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 Roles.com - 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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: God Is At Your Table?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Whose Table?Editor's note: Another place that Nancy is claiming that you have to be perfect at because God is there in your home. Your table. So how does that work when your table is piled high with homeschooling supplies or is the catch all for the things you don't have time to handle? Or perhaps you never eat at your pristine table? It seems that more and more Nancy is grappling for more ways to keep women fearful and anxious over every aspect of their home or lives not being 'good enough' She really loves to come up with strange notions to fear-monger with. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Speaking Plain Words Shows Love For Enemies?

by Vaughn Ohlman from True Love Doesn't Wait - Love, Acceptance, and PragmatismEditor's note: This is one of the most frightening things about the Quiverfull movement, the attempt to seize and redefine language in order to force ones religious and political beliefs on another group of people, to legislate morality. There's a great deal in the unquoted parts about banning abortion, doing away with same sex unions and forcing young marriage on people that we'll not quote here. But the semantics of seizing the language that we use to discuss those things is a terrifying thing and how fundamentalism forces their views on others legally. No matter what Von says that is not love. … [Read more...]

Who Said It – Michael Pearl and Christian Grey Edition

Think you can tell the difference between things No Greater Joy's Michael Pearl says and the things said by Christian Grey in the book 'Fifty Shades of Gray'? Guess which below belongs to which man. Answers at the very bottom of the page. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet – Introductions, Acknowledgements and Michael, the Manly Man

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom MormonEditor's note: Thank you Aletha for sharing this with us! Welcome~Ok. I'm just going to jump right in. "Created to Need a Help Meet" by Michael Pearl. The companion marriage-help book to his wife, Debi's, "Created to Be a Help Meet".  Passages from the book will be in purple, just to make things simpler. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Get In A Rut In Your Marriage?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Outdo One AnotherEditor's note: Wow, that's some advice. Not necessarily bad advice, but advice from Nancy's generation that has nothing to do with living as a committed, submitted Quiverfull wife. The thing is with this advice is it can rebound in two bad ways, 1 - if you really don't 'feel' the feelings of overwhelming love towards your spouse he's going on pick up on the fact that you're doing this out of rout obedience and not genuine affection Let's be real here, in a marriage there are going to be those days when you don't feel that over the top love sensation you felt in the beginning, there are seasons and there's nothing wrong with that. … [Read more...]

Not Exactly Christ’s Christianity

by S.J. Reidhead cross posted from her blog The Pink FlamingoThe Christianity which is practiced by far too many members of the evangelical right is almost unrecognizable to what ‘evangelical’ churches practiced up until about 1978.  That was close to the cut-off point, when things began to change.  One of the very real problems is that I’m like the average Christian in this country.  I was living in a fool’s paradise.  Sure, I knew that things were getting a little flaky, but like everyone else, just chalked it up to things getting a little flaky.  Like just about everyone else, I never realized there was a very overt agenda, a planned take-over of the country, using a heretical version … [Read more...]

The Church’s Obsession With ‘Leadership’

by Living Liminal from her blog Living LiminalAll the bullying and abuse I experienced in my ex-church revolved around the question of leadership and hierarchy. Who was in control. Who was 'over' whom. Who was top dog.Eventually, it became evident that the board of reference had covertly told elder J that he should be in top position and he was more than happy to agree with that. Of course, all this was backed up by God himself!But apparently God changed his mind (but only after people's lives had already been torn apart by this issue) and J ended up leaving to start his own 'church', presumably so he could really be the leader. … [Read more...]


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