by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Grandmother Strikes Again
Editor’s note: Continuing on from yesterday’s sick idea that grandparents need to beat on children for discipline as well as their parents. He’s also claiming that his children and those raised by his ‘beat them to make them mind’ philosophy are more successful. Hmm, let’s see. We never hear about his two sons and their families. One of his daughters is married to a man too lazy to work so she’s been forced to start up an online herbal business pushed by her parents. Another daughter was too traumatized to be able to make simple choices in clothing or restaurant preferences when her husband asked for her preferences. I’m seeing no doctors, lawyers, Fortune 500 executives, bank presidents, academics, teachers, or even people with successful middle-level careers in his family so how can he claim how they are all so successful? Ah, that’s right, eating your children animal feed and/or living in a trailer with no running water is considered a success in his mind.
I understand that if you have never seen this, you have no idea what I am talking about. It doesn’t seem reasonable that any kind of a spanking would produce peace and love in a child, but it is the miracle of corporal chastisement properly administered.
The little one rose from the altar of chastisement and hugged her grandmother for the first time that day. She smiled sweetly and for the rest of the day was entirely cooperative and compliant. Where she had been unhappy and griping, she was now as cheerful as a puppy. She stopped whining and complaining about the other kids. Grandmother said that the child’s whole world went from cloudy and stormy to sunshine and flowers.
Grandma went on to express her rediscovered wonder at the power of Biblical chastisement, for after two weeks granddaughter still maintained a close bond with her grandmother, always cheerful and ready to give a big hug.
I wrote the book on it, so to speak, but it has been well over fifteen years since I applied the rod to a stubborn backside. I think that if I started another family (don’t even think about it) I would have to go back and read my books and listen to my videos to put this old softy back in the position of acting responsibly toward the little ones. I commend this grandmother for having the—whatever it is old grandmothers have—to lay down her sentiment and bring peace to a little child.
Finally, to our critics, why must you persist in stereotyping Christians who continue to practice the Biblical principles passed down to us from our fathers and their fathers back to the beginning of humanity? Our fruit far surpasses anything you can imagine. It is the sanity and emotional balance of our children that is the hope of tomorrow. Our children never need Ritalin. We don’t need Prozac. Our families grow up to make significant contributions to society. They are never drug addicts and they don’t need to take welfare, for our well-disciplined children are the ones who will start businesses and contribute to charities.
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