor's note: If the parents of someone you are interested in dating/courting ever ask you any of these questions my advice to you is to either RUN or ask them why they want to know. I've listed belong the most wtf questions from the very l-o-n-g list of courtship questions Stacy published. Click on the above link to see all the questions. These are all really none of the parents business at all, not even if you are engaged to be married. None of this is any of their business! But it does amply illustrate the complete lack of healthy emotional boundaries in Quiverfull. … [Read more...]

NLQ’s Question of the Week: Why No Autonomy For Unmarried Adult Children?

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 is noticeable in many of the Answering 'Preparing To Be A Help Meet' questions and as we read through the writings of various Christian Patriarchal Movement culture enforcers (waving hello at Von Ohlman, Geoffrey Botkin, Michael Pearl and others) is that it's clear that in the world of Quiverfull unmarried adult children are expected to remain at home at the beck and call of their parents. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Control Your Children But Not Too Much?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Cloistered Homeschool SyndromeEditor's note: This last little bit we're posting makes me wonder if all of this was written to throw shade at the Duggar family. That crack about the pilots license just seems awful specific to me. He wrote this article back in 2008, right about the time the Duggars seemed to be everywhere on the television. Michael says he does not have a television in his home but it sounds like he learned of the Duggars from somewhere and is jealously griping. Perhaps this was the entire focus of this series, Michael taking shots at the Duggars, the Botkins and a few others muscling in on his followers. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Two Hundred Year Plan To Keep Your Family Large And Poor?

by Vaughn Ohlman of True Love Doesn't Wait -What's In Your 200 Year Plan?Editor's note: Don't know how many of you here have heard the '200 Year Plan' taught at your church but at one point in Evangelicalism it was a pretty popular idea. The one time I heard it preached from the pulpit I remember thinking that it seemed like the ultimate in control freak master planning. Out of Mr. Ohlman's writings about this two parts jumped out as awful. In his eyes this is all about making sure the children marry as soon as possible and breed the grandkids without one thought for how they are going to support all those grandkids. Very short-sided thinking. … [Read more...]

Sunday Shout Out: How Quick is Too Quick?

 One of our readers on Facebook brought out a good question. She wanted to know what everyone thought about the fact that Joshua Ohlman and Laura Camp only knew each other a grand total of two hours before the betrothal was signed.Is it better to take more time than a few hours to decide if this is the person you are willing to spend the rest of your life with?You can sound off below in the comments or if you wish to write a longer piece for publication on this subject you can drop me a line at CaluluNLQ(at)gmail(dot)com  Results published next Sunday! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Obeying Your Parents Will Keep The Porn Away?

by Vaughn Ohlman of True Love Doesn't Wait - Pornography III: Hear, Oh My Son, the Instruction of a Father Pro 5:1 My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Jinger Duggar Stays Put?

From Radar Online - Jinger Duggar Can't Get Away! Mom Michelle Says She Is NOT Moving To The Big City! Jinger Duggar had high hopes of getting out of her one horse town, but RadarOnline.com has exclusively … [Read more...]