Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Blaming Parents Attitudes?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Bad AttitudeEditor's note: As usual, most of this article is an ad for a product that Michael is selling. Here he's going straight for the parenting jugular, blaming parents for any bad attitudes or behaviors that their children might have, saying that they have modeled it to the children. His usual straight up toxic blaming and shaming. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Constant Child-Rearing Is Rest?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - God Has A Better Place For YouEditor's note: Doubling down on lack of all understanding of what words actually mean is Nancy Campbell insisting that quivering mothers with broods of children live in rest. Yes, she is talking about a mental/emotional/spiritual rest but it is very different than the realities of serving in a large family. It's easy for Nancy to rest as she has a staff of Above Rubies girl interns doing the hard stuff and before that a pile of African adoptees working, at least before she disappeared them. This is exactly the kind of thinking in quiverfull that will make you lose your mind trying to carry it out another with ten million … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – Anger in Children is Purely Selfishness?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Angry ChildrenEditor's note: One of the most poisonous ideas yet - "Anger is a generated drama where self is the star—the defender of justice, the conquering aggressor. If feels good to strike a blow for the good guys, to put down the enemy." That's not how anger works for most people, not even when angry over people that refuse to use their turn signals or asshole spouses that inconvenience you by not showing up on time for meals. Both of those are justifiable reasons to experience anger and to say something to the other person if you get a chance. It's not 'generated drama' to stand up for what is right. We all know that Michael has provoked anger … [Read more...]

Toddlerhood: Part 2

by Mari ChristmasMom’s family had a big ol’ family reunion at Christmas that year. My great-grandma turned 80 two days before Christmas and my family threw a big party. Everybody showed up.I don’t know a lot about this party, but from memories I’ve pieced together, I get the impression that we had a little variety show in honor of Grandma’s birthday. I remember my mom’s cousin doing a little ventriloquism act, and the whole family stood up front and sang “How Great Thou Art.” (I found both creepy. I don’t remember a lot from my very young years that wasn’t scary.)We tried to get pictures of each family posing with Great-grandma that year.The picture my mom gave me from this end … [Read more...]


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