Vyckie @ No Longer Quivering

A perfect family, a godly life ... but who pays the price?

Vyckie Garrison

Vyckie Garrison
Norfolk, Nebraska, USA
December 14
No Longer Quivering
Vyckie Garrison, single mom of 7 kids, is a former adherent of the Quiverfull movement - a growing segment of Christian fundamentalist who advocate biblical patriarchy, prolific motherhood, homeschooling, courtship & betrothal, and other crazy shit like that. Garrison tells the story of how she came to embrace the extreme lifestyle and why she left at her "No Longer Quivering" blog: http://nolongerquivering.com

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On fundamentalist counterculture & juvenile black market adoption fantasies ...

by Vyckie Garrison @ No Longer Quivering

Do you remember when it first dawned on you that your relatives are all a bunch of crackpots and weirdos?  Seems like I was around 8 or 9 — my mother worked… Read full post »

The Not-So-Subtle Misogyny of THE FAMiLY LEADER's Marriage Vow

THE FAMiLY LEADER, a federally-funded public advocacy organization associated with Focus On The Family has garnered plenty of media attention recently.

Republican presidential hopefuls Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum have signed… Read full post »

JUNE 27, 2011 12:02AM

Born to Breed

NOTE: This excerpt is from an interview by Sarah Jones which first appeared at PoliticusUSA

My thanks to PoliticusUSA for the opportunity to raise awareness concerning the growing threat of the Quiverfull movement to women's equality in the American political arena.

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I just came across this article from WORLD magazine about Focus on the Family's shift in focus concerning marriage: (excerpt)

 We're winning the younger generation on abortion, at least in theory. What about same-sex marriage? We're losing on that one, especially among the 20- and 30… Read full post »

OCTOBER 7, 2010 12:17PM

Take Heart Project fundraiser update

Much thanks to all who have been supporting the Take Heart Project by participating in the re-posting of “Vyckie’s Story” as a way to raise funds for THP.

As I’ve been re-posting each installment, I am having second thoughts about maRead full post »

OCTOBER 7, 2010 9:15AM

Reflections on what went wrong

by Jo @ Woman Reclaimed

We’re rapidly approaching the anniversary of when I lost my life as I knew it. I’m finally to a point where I feel strong enough to boldly face where we went, what went wrong and what we messed up so very badly. We fell down theRead full post »

For Immediate Release: October 5, 2010.  For more information, contact Vyckie Garrison.

Women are conditioned to be submissive to their husbands, discouraged from using birth control, and prohibited from working outside the home. Gothard-style worldview and lifestyle overburdens women, enslaves theRead full post »

by Ima Wakenow

The following is a list of things that come to your awareness about the QF/P life once you are out of it for quite sometime.  This is just a partial list of realizations that most of the women who escaped have had in the years following their liberation.
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SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 10:49AM

Vyckie’s Bread & Butter Posts: Tooniforms

Uniform Country is an online medical uniform retailer with a huge selection of professional and fun scrubs for nurses and other health care workers.

The Tooniforms are my favorite ~ absolutely adorable tops featuring popular cartoon characters including Tweety Bird, Bambi, … even Betty B… Read full post »

All beautiful the march of days, as seasons come and go; The Hand that shaped the rose hath wrought the crystal of the snow

by Shelly Cruz

I walked over to the phone, and dialed Cecilia’s number. My first thought was that it would possibly be disconnected, but who knows,… Read full post »

 Living a Godly Life but at a Very High Price – Escape from Spiritual Abuse  This morning (Sept. 28) at 10 a.m. central time, Vyckie will be interviewed Live on the Snap Out Of It! Radio Network with recording artist and inspirational speaker, DeDe Murcer Moffett. 

Warning: This story series contains descriptions of physical abuse.

by Defendant Rising

1993 was a rough year. It was the year that Nate was fired from his engineering job in Tazewell, Virginia, and first started thinking about studying the law. It was the year when we went to a conference

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by RazingRuth

I was taken back to the station. Officer Barney* and Officer Crouch* (*obviously pseudonyms) spoke to me very little on the way to the station, but the questions they did ask were sympathetic. They wanted to make sure I knew what I was doing – as a minor (technically),… Read full post »

by LivingForEternity

My parents were luke-warm to the idea of their grandchildren being home schooled. Desperate for their approval I convinced my mom to attend a state home school convention with me. I had been to one previously and was so impressed with what the people had to say. Like a… Read full post »

The reality TV couple, the Duggars, stars of “19 Kids and Counting,” just brought home their 19th child this summer. Allowing God to decide how many kids to have, the Duggars are like many conservative Christians who subscribe to the cross-denominational, patriarchal ideals of th… Read full post »

I’d like to have a discussion here on the topic of “Unconditional Love” ~ its meaning and implications with respect to controlling, unhealthy, abusive relationships.

I am hoping to gather input from all perspectives:

Believers ~ what is unconditional love? Please explain the… Read full post »

Get Your Free Movie Ticket is a group of movie junkies who understand the value of a dollar! 

Subscribe to receive one FREE movie ticket, and 4 movie tickets every month for only $19.99. That’s over 60% in savings off the usual cost of $8 to $14 per ticket.  When friends join, you… Read full post »

By Sierra

Courtship took my church by storm in the 1990s. While I never read I Kissed Dating Goodbye, I was given a number of books about marriage and intimacy and taught explicitly that dating was preparation for divorce. Having never dated, I was not in a position to protest. I… Read full post »

by Vyckie

I recently received an email from “Henrietta” who asked:

If I choose to get involved here, contribute etc, am I part of a Christian but anti QFP group; or an anti Christian and esp anti QFP group?

It is ironic that NLQ seems to be perceived quite differently depending… Read full post »

Cheap refurbished laptops, notebooks and netbooks for sale

If you are in need of a new computer on a budget, consider cheap refurbished laptops ~ a less expensive way to get a fully-inspected, factory-sealed laptop or notebook. 

Unlike used laptops, “refurbished” computers often… Read full post »

by RazingRuth

It’s hard to explain what those first few minutes were like, as I made my way across the field to the neighbors’. I had a million emotions – fear, anger, sadness, grief, excitement, and uncertainty, just to name a few. At any moment, I expected the sliding door… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 1:26PM


by Vyckie

The comments on Hopewell’s latest Duggar piece are particularly interesting to me ~ especially when compared to the reactions over at Free Jinger ~ Quiverfull of Snark, where the consensus seems to be that Hopewell graded the Duggars way too generously.

What’s importan… Read full post »

by RazingRuth

So, there I was, pre-engaged. Betrothed. I refused to say “engaged” because that would suggest I was a party to the act. Nothing could be farther from the truth. When I should’ve been praying to ask God to make my heart right with these decisions being made for… Read full post »

NOTE: All of Bill Gothard’s 49 Character Qualities can be viewed online here.

by Hopewell

Alertness vs. Unawareness

Being aware of that which is taking place around me so I can have the right response to it (Mark 14:38)

Parents Jim-Bob and Michelle often seem oblivious to all that’s… Read full post »