NLQ Question of the Week: Why is a Man’s Infidelity Always The Wife’s Fault?

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This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.One of the sadder things that has happened after Josh Duggar's infidelity was exposed is the number of Christians expressing the idea that a wife is always responsible when the husband has sex with someone else during their marriage. It's an idea that has been mentioned even in the mainstream media, that poor heartbroken betrayed Anna Duggar is going to be blaming herself and it's likely the entire family will blame her. Like she doesn't have enough trauma and pain in her life this unBiblical theology point is going to add to that. It's already … [Read more...]

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What You Need To Know About Quiverfull And The Duggars

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by Vyckie Garrison NLQ FounderFrom her Facebook page answering this Craigslist rant:to the people and supporters of the Quiverfull Cult (United States)You incestuous brainwashed bastards should all be taken out and beaten within an inch of your lives! The sickest part is that you get away with the shit you do because of your so called "christian" values. Personally, I believe all pedophiles should be shot or hung! People had better wake up before these "christian" nutbags get ahold of your children!Someone in Seattle is super pissed ... the outrage is understandable, but also misguided. I'm going to keep saying this until somebody actually hears me: … [Read more...]

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News: Josh Duggar in Rehab – Vyckie Garrison in People Magazine

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TMZ is reporting that Josh Duggar has now gone away into a long term rehab in order to try and deal with his issues. No word where or if it is a legitimate counseling facility or if it's some gimcrack fundamentalist Christian 'do construction work while you repent place.'Also Anna Duggar will receive counseling. Again, no word on if this is real and useful counseling or shame and blame based Bill Gothard style counseling that does more harm than good. Will update this page as more news arrives. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Constant Child-Rearing Is Rest?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - God Has A Better Place For YouEditor's note: Doubling down on lack of all understanding of what words actually mean is Nancy Campbell insisting that quivering mothers with broods of children live in rest. Yes, she is talking about a mental/emotional/spiritual rest but it is very different than the realities of serving in a large family. It's easy for Nancy to rest as she has a staff of Above Rubies girl interns doing the hard stuff and before that a pile of African adoptees working, at least before she disappeared them. This is exactly the kind of thinking in quiverfull that will make you lose your mind trying to carry it out another with ten million … [Read more...]

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Planet Mommywood Replies to Vyckie Garrison

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerThis morning one of our readers emailed me a link to a duo I've quoted here a couple of times in our Quoting Quiverfull feature and that Vyckie Garrison mentioned rather kindly and stated nothing derogatory about in one of her postings--- Quiverific!. The Planet Mommywood (is this a play on names ala Planet Hollywood and its over priced burgers? Confusing?) ladies, Jenn and Kristen, did a video in reply to Vyckie's article. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Jim Bob Duggar Great Dad Allows Consequences for ‘Sinful Behavior’?

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by Michelle Duggar from The Duggar Family.com - 5 Reasons Why Jim Bob Duggar Is A Loving DadEditor's note: In light of what his son Josh did to his own sisters this is just ridiculous to claim. It minimizes the damage done and the criminal nature of Josh's actions while pretending Jim Bob allowed him to face real consequences. For a complete takedown of all the ridiculous things Michelle is claiming about Jim Bob take a look at the Facebook group Duggar Family News: Life is not all pickles and hairspray. They posted a point by point rebuttal to Michelle's words. This is nothing more than a shameless attempt to try and make everyone forget about their recent troubles so that they can … [Read more...]

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NLQ Question of the Week: Why Do Fundamentalists Obsess About Modesty?

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This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.First we have many different ladies and ministries calling modesty anything from floor length skirts to blending with the crowd in such a way that doesn't draw attention to yourself. Of course, in some Muslim countries modesty is defined by the burqa, but in fundamentalist Christianity modesty is a sliding scale, whatever your pastor decrees. Knee to collar bone covered with no short sleeves? Mennonite caped dresses disguising the shape of the breasts and bottom? Denim skirts and loose tees? … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Never Worry About Providing For Your Kids?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies Magazine - Is God Able to Provide For Another Baby?Editor's note: A long article from Nancy ordering people to trust God and have as many kids as possible. The truly bizarre part of the article to me is Nancy trying to shame people by pointing out that the Israelites wandering for forty years didn't have split level homes or 7-11s but they had everything they needed to support a huge family because God provided manna in the wilderness. Sorry Nancy, that really does not translate into our times. Is she genuinely suggesting living in a tent here? Isn't that what the Naugler family was doing before CPS decided that wasn't providing for their children? … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Not Being Married Is Perverting God’s Will?

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by Vaughn Ohlman from True Love Doesn't Rape - Fruitless CelibacyEditor's note: Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Paul also say it was better to remain unmarried unless you could not keep yourself from committing sexual sin? That's a far piece from trying to claim that Paul wanted all young women married and having lots of kids. Typical fundamentalist quiverfull cherry picking of scripture. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Worry About The Children You Already Have, Pop Out More?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - When Should We Stop Blessings?Editor's note: It's pretty obvious that any sane person would answer Nancy's question with "When we've decided we don't want any more children", or "We can barely feed the ones we have", or "Because this is wrecking my health." Nancy takes none of that in to consideration, it's all have as many as you can no matter what the realities are of your life. She immediately knocks down the established Christian notion of 'Free Will' as an excuse to sin. The examples of great men she cites as being from large families doesn't take into account that a) there was no birth control available, b) you needed large numbers of children … [Read more...]

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