Lies Women Believe – Review: 91 – 114

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comI think dividing up the review by the various “Lies” Nancy uses worked really well last week, so I’m going to keep doing that. Sorry for the irregular posting schedule as of late– it’s been an interesting few weeks, but I think I’m back in the flow of things now. … [Read more...]

Here Are 5 Misogynistic, Christian ‘Family Values’ Taught to Hypocrite Josh Duggar

by Vyckie Garrison NLQ Founder and published at Raw Story Vyckie Garrison was once a minor celebrity in the Quiverfull Movement, made famous by TV’s Duggar family. As a devout, Bible-believing Christian and the mother of seven homeschooled children, Garrison spent 16 years, with her husband, publishing a newspaper for families on a similar path. Today, via a website called No Longer Quivering, she publishes resources for women leaving the movement. Surprise, surprise: Josh Duggar had a couple paid Ashley Madison accounts during the same years he worked as executive director of FRC Action, the political arm of Family Research Council’s “traditional family values” organization. … [Read more...]

Vyckie Garrison on CNN Tonight May, 26th, 2015: Explaining the Duggars

Vyckie was on CNN's evening show that explores more deeply the trending news stories of that day.  Host Don Lemon had her explain why Evangelical Quiverfull families would avoid any government agency when their child has committed a crime and instead have the church handle the incident and decide on the punishment. … [Read more...]

News: Today’s Crop of Articles on Josh Duggar’s Sex Crimes

A round up of thought provoking articles on the situation with the Duggar family and son Josh after the revelations of his serial sexual abuse of young women.From The Washington Post -  The Duggar's dangerous cult of purityThe Post doesn't tell the disgusting licked unwrapped candy bar story that is often used to illustrate purity, but they have one straight from Michelle Duggar that is equally bad. They are right, we do need to push back against this dangerous type of thinking. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Why is Anger So Scary in the Evangelical World?

by Johnathan Parnell from John Piper's blog Desiring God - That Angry Gentleman at the Restaurant That is the thing with anger, and the thing I needed to learn — perhaps we all could learn — from a scene like the one this angry gentleman put on. Unrighteous anger, no matter where it’s at, is silly. … [Read more...]

Evangelicals Determined to Hang on to Their Wrathful God

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Way ForwardCollin Hansen, of The Gospel Coalition, recently wrote a post about the controversy surrounding the Presbyterian Church USA wanting to change  the lyrics of the modern hymn Christ Alone.  In the article, Hansen interviews Keith Getty, one of the writers of the song: Last summer the modern hymn “In Christ Alone” made headlines for its lyrical references to the wrath of God and atonement theology. A hymn committee with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) wanted to add the song to their new hymnal, Glory to God, released this fall. But in doing so, the committee requested permission from the song’s writers, … [Read more...]

Seven Signs of Spiritual Abuse

by Boze Herrington cross posted from his blog The Talking Llama(Please welcome Boze to NLQ and the Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network! He's an awesome addition!)For about five years during and after college I was trapped in a dangerous Charismatic religious community. Living in a spiritually abusive environment is like a nightmare that you can’t wake out of. It can be hard to tell right from wrong, left from right. The people you trust the most could betray you at … [Read more...]

Fascinating Womanhood Review: The Ideal Woman

by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating The DragonsThis chapter is titled “The Ideal Woman: From a Man’s Point of View,” making sure, in case we forgot, that women’s lives need to revolve around men, and there’s also plenty of “if you don’t do what I tell you to, your husband will never love you” to go around. This is the chapter where she explains two terms that Helen will be using throughout the book: “angelic qualities,” and “human qualities.” There’s even an amazing little diagram at the end of the chapter: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Low Self-Esteem Is Healthy?

by Jane Grey of Ladies Against Feminism and her blog Jane Grey So we are to have high God-esteem, and with that comes high esteem for God's creation, including ourselves. This is not an arrogant, conceited esteem of ourselves, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Executing Wrath?

Bart Janz, Independent Fundamentalist Baptist minister. From his sermon, “God and Government II,” Holly Ridge Baptist Church, 2006"My job [as pastor] is to execute wrath upon … [Read more...]