Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Beat Your Lying Liar Child?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – The Selfishness of a Tender HeartEditor's note: Notice that the words spanking or a little switching never appeared anywhere in this piece. Only the Pearl euphemisms that mean the same thing - training and discipline. I suspect that he rarely uses the correct words for his type of toxic discipline because of some of his followers like the Schatzs and the Williams. Protect the brand and revenue stream above all else no matter what their advice is doing to the children of their followers. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Beat Your Lying Liar Child?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - The Selfishness of a Tender HeartEditor's note: Michael's twisted misogyny only gets worse in this part. More mother-blaming and claiming that the child had evil tendencies. Mr. Pearl never comes out and says you should beat this child anywhere in the piece, but it's implied later with the name 'training'. I think we can safely assume every single time the word 'training' is mentioned in Pearl writing that it's a code word for beating with a piece of plumbing line. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Beat Your Lying Liar Child?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - The Selfishness of a Tender HeartEditor's note: Michael Pearl does some first class shaming and blaming of a mother for believing her child's less than truthful words. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Nip What In The Bud?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Nip It In The BudEditor's note: So apparently the times the father tried to ask the kid to run along weren't good enough, even if this is part of what Debi is saying that the father should have done. And those strings she's referring to being tied at the end of this piece? Something called 'strings of fellowship' Bizarre. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Nip What in the Bud?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Nip It In The BudEditor's note: Another you're doing parenting wrong piece from the Pearls. In this one they condemn a man for beating his son. I cannot for the life of me figure out why the parent didn't diffuse the situation by taking an action like picking up the toddler after the first or second time he kicked the adult visitor, or by stopping to tell the child at that exact point to knock it off in a friendly manner. Why are all parenting interactions so extreme in Pearl world? I also question the validity of the story just from the physical difficulty of kicking and waving handfuls of rock in the air at the same time. That toddler must have had … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Always Spank a Screaming Child?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - 3 Year Old ScreamerEditor's note: I almost don't have words for how repugnant this idea is! Three year olds are toddlers and everyone knows that toddlers have very low frustration thresholds. Would it not be better to help a child learn to deal with their frustrations so that the screaming becomes a thing of the past? Just maybe the child needs a nap, or a snack or just some extra time with daddy or momma. Why is beating the child always the first answer in Pearl world? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 Teach Your Children to Fear You or Have Them Harmed?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Organize and ManageEditor's note: Again, what is so wrong with not harming a child too young to understand what they did that was wrong? Is there anything really wrong with wanting to be a loving father or mother that prefers to train their child using logic, reason and love? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 Delusions of Spanking?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - LaughingEditor's note: Sorry Michael, the only laughing going on are in those of us that see just how unsuccessful your children really are, that know about the way they live, the lives of grinding poverty and make do. For bonus horrible Pearl is admitting to abusing his dogs with the same plumbing line he beats his children and possibly grandchildren with. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Delusions of Spanking?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - LaughingEditor's note: This was written back when the deaths of Hana Grace Williams and Lydia Shatz were all over the news with  news media speculating of the links between Michael Pearl's book 'To Train Up A Child' and a pile of dead children. Michael is attempting to justify his method of child beating as a legitimate way to raise children instead of the law-breaking child abuse it actually is. Dream on, Michael, because I'm seeing almost no children raised in extreme Christianity such as yours becoming anything beyond a manual laborer or the chronically under employed. Doctors? Lawyers? Psychiatric workers? I need a legitimate citation of his … [Read more...]

John Piper Wants to Go to Prison: An Argument For Hitting a Child

by Joe Sands cross posted from his blog Incongruous CircumspectionOriginally posted June 2011John Piper is a very odd man. He is old and has many a follower that will stick up for him when there is even a tiny whisper of dissent. He tends to say some incendiary things, and then grandstands when the ridicule comes shooting in, waving it off as being persecuted for the truth. But in many cases, the truth for John Piper is a relativistic sort of thing. He sees many things in life as being very dichotomous - black vs. white, having no color. … [Read more...]


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