Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Roosters and Michael Pearl Are Jerks?

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Roosters and Michael Pearl Are Jerks? September 26, 2016

quotingquiverfullby Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Pubermania

Editor’s note: So now Michael is saying that a boy being a jerk to his mother is perfectly normal in adolescence, just like the rooster is a jerk and he’s a jerk to the rooster. It’s all about male dominance. Perhaps the reason it’s not so noticeable in boys in public schools is because they have healthier outlets for their hormonal changes, like sports or other activities and outside interests. While the homeschooled boys in extremely isolating families may only be able to express his angst against those closest to him and the ones representing the most repression, the parents. How can anyone think that is healthy?


Remember, behind every good rooster is a good hen. The two mothers above, voicing their concerns, are representative of many homeschool mothers. If your children are away from home most of the day attending school, you will not be as aware of this change that occurs in the thirteen and fourteen-year-old boys. But when the mother has her “sweet son” under her constant tutelage, the inevitable physical and psychological change that comes with puberty will be a shock to her concept of childhood submission. The boy’s “problem” is a result of gushing, exploding, rampaging hormones. In the Eastern cultures it has been traditional to remove the boys from the women’s quarters to the men’s domain before this change takes place.
It is often obscured in our perverted culture, but a boy’s destiny is to become a man. Although, prior to puberty, boys are psychologically different from girls, the contrast increases to stark dimensions when they each go through this natural maturing change we call puberty. The male becomes more independent and domineering. This independence is not just directed at females but at all people and things. Keep in mind that the boys are growing into a role of leadership. Leadership in the male population is not just an office they inherit upon marriage, or at some manhood graduation ceremony; it is a growing process that causes them to begin to assume authority at puberty. It is not natural for a woman to rule over a man. For that reason the young teenager’s conflict is more prominent with the mother than with the father.

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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  • Allison the Great

    A) It’s not normal for boys to become overly aggressive during puberty.
    B) The Pearls and the people who follow their advice are not leaders. They’re just scared, unemployable little bullies who take their lack of success out on their families. Mikey is a perfect example of this. Debi is just making excuses for him, like she always has.

  • Nea

    It may be obscured in YOUR perverted culture, Mikey, but the secular world is not one in which “rule or be ruled” is the only option. Also, secular boys have far better, healthier coping mechanisms to deal with those hormones – they aren’t forced to let their frustrations turn inwards and fester until they overwhelm how the boy sees the rest of humanity.

    Also, no matter how much you whine, penis does not equal leadership. That you have to tie your own fragile authority to your gonads only shows how little leadership you have or even can earn.

  • Nea

    Lack of success and sexual frustration. Mikey has written in detail about how his overwhelming need for “release” made him hate all women and how finally getting a fucktoy made him abuse his wife to collapse. He followed that up with long screeds about how after all his careful training he still could not “trust” his own pubescent children and took an unnatural interest in whether they might be touching themselves, ensuring that they had no privacy at any point — to the point of designing his house so he could monitor bedrooms, which he would burst into with no notice.

    Mikey is, in short, exactly the kind of sexual perv he claims everyone else around him is, and he wants everyone else to be as focused and frustrated as he remains.

  • SAO

    The reason teens rebel is not raging hormones and the need to be obnoxious roosters, it’s the normal developmental need to have some autonomy in both thought and action. To figure out his values, not just parrot his parents’; to develop his skills and interests, not obey his parents. Parents should encourage and guide this process, not fight it with crap about obedience or fights over trivial details of doctrine. I realize this is hopeless for the Pearls.

  • Mel

    I laughed so hard when Mike “swore” that you don’t see increased aggression or behavior change in 13-14 year-old boys when they are in public school because they are away so much.

    That’s such bullshit.

    As former HS teacher, you see lots of hormonal behavior changes in teens of both genders. Talking to parents during conferences and calls home – they see the same behaviors as well.

    Now, most 13-14 year-old boys don’t become aggressive towards their moms. I’d love to tell you this is because they respect their moms more – and maybe most do – but an additional advantage is that in the real world, women have not pretended to be submissive to men their whole life.

    So, if their son tries to pull that kind of crap, most women are more than capable of reminding him what expectations are in their family for polite behavior and more than capable of following through with a consequence if needed.

  • Anonyme

    “penis does not equal leadership”
    Truth! Also, Michael’s head is going to explode if Hillary is elected. God, I’d love to be a fly on the wall for his reaction.

  • Nea

    The calmest and smartest teenagers I know have the most freedom to explore their options. It’s not a surprise that in a high-control lifestyle like the one Mikey promotes, the only way to develop any autonomy (if it hasn’t been beaten out of you entirely) is to literally fight for control over your life.

    For Mikey everything is about fighting over trivial details, because controlling those details is how he controls everything.

  • Astrin Ymris

    Re: “…Remember, behind every good rooster is a good hen…”

    Yet again, all problems that occur in the CPM universe are either directly or indirectly a woman’s fault. Since women have so much power over men in their ideology, the logical thing to do is cut out the red tape and middlemen and just put women in charge of everything! ;-D

  • Allison the Great

    I have read about Michael taking doors off of his kids’ bedroom doors and not allowing them any privacy. I would not be surprised if there is a really good reason that Michael can’t be trusted. Normal men don’t become violent and hate women because they don’t get some. Him feeling that way is the mark of a true sociopathic narcissist.

  • Allison the Great

    And he’s not smart enough to understand that those details are trivial.

  • Allison the Great

    “Penis does not equal leadership” should be carved in stone somewhere.

  • jennabobenna

    1) I almost didn’t make it past the sexual overtones of “gushing, exploding” hormones…
    2) And then I finished it and now my PMS rage is threatening to bubble over in a volcanic eruption. After reading my lone planning-to-homeschool, anti-feminism, anti-choice Facebook friend’s posts for the day, I should NOT have followed up with Mikey…