Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1- How to Beat Your Children?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - In Defense of Biblical ChastisementEditor's note: Here Michael builds up to how and why he thinks the 'rod of correction' should be applied and also tells that most parents aren't doing it right. He starts out well, with a bit of good advice about enjoying their children and developing mutual respect. However how can anyone say that they respect their children and still beat them is beyond me. This is from 2001, back before the deaths of Lydia Schatz and Hana Grace Williams. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Justifying Child Abuse?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine - The Rod and ReproofEditor's note: Now Michael goes into the 'I know what I'm doing so listen to me over the "experts"' without understanding he is very uneducated in the field of the psychology of children or any practical manner of 'raising' them. He does his usual here, denigrate those that have spent their lives on becoming educated in the field of children's needs and pumping himself up as an 'expert' because a few hundred or so families were foolish enough to allow him access to their children. I don't believe his claims that he's observed and helped thousands of families at all. … [Read more...]

Part 3 – Navigating the Justice System: As a Young Adult

by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist In Spite Of ThemPlease see also Navigating the Justice System Part 1: Alone at Age 9 and Navigating the Justice System: When my Parents Went to CourtWhen I was about 17, I moved out. Once it was truly clear to me that what happened in my home was abusive and not normal I decided to try to end the abuse for everyone. I started making regular calls to Children's Aid on my father. … [Read more...]

Revisiting Steadfast Daughters in a Quivering World Part 5 – Confessions of a Quiverfull Hero

[Note: this series is dedicated to Quivering Daughters by the former-Quiverfull moms at No Longer Quivering.]by Daisy I was only 19 when I arrived at Christianity’s door, bruised and highly impressionable and, because of my family situation, determined to do a better job of sorting out my life than my parents had done. Victims of abuse in their own homes, my parents had learned very early to dissociate from their emotions. Our home was an emotionally sterile one and, although I know now that this is not true, as as child I believed my parents did not love me. I decided that when *I* had kids, if they grew up knowing nothing else, they would know for sure that I loved them more than bre … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Allow Any Emotional Moments?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson of Are They All Yours? - Q & A Answers Part 2 How do you deal with (1) whining/complaining, (2) arguing with parental directions, (3) poor attiudes (sulking, etc.) in response to chores, food, parental decisions, etc., (4) tantrums. … [Read more...]


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