Quoting Quiverfull: The Government Wants Your Child to be Evil?

by Anonymous at Ladies Against Feminism - A Little Mother Prevents Big BrotherEditor's note: So now they are claiming that mothers are a powerful threat to the government? While research does show that children need strong ties to both their mothers and fathers I fail to see anything out there that indicates that the government wants to raise your children, supersede your parental oversight, or holds any grand conspiracy to separate children from their parents. It's more good Christian martyrbating going on. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Beat That Foolish Child!

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Unbinding FoolishnessEditor's note: Seriously she is advocating beating a child for immaturity! What is wrong with sometimes being silly or even childlike. Children tend to be.... CHILDLIKE!... Why on earth would anyone think that punishing a child for being a good is a good idea? Children do eventually outgrow things like being silly without anyone having to use corporal punishment to speed their maturity along. It's cruel to beat a child for being a child. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Sinful Mothers Produce Rebellious Teens?

by Debi Pearl in the newest issue of No Greater Joy Magazine - Why Are My Teens Rebellious?Editor's note: It's one my sixth favorite times of the year, when NGJ publishes their magazine filled with blaming others, child abuse method recommendations and hog slop about marriage. Here we start with a couple of letters supposedly sent to the Pearls. Can you guess where this is all going? … [Read more...]

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...]

Laws and Walls Won’t Protect Your Children

by Cindy Foster cross posted from  her blog Finding FundamentalI have a couple of predominant thoughts about the most recent revelation of Josh Duggar’s sexual deviancy.To all the fearful, loving Christian parents:There are no invisible walls-- no matter how well-intentioned, no matter how carefully and scripturally constructed, no matter how efficiently guarded-- thick enough to protect your young from their own humanity. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Keep Your Kids In The Light

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Open Up To The LightEditor's note: Nancy never misses an opportunity to either make mothers fearful that they'd not raising their children right, or they aren't embracing God's blessings fully. Here she segues into comparing no room at the inn with keeping your kids from sinning via who knows what fear-mongering modern culture diss. Nancy is consistent, very much consistently on message, I'll say that. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sacrifice Yourself For Your Children?

by Rebekah Pearl Anast from No Greater Joy - Calling All TeenagersEditor's note: This is from a very lengthy article about how parents must 'train up' their children and by the time they reach adolescence it's way too late. While I agree with her points of talking to your children about what's happening with their bodies and hormones and in general in their lives there's not much else there of any value. But this is the most poisonous parts. Raising your children is not the same as immolating oneself. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Control Your Children But Not Too Much?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Cloistered Homeschool SyndromeEditor's note: In this article Michael criticizes homeschooling families that control everything the children do. Wait, I'm very confused, isn't this something that the Pearls themselves also did to their children? Is it opposites day or something? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull Part 1 – Michael Pearl Answers Critics of “To Train Up A Child”

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - It's The Book's Fault!Editor's note: Found this strange gem a few weeks ago on the Pearl's site. It starts with a letter from parents (real or Pearl-written no one knows) blaming Michael's child training via spanking manual 'To Train Up A Child' for the new misbehavior in their children. Believe this is likely a fake letter cobbled together to allow Mr. Pearl to pontificate on why his child discipline ideas are the best thing ever in his mind. Surely this has to be fake? It reeks of fakery. Also it's so strange, the writer is accusing the book of making her not enjoy her children and stressing her out? Time in Quiverfull-land can make you crazy if … [Read more...]

Happy Mother’s Day – Trying Out Motherhood

So this is sort of off topic and not Quiverfull related at all but in honor of Mother's Day this seemed appropriate to share. The Try Guys of Buzzfeed.com are exploring motherhood as only guys can. Enjoy.Too bad that trying out motherhood like this isn't mandatory in high school because it might just make kids think twice about sex without birth control. One of my children did the Baby Think It Over for three days and nights and by the end was laying in her bed crying that she felt 'so trapped'. The experience taught her that she was not going to be ready for motherhood for quite some time. Not a bad thing to realize. … [Read more...]