Josh and Anna Duggar Expecting Again

Guessing that all the rumors of a divorce between reprobate Ashley Madison member Josh Duggar and his long-suffering wife Anna aren't so true. It was just reported that the couple announced that Anna is pregnant with another son on one of the official Duggar blogs. Here's a screen cap of the announcement:Here's hoping things go well? That Josh doesn't cheat or treat her poorly?Have to say while this is not unexpected since there have been rumors since Thanksgiving that Anna was pregnant again, this feels so sad. Poor Anna.Anna must have taken the advice posted in Michelle's blog again and again in the aftermath of Josh's exposure to heart. Michelle kept reposting her advice … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Silencing Sexually Abused People in the Church?

by Tim Bayly from Bayly Blog - Sexual Abuse: Church Coverups Don't Justify Witch HuntsEditor's note: One of the more sick and twisted things to come from the writings of pastor Tim Bayly. One part making ridiculous claims about women, one part 'Just shut up about sexual abuse' silencing, and one part revisionist history. The church has already proven that in this issue they cannot be trusted to do the right thing. Too many times sexual abuse by those in power at the church has been swept under the rug and the victim blamed. As long as this is the way church leadership handles sexual abuse the media and websites need to call for reform. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Christian Women Should Not March?

by Andrea Schwartz as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism and originally posted at The Kingdom Driven Family - Why Did They March?Editor's note: The italicized emphasis below is entirely mine. It is the part that LAF chose to cut out of their quoting of Ms. Schwartz along with everything else in her article in order to make her words fit with their own agenda. While the original author's assumption that every women who marched in the Women's March did so because of their stance on abortion or that they were a victim of sexual assault the actual article makes some good points. It's a good starting point for Christians to consider the effects of sexual abuse on us all. Quite a far place from … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Helping or Inappropriately Preying on Naive Women?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours?!?!? - Nightmarish Memories of Nursery HellEditor's note: We have shared parts of this post before. It's Zsuzsanna Anderson's recital of their time at Jack Schaap's church, First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana and at the Hyles Anderson College. Most of the post is her reasons why day care and even church nursery is a bad idea but then Zsuzsanna relates this rather creepy story rife with sexual abuse about Dr. Streeter. … [Read more...]

Carol Ann Put In Home: Is Justice Delayed Justice At All For Carol Ann Cole?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerOnce I started looking at how Carol Ann Cole ended up in a troubled teen home I kept running into contradictory information and I was unable to determine with any degree of certainty if the state of Texas did an intake through CPS or DHS because of a possible issue of neglect or abuse, or if Carol was surrendered to the state or if she might have run afoul of the law. Many states seal records on juveniles in the system, and something so far back is likely have been destroyed to protect the privacy of the teens aged out of the system. … [Read more...]

Why New Bethany Abusers Go Free

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding FundamentalImages are from Cindy Foster of Finding Fundamental as displayed in the blog and used with permission.When I began to speak out against the Troubled Teen Reform Industry and specifically the the Independent Baptist Teen Homes of Lester Roloff ilk and fame, a recurring question has been posed by those skeptical of these claims of abuse.  It goes something like this, “If young people were really abused in these homes--run by trusted, celebrated men of God-- then why haven’t we heard of these men being prosecuted?” … [Read more...]

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...]