Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 – How to Beat Your Children?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – In Defense of Biblical ChastisementEditor's note: Michael continues on with the disgusting minutia of beating children to make them behave. Trigger Warning for so many reasons since this is beyond disgusting. He tries to claim that the pain is not the most important thing. A side note: For years is has been whispered that Pearl was beaten unmercifully by his own grandmother as a child, that his child discipline rules flow out of his own ill treatment as a child. … [Read more...]

What are you Doing? – Chapter 1: Boys Just Wanna Have Fun

Today we dive right into our review of Let Them Marry Vaughn Ohlman's book on young marriage 'What are you Doing?' Warning, extreme levels of snark ahead. This book is so dreadful it's impossible to do a serious analysis of the material.Also, Von has updated his website and is now claiming he has been falsely accused of advocating pedophilia and child marriage. Was he ever accused of pedophilia? Not here. It was the selling of underage girls into common law marriages that most people are upset about. The possibility that he might be encouraging sex trafficking among his followers under the guise of it being somehow 'Godly' instead of what it actually would be - a crime. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – How to Beat Your Children?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – In Defense of Biblical ChastisementEditor's note: Michael gets down to the nitty-gritty and explains his ideas on how, when and where. It's perverse and perverted. Major trigger warning for Child Abuse. How is this man not in jail for encouraging child abuse? … [Read more...]

News Anchor Forces Weather Reporter to Cover Up Her Dress

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserLiberté Chan was recently forced to cover up her “inappropriate” dress after news anchor Chris Burrous received emails complaining about it. At first, I thought, surely this is a news channel somewhere in the Bible Belt. Nope, Los Angeles, California. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Buy Your Spanking Rod?

From Raw Story and the Phil Ferguson Radio Show - Christian Peddling Creepy 'Discipline' Sticks Wants to Keep His Business a SecretEditor's note: Patheo writer The Friendly Atheist wrote about this a few days ago and it's popping up in many places online now. This man, Steve Haymond, is quietly resuming his manufacturer and sale of this plastic 'discipline' sticks and selling them on the down low. He used to have a ministry named Biblical Child Training that says many of the same things Michael Pearl preaches and sold the plastic ruler-like implements. Clearly Haymond knows what he is doing is wrong somewhere deep inside as his letter to former customers stresses a need for secrecy and … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week – How Can I Best Help My Daughter or Son?

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 most common email questions that lands in the NLQ email box seems to be this: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull – Dear Abby?

Found on Facebook and attributed to anonymous. No idea where exactly this came from except it looks like an old 'Dear Abby' newspaper column.Editor's note: We're taking a quick break from Michael Pearl's how to on beating your children into obedience to showcase this old gem. Abby gives a great answer about why allowing God to open and close your womb is not a good thing. … [Read more...]

Questioning the Religious Status Quo

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalMy journey out of the institutional church has left me with a crazy, upside-down perspective on so much of what goes on inside that religious bubble. So when I recently heard about a 'foot-washing service' amongst religious leaders in my home town, I was not surprised that something about it made me uncomfortable. When my husband's response was even stronger than mine, I figured my instinctive recoil was worth exploring. … [Read more...]

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...]