Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – How to Beat Your Children?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – In Defense of Biblical ChastisementEditor's note: We're going deep into trigger warning territory as Pearl explains more on how he thinks a piece of 1/4 inch plumbing line should be applied harshly to the tender skin of a child to make him or her behave. What type of sadist thinks this is ever a good idea? Is he reenacting childhood trauma? Is there a psycho-sexual overtone to this he carried out of his own childhood? What happened to create this monstrous fixation with beating children? … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Sibling Relations?

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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – How to Beat Your Children?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – In Defense of Biblical ChastisementEditor's note: No matter how Michael words it the story about spanking the five month old in the car seat is always wrong! A child that age isn't capable of rebellion, defiance or understanding what his mother wants him to do. He's acting/reacting in an elemental way without reasoned measured thought. This is child cruelty. Notice how quickly Michael Pearl goes into 'The Rod' section? … [Read more...]

The Puritans, The Quakers and Little Old Me (Reflections on ‘A Measure of Light’)

by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch The ShepherdA couple of weeks ago, a new novel mentioned on Facebook piqued my interest. I ordered it almost immediately. A Measure of Light, by bestselling Canadian author Beth Powning, retells the story of Mary Dyer, an English woman who came to Massachusetts as a persecuted Puritan, yet later became one of the earliest American Quakers.My mind always seeks connections between what I read and my own life and family, and this was an immediate grab for me. One of my ancestors, Margaret Stevenson Scott, was the last and oldest person hanged by the Puritans in the Salem … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – How to Beat Your Children?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - In Defense of Biblical ChastisementEditor's note: Here we go into the weird world of what the Pearls consider child training as a lead up to using a plumbing line on their rears. Michael claims if you don't train your child then all spanking will do is to make them resentful and angry. No Michael, beating your children, trained or not, makes them resentful and angry. ALL children, not just your imaginary untrained hellions. Plus you are not training them to behave by spanking those kids, you are training them to pretend, to hide, to lie, anything to avoid the whipping. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 2 Obey Indeed? (Eve and Her Gullible Female Nature)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 174-175Last section, Michael engaged in some mental gymnastics. We were taught that women are supposed to obey their husbands, but their husbands aren't supposed to remind them of this. I guess that's what Debi's book is for. Today,we are talking about WHY women are meant to be in subjugation to their husbands. The answer is: Eve, of course. Text is in purple … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1- How to Beat Your Children?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - In Defense of Biblical ChastisementEditor's note: Here Michael builds up to how and why he thinks the 'rod of correction' should be applied and also tells that most parents aren't doing it right. He starts out well, with a bit of good advice about enjoying their children and developing mutual respect. However how can anyone say that they respect their children and still beat them is beyond me. This is from 2001, back before the deaths of Lydia Schatz and Hana Grace Williams. … [Read more...]

Daffodils Grieved in Recovery

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Under Much Grace and used with permission After the first stage of recovery where we find safety and stability (things we sometimes must learn about for the first time), we find ourselves in a place of revisiting trauma to see it for what it is. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Nancy Campbells Adds Another ‘Must Do’?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - How Does Your Garden Grow?Editor's note: If there is one thing you can count on with Nancy Campbell is that she will find new 'must do's for every God-fearing quiverfull momma. She's come up with a new one. You must grow a garden to be Godly, even if you are living in the city and growing that garden in pots and planters. While fresh produce does usually taste better there's nothing in the Bible to indicate it's a sin to buy it at the local farmers market or super market. This is more of Nancy's Godly busy work designed to lord it over her followers that they aren't doing it right if they don't do exactly like her. … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 1 Chapter 9

by Mel cross posted from her blog when Cows and Kids CollideAll quotes from the book are in blue text.I think the hardest genre of writing is satire.  Finding a workable balance between sympathy and criticism requires walking a razor edge.Chapter Nine, which is titled "Rules of Engagement: Practical Tips on Interaction and Conversation", includes dialogue that is either poor satire or insulting as hell. … [Read more...]


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