Quoting Quiverfull: Beat Children if They Overeat?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Binding FoolishnessEditor's note: This is the second part of that follows yesterday's beat your children for gorging on junk food to keep them from getting fat. If your child is hording food, or sneaking around eating behind your back this is not always because the child is simply hungry. Many times a sneak around and horde food child is someone suffering from emotional scars where they fear not being fed. It is a reason to take a child immediately for an evaluation with either a doctor or social work/psychologist. It's not 'normal' behavior and it's not as Debi claims, training to be a thief or liar, it's an indication that this child is having mental … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Beat All That Foolishness Out?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Unbinding FoolishnessEditor's note: This bit has it all, beating children if they act in ways you consider foolish, fat shaming, and hurting your child on purpose to make them stop 'showing off'. In other words any time your child acts age-appropriately normal or human you should be them while saying 'I will show you what hurt feels like.' Does that not just reek with the love and mercy of Christ? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Coddle Boys?

by Michelle Lesley from Give Me Church Ladies, Or I Die - How Can Christian Moms Raise Godly Men?Editor's note: Surprise, surprise, this Calvinist female cultural enforcer also believes in the same thing as Lori Alexander and Debi Pearl, beating children to make them behave. Children, both boys and girls, need the presence of a committed father figure in their lives, not just when they are hurt or have misbehaved, but all the time. If he's only part of the child's life to punish or make him/her 'walk it off' it's not exactly going lead to a close or loving relationship. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The No Spanking Movement is Part of the New World Order?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Spank and Save a ChildEditor's note: This was written in the wake of allegations that Pearl's book 'To Train Up A Child' was found in the homes of several families that abused their children to death, Hana Grace Williams and Lydia Shatz. It's breathtakingly convoluted conspiracy theory that Mr. Pearl has worked out to justify his worldview instead of being open to examine the possibility that he might have contributed to the death of children. Nothing like being deceived and filled with martrybating. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Go Too Nutty Over Homeschooling?

by Steve Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Overboard on HomeschoolingEditor's note: I believe what we're looking at here is jealous at its finest. Right before this post Anderson wrote one attacking Paul Washer, who he mentions here while attacking Michael Pearl. I cannot believe I am about to say this, but based upon the measure Anderson gives here Pearl almost sounds less toxic with his belief that humans inborn nature is to do right. Too bad I've never actually seen where Michael Pearl has stated that. Is it possible that Anderson didn't actually read much of any of Pearl's writings because I've never seen anything that Pearl has written that didn't order you to beat the … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls: What Kinds of Spanking Rods to Use?

For well over a year we’ve been running a second Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ on Sundays, filled with questions by young ladies trying to get ready for marriage. Since we’ve run through many of the questions on their site it’s time to shift Sundays to something else, like perhaps examining the cornucopia of probably fake emails and questions that Michael and Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy post on their website and the possibly poisonous answers they give. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Denying a Link to Lydia Shatz and Hana Grace Williams?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - A Call to StandEditor's note: We've all seen Michael Pearl's official statement about the deaths of children whose parents followed his child training book 'To Train Up A Child'. We featured it here along with Debi's hysterical calling for the death of those that opposed them prayer request last year. Here's Debi complaining about the press linking their ministry and advice to the deaths of children. Towards the end of the piece she even manages to say that people that oppose their training methods are like Hitler's supporters and she mentions Hitler right off the bat. Does anyone know what 'lesbian homeschool website' she keeps referencing in this … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Lori Alexander Promotes Child Abuse?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Childish NatureEditor's note: Lori Alexander, one of the ladies at Ladies Against Feminism, has come out in favor of Michael Pearl's version of child abuse. She's writing a series promoting Pearl's book 'To Train Up A Child'. She never uses the words 'rod', only once using the relatively benign word 'spanking' while engaging in the type of coded language double-speak most who abuse their children in quiverfull use. Disgusting and perverted. Thankfully the Alexanders no longer have young children to abuse in this manner! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 – How to Beat Your Children?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – In Defense of Biblical ChastisementEditor's note: Michael continues on with the disgusting minutia of beating children to make them behave. Trigger Warning for so many reasons since this is beyond disgusting. He tries to claim that the pain is not the most important thing. A side note: For years is has been whispered that Pearl was beaten unmercifully by his own grandmother as a child, that his child discipline rules flow out of his own ill treatment as a child. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – How to Beat Your Children?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – In Defense of Biblical ChastisementEditor's note: Michael gets down to the nitty-gritty and explains his ideas on how, when and where. It's perverse and perverted. Major trigger warning for Child Abuse. How is this man not in jail for encouraging child abuse? … [Read more...]