The Hidden Help Meet: Stand By Your Man – Chapter 1

by Suzanne TitkemeyerStarting a new review series of Debi Pearl's newest toxic book on marriage, The Hidden Help Meet: Stand By Your Man. Reading the title of the book two things strike you. First, Debi must think she is e.e. cummings because the entire title on the cover is in un-capitalized print. Secondly, it reminds me of this classic scene from the movie "The Blues Brothers." … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: New Year Resolutions?

by Megan Van Vuren of No Greater Joy - Happy New Year From No Greater JoyEditor's note: So far there's been no news of why Debi Pearl of NGJ was publicly calling for the deaths of those that appose them. Just this little bit about the kinds of New Year resolutions you should make as a family. What resolutions did you make this year or last year and how did that work out for you? Last year I resolved to make my needs known, forcefully if necessary, in regards to my long struggle with asthma. There were mixed results, some folks in my life respected what I had to say and honored my requests. Others decided to be offended that I'd stood up for myself. This year's resolution is the live my … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Being Happy During Sorrow?

by Megan Van Vuren from No Greater Joy - The Lord's Mercies Never FailEditor's note: While this flogging a book written by not by Michael and Debi but by one of their ministry people Erin Harrison it seems from the cover and this paragraph that it's merely another doubling down on the 'Don't ever have negative emotions' thing tha NGJ does so well. We've all seen how well not being allowed to feel your own real emotions works out. Curious that they chose to promote this on the 14th anniversary of 9/11.  Are they implying that you can have joy and peace during the one of the most massive tragedies in America by controlling your thoughts? Seems a bit tacky if that's the implication. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – What Is A ‘Help Meet’?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Excerpt from 'In Search of a Help Meet'Editor's note: This is interesting because this is one of those Michael Pearl books that's been overlooked but has loads of ridiculous ideas like his better known books. He has written about before "Created To Need A Help Meet" on how to pick a help meet titled "In Search Of A Help Meet" Does anyone here want to do a review of it? Send me an email at and I'll see that you receive a copy for review.We've all speculated on where the Pearl sons are and what they are up to. While looking through No Greater Joy I came across this reference to the Pearls visiting son Nathan Pearl and … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: He is ‘The King’ and You MUST Serve Him in All Things?

by Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy - A Wise Woman Builds Her HouseWhenever I read Debi's little pearls of wisdom like this I cannot help but imagine her shaking in rage while she repeats this crap to herself in a sort of self brain-washing ritual. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: That Magic Brain Machine & Addictions Part 1

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine - Freedom From Addictions … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Three Types of Women – Part 1

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideSorry for the absence, folks!  I started a graduate school program and had a few action packed weeks.     Debi's about to launch into some truly unique theology today - and she leads off by forgetting to cite the Bible.  Yay for editoral prowess! "When God saw how lonesome poor old Adam was, he said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make a help meet for him." [Ed. Note: Genesis 2:18] All females agree with God that it is not good for those wonderful eligible men to be alone!  Some men are slower to come to see their need for us tender sweeties than others, but most all men finally come to a place where they are … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The Prophet: Part 5

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAh....The last section on the Prophet begins.  Debi, prophetically, informs us of how in-laws will destroy your marriage. "Having the blessing and guidance of parents is priceless for many reasons." The fact that Debi home-schooled her children terrifies me.  With the topic sentence above, a reader would expect to the author to explain why the blessing and guidance of parents is useful.There is NOTHING in this chapter that supports that sentence.  ZIP. ZERO. NADA. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The Prophet Part 4b

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideI'm gonna keep slogging through this chapter."He will easily pick up and relocated without any idea of what he is going to do for a living at the new location."That ended really well for the Pearls. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: ‘Command’ Traits or Selfish Man?

by Shalom Pearl Brand from No Greater Joy Magazine - Three Types of Children: Part 4 - A Balanced Child My husband is a Visionary by nature, but it was not so obvious when we married, for he had been raised by a 100% Steady father and a Visionary mother. He was encouraged to work hard, to keep a regular job, and to be steady and reliable. His dad gave him a constant example of a good Steady man, just working daily to provide for the family. His mom let him express his Visionary side, but it was still balanced out by his dad’s Steadiness. His mother tells me stories of how he was always taking things apart, trying to figure out how they were made. He created all kinds of gadgets and ways to d … [Read more...]