Damaged Goods

 by Calulu cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapeTrue Love Doesn't Wait author Von Ohlman has been taking on the writings of one Michael Pearl, author of "To Train Up A Child" and founder of No Greater Joy Ministry.You remember To "Train Up A Child" don't you? That child training book that has been blamed for the beating and starvation death of adoptive child Hana Grace Williams and the deaths of a few other children?  The trial of Hana's adoptive parents started last week. They'd been charged with murder, as they well should be. Michael Pearl and his cruel book also hold some culpability in my mind. But back to the subject. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Not Responsible For the Death of Hana?

While the trial of Carri and Larry Williams is still ongoing here is the official statement Michael Pearl gave several years ago disavowing any link between his book "To Train Up a Child" and the death of Hana Williams. What do you think?by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy ministries and author of "To Train Up a Child" … [Read more...]

Hana Grace Williams Trial

Updated 8-23-13Hana Grace Williams adoptive parents Carri and Larry William's trial for her murder started  on Monday July 22nd.Currently the case is ongoing, with troubling testimony and expert witnesses likening the methods of punishment used to torture. The trial is still in the prosecution stage after a month but they are coming to the end of their witnesses. The defense will be next up. Curious as to what the Williams will claim in regards to why they withheld basic care from their adoptive child. It's really quite indefensible. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Blame Daddy For Your Betrothal?

by Von Ohlman at True Love Doesn't Wait - To Betroth or not to Betroth: A Response to Michael Pearl Part 1 Mr. Pearl’s article (and I should say I greatly enjoy the work that the Pearls have done on child training, his wife’s book ‘Helpmeet’, and other books and articles) begins rather interestingly, for a Biblical topical study. … [Read more...]

Saturday News Links: July, 13, 2013

Are the Duggars Quiverfullers that use the abusive discipline method advocated by Michael and Debi Pearl? - http://whynottrainachild.com/2013/07/08/duggars-pearls/  Even Dear Abby has had to address the issues of socialization faced by some homeschoolers - http://news.yahoo.com/isolated-home-schooler-cuts-herself-relieve-loneliness-050121916.html … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Created For Him?

by Debi Pearl from The NGJ Magazine July-August  Were you created to be his help meet…not HIS (Jesus’) help meet but “his” (hubby’s) help meet…helper to a mere fallen man? If you are a real believer in Christ … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Influencing Free Choice

By Michael and Debi Pearl on fatherhood:How do we as fathers influence our children’s free will to make a choice to love God? Many young parents write, alarmed by the end results of other people’s grown homeschooled children. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Biblical Fatherhood?

Instead of listening just one pastor or leader talking about his ideas on Biblical Fatherhood we'll be listing a pile of quotes by many different people in fundamentalism. … [Read more...]

Quiverfull Mega-Moms Matter the Mostest

by Vyckie GarrisonLast month I was invited to participate in a panel discussion on Women Leaving Religion at the Center For Inquiry's Women in Secularism conference in Washington, DC. … [Read more...]

Cloistered Fruit (Not) An Open Letter to the Pearls

by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating The DragonsSo, a friend of mine sent me this post by Michael and Debi Pearl the other day. I encourage you to go read it, just so that you have some context for the following rant and can follow along. … [Read more...]


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