Quoting Quiverfull: The Bible Makes Child Training Perfect?

Quoting Quiverfull: The Bible Makes Child Training Perfect? April 11, 2015

quotingquiverfullby Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy in part ten of his new foreword for his book “To Train Up A Child” – Attack on Traditional Child Training

Editor’s note: Thankfully this is the last part of Michael’s new foreword for his book. The bad news is that this is only part one of two. Expect to see part two up sometime in May. If Mr. Pearl is so interested in Biblical child training how could he miss the part that talks about the father not frustrating the child?

It is easy to see where things went wrong. For thousands of years, mothers and fathers followed biblical teaching on parenting. When the God-given, time-honored instruction manual was thrown out the window, society began its downward spiral. There is only one remedy: back to biblical basics.
QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders, cultural enforcers and those that seek to keep women submitted to men 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.

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  • Nea

    For thousands of years, mothers and fathers followed biblical teaching on parenting.

    Even the ones in non-Christian cultures? Dude! The world is not the size of Rhode Island.

    society began its downward spiral. What with its longer lifespans, better technology, and more civil right for everyo– oh, I see your problem.

  • ShaLaLa

    Yeah, it’s that last one that gives him pause. “The world is clearly going straight to hell! Why, I can’t even murder my lesbian neighbor (she’s gay, and a woman who thinks she has the right to live outside the authority of a man!) without people getting all up in arms!”

  • Which parenting rules? The one that says you can sell your kids as slaves (but only to Jewish masters) or the one where you’re commanded to stone rebellious children?

  • Friend

    Not an instruction manual. No.

  • Baby_Raptor

    I do so love being living proof that “inerrant” claims are bullshit.

  • gimpi1

    What downward spiral? I’m always hearing about this downward spiral, how things are so much worse than in the past, we’re so bad, so immoral, whatever. The fact is, we live longer, are healthier and less subject to disability than any time in the past. We’re more prosperous overall, our society has the lowest crime-rate in decades (and it’s been falling for decades) and we’re much less likely to end up in abject poverty, at least in the first world. We’re more free, more able to live authentic lives, and generally happier than people were. Oh, and we no longer keep slaves, a profound improvement in morality if there ever was one. If these changes were brought about by not following Biblical teachings, let’s keep it up!

    Things were worse, not better, in the past. We were sicker, more likely to lose loved ones, more likely to be victimized by violent crime, more likely to live in abject poverty. Wars raged constantly in the past. Men were killed in combat, and widows put their children in orphanages because they couldn’t feed them. Yes, people stayed married, because they had no choice. Domestic-violence was rampant, and mostly legal. Incest was also rampant, and covered up. Victims were blamed, and their lives were often ruined, since they were regarded as damaged goods.

    Why this lionizing of the past? Read a real history-book. (Nothing by David Barton.) See what it was really like.