Questioning the Pearls: Do You Believe in Birth Control?

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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – You’re Just Making Up Excuses to Avoid Church?

by Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church - Deal Breakers Versus Excuses for Not Going to ChurchEditor's note: Anderson's childish measures for if a church is a good one part 2. Nothing there are all about if it's a good fit for your family and you, or if the church offers the things that matter to you. Nothing about if the church screens their childrens workers or what they will teach in children's Sunday School. It's all about KJV, tracts, pestering folks to salvation and don't bug the minister. Nice. Another GospelSalvation by works in any form is another automatic deal breaker. Always check the plan of salvation on the church website before visiting to make sure they … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: How to Raise ‘Cowardly’ Boys?

by Nicole Cook of Nancy Campbell's Above Rubies - Raising Godly Sons in an Ungodly WorldEditor's note: Interesting this woman says this considering so many men in the world of quiverfull seem to be weak, whiny guys that seem to think everything in the outside world threatens their masculinity. I guess if you're not very sure of your own masculine to begin with you will see threats everywhere, even in being as well-groomed as many men they define as 'metro-sexual'. She sounds as though she's equating cowardliness with homosexuality. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Submission Does Not Cause Abuse?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - What to do in Cases of Abuse or Emotional TurmoilEditor's note: While the steps to take if you are being abused in the original post that were written are mostly good and legitimate ways to respond to being abused by your spouse they weren't written by Lori Alexander. But this beginning bit was written by Lori Alexander and seems to say that she believes that very very few women are being truly abused at the hands of their husbands. Way to victim blame there... … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Men Must Be Forced into Men’s Roles in the Church?

by Jason Allen from The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - 5 Key Ways to Cultivating Biblical Manhood in Your ChurchEditor's note: This all boils down to 'we are penis possessors so we MUST rule' I think it's going to take more than these proposals to make men take more active roles in church leadership. That's without even considering the idea of complementarism. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – 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: Now Debi moves to start her usual blaming and shaming of mothers being the cause of teen rebellion. Oh those poor weak menfolks in the world of Christian Quiverfull cannot take any sort of criticism or mild correction obviously without losing their spiritual headship. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Stop Making My Husband Sin?

by Melissa from Far Above Rubies - Two Years Later, My Heart Still AchesEditor's note: You remember this lady, don't you? Her piece on how her teenage son was tempted and tried by all the slutty sluts around him daring to wear swimsuits and shorts? She's updated her thoughts and it's more doubling down on the toxic message that women make men sin by not being 'modest' enough. Messages like these make me so angry that marching down the street naked starts to look like a good option (not really, I don't want to frighten my townfolks, but you get my drift..) … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 Disobeying Your Visionary Husband?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy – Lazy Husbands, Hungry Kids and Hopeful WivesEditor's note: And now we look at a few comments on Michael's starts out good advice before going nuclear toxic. Yes, many commenters stroked his ego, but a surprising number claimed to have been in the same exact situation. Sickeningly enough there were a number of commenters that accused the original letter writer of being a whiner who is throwing a pity party. So much for the love of Jesus I guess. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Let Your Friends and Family Pick Your Mate?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - How the Modern Practice of Christian Dating is Cruel to Men as always linked through Do Not LinkEditor's note - Larry finally comes out and spells out the only way in his mind for two people to decide to marry, by committee meeting. Followed by a quickie wedding so Mr. Bridegroom can control his brain and his gonads. Such weak silly men in Mr. Solomon's world! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Characteristics of ‘Bad’ Patriarchs?

by Michael Peal of No Greater Joy - The Balanced PatriarchEditor's note: I wish I had a graphic of a full coffee cup smashing to the ground and splattering because that was my personal reaction to this list of characteristics of 'bad' patriarchs written by Michael Pearl. His list includes many things that he has espoused in his writings through the years. This is from 2009 answering a letter from someone claiming his book and article series that we featured early in the year 'Jumping Ship' only teaches children rebellion. Next up: the characteristics of a 'Good' patriarch. How deluded can one man possibly be? … [Read more...]