Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – YOU Are Responsible For Your Child’s Molestation?

by "Sandra" from No Greater Joy - Response to Tommy's StoryEditor's note: In part one of this piece Sandra shared how her father was raping her for years and when she acted out her mother beat her for acting out. Even if this is a real letter and not some figment of Michael Pearl's fevered imagination this is so awful it could well have been right out of either of the Pearl's mouths. Doubling down on restricting your children's freedoms and activities will not protect them from molestation if the molester is in your own home. Her last paragraph is so at odds with what happened to her in her home. … [Read more...]

Spotlight

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalEditor's note: The film 'Spotlight' is now out on DVD and Pay Per View. It involves spiritual abuse and is a great watch for anyone who has dealt with the issues of spiritual abuse. Both Cindy Kunsman and myself have written reviews of this excellent film. I personally love the film's tag line 'Break the story. Break the silence'There is a scene in the film Spotlight where Mark Ruffalo's character discovers incontrovertible proof that the head of the Catholic church in Boston not only knew about the child sexual abuse scandal in the church, but was complicit in its cover-up. He urges immediate publication of the story, and e … [Read more...]

News: Josh Duggar’s Lawyer Demands Proof From Accuser

Jeffery A Conrad of Lancaster, Pennsylvania is the lawyer representing Josh Duggar in the civil case of sexual assault by Danica Dillon. According to Christian Today Conrad is making claims about the personal behavior of Ms. Dillon in the days following the filing. Here's what he said from Christian Today - Josh Duggar's Lawyer wants Accuser Danica Dillon To Show Evidence of Sexual Assault … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – How Do I Tell Him?

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...]

News: Josh Duggar Denied Appeal Against Danica Dillon – Her Lawsuit Will Continue

Things did not go the way that Josh Duggar and his attorneys hoped in today's hearing on the validity of Danica Dillon's lawsuit again him. The judge ruled this morning that he was denying the appeal with these words (from Entertainment Tonight): "We decline to grant Duggar's motion to dismiss at this early stage of litigation where Stamm-Northup alleges Duggar treated her roughly, caused physical injuries, and she felt 'as if she was being raped,'" Pennsylvania judge, J. Kearney, determined. … [Read more...]

News: New Charges Brought Against Bill Gothard

According to an article in the Washington Post new allegations against ATI founder Bill Gothard. One of the women coming forward in the new lawsuit filed yesterday says that she was raped by Bill Gothard and another man on campus. The details of this are getting increasingly worse, with allegations of being sold into human trafficking and charges of molestation by others at IBLP.  Apparently several of Gothard's victims went to law enforcement and law enforcement declined to prosecute. From the Washington Post: … [Read more...]

Answering ‘PreparingTo Be A Help Meet’ – How To Build Trust

 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 1 … [Read more...]

News: Bill Gothard’s IBLP Sued

This is a trending topic today on Facebook and finally receiving the attention it deserves in the main stream media. Remember all those women who've come forward through the website Spiritual Sounding Board and other places alleging that the head of Institute of Basic Life Principles and Duggar friend Bill Gothard had behaved in an inappropriate sexual manner with them while they were interning at IBLP? Five of them have filed a law suit against the board of IBLP. You know who sits on the board for IBLP? Duggar friend and reality television patriarch Gil Bates. This is all so very incestuous in the weirdest way. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Hatch New Television Scheme?

by 'Unnamed Insider' by both Star Magazine and Classicalite - "19 Kids and Counting" Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar New TV Show Planned After CancellationEditor's note: File this under 'sketchy' since there's nothing official out there about this. But the idea of Jim Bob and Michelle using the sexual abuse suffered by their daughters to climb back on television isn't far-fetched as it first sounds. Remember these are people that have taken some pretty awful fame-whoring behaviors to new levels after the cancellation of their show. They have admitted they are desperate to go back on television because they believe this is what God wants them to do. Funny how what God wants them to do always … [Read more...]

Redeeming Dinah: The Errors of Ron Williams, the IFB, and Gothard’s Esteem of Rabbinical Writing as Holy Writ

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from Under Much GraceEditor's note: In light of everything that has come out about the Duggar family and Josh Duggar's molestation of his sisters it might be a good thing to revisit what Bill Gothard and others connected with the IFB think about defiled females. This was originally published in 2011.On April 8th, only twelve days ago, ABC's 20/20 aired an episode entitled, Shattered Faith, which focused on the physical and sexual abuse of young women within the Independent Fundamental Baptist affiliated churches (IFB). It also mentioned the powers attributed to the use of the rod of discipline found in Proverbs and the literal translation about the … [Read more...]

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