Quoting Quiverfull: Part 10 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 2Editor's note: This really makes me question the wisdom of Michael Pearl. While having a thirteen year old run the tractor under the right supervision is fine, the younger child is throw into something she should not be going. Having a three year old handle a debarking tool seems like a recipe for disaster or at least a visit to the ER for cut little fingers. First he advocates letting the children do the hard labor and then reverses himself to say don't treat the kids like domestic servants followed by some clap-trap about teaching them to drive the boat and navigate. When has he ever allowed any of his own children to do that … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Control Your Children But Not Too Much?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Cloistered Homeschool SyndromeEditor's note: Michael is claiming that he wasn't a big fan of the Patriarchal Movement when that's what his entire ministry is built around? Or is it because they aren't doing it the patented Michael Pearl way? As to the advice of allowing grown children autonomy - even a stopped clock is right twice a day. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Control Your Children But Not Too Much?

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by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Cloistered Homeschool SyndromeEditor's note: In which Michael claims they've been studying home to combat this "Cloistered Homeschool Syndrome and how it came about. Two mentions on the evils of television. … [Read more...]

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The Deliberate Spread of Misinformation

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by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist In Spite of ThemWhen my siblings and I were children, my parents deliberately misinformed us about the world. I am still not sure what the overall goal was. Some of it makes sense. The ideological nonsense that contributed to psychological control makes sense, such as the misinformation about lust, reproduction, and consequences, but some of it really doesn't make sense. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Kids Saying ‘F*ck’ and Explaining Bestiality in Church?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - SanctuaryEditor's note: Now Michael aims for the trite cliched Christian answer. Not only control every moment of those childrens lives, you must put on the imaginary armor of God. Followed by parent-blaming if the children don't turn out as obedient little moral robots. Michael, like Debi, never misses any opportunity to belittle or shame others. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Kids Saying ‘F*ck’ and Explaining Bestiality in Church?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - SanctuaryEditor's note: So who controls Daddy's sin urges if Michael is claiming that children are naturally sinful and flesh and blood just like him? Go to the bathroom with your child? No outside contact at all? Sounds like prison to me. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: “Let It Go” Promotes Rebellion?

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by Alli from her blog Awed Body - Why We Iced 'Frozen'Editor's note: We've looked at Disney's 'Frozen' before and heard all the reasons why many Christians think it's a bad movie for kids, but this is a different argument that the usual fundy 'Lesbianism promotion' screed. Perfect example of a peculiar type of fear thinking prevalent in the Quiverfull movement and in Evangelical Christianity - A demon under every bush, on every byway and in every freezer. Thinking this way creates enormous amounts of fear over things that have nothing to do with anything 'evil' or 'demonic', just another way to make believers controlled fearful weaklings. Another version of the same sort of thinking pe … [Read more...]

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Did You Know Spaghetti Straps Are Sinful?

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserWhen people think of Christian fundamentalism they most often think of the fundamentalism found in Evangelicalism and the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) church movement. However, as the following story will show, fundamentalism is alive and well in the Roman Catholic church.Melanie Pritchard, Founder of Vera Bella Catholic Girls’ Formation Program and the Executive Director of the Foundation for Life and Love, recently wrote an article about why she does not let her four-year old daughter wear spaghetti straps: … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Obeying is Most Important Gift?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Secret For Success … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Report Abuse in Homeschooling?

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from HSLDA Facebook page. A comment by Julie Rhodes Reel "I do not condone "policing the homeschool movement" or reporting abuse. HOWEVER, we all know those families (the vast minority) who are neither teaching, training or nurturing" This is in response to the series of articles World Magazine has done recently on the problem of parents abusing their homeschool children and the follow up articles this week.Is it helpful to acknowledge not everyone does a decent job educating or protecting their children without advocating any sort of action be taken? … [Read more...]

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