Publishing this today instead of Sunday due to the holidays.For well over a year we’ve been running a second Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ on Sundays, filled with questions by young ladies trying to get ready for marriage. Since we’ve run through many of the questions on their site it’s time to shift Sundays to something else, like perhaps examining the cornucopia of probably fake emails and questions that Michael and Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy post on their website and the possibly poisonous answers they give. … [Read more...]
by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 4Editor's note: While the importance of play is well-established in almost all child development advice it's almost a shocker to see Pearl advocating it too considering some of the things he's said in his book "To Train Up A Child" More cognitive dissonance mixed with hypocrisy. The scary thing about this series is not only does he completely contradict many things he's said, it's that some of his advice is actually reasonable and could lure any newcomers to his parenting guides into thinking he always has good advice. Lured in until it's too late.Plus, it's not like he's really talking about providing entertainment to children, … [Read more...]
by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Attack on Traditional Child TrainingEditor's note: Michael is decrying the fact that those more liberal than he are seizing the conversation and using harsher, more realistic, language to describe discipline. … [Read more...]
Quoting Quiverfull: Being Patient With Children (While You Think About Beating the Crap Out of Them)?
by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine - Jeremiah and Penelope\I guess he believes in everyone extending patience but himself. … [Read more...]
by Shoshanna Pearl Easling from No Greater Joy - Yes! I Am Normal … [Read more...]
by LatebloomerSometimes, as my toddler and I cuddle together to read books on the couch, I can't help but imagine what our relationship might be like when he becomes a teenager. On some days, I dread it like a slowly-approaching disaster. On other days, I feel a sense of hope that, as I deal with my own issues, I'll be able to give him something better than I experienced. I'm confronting my old ideas about teenagers head on, and replacing them with healthier and more accurate ideas.Growing up in fundamentalist homeschooling circles, I heard a lot about "Biblical" parenting--extreme parental authority enforced through potentially abusive levels of spanking. Because it was "Bi … [Read more...]