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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Spank Children in School?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours? - Just Take Away Their Electronic Gadgets!Editor's Note: Zsu has proclaimed her love of spanking a number of times now. This time she claims it's much more effective than seizing electronic gadgets as discipline. I don't know. It's been my experience that it's much more brutal and effective to confiscate all the cell phone chargers or power cords to the video game than any spanking. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 8 – Infant Manifesto?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Infant ManifestoEditor's note: Last little bit. What I'm not quoting is Momma reading the book "To Train Up A Child" and sharing it with Daddy followed by a tantrum the next morning at the breakfast table when the child got unsweetened oatmeal instead of the desired breakfast of cold sugary cereal. So it's a two-fer, child beating combined with Pearl dietary preferences. All this is followed with this supposed child saying they learned that whining and demanding only brought the switch and to cooperate. I cannot imagine beating a child for not liking what you served for breakfast. What type of monster does that? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 7 – Infant Manifesto?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Infant ManifestoEditor's note: We continue on with our glimpse into the frightened small mindset of one Mr. Michael Pearl and why he should never be allowed around small children. Turns out this answer to the earlier stated goals of all toddlers and babies is supposedly from the mouth of a two year old. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 – Infant Manifesto?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Infant ManifestoEditor's note: Now Michael flips the script to the beaten child justifying Michael's constant calls to beat childen into submission starting around 6 months old. I am not old enough to read, but I heard my parents reading that article called Infant Manifesto. I wanted to respond, but I can’t write yet, so I dictated this to my older sister—she is three years old—and she wrote it down on our new computer. If it weren’t for that grammar and spell check, I don’t believe she could have done it. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – Infant Manifesto?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Infant ManifestoEditor's note: This final bit of the original manifesto has all the Pearl strawmen/boogiemen under the bed in it. It bashed government public schools, modern medicine, behavioral sciences, people's needs and individuality. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Infant Manifesto

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Infant ManifestoEditor's note: Babies thinking and talking about breaking their parents will before their own first birthday is one of the more twisted things to come from the brain of Michael Pearl. He clearly knows nothing about infant development or needs. This is sick. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Infant Manifesto?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Infant ManifestoEditor's note: Not sure how much of this I can stomach to quote here. It's all horrible! Do not EVER use this man's advice to train your children. Even animals should not be treated this way! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Parental Anger is Because You Failed to Discipline Properly and Quickly?

by Kelsie Steele from No Greater Joy Magazine - You Don't Have to YellEditor's note: This isn't necessarily bad advice taken at face value. But knowing that to the Pearls and their followers 'Discipline' is code for 'Spanking the living daylights out of them' puts it into an entirely different context. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Awful Evil Parents Ruin Spanking For ‘Good Christians’?

Lori Alexander from Always Learning - The Rod Chapter FiveEditor's note: Possibly the most disturbing thing I've read over at Lori's blog. She's promoting the child abuse that the Pearls advocate. I guess dead children, the kindness of Jesus and the copious legitimate studies that prove that spanking your child is bad for them count for naught in her worldview. Sad that she'd promote abuse like this. No, a few bad parents do not 'ruin' it for everyone else, they illustrate something fundamentally wrong with anyone that thinks inflicting pain on a child to teach them a lesson. There's a word for that - Sadistic. I suspect for many of Pearl's followers there is a component of unrecognized … [Read more...]