Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Nursing Degree or Not?

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 1 … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Education Only to Bring Children to God?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - A Good QuestionEditor's note: Of course there's no mention of the real reason to assure your children are educated: to produce well-rounded adults fully capable of participating in society and to make sure they have marketable skills they can use to support themselves in the future. While I have no problem with people using their education to help others it seems a bit childish and naive to state that the main goal is to make them love God more. Education does not actually work like that. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Summertime is Playtime That Mom MUST Supervise!?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Summertime: Yet Another Reason for Mothers to be Home Full-TimeEditor's note: While I think a mixture of down time to goof off and some structured activities for kids during their summer school break is likely the best way to go in no way does that always mean Mom has to stay home. This piece of Lori's is a hot mess of word salad, starting with blaming people with higher incomes for better summer educational outcomes, to describing her own childhood summers, to verklempting about day care and tax payers having to fund day care. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 – Homeschooling? Who Needs Stinkin’ Edumakashun?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Homeschooling High SchoolersEditor's note: This is the last little toxic part. How Michael can believe that educated people with legitimate careers and salaries cannot support their families boggles my mind. Does he not have a son in law that sits around studying the Bible without working while the family lives without running water? Book learning is never ignorance no matter how Michael spins it. It was enough in the days of Abraham Lincoln for him to become self-educated on his way to the White House. Why not take full advantage of the educational opportunities in America that many in the world would love to have? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – Homeschooling? Who Needs Stinkin’ Edumakashun?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Homeschooling High SchoolersEditor's note: Michael finally gets around to answering the original letter writer's question and it's a mere one sentence dealing with how much time should be study time. Great. He never explains what he means by 'work' but I think it's safe to assume that it means work for daddy for free around the farm/business. And ugh, actually a big UGH because mindset is NOT more important that mind content in education. Attitude can only carry you so far, you need to acquire the knowledge of the subject you are studying too. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Homeschooling? Who Needs Stinkin’ Edumakashun?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Homeschooling High SchoolersEditor's note: In this toxic nugget Michael goes on to disparage any type of formal schooling, trying to say it leads to weak effeminate boys. It's pretty clear that he's either never been in a public or private school, or if he has it's been a very long time and must have taken place in some impoverished school district filled with disadvantaged kids from some awful situation, like perhaps the kids of coal miners in a small rural area where ill health is rampant. This is simply untrue in the majority of schools. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Combatting STDs Creates More STDs?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson wife of Steven L. Anderson pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church and blogger at Are They All Yours?Editor's note: This is from a posting Zsuzanna made where she ranted about the evils of women using the IVF method of having children.  There's a lot to unpack in the posting, but this particular bit of racist assumptions of hers jumped out quickly as awful and so incredibly judgmental. How can providing education about STDs and responsible tools to avoid STDs, like condoms, be wrong in a place where you stand an incredibly high risk of infection be wrong? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Aren’t Educated Today Because of ‘Mental Laziness’?

by Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin of Visionary Daughters - The History of Womanhood That Feminists Don't Want You to KnowEditor's note: This is the last bit I'll be quoting from this poisonously stupid article. Women aren't educated today because of 'mental laziness'? I dare those young ladies to come to the college language classes I'm taking and tell the young women there that they are mentally lazy. Plus the class ratios seem to be five females for every male in those classes. From every ridiculous statement made by the Botkin sisters in their article I'd have to say that mental laziness seems to be more of a problem in their society rather than in society at large. Emphasis in the … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Public Schools Filled With Mega Sin?

by Voddie Baucham from Exodus Mandate - 5 Reasons NOT to Sent Your Kids Back to Public SchoolEditor's note: Many of Voddie's other four reasons are just as filled with blaming and scare tactics as this bit. But the claims of 'brutal beatings' seems to be something that is more associated with homeschooling done the Michael Pearl 'To Train Up A Child' way than at any public school. Homeschooling is also rife with abuse, a fact that Voddie seems not to realize. At least at public school teachers are mandatory reporters of abuse, unlike homeschool, where abuse gets hidden or denied until there's a dead body. Oh and I am so hoping Voddie decides not to pay  his taxes, as he seems to indicate … [Read more...]

Mari’s Journey – Continued From April 2013

by Mari cross posted from her blog Mari's MusesI started this blog to tell my story. I stopped abruptly in April 2013 and just never got back to it. Well…. here is the continuation of the story….In the last two installments, I passed the GED test and got a car! A lot happened in a short period of time.After finding out I’d passed, I took a celebratory trip to Minnesota to visit my cousins. I was just so happy that I wasn’t stupid after all and I needed to find someone to share my joy. … [Read more...]


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