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 2 – Don’t Bore Your Teenagers?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - What Are We Going to Do?Editor's note: In this short piece Michael sings the praises of rural life while throwing shade at the people that must live in cities. Hate to break it to him but there are just as many sexual predators per capita in the country as there are in the city. The difference being is that they have to be more creative to continue their perving. Where there are less of a potential victim pool it requires a certain shift in methods and expectations. But it does happen. Even Cane Creek isn't safe. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 23 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 4Editor's note: Oh and here we go! A few good ideas leavened with some poisoned ideas. Make that boy work so hard his testosterone is so drained he will not resort to masturbation. Michael doesn't seem to understand that girls in that age group are almost as prone to masturbation as boys. It's NORMAL. Not in Pearl World. I do like his idea of hosting your kids friends en masse at your home so they have fun in a safe manner. When my kids were growing up my home was open to all of their friends and it worked out well. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping ShipEditor's note: Now Michael seems to think that fun, joy and laughter are some sort of bizarre tools of the devil instead of normal human experiences. "True" joy is allowed, but he doesn't explain what makes "true" joy so different than regular joy. Same song, different day.This long series is from 2005 and we're still on only the first point. Will be posting all of the five different articles he wrote on 'Jumping Ship' but will take a several days break between each article. Too much Michael Pearl at the same time can be toxic to your appetite and incompatible with joy. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 – Dancing With the Devil

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - When the Worst HappensTeenagers Fourteen to Eighteen Years Old - All guilt and hormones, oh my! … [Read more...]

Looking Back: My Family 10 Years on From Fundamentalism

by AriettyThe past is a foreign country: they do things differently there. ~ L.P. Hartley, The Go-BetweenWhen looking back at my family during our days of patriarchal fundamentalism this opening line in the novel The Go-Between often comes to mind. In the last decade we have journeyed so far from where we once were we may have well have moved countries entirely. In the beginning of our journey we were like refugees, clinging to our past forms and beliefs while trying to figure out what part of this new culture wouldn't damage us. For we had read and been preached to and fervently believed that our now adopted culture--The World--was one of poison and sure death to family bonds and … [Read more...]


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