Patriarch Spanks Wife & Gets Jail Time: Physical Violence is Always Unacceptable!

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerThis Monday and Tuesday on the Dr. Phil show there was featured a man (Kirby ) that is a Fundamentalist Christian Patriarch type who'd spanked his wife Renee with a paddle for not calling him "Sir". What he didn't know was that his wife had videoed him disciplining her and eventually went to law enforcement with that video and others showing him physically disciplining their sons. He was arrested and now the wife has a no contact order against him. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Small Mercies?

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by Michael Pearl from World Magazine - To Train Up A Pharisee  “I have never advocated—either in private, public speaking, or in writing—withholding food from a child, forcing children to sleep on the floor or outside, constraining them in blankets (or by any other means), spanking children on their feet, faces, or backs, locking them in small rooms or tight containers, or forcing them to stay outside in cold weather.” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: More ‘Licks’ For Running Away From Spanking?

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by Michael Pearl from his book "To Train Up A Child"Trigger Warning! Graphic description of beating a child … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Memories of ‘The Rod’

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M. Dolon Hickmon, author of 13:24 - A Story of Faith and Obsession, has written a new article about the recent events with NFL player Adrian Peterson. It's a difficult but good read because of the unflinching descriptions of the Christian child discipline suffered by the author at roughly the same age as Peterson's son. People do carry the memories of what happens to them as young children into the rest of their lives as Hickmon proves in his piece. … [Read more...]

Burning Down The Woodshed

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons As my partner can attest to, one of the things that have stuck with me from growing up in the Deep South is my reliance on idiomatic Southern expressions. In my area, “trip to the woodshed” was the most commonly used euphemism for corporal punishment, and while the adults who used this term obviously meant it humorously, hearing it made me feel a little sick. “I’m going to take you out back to the woodshed!” conjured images, for me, of lashings and beatings and screaming boys and girls– but in that old-fashioned Disney way, with the too-red cheeks and too-round eyes and deep furrows in the mother’s brow and the animation sequ … [Read more...]

Quoting Quivering: Dealing With a Dominating Defiant Child?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy Ministries - The Will To DominateWe start with one of those wonderful fake-esque letters the Pearls receive regularly. Warning - the letter is a fake doozy!: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Bless Your Children and They Will Rebel Less (But You’ll Still Have to Spank Them)

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Swift to Bless … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Become ‘Engrossed’ in Anything?

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by Nancy Campbell at Above Rubies - What To Do Before You ScreamThis posting by Nancy is a good example of the Fundamental Evangelical Christian Quiverfull tendency to take something that is good, good advice, and then turn around an add something poisonous at the end. Much of this is good advice. Last paragraph? Not so much. Emphasis on the poison part. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Child Training From Day One?

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by Shalom (daughter of Michael and Debi Pearl) Brand from No Greater Joy magazine - Training Starts at Birth … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Do It For The Children?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Show The Way For Your Children … [Read more...]


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