Redeeming Love: Part 3 – Non-Consensual Marriage

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comPlot summary:Michael gives in to “God,” goes back to Pair-a-Dice for Angel. He discovers that she’s been beaten. Marries her while she’s nearly unconscious and delirious. Then he takes her back to the farm, where she recuperates. Angel tries to learn how to cook and lay a fire, but fails. She tries to seduce him, but he refuses.*** … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Questioning Your Husband Destroys Your Marriage?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy – Questions a Wife Can Ask to Tear Her House DownEditor's note: We're starting with the second "7" of the supposedly 'wrong' questions to ask. I have to wonder what there is left to talk about in the Christian Patriarch Movement between husbands and wives if all these topics and possible questions are off limits? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Shallow Puddles or Deep Wells?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Shallow PuddlesEditor's note: While lately quoting from Nancy Campbell seems to be like pumping from a shallow puddle this is one of the few more lengthy posts that is not a graphic with scripture on it. Nancy seems to be saying that you have to give up the things/activities of this world and concentrate on God. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Be Frugal or God Will Take Away Your Money?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Living FrugallyEditor's note: Lori's talking about how being frugal is godly, and while I think personally it's a good idea to live within your means and try to put a little aside each month it's not always that simple. Plus, in the parts of this post I skipped Ms. Alexander is making out that modern society is so extravagant that we're just one Roman orgy of consumerism from a Mount Vesuvius of debt. It's hard to make yourself save and be frugal when incentives like interest rates are so low. Does how you handle your money have any bearing on how 'Godly' you are? Money does have power, and it's been my observation that those in church with money … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Foolish Child Needs More Adulting?

by Michael and Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - What to Do with a Foolish Child?Editor's note: This starts off with a highly suspicious Pearl letter from a grandmother that sounds like it might have been dictated by Mr. Pearl for all the blaming, shaming and ugly descriptions of a child it does. This is from a transcript of a video the Pearls did. Of course Michael blames it on modern parenting and video games instead of, you know, just normal childish behavior. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Mothering For Eternity?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Look Beyond TodayEditor's note: As time goes on Nancy's messages on the effect of motherhood on all of history become ever more hysterical and filled with hyperbole. Is her influence slipping so much among her small sphere that she must increase her messages to a fevered frenzied fake pitch? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What is the ‘Proverbs 31 Woman’?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Let's Get The True PictureEditor's note: Nancy willfully misinterprets the Bible yet again. I don't know what version she's reading but the Proverb 31 Woman does not read like some simpering sap staying home all day homeschooling her kids and having no opinions or creative ways to add to the family finances. And "Watchwoman"? That is a new one on me. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Best Way to Thank a Mother?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from her blog All They All Yours?!? - Mother's DayEditor's note: Short, but not so sweet advice. Zsu thinks that the best way to appreciate your wife as a mother is to get her pregnant again and again. She also claims it deepens the love the wife has for the husband. I don't think so. What do you think? … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why is Tolerance of Different Others so Threatening?

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 the archives at the Pearl's No Greater Joy site this week I came upon this, one of the rare bits written by the largely silent Pearl sons. It's called 'The Sin of Tolerance' by Gabriel Pearl published back in 2008. This is what he had to say about tolerance of others. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: If Medical Care Is Too Cheap People Will Go For Ridiculous Things?

by Biblical Gender Roles at Biblical Gender - How the Social Safety Net Encourages DivorceEditor's note: There's just so much bad here that it is going to take days to unpack. But this little bit about people frivolously going to the doctor is so ridiculous! Most people cannot just take off work to go to the doctor for every sniffle or cut. He's actually advocating making health care harder to get and more expensive. … [Read more...]