Quoting Quiverfull: Part 7 – Michael Pearl Defending His Strawman?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Spank and Save a ChildEditor's note: Finally this load of copswallop is at an end. More blaming and shaming while claiming quite falsely that the movement's children will be hiring our poor undisciplined loser children (in his mind). Tell me again who's children are living in abject poverty yet claiming they are successful? He's doubling down on a lie. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Divorce Causes Mass Shootings?

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by Matt Walsh of the Matt Walsh Blog as quoted by It's The Women Not The Men - Good Guys  (linked through Do Not Link)Editor's note: This isn't to put down gun control or support gun control. This is being posted because it is a perfect example of QF Fundamentalism's tendency to take complex issues and reduce them down to something simplistic. That simple solution is always something 'Bible based' instead of researched, given any amount of deep thought or alternative solutions. Hungry? You must be lazy and the Bible says lazy people don't eat. Have depression? You're selfish. Sick? You must have sinned in some way... the list goes on and on. You disrespect others when you reduce … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Control Your Children But Not Too Much?

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by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Cloistered Homeschool SyndromeEditor's note: In which Michael claims they've been studying home to combat this "Cloistered Homeschool Syndrome and how it came about. Two mentions on the evils of television. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Control Your Children But Not Too Much?

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by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Cloistered Homeschool SyndromeEditor's note: In this article Michael criticizes homeschooling families that control everything the children do. Wait, I'm very confused, isn't this something that the Pearls themselves also did to their children? Is it opposites day or something? … [Read more...]

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Trickle-Down Cults

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by Samantha Fields cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons I grew up in a cult. ~~~~~~~~~~ That’s what I say when I have to start explaining my life to someone. As a phrase it carries a lot of baggage, but even so, it’s the easiest and most straightforward way I have to start my story. Generally I have to walk the person back from visions of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, but as loaded as the word “cult” is, it still applies to my life. According to the research of people like Michael Langone, the Independent Fundamental Baptist church I attended for a dozen years fit 13 out of 15 qualifiers. So while I didn’t live in a bunker or on a compound, there’s really no other way to explain w … [Read more...]

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NLQ Question of the Week: Why Live Like You Are In The 1880s?

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This is a new series we’re going to start running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.This week's thoughts and questions involve the Quiverfull lifestyle in the wake of the mess with the Naugler family. Granted, the Naugler family does the entire off-the-grid thing very poorly, unlike most Quiverfull families that go off grid. That still doesn't stop the support of the Quiverfull Homeschooling community for this family. Which brings me to this question - Why is it that the lifestyle of living as close to how our pioneer ancestors lived is upheld as the perfect standard in Quiverfull? Bake your own bread, grow your own food, sew y … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Anger in Children is Purely Selfishness?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Angry ChildrenEditor's note: Michael seems to be saying here that if you control your child and everything about their environment then the incidents of anger will be lessened. While I agree that teaching children to deal with their emotions and the things that frustrate them is a very important goal it still seems likely that the switch is not too far off in the world of Micheal Pearl child training. … [Read more...]

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Family Life Today: Poised to Take Over the Vacancy Left by Vision Forum Ministries

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerWhen the news of the unwanted sexual encounters between Vision Forum's Doug Phillips and Lordes Torres came out followed by the closing of both Vision Forum Ministries and their for profit Vision Forum Inc it left quite a void in the world of Christian Dominionism, Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements. Everyone speculated who would take over from the powerhouse dominionist ministry of Vision Forum. But those that might have stepped in to fill the void left by the closing of Vision Forum had their own scandals to deal with: first Bill Gothard of IBLP/ATI, who is huge in the world of homeschooling and dominionism, was accused of groping teenagers working at ATI … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Pleading With Your Children Over Their Sin

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by Tim Challies from Challies.Com - Help! My Kids Are Looking At Porn!Editor's note: While there is some good advice in this article, such as not heaping your child with shame after you find them looking at internet porn, there's also some pretty less than perfect responses too. In the Evangelical Quiverfull world where everything is hypersexualized it's considered a sin to have normal childhood curiosity. So the parents go right into over reaction mode. Is this healthy? There are much better ways to handle catching your child looking at porn than most of this.  … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Demons and Children?

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by Johnathan Parnell from John Piper's Desiring God blog - Parenting Means Wrestling DemonsEditor's note: There's just so much to dislike in Mr. Parnell's article on parenting and the demonic that it's hard to pick only one awful quote. The main message running through the piece seems to be that the devil is there to trip you up in parenting your children no matter what parenting style you pick and that demons hate children. Love your children, but don't love them too much seems to be the core message. … [Read more...]

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