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...]

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 2 – Children Born With Demonic Need For Pleasure?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Self ControlEditor's note: 'Pleasure junkie'? 'Hippie'? It sounds like someone is projecting awful hard here onto an innocent kid that is expressing frustration in one of the few way open to a small child.  That last little slap at teenagers that like to hang out at the mall is ridiculous, many kids go through that phase and aren't 'addicts' like Michael is claiming, moving on to live productive good lives. So much so wrong in this small bit. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Keep Tempting Your Kids While Beating Them?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Training Fleshy FleshEditor's note: We continue looking at Mr. Pearl's claims that you must set up your children into situations of temptation and beat them when they do what you don't want them to do. Sort of like the tests run by Pavlov on animals. Again, children are not animals! Even animals deserve better treatment than this! … [Read more...]

Shackled Girl Part 18 – Mice, Handcuffs, a Pee Bucket, and Two Rapists

by PropinquaEditor’s note: Testimony of the first child witness follows. Timothy and Esten Ciboro foolishly represented themselves in a trial for child rape. Judging by their shocked faces, the men did not expect their victims to give frank answers.The oldest victim testified for six hours. Her two captors accused her of lying, and demanded that she recite Bible verses. Judge Linda Jennings controlled her courtroom despite the legal ignorance of the rapists-turned-amateur-lawyers. … [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...]

Shackled Girl Part 17 – Guilty

by PropinquaEditor’s note: Judge and jury saw through the “Biblical” smokescreen. It is reassuring to see compassion and the rule of law prevail in the Ciboro case.Self-styled Christian disciplinarians Timothy and Esten Ciboro served as their own lawyers, and both men were found guilty on all charges of raping and torturing two young family members. Tried and convicted in Lucas County, Ohio, the Depraved Duo received maximum sentences: … [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: Train a Child Out of Shyness?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Train, Train, Train Your ChildrenEditor's note: This is in response to a reader writing to complain about her child she calls 'high strung' and 'very dramatic'. She tells a story of the child spilling water on her clothing and oh so selfishly demanding to change clothing right then. Sounds reasonable to me. Wet clothing are uncomfortable and sometimes chafing. Would not an adult go change their clothing if it was uncomfortable wet? I know she says it was a 'tiny' amount of water, but she never says how 'tiny' that is. But being inflexible and treating reasonable requests as spoiled behavior is it really much farther to the rod both the … [Read more...]

Bonus Quoting Quiverfull: Physically Abuse Your Daughters?

by Tim Bayly of Bayly Blog - The Good Father: Fight the Good Fight 3Editor's note: Thank you Karen for pointing out this post in the comments. It is horrifying on so many levels. Notice too that Bayly is not advocating doing this to his sons, merely his daughter. This is what child abuse looks like in the CPM. … [Read more...]