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...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Surrogate, IVF or Which Way?

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: No Babies? You Must Be Eating Wrong?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - God Is Your HealerEditor's note: I hate, hate, HATE this type of thinking regarding infertility in the Quiverfull movement. Those who've read my story know that during my years as a trying to submit attempting to quiver momma know that I ended up having nine miscarriages before having to get a hysterectomy to stop my continual bleeding. During those years I got some of the same advice Nancy gives and a lot of very unhelpful advice and blaming such as many thought that my liking an occasional diet coke was causing the miscarriages all the way to being told it was 'unconfessed sin' in my life causing the miscarriages, that God was punishing me, or it … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Trusting God With Your Fertility?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours? - Body Weight and FertilityEditor's note: Many have been wondering exactly where Anderson draws the line at medical care. In her blog she has routinely ranted against any medical intervention, until she was going to lose her pregnancy of twins due to TTTS. Quicker than you can say 'Vaccines are an evil government plan.' Zsu was at a high risk pregnancy doctor being treated in an effort to save one or both babies. Reading this bit it seems like she may have modified her doctors are evil stance. Add in a little advice on body weight and fertility. What do you think? Are you really trusting God with your fertility if you use medical treatments … [Read more...]

Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Mate” – Is It Right To Shun A Couple For Being Childless?

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: Going To A Quiverfull Church While Infertile Why?

by Jennifer from her blog A Home With A Purpose - When Being At Church Hurts: InfertilityEditor's note: This is truly heartbreaking, being a member of a church that embraces Quiverfull yet unable to have any babies. Being tortured with frustration at the easy fecundity of others in your church isn't being 'sanctified', it is cruel, it would be cruel of any deity to demand you be constantly in the presence of your deepest desires with no way to obtain them. That's not a loving God. … [Read more...]

Voices of Sister-Moms: “Barren” – Samantha’s Story

by Heather Doney cross posted on her blog Becoming WorldlyToday’s post is by Samantha Field from Defeating the Dragons, where she blogs about her experiences with and life after Christian patriarchy and fundamentalism. Samantha is guest-posting as part of the “Voices of Sister-Moms” series here on Becoming Worldly. … [Read more...]

No Mamas Choice – Infertility

by CaluluWhat happens when Quiverfull moms get that Baby Fever and discover for unknown reasons that their wombs will not get with the program?It is one of the questions that pops up here from time to time -'What about women who are infertile, how does the doctrine of many 'blessings' preached by the Quiverfull Patriarch movement treat women who aren't able to bear children?'Past abortions are blamed frequently as a reason for infertility, the thinking being that you devalued life and the precious gift that the Lord gave you so He determined you are not worthy of the blessing. We know that some sources believe God punishes women who have had abortions by making them bear disabled … [Read more...]

Daughter of the Patriarchy: Daybreak

by Sierra By the time I turned in my final remedial math exam, my family had settled into a tiny rental house in Pennsylvania. I was now eligible to start community college, getting prerequisites out of the way while finishing up my high school diploma. For my first semester, I was registered for Basic Problems of Philosophy (my mother, snickering, said, “There are a lot of problems with Philosophy,” implying that it was a godless discipline), and Earth Science.Community college was a dazzling experience. Not only could I drive myself there three nights a week and not have to worry about tiptoeing around my father’s ever-simmering rage, I could talk to normal people face-to-face. I became … [Read more...]

NLQ FAQ: The Bible & Birth Control

Note:  Before reading this, please read the “Quiverfull and the Bible” FAQ.  Like the “nobleminded Bereans” (Acts 17:11), we are entitled to study for ourselves, so that we may read the Biblical text in an informed manner.  That FAQ provides the background for the method of informed Bible reading used here.by Kristen Rosser ~ aka: KR WordgazerQ:  Doesn’t the Bible say we are to receive as many children as God blesses us with, and that birth control is against His plan?Let’s look at the passage on children being a blessing, Psalm 127:3.Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord, and the fruit of the womb is his reward.  As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of the y … [Read more...]


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