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...]

NLQ Book Review: God’s Buried Children by Daniel Farcas

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerOver a year ago a series of emails landed in my email box asking me to read, write a review, publish the review here and give this book five stars on Amazon. I do get review requests for NLQ on a regular basis, so this was just another of those. The topic sounded interesting, the memoirs of a man raised in the over burdened world of Romanian orphanages. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Stay in Abusive Marriage?

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by Mary Pride from The Way Home as published on Homeschoolers Anonymous - Mary Pride: Don't Divorce Your Drunk, Raging HusbandEditors note: R.L. Stollar is reading this book so you don't have to. It was the original call to women to return home from the workplace to be full time wives and mothers and embrace the theology of Quiverfull before Quiverfull even had a name. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Marriage Is Meant Only To Serve God?

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by Francis and Lisa Chan from The Gospel Coalition as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism - Marriage and EternityEditor's note: LAF seems to be laboring under the idea that marriage is mostly about serving God. Did I miss that part of the Bible because I don't remember anything said about the primary function of marriage was serving God. What about those people that say that the primary function of marriage is to keep you from sexual sin, or to increase the kingdom by birthing a quiverful of righteous arrows? Seems to me that different groups put different spins on marriage instead of recognizing it for what it is, a union of two people who love each other and want to spend every day for t … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Forgiving Doesn’t Mean Forgetting

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by Linda Vernick from the Association of Biblical Counselors - Why We Must Never Forget Even When We Do ForgiveEditor's note: This may be coming from a Christian counselor publication, but it's a step in the right direction in the way forgiveness and self-protection should work together. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Nancy Steals Hanukkah Day 3 (With Some Body Shaming)?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Family Dedication ServiceNotice at the very end, after Nancy has explain all about desecrating, cleansing and rededicating that she mentions having the children rededicate their bodies 'body temple' because of things that have come in to dirty and spoil the temple. What could a child have done that would make that even a possibility? Oh, that's right, Nancy believes that every moment of thought is sin. … [Read more...]

Michael Farris on Domestic Abuse: “Far Cry From The ‘Battered Woman Syndrome’”

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by R.L. Stollar - Community Coordinator of Homeschoolers Anonymous cross posted from Homeschoolers AnonymousThe following excerpt is from HSLDA founder Michael Farris’s 1996 book How A Man Prepares His Daughters For Life. Farris has his patriarchal beliefs on full display in this book, including such passages as: “I am very supportive of the concept of the authority of fathers in their home…It’s important to be right…It is appropriate to simply say to your daughter, ‘Because I’m the dad, that’s why‘” (page 21); “a woman should be submissive to her husband” (page 96); and “husbands are ultimately responsible for family decisions” (page 101). … [Read more...]


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