Quoting Quiverfull: Anti Spanking Equals Anti Family?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Spank and Save a ChildEditor's note: How exactly is it that trying to teach children that violence is wrong by not spanking them equates societal engineering? … [Read more...]

Why Do So Many Evangelicals Abuse Their Children?

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser Now there’s a title sure to get everyone’s attention! Why do so many Christians abuse their children? The reason is primarily a theological one. (though they might not even realize it is) Most Christian sects believe in some form of original sin.(depravity) The theology goes something like this: … [Read more...]

A Film That Helps Us Understand Why Pearl Becomes Appealing: How do parents get caught up in extreme practices?

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by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceA few years ago, I attended a professional conference that dealt with addiction which featured John Bradshaw as one of the speakers. I didn't like his old PBS series on codependency and families, but in recent years, I've found his lectures and books enlightening. He points out well, much like Alice Miller does, that corporal punishment in particular destroys critical thinking and makes a person ripe for manipulation. In a talk, much of which referred back to his own history of abuse, he ended up mentioningFocus on the Family and Richard Fugate as examples of ideologues who recommend abusive practices in their books. I approa … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Pampering Your Child is Not Love?

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by J.C. Ryle from his book Training Children: It Starts With Love as quoted by Kelly Crawford of Generation CedarEditor's note: Why is it that every time some Quiverfull cultural enforcer or speaker starts talking of training children that they immediately demonize the child, such as Voddie Baucham did yesterday in R.L. Stollar's 'The Child as Viper'? There's no room for simply loving your children, participating in life with your children without a constant subcontext of evil, no room for the freedom to make mistakes or learning opportunities, or those moments when you lovingly indulge your child because you love them and want to show that. It's all beat the evil out or deny that child … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: “Let It Go” Promotes Rebellion?

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by Alli from her blog Awed Body - Why We Iced 'Frozen'Editor's note: We've looked at Disney's 'Frozen' before and heard all the reasons why many Christians think it's a bad movie for kids, but this is a different argument that the usual fundy 'Lesbianism promotion' screed. Perfect example of a peculiar type of fear thinking prevalent in the Quiverfull movement and in Evangelical Christianity - A demon under every bush, on every byway and in every freezer. Thinking this way creates enormous amounts of fear over things that have nothing to do with anything 'evil' or 'demonic', just another way to make believers controlled fearful weaklings. Another version of the same sort of thinking pe … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Protect Those Boundaries to Control Your Children

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Crazy CattleEditor's note: Paging Ms. Mel! Is this the best way you keep cattle in the field? With an electrified fence? I do know someone that is in the Quiverfull movement that did use an electrified fence to keep her children in the yard so that she didn't have to watch them. Mr. Peal can disclaimer this all he likes, but there will always be those that take his stories as instructions. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sheltering Your Kids From The World Because Bible?

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by Kelly Crawford from Generation Cedar - Is it Right to Shelter Our Children?Editor's note: Crawford is trying to compare sending your children to public school as something similar to allowing your child free access to 'porn'. Very bad analogy and straight up Evangelical fear mongering. Logic fail 101. … [Read more...]

WTH? – Pat Robertson Advocates Beating Kids To Appreciate The Blessings Of Christmas?

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spoken by Pat Robertson on his television show 'The 700 Club' on January 5th, 2015 as reported by Raw StoryEditor's note: Found this while searching for Pat Robertson's predictions for 2015. I like to keep track of his yearly predictions and then revisit just to make sure none of them have actually occurred. Could not wait to share as part of Quoting Quiverfull.  Letter to Pat Robertson: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Nancy Steals Hanukkah Day 7

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - The True LightIn which Nancy links lack of light to rebellious disobedient children. … [Read more...]

Who Said It? Michael Pearl or Adrian Peterson Edition

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Adrian Peterson has given a lengthy interview with USA Today - Adrian Peterson: 'I Won't Ever Use a Switch Again Notice that he doesn't say he will not hit or spank his children, just that he will be not be using a switch. Some of his comments remind me too much of things that have come out of the mouth of Michael Pearl, Christian advocate for starting to hit your children with a switch as child discipline starting at six months old. … [Read more...]


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