Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Nip What In The Bud?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Nip It In The BudEditor's note: Somehow Debi manages to get to the end of this piece without advocating beating the child severely. But she doubles down on the toxic 'be happy' crap she peddles. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Children’s Needs Are Not To Be Considered?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine - No More Bondage to FEAREditor's note: Again Michael claims that any behavior that is not text book perfect is another set of manipulations by the child. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 Michael Pearl Answers Parenting Questions?

by Michael Pearl and the assorted poor saps that wrote him on No Greater Joy - SINFUL SensitivityEditor's note: One of the few times when Michael doesn't advise creaming the snot out a kid with a plumbing line. What do you think of the letter, is it another suspiciously Pearl-like letter meant to push extra sales of "To Train Up A Child" or a genuine plea for help? His use of the term 'ghetto brat' is horrifying. My first question would be why on earth this mama is allowing her barely two year old baby to be in the company of a three year old without any adult supervision of either. Of course Michael doesn't ask that question. Shaming, blaming and name-calling is easier. … [Read more...]

Bonus Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Is He Wetting on Purpose?

Alright, so I know that we've already had one of these today, but when I ran across this question shortly after posting the earlier one I decided that posting a second question on Thanksgiving Eve might not be a bad thing. Especially in light of some of the recent posts and discussions we've had about effective non-physical child discipline. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Belt Your Children?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Children Need a Bible and a BeltEditor's note: This is a seriously toxic piece of garbage posting by Ms. Alexander. She's blaming shootings at schools and a pile of things on the fact that less and less people in America beat their children with a belt!?! Then she tops this off by linking directly to Michael Pearl's ritual child abuse manual disguised as parenting advice 'To Train Up A Child" So glad her children are grown and have left home after reading this. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Michael Pearl Thinks Political Correctness Is Killing Child Abuse Disguised As Dicipline?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine - Two-Front War on ChristiansEditor's note: Skipped large parts of this article because it's Michael Pearl attacking Hillary Clinton, the Supreme Court and marriage equality mixed with quoting all the self-professed Evangelical Republican presidential candidates to prove Pearl's points. Focusing on the part where Michael bemoans that people consider corporal punishment as a parenting tactic that has gone the way of the dinosaurs. Funny how he tries to link the falling out of favor of his book with a liberal agenda and the loss of Biblical standards nationwide. … [Read more...]

Child Abuse or Child Discipline?

by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch The Shepherd(Editor's note: This was originally posted February 2010 when Lydia Schatz was murdered by her adoptive parents. It's worth a read because Michael and Debi Pearl, authors of the book followed by the Schatz's "To Train Up A Child" and indirectly responsible for her death, are still preaching their dangerous message of child abuse.)Dear friends,Please permit me a rant. You need to read this.On February 6, seven year old Lydia Schatz, adopted from Liberia, was murdered. Her 11 year old sister Zariah is in critical condition with severe kidney damage. Who did it? Their deeply religious (I can’t bring myself to say C … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Great Reward Earned by Disciplining Children?

by Shalom Pearl Brand from No Greater Joy - Great RewardEditor's note: You know what Shalom is referring to when she uses the word 'mold' when she's talking about training her children? It's a more polite way to refer to using physical force to compel obedience, breaking their spirits. It was done to her and now she's doing it to her children, the cycle of abuse continues, albeit nicely worded now. Giving ugly things newer safer-sounding names doesn't make them any less awful. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Spanking Leads to General Degeneration of Society?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy in part eight of his new foreword for his book “To Train Up A Child” – Attack on Traditional Child TrainingEditor's note: He's claiming that the anti spanking movement cannot prove their claims even as there are many more legitimate scientific studies showing that harming a child to make them behave is bad in the long run. Mr. Pearl ignores facts or blurts out lies about anything that runs counter to his belief.  This seems to be a typical thing to do in the world of Quiverfull and Evangelical Christianity, come up against a study or a fact that doesn't fit with your 'Biblical World View', just call it a lie without legitimately refuting it. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: All Anti-Spanking Studies Only Study Bad Kids?

This is part four of Michael Pearl's updated foreword to his book "To Train Up A Child" from No Greater Joy - Attack on Traditional Child TrainingEditor's note: Now Michael goes on to claim that you cannot find cases of abuse in Christian homeschooled children who are spanked followed by saying in the studies that support no spanking that the representative sampling is all among juvenile delinquents. What about Hana Grace Williams? What about Lydia Shatz? What about the countless others that don't make it into the news but are surely being abused by the letter of Pearl's awful book? If his book is such a great resource for parenting then why exactly has it been found in homeschooling … [Read more...]


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