Questioning the Pearls – Are We Being Selfish? How Do We Minister to Others?

Lawd have mercy! Debi Pearl has a new book on being a help meet coming out shortly~ Anyone feel like doing a review? - The Hidden Help MeetFor well over a year we’ve been running a second Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ on Sundays, filled with questions by young ladies trying to get ready for marriage. Since we’ve run through many of the questions on their site it’s time to shift Sundays to something else, like perhaps examining the cornucopia of probably fake emails and questions that Michael and Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy post on their website and the possibly poisonous answers they give. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Satan Tricks Women Using Their Emotions?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Satan Preys on the Vulnerability of WomenEditor's note: So if I'm reading Lori's fan girl's letter here she's saying that women getting together to pray or study the Bible are just gossiping and ignoring their mandate to be home silently raising their children? Why is it always all or nothing? Lori talks in her book about getting together in groups to teach other women but this makes it sound like for everyone else but Lori it is a sin. Isolationism at it's finest. Yes, yes, it's much easier to control and manipulate isolated people. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Not Allow Children Small Freedoms?

This is a series we run every Thursday. The questions are things that people who may not know much about the Quiverfull movement or even Fundamentalist or Evangelical Christianity ask about the lifestyle. Examining some of the questions involving Quiverfull theology and life can only shine a light on the toxic nature of this lifestyle choice. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Completely….Clueless

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...]

Sunday Quotes – Isolation

Stay in touch! Like No Longer Quivering on Facebook:No Longer QuiveringIf this is your first time visiting NLQ please read our Welcome page and our Comment Policy!Copyright notice: If you use any content from NLQ, including any of our research or Quoting Quiverfull quotes, please give us credit and a link back to this site. All original content is owned by No Longer Quivering and Patheos.comRead our hate mail at Jerks 4 Jesus Comments open below NLQ Recommended Reading … Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement by Kathryn Joyce 13:24 - A Story of Faith and Obsession by M Dolon HickmonAmazon.com Widgets … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Homeschooling Only Creates Geniuses?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - How Do You Raise Your Children?Editor's note: Please note that Nancy cites no studies or sources for her assertion that homeschooling is the best way to create a child with a genius IQ. You'd think she'd at least name where she took that information. Oh, right, in the world of quiverfull female cultural enforcers are except from backing up their claims with real facts. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Cloister Your Children?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Cloistered Homeschool SyndromeEditor's note: Sharing this not because it is bad theology, no, it's actually an emotionally healthy thing for everyone to allow their children to develop without smothering or isolating them. The reason NLQ is posting this is because while Michael Pearl is decrying this cloistering by homeschooling families he's also the guy that thinks if you allow your children to go to youth group or any activity not expressly supervised by a parent then the child will be corrupted. He is guilty of teaching this exact same advice even while decrying it. You cannot win in the eyes of Michael Pearl. Only he is doing it exactly right. … [Read more...]

Laws and Walls Won’t Protect Your Children

by Cindy Foster cross posted from  her blog Finding FundamentalI have a couple of predominant thoughts about the most recent revelation of Josh Duggar’s sexual deviancy.To all the fearful, loving Christian parents:There are no invisible walls-- no matter how well-intentioned, no matter how carefully and scripturally constructed, no matter how efficiently guarded-- thick enough to protect your young from their own humanity. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Deny Your Possibly Gay Son Privacy To ‘Cure’ Him?

by Scared Catholic Mom on Queerity - Scared Christian Mom Asks How To Keep Her Gay Teen PureEditor's note: The big Catholic families are sometimes the first encounter with Quiverfull for those not raised fundamentalist evangelical Quiverfull. While this woman is not promoting Quiverfull ideals she sure sounds like she's the Catholic version of Michael Pearl, trying to control the same sex attraction out of her poor confused teenager. This much control over any child is abusive! This reads like a what not to do for your LBGTQ  child primer. … [Read more...]

Chewed Up and Spit Out

by Mari cross posted from her blog Mari's MusesSome people won’t be gotten along with.It’s not that you aren’t trying hard enough.It’s not that you can’t be gotten along with.It’s not that there’s something wrong with you.Some people choose to not be gotten along with. * * * * * … [Read more...]