NLQ Question of the Week: Why Are Careers Frowned Upon and Self Employment Glorified?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.One of the things that keeps cropping up in this month's issue of No Greater Joy magazine is an attitude towards working that keeps popping up in many extremer Christian circles. That working for others in a career … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – Homeschooling? Who Needs Stinkin’ Edumakashun?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Homeschooling High SchoolersEditor's note: Michael finally gets around to answering the original letter writer's question and it's a mere one sentence dealing with how much time should be study time. Great. He never explains what he means by 'work' but I think it's safe to assume that it means work for daddy for free around the farm/business. And ugh, actually a big UGH because mindset is NOT more important that mind content in education. Attitude can only carry you so far, you need to acquire the knowledge of the subject you are studying too. … [Read more...]

More Equal Than Others

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Every Breaking WaveWritten and posted April 13, 2016Yesterday morning I was reminded anew how true the above sentiment is. Why? Because Hokey Gajan died.Likely you don't know who Hokey was unless you are from South Louisiana and an LSU or Saints football fan.In my very brief time at Baker High School in Baker, Louisiana Hokey sat very near me in biology class. I didn't know Hokey well or very long, in fact the only time he spoke to me was to hiss at me to let him see my test paper. Yes, yes, the big football hero routinely cheated on his biology tests from looking at my paper. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Homeschooling? Who Needs Stinkin’ Edumakashun?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Homeschooling High SchoolersEditor's note: Here it comes, while Michael is claiming that no one under the age of college needs official sit down and study type schooling he's also talking about how he is college-educated. Let's examine that claim, shall we? Michael Pearl attended public school in Memphis, graduating in 1965 from Messick High School before moving on to the Memphis Academy of Arts. He never graduated from the art school, but moved on to Mid South Bible College, now known as Victory College. Here's the thing about Mid South/Victory, back when Michael attended it was only accredited as a Baptist college, meaning that any credits he a … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – What Does Christian Dating Look Like?

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 – Homeschooling? Who Needs Stinkin’ Edumakashun?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Homeschooling High SchoolersEditor's note: Here comes the authoritative leather strap of Michael Pearl's words. He is now telling homeschooling parents that what they do is no different than his hated public schools. Talented and gifted children? He thinks that translates into warped adults and does not think they should receive any tutoring or specialized education at all. Claiming that it's too high pressure competitive. Sounds to me like his vision of what students are is the weaker screwed up version, not the ones in his previous piece in public and private schools. He wants a world where every single person is as ignorant, uneducated and b … [Read more...]

The Stages of Trauma in the Flowers of Spring: Daffodils Forgotten

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Under Much Grace used with permission I grew up in a house that stood at the edge of a small plateau on the incline of a mountain. It was bordered by unoccupied wooded acreage that sloped down behind it. In the spring, the forsythia and the azaleas bloomed in our yard, but we had no daffodils. Down in the woods behind the house however, daffodils poked their heads above the crisp, brown leaves that had covered them all winter. Nineteen plants grew there within twenty feet of the edge of our land on the hill as it rolled downward toward the city. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Homeschooling? Who Needs Stinkin’ Edumakashun?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Homeschooling High SchoolersEditor's note: In this toxic nugget Michael goes on to disparage any type of formal schooling, trying to say it leads to weak effeminate boys. It's pretty clear that he's either never been in a public or private school, or if he has it's been a very long time and must have taken place in some impoverished school district filled with disadvantaged kids from some awful situation, like perhaps the kids of coal miners in a small rural area where ill health is rampant. This is simply untrue in the majority of schools. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet – Part 10 Washing of the Word (Michael Compliments Himself by Complimenting Debi)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonpp 165-167After what I'm calling the Great Internet Blackout '14 (turns out backhoes and cables don't mix...you'd think the phone/internet/tv people would have realized this prior to digging), I'm back with another review. Because I've been away for awhile, I'm treating all of you lucky readers to an extra-long section! Don't you feel blessed to be able to read more of Michael's inspiring words? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Homeschooling? Who Needs Stinkin’ Edumakashun?

by Michael Pearl  from No Greater Joy - Homeschooling High SchoolersEditor's note: Here Michael Pearl explains how he and Debi taught their children. It does not sound like there was any official curriculum, lesson plans or text books involved. Michael is responding to a question on how best to teach high school children. I'd say by his measure he is short-changing the kids any real education. This is really crummy parenting, effectively he's denying his children any education that will help them become self sufficient and dooming them to a life of poverty. How is that loving? Homeschool your children if that's your thing, but please please give them a good education instead of this sub … [Read more...]


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