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

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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: Liberals Seizing The Language?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Attack on Traditional Child TrainingEditor's note: Michael is decrying the fact that those more liberal than he are seizing the conversation and using harsher, more realistic, language to describe discipline.  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Biblical Spanking?

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by Chip Ingram of Living On The Edge.Org and Focus On The Family - The Biblical Approach to Spanking Editor's note: While Chip's seven steps in the process to spanking are mostly good parenting I have to question if adding spanking to the rest of it is really necessary. Aren't there better ways to punish that hitting your child? Very surprised to hear Ingram approve of spanking as he seems in the sermons I've heard to be a bit more progressive than the average Fundi-Gelical pastor. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Do Not Tolerate Disobedient Children?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - It Starts In The HomeEditor's note: Nancy seems to be saying that making your children mind is the most important thing you can do as a mother. She doesn't give specifics for accomplishing this obedience but this sounds very close to the Pearls child training beliefs even if there is no open mention of physical discipline. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Being Patient With Children (While You Think About Beating the Crap Out of Them)?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine - Jeremiah and Penelope\I guess he believes in everyone extending patience but himself. … [Read more...]

Re-Post: I Am Not My Parents

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To Live This post was originally published in May of 2011. I’ll admit, I still go back to read this post on occasion. Because the fear of hurting my kids is so overwhelming at times, I need that reminder that I am not doomed to repeat the past, that change is not only possible, it is already happening.   … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Express Displeasure To Your Child?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Six Ways Parents Destroy Their Children Without Trying It is a vicious cycle. A child’s bad behavior provokes looks of displeasure and looks of displeasure provoke bad attitudes leading to bad behavior. I have said it so many times. If you cannot train your children to do as they ought, it is far better to lower your standards and enjoy them as they are than to allow your looks of displeasure to become the norm. A kid may grow up to be undisciplined and self-willed, but there is no reason to add to it a feeling of being unloved and unable to please. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Bless Your Children and They Will Rebel Less (But You’ll Still Have to Spank Them)

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Swift to Bless … [Read more...]

“Be a Good Obeying Girl”

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismWhen I was a child and my mother would leave me at a friend’s house or with a sitter, there was one thing she always said right before she left.“Be a good obeying girl.” Of every virtue a child could have, the one my mother prized above all else wasobedience. My mother was influenced by Michael Pearl’s book, To Train Up a Child, which stipulated that obedience should be immediate and without question—and with a smile. Partly I think my mother was attracted to the Pearls’ childrearing teachings because raising twelve children is no easy task, and training children to absolute obedience made things easier for her.For a … [Read more...]

Giving the Child the Rod

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismI don’t know exactly when it happened, but at some point early on my mom handed me the rod. She told me I was to spank my younger siblings if they misbehaved or broke any rules and she was not in the room. The rule was that I could spank any sibling at least five years younger than me. This meant that at ten I could spank my five-year-old sibling, and all those younger than him.Parents, don’t do this to your older kids. Please, please, just don’t. It breaks my heart because now, years and years later, my younger siblings don’t have any pleasant memories of my time with them. They tell me I was a bully, that they resented me, … [Read more...]


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