Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – Infant Manifesto?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Infant ManifestoEditor's note: This final bit of the original manifesto has all the Pearl strawmen/boogiemen under the bed in it. It bashed government public schools, modern medicine, behavioral sciences, people's needs and individuality. … [Read more...]

The Emotional Effects of Divorcing God

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEvangelicals-turned-atheists are often accused by Christian zealots of being angry and/or bitter. The goal is to dismiss the intellectual reasons people deconvert, painting former Evangelicals as emotionally damaged goods. By doing this, Evangelicals are free to say things such as, you are just mad at God or my all-time favorite, someone hurt you. Of course, this argument works both ways. Few Christian converts convert solely for intellectual reasons. I have heard hundreds of salvation testimonies, and every one of them had an … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Infant Manifesto?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Infant ManifestoEditor's note: More of this vile blaming by Mr. Pearl of babies for actually having needs and expecting their parents to meet those needs. This has some added bashing of public schools too. He leaps right from babyhood to school without anything in between. … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls: Church or Children?

For well over a year we’ve been running a second Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ on Sundays, filled with questions by young ladies trying to get ready for marriage. Since we’ve run through many of the questions on their site it’s time to shift Sundays to something else, like perhaps examining the cornucopia of probably fake emails and questions that Michael and Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy post on their website and the possibly poisonous answers they give. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Infant Manifesto

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Infant ManifestoEditor's note: Babies thinking and talking about breaking their parents will before their own first birthday is one of the more twisted things to come from the brain of Michael Pearl. He clearly knows nothing about infant development or needs. This is sick. … [Read more...]

Benchmarking and the Secret Knowledge Bias of the Cult Leader

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much Grace.Part of her series on Cognitive Biases. All images by Cindy Kunsman of Under Much Grace and used with permission. ~~~~~~Just a reminder that the purpose of this discussion aims at stimulating thought and self awareness as tools to help those in recovery from trauma learn how to make safer choices. To make the discussion more jocular, we've defined Cognitive Biases as “CranioRectal Inversions” (CRI).I've struggled with writing this installment because I hate when a person pulls a Blind Spot Bias subtype out of their hat as cult leaders often do... Or were they in full force all along, but it took time for me to finally … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Infant Manifesto?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Infant ManifestoEditor's note: Not sure how much of this I can stomach to quote here. It's all horrible! Do not EVER use this man's advice to train your children. Even animals should not be treated this way! … [Read more...]

The Power of the Transformed Wife – Chapter 2 Lori Loves Telling Others What To Do

by Suzanne TitkemeyerThis chapter is all about why Lori feels entitled, and make no mistake it is entitlement even if she will not admit it, to tell everyone else what to do. No big surprise considering she herself said in chapter one that she 'loved to be in control' It's her raison d'etre.The name of chapter 2 is 'Why I Mentor Women' - we get it, you do it because it's always been your nature to be controlling. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Infant Manifesto?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Infant ManifestoEditor's note: Wow, I was jaw-dropped to read this imagining of Michael Pearl's about what infants supposedly think and eventually do. No one that views babies through such a cracked lens should be allowed near one, much less be taken seriously as an authority on child discipline matters! … [Read more...]

Stomping on Eggshells – On White Fragility and Speaking Up

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comEditor's note: Not exactly in the Quiverfull or Evangelical wheelhouse but something important to ponder in the days post-election when we're just about to end up with the second highest political position in the land being filled with a Quiverfull Evangelical.It’s been two weeks since the election, and I’ve been struggling to find something to say. Somehow life has to keep moving, we have to keep going … but it’s difficult to come here and continue reviewing Redeeming Love when it feels like the entire world is going up in flames. On the other hand I don’t want to continue re-iterating what you’re likely seeing through … [Read more...]