by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Drug Addicts
Editor’s note: Michael really ramps up the blaming and shaming of mothers who aren’t 100% happy and overjoyed every minute of every single freaking day. One of the laughable things about this screed, and there aren’t many, is that it was written in 1998 and by that time Prozac was no longer the most prescribed drug for depression, a flood of other SSRI had taken the lead. Plus substitute the word ‘Valium’ for ‘Prozac’ and this screed would fit well back in the 1960s. The Rolling Stones did a song about stressed out mothers and their drugs. This is neither a new problem or an uncommon one of mothers feeling stressed out, overwhelmed and depressed. Gee, I wonder why?
One woman says she is so hyper that the drug is needed to keep her calm so she doesn’t get physically sick. Another woman says she loses control and is so full of anger that her family suffers unless she takes the drug. Still another woman says she is so depressed she is afraid she will end her life without it. One sad fact is these mothers are training their children to be depressed, to feel that violent angry rage is not sin, but sickness, to depend on a drug instead of obeying God concerning temperance. These little girls are growing up learning and using their mother’s excuses. Soon they will need their mother’s drug.
So if Prozac is only a bandage what is the cure? The first step is repentance toward God, taking responsibility for your own actions, moods, and intemperance.
Then take responsibility for your own health. I am not a doctor. I don’t have any answers that you couldn’t find yourself with a little reading and a lot of asking questions. Here is what I have learned. Again, it is only a lay-person’s opinion, based on information available at the local library.
For the most part, Prozac seems to be a woman’s drug. It appears that mood swings begin to surface somewhere around 33 to 37 years old, at which time Prozac is recommended. Most of the women complain of being tired, and wonder if they have a new disease.
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.
From the Rolling Stone’s in 1966 – Apparently chemical-enhanced motherhood goes back to at least 1966. Makes me want to order this pill box in protest.
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