Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Bad Marriages Are Like Bad Health?

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Bad Marriages Are Like Bad Health? August 22, 2016

quotingquiverfullby Michael and Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine – Seven Pearls for Finding a Happy Marriage

Editor’s note: This is all from a guy that drove his wife like a mule on their honeymoon and caused her to collapse in exhaustion and we’re supposed to believe his words on how to have a good marriage? No, marriages are not like if your health is good or bad. Health isn’t an automatic given based upon what you eat or do daily. How does he explain things that are inherited or happen for no reason? Some nice blaming and shaming there for people not living exactly like he thinks everyone should. Also did not Debi have to have neck surgery and Michael himself have a heart procedure? What is he blaming that on?

There’s a photo of the couple on their wedding day, before the honeymoon from hell happened, at the posting of this on No Greater Joy. Link above.

Our 45th wedding anniversary is upon us. That’s a lot of wonderful years together. We were sitting at the table this morning discussing what the magic bullet was that makes some marriages really fruitful and happy, and other marriages miserable and failing. After all these years of reading letters from thousands upon thousands of wives and husbands, I know there is no such magic bullet; nor is there a lethal bullet that kills marriages. Good marriages are like good health: if you eat correctly, exercise regularly, don’t live in stress or bitterness, and don’t have accidents that strain the body; then with careful attention you may just avoid cancer or heart disease and die a natural death in your old age.

Bad marriages are like bad health: if you eat toxic food, sit around and get fat, live in constant bitterness and anger, and have one mishap after another, then chances are you will probably develop cancer, heart disease, or poor joints and weak bones, and/or damage your brain, limbs, or organs due to avoidable accidents. Consequently, you will die younger than necessary. That pattern is seen so regularly it is almost a physical law just like the law of good marriage versus bad marriage.

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.

moreRead more about Michael and Debi Pearl’s thoughts on marriage:

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  • persephone

    That whole “no divorce no matter what” is the biggest reason. Also, CPM and submission and complementarianism.

  • Nea

    Fuck. That. Noise. My parents’ mere existence puts that facile advice to the lie. They have a wonderful, 50-year+, she-stayed-home, they’re religious marriage, still do. That didn’t mean he didn’t once become tremendously ill. That didn’t spare him the heart attack. (The only reason he survived what killed his dad was being already in the hospital for another reason.)

    In the meantime, the Pearls are the definition of bitterness. Big smiles and lots of prayers — and the only people who get MORE snipes and insults from each other than each other are those who aren’t their flavor of fundie.

  • Anonyme

    ” and don’t have accidents that strain the body”
    ..oh, like the time you were so desperate to beat the record of your “friend’s” sexual climaxes that Debi had a physical and mental breakdown immediately after having sex with you, Mikey?

  • Nea

    That man’s honeymoon story references a whole lot of other men, doesn’t it? He rarely his bride as a human being at all, as opposed to his demands and his comparisons.

  • Friend

    Every marriage has a bullet: magical or lethal? YIKES!

  • Nightshade

    Bad health and bad marriage do have some things in common. Both are debilitating, both can be very difficult to manage, and both if simply endured without fixing can end up killing you.

    Also, am I the only one snickering at that ‘magic bullet’ thing? Sounds like a sex toy to me.