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...]

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...]

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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Right Way to Spank?

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from Focus on the Family - The Biblical Approach to SpankingWhere in the Bible does it lay out how to spank your children? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Unbelievers Want To Beat Their Kids?

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by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Resume EnhancementThis is from a posting last year when the British government was holding hearings on if they should ban "To Train Up A Child" by Michael Pearl from the UK. Michael had been contacted by various BBC reporters and was saying how banning his book was going to enhance his resume and drive sales of the book into new record heights. Pure Pearl logic. … [Read more...]

Re-Post: I Am Not My Parents

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To Live This post was originally published in May of 2011. I’ll admit, I still go back to read this post on occasion. Because the fear of hurting my kids is so overwhelming at times, I need that reminder that I am not doomed to repeat the past, that change is not only possible, it is already happening.   … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What is Normal Exactly?

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by Shoshanna Pearl Easling from No Greater Joy - Yes! I Am Normal … [Read more...]

Re-Post: A Mama’s Journey

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To Live This was originally published June of 2011. I’ve also included an excerpt from a post I wrote the year before that. Words can’t fully explain how life-changing it was for me to begin to see my children as people, not sinful rebellious little beings I must force into compliance. Recognizing that how I was parenting was wrong, forced me to acknowledge that how I was parented had harmed me. My desire to parent my children gently, was the fuel that pushed me to get into counseling and get help for the first time. It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 years since I began the journey of Gentle Parenting. … [Read more...]

News: Colorado Elects Demon Hunter?

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Alright, so Colorado allows people to legally smoke marijuana in their state, which is the only explanation to how this man was elected. Everyone voting for him must have been high.One of Kevin Swanson's pals was elected this week in Colorado as a state representative. Gordon Klingenschmitt is well know for trying to exorcise the President's supposed 'demons' long distance along with a long list of even more bizarre. … [Read more...]


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