Quoting Quiverfull: Homeschool Your Children Even if You Aren’t Educated?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - 3 Reasons to Homeschool Your Children This YearEditor's note: Notice this is one part government paranoia and one part your kids will rebel. Fear mongering at its finest straight from Steven Anderson. Oh noes, your child might actually encounter people who are different than those in your tiny group and that will lead to chaos, sin and rebellion! You'd think if they were truly teaching the children a solid foundation at home that those things would not even be on their radar. But again he makes it about the gays. For someone that shouts out how not gay he is Mr. Anderson seems to spend inordinate amounts of time thinking about … [Read more...]

QF: The View From Here: Strategies For Educating Children

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Redeeming DinahAll images by Cindy Kunsman and Redeeming Dinah used with permission. This series of posts results includes excerpts from information shared with a journalist in August of 2015 who had questions about the Quiverfull Movement as it related to the Duggar Family. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Learning Outside of the Home?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Preparing Children for the FutureEditor's note: More educational fear-mongering from Nancy Campbell, putting down all schools and schooling that does not take place in the home. There's also nothing in the Bible to suggest that the 40 years it took for Moses and his people to find the promised land had anything to do with schooling, Egyptian or otherwise. Nancy is playing bizarre Biblical interpretation again. I am always amazed at how many different types of fear-mongering she routinely comes up with. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Cloister Your Children?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Cloistered Homeschool SyndromeEditor's note: Sharing this not because it is bad theology, no, it's actually an emotionally healthy thing for everyone to allow their children to develop without smothering or isolating them. The reason NLQ is posting this is because while Michael Pearl is decrying this cloistering by homeschooling families he's also the guy that thinks if you allow your children to go to youth group or any activity not expressly supervised by a parent then the child will be corrupted. He is guilty of teaching this exact same advice even while decrying it. You cannot win in the eyes of Michael Pearl. Only he is doing it exactly right. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Grandma Does Not Approve Then Take Extreme Measures?

by Debi Pearl from Above Rubies - Wolf in Grandma's ClothingEditor's note: This popped up when I was searching for what the Pearl's have had to say about the LGBT community. As usual it looks like the Pearls believe that instead of discussion, heeding the feelings of others and possible compromise you go to extremes. The reality of it is that there is conflict in almost all families. No one is going to agree on things 100% of the time. It's normal. What isn't normal is not dealing in reality with family members and purposely demonizing them like this. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Public School is Evil, But You Are More Evil For Not Obeying?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater joy – Rising to the ChallengeEditor's note: So after accusing the letter-writer of sitting around eating bon-bons all day while reading and watching television Debi follows up with a little spiritual poison about not teaching anything of faith or being a prayer warrior. The implication is to leave all that stuff to the men folks and learn your place. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Public School is Evil, But You Are More Evil For Not Obeying?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater joy - Rising to the ChallengeEditor's note: So in Debi's world the greater sin is not that of not schooling your children at home, but of possibly not living up to your husband's requirements and expectations. In other words this husband's desire to send the kids to the local public school is more about his perceived notions of her personal failure. What if the father sees and recognizes first hand that many of their friends homeschooled children aren't getting much of an education? What if he wants them to have opportunities for social skill development. There could be a host of reasons that have nothing to do with the mother's possible failure to send the … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Homeschooled to Mow Lawns For Life?

by Eric from No Greater Joy magazine - From EricEditor's note: The last of the Pearls articles on their homeschool successes. This poor fellow sums up so much of what is rampantly wrong in the Pearl homeschooling world. His career path was laid out for him as a child without much choice for him and he's embraced it. It's good he's able to earn money, but somehow this seems like so much wasted possible potential from here. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – What Christian and Non Christian Activities?

Another installment of giving better answers to the questions asked at Debi Pearl’s site message board for the book ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’. Many young ladies ask questions on all sorts of different subjects brought up by the book. There was just one big problem, many of the answers stray into either the outright bad and emotionally unhealthy to dangerous. Yes, typical Debi Pearl borderline abusive. Here’s what we’re going to be doing here at NLQ. Every week, once or twice a week, I’ll be posting up one of the questions from the message board and ask you, our readers, to answer that poor soul’s question in a way that is logical,  rational and the best possible solution, in other words 1 … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Who Needs Textbooks and Boring Lessons?

by Karen Sargent from No Greater Joy Magazine - From KarenEditor's note: We're continuing on from Michael Pearl's anti-traditional edumakashun marathon in this month's No Greater Joy magazine. Here Karen is pretty much doubling down on Pearl's stated non-teaching of teenagers before college. Mel wrote an excellent take down of Karen's words last week - Response to 'Karen' From No Greater Joy Magazine … [Read more...]


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