Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Roosters and Michael Pearl Are Jerks?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – PubermaniaEditor's note: I have bolded the below sentence because Michael is claiming that men should not find their identity in ruling over others, and we all can clearly see this is exactly what Michael Pearl actually does do.  Men who only have identity bullying others are men who aren't emotionally healthy people, they tend to damage everyone in their paths, from roosters and other animals, to children and wives. Sometimes one has to wonder how the internal dissonance between the words and actions of these Good Christian Patriarchs do not make their heads explode! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Roosters and Michael Pearl Are Jerks?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – PubermaniaEditor's note: Granted Michael Pearl wrote and posted this piece twenty years ago, but somehow I seriously doubt his advice has changed any in that time. Notice how he manages to push the submission of the mother into all this as a possible problem adding to the aggression of the teen boy. Fathers crushing down rebellion with hard looks? That's not exactly healthy either. All of this just amounts to the same insecure, weak, wimpy men that seem to flourish in the Christian Patriarch Movement. … [Read more...]

Examining Teen Homes: Is Justice Delayed Justice At All For Carol Ann Cole?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerBefore we look at what happened to land Carol Ann Cole in a troubled teen home we need to first look at the troubled teen home industry, particularly as it exists in connection to fundamentalist Christian churches. So many churches have made either the education of children in their private schools or the supposedly treatment of difficult teens into a side ministry or business of their churches. They tend to put enormous pressure on church members to support these facilities, or provide free services, while also taking advantage of those they manage to convince to attend. … [Read more...]

The Story – Part 3

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding Fundamental PARTY TIMEIt was the end of the 1900’s.  There was much uncertainty in the air everywhere, about what the next millennium would bring.  Would our computer-dependent world come to a screeching halt?  Would there be a shortage of food, water and electricity?  Should we be stockpiling goods in preparation? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – 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: So let me get this straight, if a women submits, prays constantly, but she's throwing disrespectful looks at her husband she'll ruin the entire family? Whoa! That's making a lot of assumptions about someone without much evidence. … [Read more...]

Good Baptists Don’t Dance 1971-72

by Bruce GerencserIt’s September of  1971 and I am fourteen and a ninth grade student at Central Junior High School in Findlay, Ohio.Seven months later, in April of 1972, my parents divorced, and a  few months after that Mom married her first cousin and Dad married a 19-year-old who had a little girl. … [Read more...]