Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Infant Manifesto

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Infant Manifesto November 27, 2016

quotingquiverfullby Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy – Infant Manifesto

Editor’s note: Babies thinking and talking about breaking their parents will before their own first birthday is one of the more twisted things to come from the brain of Michael Pearl. He clearly knows nothing about infant development or needs. This is sick.

Be advised, it just takes one experience. It is best conducted before you are one year old, but it will work at any time. All you have to do is win. That is rule number one; win any contest of wills. Cause them to give up in exasperation. Frustrate their efforts at dominance. Stand your ground, even when you are spanked. Prove to the bullies that when you have your mind made up nothing can change it. Let them know that you will not obey any command you do not think is just. If you ever win just once, then you have broken their wills. Yes, remember, that is the important thing. Break their wills. Take away their confidence. Make them feel helpless. After that, it is easy. If you ever hear her say, “I can’t do a thing with that boy; he just has a strong will,” then you know you have won. Keep it up and you will always be free of control.

Another point to anticipate is that parents go through stages. They may read a book or take advice from a friend and decide to renew their efforts at dominance. Sometimes it can be hard on you for a few days. They will spank more and be impatient, but if you just hold out it will all blow over and things will return to normal. Remember, consistency is the key. If you ever give in just once, it renews their confidence, so if nothing else, seek symbolic victories.

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

    Nice of Mikey to point-blank admit that justice has diddly to do with his orders and desperate need for dictatorial control.

  • Saraquill

    If he hates children so much, he should have gotten a vasectomy before he married. Or remained celibate.

  • Astrin Ymris

    I suppose Michael decided that he needed another excuse for why his methods don’t work (other than blaming parents for not having followed Michael’s self-contradictory advice correctly, that is). Therefore, he decided to invoke the favorite right wing bugaboo, the conspiracy theory!

    Yep, all these non-verbal infants are in telepathic communication, scheming together to accomplish a single goal: Making Michael look bad, through not responding to his “biblical child-rearing techniques” by becoming perfect fundgelical offspring, as Michael claimed they would.

    It makes me wonder if Michael has viewed ‘The Village of the Damned’ on Netflix recently. ;-D

  • guest

    Um… that just sounded like Michael’s advice to parents.

  • Anonyme

    “They may read a book or take advice from a friend and decide to renew their efforts at dominance”

    Hmm, they might read a book that doesn’t “encourage” parents to beat/harm their children into submission!

  • bekabot

    If you ever give in just once, it renews their confidence, so if nothing else, seek symbolic victories.

    Oh yeah!!…always seek symbolic victories, especially when you’re years and years too young to know what “symbolic” means.

  • persephone

    Yeah, the symbolic victory where Mikey tried to drown his toddler daughter who was smart enough to avoid the pond, but whom he felt was not giving him a chance to prove that the pond was dangerous, so he knocked her in.

    I think she learned that the pond was safer than her father.

  • bekabot

    Sounds like what I’ve heard. I haven’t heard much, but this fits in with the rest — which is that he’s much more a “follow the rules” guy than a “use your head” guy.