Thou Shalt Not Touch: The Six Inch Rule

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserImagine for a moment, that you are sitting in the pew of an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) church. You are 16 years old and sitting next to you is your 17-year-old girlfriend. Like normal teenagers, you are sitting as close as possible to your girlfriend and you are holding hands.The pastor is getting ready to preach and he asks everyone to turn to 1 Corinthians 7:1,2. With a thunderous voice, the pastor says, THE BIBLE SAYS: … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Holding Hands

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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...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Is Romance In Dating A Sin?

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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: Purity Rings Reflect Your Respect of God?

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by Kristen Clark from A Lovely Calling (formerly Young Keepers of the Home) - Should Christian Girls Wear Purity Rings?Editor's note: How you treat your purity is a display of your relationship with God? Sounds a little too too simplistic. Purity rings - What are your thoughts on those? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Touching Anyone You’re Not Married To?

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by Dr. Peter Masters as published in the Metropolitan Tabernacle (London, England - IFB affiliated) publication  The Sword and Trowel 2012 - Mutual Debts in Marriage Editor's note: Ran across this piece on one of the many Facebook recovery groups. This article has some pretty appalling ideas of what 'debts' are owed between spouses in a marriage. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Is Not Being a Virgin on Your Wedding Day the End of the World?

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by John Piper of Desiring God blog and from his broadcast "Ask Pastor John" - Walking the Wedding Aisle Without Your VirginityEditor's note: Is it really such a big deal if you come to your wedding with previous sexual experience? Wonder if the writer of the email had been female would Pastor Piper's answer have been vastly different? … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 1 – Cinderella

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideI've found two different types of toxic views in reading CP literature. The more common toxicity is "Do this or really bad things will happen to you!" Debi has given us plenty of these examples so far. This chapter is a different type of toxic. This is the "Do this and life will be magical!" toxicity.Personally, I think the second type is more pernicious than the first. With the first, once you've done the forbidden action, you can figure out pretty quickly if the predicted bad outcome happens. The second type, though, is hard to disprove because life isn't always magical. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Return of Women’s Sexual Honor?

When I see LAF and others of their ilk putting Elizabeth Bennett on a pedestal as the ideal of Christian womanhood I have to wonder if we actually read the same version of "Pride & Prejudice" as Lizzie is feisty and independent, nothing like a Titus 2 woman.

by Barbara Kay posted both at Ladies Against Feminism, and the Mercator Net - The Slow Return of Women's Lost Sense of Sexual Honor … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Guard Against Thoughts?

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by Nancy Campbell cross posted from Above Rubies - GUARD YOUR LIFE----Body, Soul and Spirit! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Daughters Intimidating Suitors?

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by Jenn Wilkin at her blog the beginning of wisdom - on daughters and dating: how to intimidate suitorsHere’s the problem with shotgun jokes and applications posted on the fridge: to anyone paying attention, they announce that you fully expect your daughter to have poor judgment. Be assured that your daughter is paying attention.  And don’t be shocked if she meets your expectation. You might want to worry less about terrorizing or retro-fitting prospective suitors and worry more about preparing your daughter to choose wisely. And that means building a wall.Instead of intimidating all your daughter’s potential suitors, raise a daughter who intimidates them just fine on her own. Because … [Read more...]


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