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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Denying a Link to Lydia Shatz and Hana Grace Williams?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - A Call to StandEditor's note: We've all seen Michael Pearl's official statement about the deaths of children whose parents followed his child training book 'To Train Up A Child'. We featured it here along with Debi's hysterical calling for the death of those that opposed them prayer request last year. Here's Debi complaining about the press linking their ministry and advice to the deaths of children. Towards the end of the piece she even manages to say that people that oppose their training methods are like Hitler's supporters and she mentions Hitler right off the bat. Does anyone know what 'lesbian homeschool website' she keeps referencing in this … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Lori Alexander Promotes Child Abuse?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Childish NatureEditor's note: Lori Alexander, one of the ladies at Ladies Against Feminism, has come out in favor of Michael Pearl's version of child abuse. She's writing a series promoting Pearl's book 'To Train Up A Child'. She never uses the words 'rod', only once using the relatively benign word 'spanking' while engaging in the type of coded language double-speak most who abuse their children in quiverfull use. Disgusting and perverted. Thankfully the Alexanders no longer have young children to abuse in this manner! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – How to Beat Your Children?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – In Defense of Biblical ChastisementEditor's note: We're going deep into trigger warning territory as Pearl explains more on how he thinks a piece of 1/4 inch plumbing line should be applied harshly to the tender skin of a child to make him or her behave. What type of sadist thinks this is ever a good idea? Is he reenacting childhood trauma? Is there a psycho-sexual overtone to this he carried out of his own childhood? What happened to create this monstrous fixation with beating children? … [Read more...]

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...]