Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Knowledge – Part 1

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideA new chapter brings a new topic: Knowledge according to Debi Pearl.  "Moral to the Story: Knowledge can save your life." "A Caution: Shrugging off learning can be devastating." Are we talking "don't eat wild mushrooms"?  Yet another cryptic beginning to a chapter by Debi. "Married life is not all romance and passion - maybe 5 percent. The rest of your time is devoted to the routine of living.  There will be unexpected trials and burdens that will catch you and your sweetie totally by surprise.  Whether your family, not to mention your passion, survives life's curveballs depend on knowledge....yours." Marriage isn't alway … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Dancing With the Devil – Part 2

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - When the Worst HappensThis is for seven to twelve year olds … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Dancing With The Devil?

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by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - When the Worst HappensThis little bit is about two to six year old children. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Express Displeasure To Your Child?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Six Ways Parents Destroy Their Children Without Trying It is a vicious cycle. A child’s bad behavior provokes looks of displeasure and looks of displeasure provoke bad attitudes leading to bad behavior. I have said it so many times. If you cannot train your children to do as they ought, it is far better to lower your standards and enjoy them as they are than to allow your looks of displeasure to become the norm. A kid may grow up to be undisciplined and self-willed, but there is no reason to add to it a feeling of being unloved and unable to please. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Too Sympathetic and Sensitive to Discipline?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Child Training Marathon Revisited & UpdatedBe sure and read the entire piece at No Great Joy. There are so many stomach-turning stories in this Michael Pearl penned piece, ugly descriptions of the parents, he makes a horrible comparison of a 6 year old boy to a psychologist (which I think is Pearl coded language for manipulator)  and explains his idea of spanking in loving detail. … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Don’t Take Your Kids To The Doctor

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 219A good woman has a lot to offer the marriage. A man is wiser and more successful in his endeavors because his wife has a great deal of informational resources and a lot of hard work to add to the mix. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The Priest Part 4

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideIn the last installment on the Priestly Man, Debi makes marriage sound nice.  Her advice is actually pretty good in this section."Your Priestly Mr. Steady will not expect you to cook, clean and serve him, but he might enjoy being in the kitchen cooking with you. " *looks around for the horsemen of the Apocalypse* A husband who won't expect his wife to be a domestic servant? A man who likes to cook?  Will the wonders never cease? Welcome to the 20th century, Debi.  Perhaps you'd like to join the rest of us in the 21st century?  Egalitarianism is a good deal for both parties."If he does, and if you are a perfectionist, unhap … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Michael and Debi Pearl’s Honeymoon

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From the first chapter of Created To Need A Help Meet by Michael Pearl. The infamous story everyone keeps referring to... … [Read more...]

Michael Pearl: What To Do If Your Wife Embarrasses You

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismSo I recently came upon this video:I transcribed it for you so you don’t have to watch it. Debi: Hi, I’m Debi PearlMike: And I’m the big boss Mike.Debi: We’re here to day to read a question that came in in our mail and to answer it. Oh goody, a letter! Are you ready? Hi Mike, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: How Not to be a Homeschooling Hypocrite?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine - Hypocrisy in the Homeschool Ranks? Why would homeschoolers, conservative Christians, be singled out as perpetrators of hypocrisy? He who advertises his goals, brags about his achievements, and recommends his practices becomes a subject of scrutiny and acquires a thousand volunteer referees to throw down the flag when he makes a foul. He who sets the bar the highest falls the farthest. Folks not willing or able to play the game are ready to tell the players where they went wrong. … [Read more...]


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