Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 – Don’t Judge Your Husband Ever?

by Michael and Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine – Marriage Good WillEditor's note: Nice how they manage to work in some fear-mongering towards the end of this piece with saying you must keep your children from developing negative contemptuous attitudes. The Pearls love to make parents doubt their own abilities or point out things to feel guilty about while raising their children. Only one more piece of this word salad with a side of fear dressing after this bit.. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet – Part 1 In His Image (You Are Responsible For Your Spouse’s Temperament)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 63-64 Today we're starting the sections about the 3 types of men. If you recall, "Created to Be His Help Meet" introduced this topic. It'll be interesting to see how Michael interprets this for his masculine audience. Text is in purple. … [Read more...]

How To Win Over Depression – review 88 – 112

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons In the two chapters I’m going over today– “The Place of Anger in Depression” and “Self-Pity and Depression”– Tim makes an argument based on commonly held attitudes among evangelicals and fundamentalists. As I’ve talked about in the past, the common understanding in Tim’s circles is that there are “good” emotions and “bad” emotions– and the “bad” ones are sinful. In my experience, there are two emotions in particular that seem to be universally reviled in evangelicalism: anger and self-pity. He is building on that assumption, relying on a typical evangelical’s willingness to accept the claim that all anger and all self-pity is … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 – Anger in Children is Purely Selfishness?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Angry ChildrenEditor's note: This bit illustrates the dangerousness of following Pearl's advice. It's so mixed. On one hand you have the wise advice to allow children the freedom to learn consequences but the unspoken threat of training being beating your child with a plastic plumbing line hovers over whatever good advice is contained here. This is exactly the sort of passage that those that follow the Pearl's and claim their advice is good to raise children by will point to in justification if someone dares to say that the Pearl's idea of discipline is abuse disguised as discipline. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Do Not Tolerate Disobedient Children?

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: Get That Natural High?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Release The Endorphins! Typical Nancy Campbell - if she's not trying to make others fear that they aren't doing it right enough for God then she's coming up with all the most absurdist reasons why having babies left and right is good for you. Gloss over the hard realities and focus on something simple. Deny and smile, if you aren't rejoicing you are doing it wrong in Nancy's world. … [Read more...]

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

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: Guard Against Thoughts?

by Nancy Campbell cross posted from Above Rubies - GUARD YOUR LIFE----Body, Soul and Spirit! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Why is Anger So Scary in the Evangelical World?

by Johnathan Parnell from John Piper's blog Desiring God - That Angry Gentleman at the Restaurant That is the thing with anger, and the thing I needed to learn — perhaps we all could learn — from a scene like the one this angry gentleman put on. Unrighteous anger, no matter where it’s at, is silly. … [Read more...]

Fascinating Womanhood Review: The Rights of the Leader

by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons Helen really takes the cake in this chapter. Which, if you notice, she pulled a bit of a bait-and-switch on us. In the last chapter, she described one of the masculine roles as the “guide,” but if you notice above, this chapter is called “The Leader.” Which, honestly, I wasn’t too thrilled with “guide,” either, but it’s certainly a sight better than Leader. This chapter is quite long, so I’m going to break it down into at least two posts, maybe as many as three. But, let’s get started. … [Read more...]


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