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

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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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Need Micro-Managing From Their Husbands?

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by Cane Caldo from Things that We have Heard and Known - Cold Service is the Revenge Dish of VanityEditor's note: Remember that disgraceful guy who had all the photos of scantly clad teenagers at his site Is This Modest? - Minthegap / Adam Gregorian? If you recall he had a pile of Mens Rights buddies we quoted, some of whom have done like Gregorian did to his almost porn Modesty site and pulled down their blogs after being confronted. Here's some of the most disgusting misogyny from a man in the church we've seen in a long time. He makes Michael Pearl seem gentle. Trigger warning if you go to his blog, this posting is all about denigrating a woman in distress who is trying to work … [Read more...]

News: More Allegations on the Justin Harris Rehoming Adopted Children Situation

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More from Arkansas Matters.com . What follows below is a jaw dropping list of various allegations. After reading this please consider signing the Change.org petition calling for Justin Harris to step down from his political seat - Resign For Your Actions In Re-Homing Your Adoptive Daughters. Why isn't the State of Arkansas charging Justin and Marsha Harris with child abuse in the role of rehoming the girls and their treatment of the girls witnessed by the babysitter? Surely keeping a child deprived of human contact and locked in a room is cruel and abusive? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Quiverfull Making Martyrs Out Of Mothers?

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by Steven Ertelt from Life News - No  Greater Love: Putting the life of her unborn baby first; mother dies after giving birthEditor's note: Life News uses the death of a woman who from all accounts wasn't Quiverfull to make a point about how good Christian mothers are supposed to carry pregnancies that will end their lives to the end, no matter what the doctors advise. They are canonizing the dead women Suzanne Mazzola as an example to be looked up to instead of a woman who took a risk and paid the price. It was her decision and her's alone to make, but typically Life News ignores that. If they had their way that decision would be made in advance for all women. … [Read more...]

Has the Spanking Ban in Sweden Led to a 500% Increase in Child Abuse?

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser In today’s mail came the March-April 2015 edition of Michael and Debi Pearl’s No Greater Joy Magazine. This issue featured an article written by Michael Pearl titled Attack on Traditional Child Training. In the article, Pearl gives numerous statistics that are meant to bolster his, if you love your children, you’ll beat them” viewpoint. On page 13, Pearl writes: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Your Husbands Obsessions?

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by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Obsessions Editor's note: We'll be sharing this article in bits and pieces over the next few days since so much of it is so sheerly awful. It's one of the clearest examples of an over bearing husband's crummy behavior in the world of Christian Patriarch Movement and is rife with abusive behavior and explaining/minimizing that same behavior. Today Debi explains about Michael's hunting of those wascally wabbits and what happened in the aftermath of his hunting she had to deal with. … [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: Part 2 – Don’t Leave Abusive Husband Ever?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Abusive HusbandEditor's note: Today Michael adds his thoughts on abuse and leaving. Not any better than his wife's unfortunately. Trigger warning: This might make you sick to your stomach. Don't say I didn't warn you.  This type of advice is harmful to implement in an abusive marriage and is likely to encourage additional abuse. … [Read more...]

Review: ‘The Zimzum of Love’: Introduction to the Series

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Hello, again! I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday season. Mine was a good, long break that I definitely needed– didn’t really realize how much I needed it, although by the end of last week I was antsy to get back to work. Unfortunately, I bruised/broke my tailbone this weekend, which has made sitting down … uncomfortable. Right now I’m anticipating being able to keep to my schedule (except for this week– period week), but we’ll see how it goes. I’m not going to push myself, as how fast my tailbone heals depends almost entirely on how careful I am with it. … [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...]


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