Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Dogs, Cats and Kids Are All Selfish?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Dogs, Cats and KidsEditor's note: He lets his dog eat cats?!? So not only does he make his animals compete for food he also approves of them harming each other. Can someone please explain to me again why anyone listens to his child rearing advice? Sick. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Are Quiverfull Evangelicals so Quick to Physically Discipline Their Children?

This is a new series we’re going to start running on Thursday evening posts. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life. As I'm sure all of you have seen by now there have been protests, looting and rioting in the city of Baltimore over the death of a young man named Freddie Gray in police custody. One of the stories that has emerged from this tragic situation is that of mother Toya Graham. News cameras caught her slapping, yelling and dragging her 16 year old son Michael away from the violent protests on Monday night. The question of if she was right or wrong to use physical discipline to remove her son from the protest isn't really up for debate here, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Apply the Rod or Your Child Ends Up in Prison?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - In Defense of Biblical ChastisementEditor's note: Michael seems to think that those that do not get beaten by the plumbing line end up in jail. The problem of criminal actions and behaviors is not as simplistic as he thinks it is. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Bible Makes Child Training Perfect?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy in part ten of his new foreword for his book “To Train Up A Child” – Attack on Traditional Child TrainingEditor's note: Thankfully this is the last part of Michael's new foreword for his book. The bad news is that this is only part one of two. Expect to see part two up sometime in May. If Mr. Pearl is so interested in Biblical child training how could he miss the part that talks about the father not frustrating the child? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Yelling – The New Spanking?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy in part nine of his new foreword for his book “To Train Up A Child” – Attack on Traditional Child TrainingEditor's note: I agree with Michael that yelling is no solution, but spanking is not the answer to yelling. You cannot replace one bad discipline method with another. Plus, I think many parents have been yelling at their kids for a long long time now. It's not a new thing. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Spanking Leads to General Degeneration of Society?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy in part eight of his new foreword for his book “To Train Up A Child” – Attack on Traditional Child TrainingEditor's note: He's claiming that the anti spanking movement cannot prove their claims even as there are many more legitimate scientific studies showing that harming a child to make them behave is bad in the long run. Mr. Pearl ignores facts or blurts out lies about anything that runs counter to his belief.  This seems to be a typical thing to do in the world of Quiverfull and Evangelical Christianity, come up against a study or a fact that doesn't fit with your 'Biblical World View', just call it a lie without legitimately refuting it. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Another Michael Pearl Small Survey Sample Pro Spanking?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy in part seven of his new foreword for his book “To Train Up A Child” – Attack on Traditional Child TrainingEditor's note: I believe that Michael is referring to his appearance on the Anderson Cooper show on CNN about three years ago. Video of his appearance here, here and here.  This was in the aftermath of the deaths of Hana Grace Williams and Lydia Shatz, both disciplined to death by their families using Mr. Pearl's methods. Both homes had well worn copies of "To Train Up A Child" yet Michael denies his teachings had anything to do with their deaths. Michael went all the day to NYC to appear on the show of someone he would consider a 'sodomite' to defe … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Michael Cites Pro Spanking Studies?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy in part six of his new foreword for his book "To Train Up A Child" - Attack on Traditional Child TrainingEditor note: So now Michael busts out actual legitimate studies, well perhaps Fox News Gretchen Carlson isn't a legit source, but most of these are from real places and people. Wondering how many of these are cherry-picked bits taken out of context? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Spanking Doesn’t Create Criminals?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy in part five of his new foreword for his book "To Train Up A Child" - Attack on Traditional Child TrainingEditor's note: So what does Michael do to disprove all those studies that claim hitting your children increases their tendency towards violence and possible criminal behavior? Does he compile the studies of others to refute it? Does he look at statistics and crunch the numbers? Nope, he goes to his prison ministry group, the bunch of guys that would do or say anything to please him and get possible brownie points/ time shaved off their sentences, his captive audience, and he polls them. He comes to a conclusion after a tiny sampling of data! He … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: All Anti-Spanking Studies Only Study Bad Kids?

This is part four of Michael Pearl's updated foreword to his book "To Train Up A Child" from No Greater Joy - Attack on Traditional Child TrainingEditor's note: Now Michael goes on to claim that you cannot find cases of abuse in Christian homeschooled children who are spanked followed by saying in the studies that support no spanking that the representative sampling is all among juvenile delinquents. What about Hana Grace Williams? What about Lydia Shatz? What about the countless others that don't make it into the news but are surely being abused by the letter of Pearl's awful book? If his book is such a great resource for parenting then why exactly has it been found in homeschooling … [Read more...]


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