Joy Anna Duggar Courtship – Pimp Your Daughter

Yesterday it was announced that the youngest of the four Duggar daughters molested by their brother Josh was now officially in a courtship. This comes right on the heels of Jinger Duggar's very public wedding to former professional soccer player turned youth pastor Jeremy Vuolo. Suspicious timing, it looks very much like the Duggars purposely only announced this to pimp out their TLC television show 'Counting On'. The show needs to be renamed 'Pimping Our Daughters'. … [Read more...]

Rumor: Anna Duggar About to Divorce Josh Duggar?

In the last few days more rumors have emerged that Anna Duggar is considering divorcing her husband Josh. Why now? Why not when this all first went down? … [Read more...]

NOT Quoting Quiverfull: Are Women Without Children the Selfish Ones?

Here's an interesting video from the UK media outlet The Guardian - an opinion piece examining the opposite view from the Quiverfull movement. What are your thoughts on this?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 JesusContact NLQ at SuzanneNLQ@gmail.com Comments open below NLQ … [Read more...]

The Women Fighting Back

NLQ Founder Vyckie Garrison and NLQ Admin Suzanne Titkemeyer were recently interviewed by Dylan Brethour for Vice.com about their time in the Quiverfull movement: Former member Suzanne explains: "Quiverfull families believe that they have to trust the Lord with their family planning... It's based off the idea that God intends to fill your quiver and blessed is the man whose quiver is full of arrows." Another ex-member, Vyckie Garrison, calls Quiverfull "pro-life rhetoric on steroids". I spoke to both women about why they joined, life as a true believer, and what finally pushed them to leave. … [Read more...]

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...]