Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – How Does One Help Guys Not Fall In Love Too Soon?

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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 18 … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Too High Standards For Marriage?

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by Vaughn Ohlman from True Love Doesn't Wait - Picture Perfect DaughtersEditor's note: Taking another break from Michael Pearl's endless nautical theme used to blame parents. This is a problem that we've discussed endlessly at NLQ that Von brings up, the oodles of homeschooled daughters in patriarchal fundamentalism that remain unmarried and home until they are well past even the worldly age to marry and have children. I don't always agree with Von, but he has an interesting point this time. But I don't think it's young women with the problem, blaming them for seeming 'unapproachable' is not right, it's the fathers with the impossible standards shooing suitors away. Take a look at the … [Read more...]

Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – Is This My Future Husband?

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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 18 … [Read more...]

News: Jessa Duggar Seewald Pregnant

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So I know this news is several days old but this is the first moment I haven't been traveling and could update NLQ. What does everyone think about this? The news that Jessa and Ben wanted to adopt seemed to indicate that they weren't going to be doing the typical Quiverfull life. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Help! I’m Falling In Love With ‘GASP’! An Atheist!?

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by Paula Hendricks from Lies Young Women Believe - I'm Falling in Love with an AtheistEditor's note: Oh no! Because it's just not possible that two people could ever possibly respect and love one another if they don't agree on faith? I'm sure that will come as a huge surprise to the many inter faith couples out there that have been successfully married for many years. If your faith is so shallow that it's challenged by anyone not of the same faith then perhaps you need to examine exactly why that is. … [Read more...]

Should A Christian Date An Atheist?

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser Recently, a girl emailed Paula Hendricks, a writer for the Lies Young Women Believe website, and asked her whether it was OK to date, love, and marry an atheist. Hendricks, a Christian fundamentalist, replied: … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 3 – Cinderella

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideI found this next part confusing. Leah is the author, but spends most of the time talking about David. I'm pretty sure Leah is an actual person - not a Debi character - because bits of the story seem plausible. David flew to Papua New Guinea for a two-month mission trip with orphans when he was 13 years old. Did David go to Papau New Guinea to work with orphans OR take a group of orphans on a two-month mission trip to Papau New Guinea? … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Ellie’s Love Story Part Three

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideWe get to hear from Anthony today. I feel some compassion for him - he's as confused as Ellie..... … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Ellie’s Love Story Part 2

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAlright. Back to Ellie's story. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Why Good Christian Fathers Reject So Many Good Christian Suitors in Courtship?

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by Doug Wilson at Ladies Against Feminism and in his book "Her Hand in Marriage" - Why Courtship is Fundamentally AwedIn his book Doug Wilson is attempting to shoot down, point by point, the ideas in an article titled "Why Courtship is Fundamentally Flawed" by Thomas Umstattd Jr.  If you haven't seen Umstattd's article you should give it a read. He does make some valid points about the courtship module.  … [Read more...]


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