Your Daily Duggar Updates on Josh Duggar: Sex Crimes Unit

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This is starting to feel like a nightmarish never-ending "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" episode. Today's round up.MSNBC - Why Did the Duggar Abuse Investigation EndJosh could have been prosecuted up to seven years after the allegations on criminal charges if Arkansas law enforcement.The Daily Beast - How the Duggar's Church Encourages Young Woman to 'Submit'More explanations of how Quiverfull Evangelical theology harms young women and sets up females to be sexually abused. … [Read more...]

The Duggars’ Moral Superiority: A Religious Right Stronghold, Exposed

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by Joe Sands cross posted from his blog Incongruous CircumspectionThe Bible says, in Romans 3:23, "For the wages of sin is death..."This verse is very well known to both fundamentalist Christians, to which the Duggar clan belong, as well as evangelical Christianity. Sin is a big deal. It requires all humans to die. According to the book of Genesis, the fact that Adam and Eve ate the fruit of 'The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil', meant that sin was passed down to every human being. Sin was the one genetic thing that everyone got equally. … [Read more...]

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News: Today’s Crop of Articles on Josh Duggar’s Sex Crimes

A round up of thought provoking articles on the situation with the Duggar family and son Josh after the revelations of his serial sexual abuse of young women.From The Washington Post -  The Duggar's dangerous cult of purityThe Post doesn't tell the disgusting licked unwrapped candy bar story that is often used to illustrate purity, but they have one straight from Michelle Duggar that is equally bad. They are right, we do need to push back against this dangerous type of thinking. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: You Will Wilt If You Do Not Embrace Motherhood Right Now?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Which One Are You? Wilting, Surviving or Flourishing?Editor's note: More pushing of the old guilt buttons and making any woman that isn't overjoyed at being a housewife and a mother of many feel guilty as can be. It's what Nancy specializes in, at least when she's not hiding what happened to her African adoptees. Happy, Happy, Happy or you get the hose! … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Live Like You Are In The 1880s?

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This is a new series we’re going to start running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.This week's thoughts and questions involve the Quiverfull lifestyle in the wake of the mess with the Naugler family. Granted, the Naugler family does the entire off-the-grid thing very poorly, unlike most Quiverfull families that go off grid. That still doesn't stop the support of the Quiverfull Homeschooling community for this family. Which brings me to this question - Why is it that the lifestyle of living as close to how our pioneer ancestors lived is upheld as the perfect standard in Quiverfull? Bake your own bread, grow your own food, sew y … [Read more...]

Mothers Day Open Thread: Do You Have Regrets or Wisdom to Impart?

Spider monkey mama with baby on her back at Manuel Antonio Park, Costa Rica. Image by Suzanne Titkemeyer

by Suzanne TitkemeyerAnother Mother's Day is almost upon us again and I have questions of all the readers here that left the Evangelical Quiverfull Movement. Do you regret having or trying to have a large number of children? What would you do differently if you did it over? What did you learn? What would you like others to know?Mother's Day can be one of the hardest days of the year for those in or out of the church because of society's insistence that motherhood be presented in a sentimental perfect light, even if you aren't Quiverfull. It's hard to stuff down negative feelings and experiences on a Hallmark manufactured holiday and pretend to a happiness you may not feel. If you are … [Read more...]

News: Jessa Duggar Seewald Pregnant

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So I know this news is several days old but this is the first moment I haven't been traveling and could update NLQ. What does everyone think about this? The news that Jessa and Ben wanted to adopt seemed to indicate that they weren't going to be doing the typical Quiverfull life. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The World Hates Babies?

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by Kelly Crawford from Generation Cedar - How The World's Hatred of Babies May Affect You More Than Anything ElseEditor's note: Is it ever a good idea to have a baby just because some naysayers are claiming that the world might be negatively impacted if we have less citizens? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Embracing Your Womb & Breasts?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - The Blessing of Your WombEditor's note:  I believe that Nancy sometimes recycles posts from years before. I swear I have seen this word for word last year. Plus she doubles down on her ridiculous assertion that 'Woman' comes from 'Womb Man' - which is not true. I'm guessing she's all about blaming any woman who's womb doesn't work right.  Yeah, yeah, we get it Nancy, we should worship our wombs because without them we couldn't fulfill your own personal mandate of growing enough babies to field our own personal sports team. … [Read more...]

News: Jill Duggar Dillard in Labor?

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Looks like there's a strong possibility that either Jill Duggar Dillard has had her baby or she's in labor now. This was posted today. From Dereck Dillard's blog: … [Read more...]


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