by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine - Attack on Traditional Child TrainingEditor's note: It's one of the six times a year when the Pearls publish their magazine and spend large parts of it defending spanking children. Turns out Michael is adding new material and chapters to his tome 'To Train Up A Child' for the 21st anniversary addition. It looks like a lot of self-justification via studies on child discipline. Notice he has no legitimate study to back his assertions in this paragraph. … [Read more...]
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...]
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?
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...]
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...]
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...]
from Focus on the Family - The Biblical Approach to SpankingWhere in the Bible does it lay out how to spank your children? … [Read more...]