The Power of the Transformed Wife – How to Deny Your Anxiety Using Scriptures

by Suzanne TitkemeyerWe're on Chapter 15 of Lori Alexander's book 'The Power of the Transformed Wife' and the name of this chapter is The Disciplined Mind: Trusting God and Doing Good.Alright, so trusting your chosen deity is never a bad thing, unless you're in a toxic high demand group. Sorry I refuse to say 'Doing good' because in the words of the immortal Weird Al Yankovic if you've passed second grade you should be able to … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Exhausted? Have Another Baby!

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Strength For Each New DayEditor's note: Nance doubles down yet again on her claims that if you keep pumping out babies that God will make sure you have enough energy to take care of them. Wonder how that applied to all her disappeared African adoptees? Did God give he enough energy to care for them? Where are they? … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why All the Risky Behavior?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.For all the careful and sometimes repressive behavior in Quiverfull Evangelical Christianity why do so many do some many risky things. I'm not just talking about the Duggars flying through a derecho storm last week to get Josh home. I'm talking about risking everything under the claim that the angels will keep God's elect from even dashing their foot on a rock. Examples: Vyckie Garrison ignoring all medical advice to nearly lose her life giving birth. Or the long dead lady at my last church that refused all medical treatment for breast cancer because … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Trusting God With Your Fertility?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours? - Body Weight and FertilityEditor's note: Many have been wondering exactly where Anderson draws the line at medical care. In her blog she has routinely ranted against any medical intervention, until she was going to lose her pregnancy of twins due to TTTS. Quicker than you can say 'Vaccines are an evil government plan.' Zsu was at a high risk pregnancy doctor being treated in an effort to save one or both babies. Reading this bit it seems like she may have modified her doctors are evil stance. Add in a little advice on body weight and fertility. What do you think? Are you really trusting God with your fertility if you use medical treatments … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Never Worry About Providing For Your Kids?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies Magazine – Is God Able to Provide For Another Baby?Editor's note: In Nancy Campbell's world all unemployed men have to do is seek a job full time, keep the wife home with the kids and be hap-hap-happy. She doesn't take into account such pesky realities as economic downturns, the harsh realities of doing without heat or proper food or that jobs are sometimes very scarce for a wide variety of reasons.  I get the impression that she's never lived in the real world, but only in her little Quiverfull bubble. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Never Worry About Providing For Your Kids?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies Magazine - Is God Able to Provide For Another Baby?Editor's note: A long article from Nancy ordering people to trust God and have as many kids as possible. The truly bizarre part of the article to me is Nancy trying to shame people by pointing out that the Israelites wandering for forty years didn't have split level homes or 7-11s but they had everything they needed to support a huge family because God provided manna in the wilderness. Sorry Nancy, that really does not translate into our times. Is she genuinely suggesting living in a tent here? Isn't that what the Naugler family was doing before CPS decided that wasn't providing for their children? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: God Will Provide Enough For A Baby If You Just ‘Trust’ Enough?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Why Are We Scared? Why are we so scared to trust God? Why are we so scared to trust Him with our lives when He is the God of the universe? Why do we think we can make better decisions than God when He is Omniscient (all-wise and all-knowing)? I'm not condemning you; I am guilty, too. … [Read more...]

Mama’s Choice – Part 6: Inception

by Vyckie GarrisonEver since I watched the movie, Inception, I've wanted to shout to the world, Wow - that happened to me! And here I thought Quiverfull was my own idea all along!!If you haven't seen the movie, here's a quick summary: "Inception" is the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious. A thief, who possesses the ability to project himself deep inside the subconscious of a victim's mind in order to steal their ideas, is hired to reverse the process - he must plant an idea so skillfully that the subject will act against his own best interests and according to another man's wishes, all the while, firmly believing that his choice to do so is … [Read more...]