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...]

Questioning the Pearls: Whining is Strictly Prohibited

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...]

Crimson (Butt) and Clover

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Every Breaking WaveThis could also have been titled "How I Got Spanked For Dancing to a Tommy James and the Shondells Song"One of the few benefits of having been sidelined with my various ailments lately as I've been able to indulge in one of my past times in a huge way. I am a voracious reader. I love books and my Kindle is always loaded with a crazy variety of reads, from biographies to history to straight up fiction to things from university presses. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Never Spank in Anger?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Cheerful, Authoritative, ConsistentEditor's note: Michael Pearl can claim all he wants that spankings and beatings must be carried out with a cheerfulness, but we know from his many denigrating posts speaking down to others and blaming children that it is anger and agression driving his discipline of children. … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls – Spank Them Happy?

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: Spoiled Unspanked Children?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Don't Pamper Your ChildrenEditor's note: Is there some fundamentalist world calendar that causes QF enforcers to all write about similar subjects at the same time? I am finding a lot of 'Don't Spoil Just Spank' posts on the usual peoples blogs today. In the unquoted bits of this piece Lori explains you just have to 'be firm' and 'not allow' certain behaviors like tantrums to turn out perfectly obedient children before she makes the huge leap to say that those kids allowed to get away with the things she considers bad behavior are doomed to awful lives. I don't think it's much of a leap from her words about awful lives to the hell and … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Spank Children to Save Their Souls?

by Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church - Positive Only ParentingEditor's note: While some folks go overboard on the participation trophies thing showing gratitude for cooperation is still a better plan than beating the bejesus out of a kid that has forgotten to take out the trash. Why are frightening children with threats instead of guiding someone with positive words the go-to move in this movement? If you read the unquoted parts of this piece Steven tells what has to be a highly fictionalized story of a pre school that refuses to ever say 'no' to a child's behavior. Why hasn't CPS been called on the Anderson family if it's all beatings and threats of eternal damnation? … [Read more...]