Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – I Can’t Control Her So Should I Dump Her?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine Should the Relationship Move Forward?Editor's note: And so Michael answers yesterday's 'letter'  Here's what I do not get about either the letter or Michael Pearl's reply to it -- who's to say that her parents allowing these kids to hang out at their home aren't doing the will of God by showing hospitality? How does he know that his female friend isn't witnessing to these young men? Funny how everything is always assumed to be bad in Pearl World. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: How Can Accountability and Standards Be ‘Wrong’?

by Karen Campbell at her blog That Mom - Patriarchy on Trial, part four A new, organized, and clearly focused group of former homeschool students, motivated, in part, by the bad fruits of patriocentric homeschooling, have taken up the banner for homeschooling reform, putting the very good ideals at the heart of homeschooling at risk. Their legitimate concerns over some instances of sexual, physical, emotional, and spiritual abuse of children have resulted in their misguided call for state-operated control over all homeschooling and have even extended to their advancement of “homosexual rights” for homeschooled children. Though I have had similar concerns about treatment of all children, home … [Read more...]