Quoting Quiverfull: “Yell & Tell” Best Way to Protect Children From Molestation?

Quoting Quiverfull: “Yell & Tell” Best Way to Protect Children From Molestation? April 26, 2014

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning – Protecting Children From Sexual Abuse

Fathers and Mothers, you must be very diligent in protecting your children from sexual abuse in our society today. With sexual immorality and pornography rampant, you cannot just sit by doing nothing. Neighbors are sexually abusing little girls and boys in the bushes at the park. They do it when your children come to their home to play. It is happening. I hear about it way too often.

You must talk to your children at a very young age so they will be well educated in what is proper behavior. Get Debi Pearl’s books Samuel Learns To Yell And Tell and Sara Sue Learns To Yell And Tell and read them to your child consistently even when they are very young. They need to be aware of the dangers around them so they can be prepared.

QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull and Spiritual Abuse honestly and thoughtfully

NLQ Recommended Reading …

Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement by Kathryn Joyce

13:24 – A Story of Faith and Obsession by M Dolon Hickmon


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  • Rebecca Horne

    I would like to see some statistics on how many kids get molested by strangers in parks, vs. by their own parents. Also love the suggestion that porn causes child molestation.

  • Is there a book about what a young woman should do when a head honcho in the purity culture “takes an interest” in her?

  • Nea

    Remember, parents, it’s never too early to teach your children to fear the world and everyone it.

    As for the advice, Lordes yelled and told. Women (and men) at BJU, PHC, and PCC yelled and told. 34 women told on Gothard. How’s that working out for them?

  • Astrin Ymris

    Yes, let’s put all the responsibility for controlling an adult’s actions on the victimized kid’s shoulders. Let’s also ignore that the Pearls’ advocate teaching kids that immediate obedience to adult commands is the only response which won’t leave them in a world of hurt. Let’s pretend that kids are capable of countering an emotional predator’s mind games while we’re at it.

    Most of all, let’s avoid acknowledging that a rural homeschooled kid who’s being raped by their own dad has no one to “yell and tell” to.

    I’m recovering from the stomach flu, so I’m not going to start on putrid irony of the book cover. 😛

  • borogirl54

    I wonder what happens if one of these girls gets raped? I guess she is blamed even though she was not strong enough to push him off or what if he is the local pastor.

  • The “stay sweet” book cover, with no “yelling and telling” deserves comment.

  • Astrin Ymris

    I was also struck by the fact that the little girl is shown with her arms outstretched in what looks like a dance pose, wearing a nearly-sleeveless dress and fancy hat. In any other context, it’d be a cute picture of a girl playing dress-up, or perhaps twirling around in her Easter finery.

    But given the Pearls emphasis on children being submissive and their belief in modesty culture– not to mention that the topic of the book is child sexual abuse– the cover almost comes across as preschool slut-shaming. “If you wear provocative clothes and use exuberant body language, a pervert will target you!”

    Of course, I may be reading too much into what may be a pirated image found by Google image search. But even then, the fact they CHOOSE that image for such a topic is grievously trivializing the suffering of sexually abused children.

  • Saraquill

    If I remember correctly, the book about Sara explicitly said that she wouldn’t get abused if she wore the right clothes. The book about Sam said that thinking sexy thoughts made him a predator. Both of these books say that Pearl has enough feces inside of her to fertilize several states.

  • The woman does consider Michael Pearl one of their favorite ‘Bible’ teachers. What can you say about a person who considers someone like that a great teacher? (I could say quite a bit, but I’m not in a nasty mood this evening.)

  • gimpi1

    “Neighbors are sexually abusing little girls and boys in the bushes at the park.
    Actually, it’s much more likely to be daddy, an uncle, aunt, cousin or older sibling. Stranger-danger is nowhere near as common as abuse within families. But I suppose we don’t want to talk about that. It might undermine parental authority.