NLQ Question of the Week: Your Personal Rock Bottom?

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 long held Quiverfull theology and life can only shine a light on the toxic nature of this lifestyle choice. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Your Primary Identity is as a Mother?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Your IdentityEditor's note: Nancy is at it again, claiming that our only God-given role in this world is as a walking uteri. Anything else is 'denying our identity'. I don't think any of this is as simple as Nancy tries to claim. Most of us wear a large variety of different roles through our days and the scope of our lives. Some of those roles might be motherhood, but not all of them. Her words even ignore the roles that righteous women in the Bible fulfilled, like Lydia of the purple cloth, or the women who traveled with and supported the ministry of Jesus, or even the unnamed Proverbs 31 woman who was buying and selling in the marketplace. Why … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Using First Names Disrespectful?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours? - Words Are PowerfulEditor's note: While I will agree it's a good idea to behave and speak respectfully to others I don't think you are really being disrespectful to your pastor if you know him very well and call him by his first name instead of adding the sobriquet of 'Pastor' or 'Reverend' or 'Father' in front of it. It all depends on the closeness of the relationship. It's not like like Steven Anderson has a legal titled name: for example Queen Elizabeth of England is always referred to as HRH or Ma'am when people must address the monarch. Zsu makes it sound like her husband has no real friends if they are that suspicious of someone being … [Read more...]

Understanding the Duggars: A Series of Posts at ‘Redeeming Dinah’

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman and Under Much Grace used with permission.Editor's note: Cindy has put a ton of work into compiling just about anything you could ever want to know about TLC's the Duggar family. Posting this at NLQ so we can have a reference to all that is Duggar and Quiverfull. Thanks for doing this Cindy!As part of a presentation, I decided to create what is essentially an online bibliography for those interested in background information about the Duggars, the Independent Fundamental Baptists (IFB), Gothard, Quiverfull, and the Troubled Teen Homes within the IFB. Information about them all can be accessed … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Are Delicate Fainting Flowers?

by Lori Alexander from her blog Always Learning - Women are More DelicateEditor's note: Whenever I run across posts like this one about how powerless and delicate women are I think of all the awesome female firefighters, police, even UFC fighters and others in traditionally masculine positions I've known and realize what a lie it is. So, okay, women do not have as much muscle and/or brute strength as men but that's no reason to assume they should all be cowering in fear of every branch waving in the breeze next to a window in a house where a man is not at the moment. No matter how hard women try to be the same as men, they never will be since they were created female and are the weaker … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – If Your Husband is a Jerk You Probably Caused It?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours? - So You're Married to a Jerk?Editor's note: This piece is always Michael Pearl like in that it starts with reader mail and there's a lot of victim blaming in the answer. Kindness, compassion and common sense really seems to be lacking in the Quiverfull world of female cultural enforcers. While she might have a point that we perceive people as we wish to, much of this comes a little too close to victim blaming. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: You Blaspheme When You Work Outside of the Home?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - The Beautiful LifestyleEditor's note: So now Nancy is taking her theology to a scary strange place. She claims if you do not rejoice in staying home and being the most perfect, happy, joyous wife and mother while keeping your home perfect then you are blaspheming against God. Nancy does not provide any real scriptures to support this, acting like everyone should just KNOW this is God's intent for women.f … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull – Dear Abby?

Found on Facebook and attributed to anonymous. No idea where exactly this came from except it looks like an old 'Dear Abby' newspaper column.Editor's note: We're taking a quick break from Michael Pearl's how to on beating your children into obedience to showcase this old gem. Abby gives a great answer about why allowing God to open and close your womb is not a good thing. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Best Way to Thank a Mother?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from her blog All They All Yours?!? - Mother's DayEditor's note: Short, but not so sweet advice. Zsu thinks that the best way to appreciate your wife as a mother is to get her pregnant again and again. She also claims it deepens the love the wife has for the husband. I don't think so. What do you think? … [Read more...]

Duggar Cult Founder Plans Kansas ‘Retreat’ to Set Up Arranged Marriages For Teen Girls

by Vyckie Garrison founder of NLQ at Raw StoryEditor's note: Raw Story came up with the title, not Vyckie and they really suck at it. Vaughn Ohlman may be many things, but the head of Quiverfull who founded the theology and who turned TLC's Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Quiverfull is not one of them.Wanna hear a true American horror story? … [Read more...]


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