Quoting Quiverfull: Beat All That Foolishness Out?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Unbinding FoolishnessEditor's note: This bit has it all, beating children if they act in ways you consider foolish, fat shaming, and hurting your child on purpose to make them stop 'showing off'. In other words any time your child acts age-appropriately normal or human you should be them while saying 'I will show you what hurt feels like.' Does that not just reek with the love and mercy of Christ? … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls – How Can I Instill a Sense of Self Worth in My Verbally Abused Child?

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...]

Questioning the Pearls: Are You Teaching Child Abuse?

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...]

Introduction: Is Justice Delayed Justice At All For Carol Ann Cole?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerIn the last three years or so both NLQ and NLQ SASBN member Bruce Gerencser have written about the disappearance of Carol Ann Cole, her eventual identification as the Louisiana murder victim known only as Bossier Doe and the possible links between Carol Ann and troubled teen home New Bethany. … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls: What Kinds of Spanking Rods to Use?

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...]

Shackled Girl: Part 11 – It’s a Conspiracy!

by PropinquaEditor’s note: Timothy and Esten Ciboro appeared in Lucas County Common Pleas Court on July 11. As always, it’s all about them, the world is out to get them, yadda yadda yadda. Our country has a wonderful Constitution, which is sometimes put to amazing use. You have to admire any judge who manages to think clearly about the law when people resort to paranoid antics and nutty allegations.Timothy Ciboro loudly read the following statement in court: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: How to Best Beat Your Children?

by Lori Alexander of Always Learning - Applying the Rod ChapterEditor's note: This just gives me the chills in its compete lack of compassion. Hurting your children to make them behave is barbaric no matter what anyone in the church says. There are better ways to discipline children that does not teach the lesson that violence is the way to settle matters. … [Read more...]

Shackled Girl: Part 10 – More Open Questions and Remaining Concerns?

by PropinquaEditor’s note: A continuation of questions not yet resolved in the case of alleged abuse in Toledo. Answers might be revealed during the trial of Timothy and Esten Ciboro. Meanwhile, the public needs to understand abuse better: how to prevent it, identify it, and stop it, and how to help survivors. “Did I ever harm my children ever? No. Did I ever mistreat them? Depends what you call… the mistreating like they’re saying on the news, no.” —Timothy Ciboro (8:43 in raw video) … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: It’s Not Child Abuse Unless I Say So?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Attack on Traditional Child TrainingEditor's note: Just because you were spanked does not make it right. Lori uses in the full piece the fact that she, her husband and Mr. Pearl were spanked as justification for continuing to hit in the face of overwhelming research that proves it's the exact opposite of what they claim. It does harm. It is abuse. It is banned many places for legitimate reasons. Which makes me thankful she's no longer in the classroom and possibly wielding a wooden paddle. Hitting a child is never right, most people discipline their children by having consequences for behavior that aren't abusive, not yelling. … [Read more...]

Shackled Girl: Part 9 – Open Questions and Remaining Concerns

by PropinquaEditor’s note: The three children in the Ciboro house were isolated from family and neighbors. Now they are in foster care, hidden by confidentiality laws. They need privacy and time to heal, and no decent person wants to pry. On the other hand, public attention facilitated the 13-year-old girl’s escape, and public attention is probably needed to protect her and bring about justice. … [Read more...]