Vaughn Ohlman Seeks Another Location For Underage Marriage Retreat

Apparently the Kansas City Star noticed the outcry and decided to interview Wichita, Kansas resident Laura Camp Ohlman, daughter in law of Vaughn. Read the entire piece at the Kansas City Star's website - Christian Group Seeks Kansas For Families Wanting 'Young, Fruitful Marriages' For Children. … [Read more...]

The Young Turks’ Commentary: Use the Quiver to Burst the High Demand Bubble

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Under Much Grace used with permission Here's another twist on the Apple Meme Theme resulting from Vyckie Garrison's recent Raw Story article and Cenk Uygur's commentary on it (see video below).Most Christians have likely heard the words from Psalm 127 which were borrowed to describe the Evangelical Christian “Quiverfull Movement” (QF) and will recognize that compares families to an archer who is prepared for battle: “As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of one's youth. Happy is the man whose quiver is full of them.”  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Low Hanging Fruit and Delaying Marriage?

by Jeff Woodward from Let Them Marry - Girls Are Like ApplesEditor's note: Can you stand any more belabored apple puns? This is written by the guy at Vaughn Ohlman's site that created the whole girls are like apples meme in response to some other girls and apples meme floating around Facebook. While he makes some good points if you ignore the fact that he seems to think that girls are inanimate objects to use like apples, his main point is that too many apples languish unpicked and untasted on the tree, just like young people have stopped marrying so young. … [Read more...]

More on the Creepy Apple Analogy

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from Under Much GraceImages by Cindy Kunsman for Under Much Grace unless so noted. Used with permissionOver the weekend, I received an email from Vyckie Garrison of No Longer Quivering. She asked Suzanne “Calulu” Titkemeyer and me to each take a look at a meme published on a patriarchal website as she prepared to write a short article about it. Raw Story published it yesterday while many other sites took note of it as well. Some of the funnier elements, the ironic apple parallels to the Quiverfull belief system, and what almost qualifies as arranged marriage didn't make the final cut, so I thought I'd include them here. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Men are ‘Hard-Wired’ in Their Brain for Polygamy?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender - The Biological Case for Polygamy and Marriage of  Young Women Part 2Editor's note: Yet again penis-focused Larry is claiming that women want only one partner and men need more than one. How is the inability to not be a lying cheating dog of a man considered a 'Biblical' thing? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Have Your Babies In Your Teens?

by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender -  Women's Ovaries Don't Agree With FeminismEditor's note: How is it 'God's design' that women should marry in their early teens and start popping out the babies. Not everyone is suitable to be a mother, plus how does one even know if they ever want to get married or start a family at that age. Most everyone that young, be they male or female, is not mature enough to make life long decisions or to stick with the decisions they have made. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Have Your Babies In Your Teens?

by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender - Women's Ovaries Don't Agree With FeminismEditor's note: There is simply so much that is awful and typical of the quiverfull tendency to allow daughters to marry early that we're going to be examining this in parts like we do sometimes with the worst of Michael Pearl's writings. Apparently Biblical Gender Roles, like other patriarch-promoting types like Von Ohlman, believe that you should marry off your girls at peak fertility, which means not too long after they start their monthly cycles. He starts off the original article claiming that girls as young as 14 have less problems with pregnancy and childbirth than women starting in … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 25 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 4Editor's  note: Wow, more blaming of parents for following his previous orders to keep your children completely protected from 'The World' Plus everything and I mean everything, you do in Pearl-World should be geared towards getting your children to marry someone who thinks and acts the exact same way as you and your family. Assimilate! The Borg! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Waiting To Marry & Reproduce Is Sinful?

by Courtney Reissig from John Piper's The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - The "It Can Wait" PhenomenonEditor's note: Evangelical Christianity fear tactics to get the women folks out of the work force and home having babies asap. No one should ever feel pressured or guilted into becoming a wife or a mother. … [Read more...]

Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” = Is My Grief Normal?

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...]