Questioning the Pearls – No Matter How Much I Beat Her She Cries!

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...]

What Happened When I Called the Cops on Dad

by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming WorldlyI’ve been reading these stories of homeschool kids who were so scared of CPS. They were told that CPS were evil, would find any excuse to take them away, and that they would wind up in foster care situations where they would be horribly abused, physically and sexually, and where people hated them because they believed in God. They were told that the worst thing the foster care people would try to do was force you to reject Jesus and if you did, you would go to hell … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls – Babbling in the Night?

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...]

Questioning the Pearls – How Do I Handle an Angry Child?

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...]

The Power of the Transformed Wife – Misunderstanding Proverbs 31 to Mean Stay Home and Clean

by Suzanne TitkemeyerWe're on Chapter 12 this week in Lori Alexander's confused and confusing tome on the role of submissive women in their families. The title is 'Keepers at Home' and it contains some doozies of toxic nuggets along with a willful misinterpretation of what the Proverbs 31 woman looks like.Let me state that this chapter coming right now in my life is seriously triggering to me. I am packing for an overseas move to Costa Rica. At the same time I am having my house slightly remodeled to rent the house out, new bedroom carpets and painted along with a few upgrades. I'm up to my eyeballs in boxes, dust, shreds of wallpaper being removed, someone else tearing out my … [Read more...]

Michael Pearl Says Beating Two-Year-Olds is the Best Way to Get Them to Behave

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserIn the March/April 2017 edition of No Greater Joy, Michael Pearl gives advice to a mother who is frustrated with her toddler’s rebellious behavior. The mother wants to know the most effective way to turn her hellion into an angel. She describes her problem this way: My son is 2 years and 10 months. He is a bright, affectionate, patient, obedient child. Or at least he was until about 3–4 weeks ago. At that point he decided to start fighting me on EVERYTHING. Today I told him that he couldn’t wear his shoes upstairs (he never wears his shoes in the house, far less upstairs, and he was already wearing just so … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Children Born With Demonic Need For Pleasure?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Self ControlEditor's note: What type of a toxic person proclaims that a child's wants are 'dark arts of indulgence' like they are busy perusing the Necronominon and casting spells? Michael is busy laying out all his reasons why the beatings must start in his corner of the world very early. Beating a child for normal development is beyond cruel. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Teaching Gun Control By Spanking?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Training Fleshy FleshEditor's note: I don't have words for how awful this seems. Tempt the child on purpose and them beat them, causing physical pain, to keep them too cowed to be tempted again. There has to be a special place in hell for those that purposely harm little children. … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls: Screaming?

 tFor 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...]

The Power of the Transformed Wife – Control Everything About Your Children

by Suzanne TitkemeyerFirst I owe you an apology. I missed one week of the book review due to being on a Central American beach and not wishing to spoil it with Lori's toxic book and last week because of various speculations on the Duggar family.So we're picking back up again today. Today's chapter, chapter 9 in the book entitled - Teaching and Training Children in the Way They Should Go. Like a lot of the book most of this chapter is merely reworded Mike and Debi Pearl writings. … [Read more...]