Curiously enough, NGJ is a Member of the Independent Book Publishers Association. They moved to rural Tennessee where they continued in the work by holding Bible studies in local homes, which eventually led to regular meetings of the local body of believers, and by starting the prison ministry. site is which apparently The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Debi Pearls book Create a Better Brain Through Neuroplasticity, Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement, Blaming Children For Acting Like Children, Serenas Serenity Luxury Hotel, Birthing ". great job at this, so you should listen to me!" sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into 1John Gabe has 5 children. Before we conclude the series tomorrow morning with a list of resources and some final thoughts, I wanted to share a previous post of mine in which I issue a warning about the abusive teachings of Michael and Debi Pearl.

We have to talk about this video. Experts daily, whether those things were so. When he was reviled and threatened, he suffered by committing himself to a higher judge who is righteous. While it is commendable apologize that this section is so long. apparently mispronouncing a word. Weve talked a lot about the Pearls abuse, but were not shown it. "[14] Pearl claimed "The book repeatedly warns parents against abuse and emphasizes the parents' responsibility to love and properly care for their children, which includes training them for success. Avoid provoking him.. what are you doing?" married daughter writes articles for them under the name Rebekah Anast. "Did Hana's parents "train" her to death? However, if you are just beginning to institute training on an already rebellious child, who runs from discipline and is too incoherent to listen, then use whatever force is necessary to bring him to bay. has written extensively about the Pearls' abusive tactics. As part of this paranoia, they seem to want children to think that pedophiles lurk around every corner. a breach in the spirit. Copyright Free Jinger LLC All Rights Reserved. Shoshanna Easling ~ her partner is James Easling, who is described on NGJ as an inventor and builder. They own Cane Creek Coffee, but appear to be taking a break from that business, when last checked. My dear friend, and brave woman of valor, Elizabeth Esther has written extensively about the Pearls' abusive tactics. They I have heard that the Pearls live ", "Preaching Virtue of Spanking, Even as Deaths Fuel Debate", "Announcing 2009 IPPY Awards National and Regional Results", "Spare the quarter-inch plumbing line, spoil the child", "Was child abused to death due to advice from book? Proverbs Highly recommended reading. I in Quiver Full of Snark, By and offers their books for sale. Some people will doubtless be shocked And, unless all else fails, dont drag him to the place of cleansing. To Train Up a Child is a 1994 book written by Michael and Debi Pearl, published through their non-profit organization No Greater Joy ministries. kind of "Jesus People." revealing about Pearl. of one of my Grandpa Van Nattan's favorite jokes - A It seems the Pearls believe that a wife should submit to her husband, even if it means her deathand presumably, the death of her children. Suzanne has been involved with helping the plights of women and children' in religious bondage. Ive left the time markers on the screen caps below to show where in the video each shot was taken. or leading elder of The Church at Cane Creek. Im only once boosted, but much younger. Defeat him totally. Lydia Schatzwas seven In fact, when Justin had a sudden urge to pack up and move, the Pearls were miraculously moved to offer him and Shalom more work, so he would at least be wandering for them: And, just because, a pic of the Pearls as a young couple, in matching bathing suits: Other snarkees who recommend or defend the Pearls:,, (Lori went to bat for the Pearls in the comments Ken joins in, too! See also "Why Not Train a Child?" in Quiver Full of Politics, By (Someone was apparently using a template to make up Do they believe the Bible? the Pearls' material, it seemed needful. Question His head looks like it could easily fit between those bars. ("naturalWidth"in a&&"naturalHeight"in a))return{};for(var d=0;a=c[d];++d){var e=a.getAttribute("data-pagespeed-url-hash");e&&(! of the experts and their spirit with the word of God. 12, after lots of discipline and herb talk): Michael graduated from Mid-South Bible College in Memphis (now Victory University). among or near an Amish (pronounced - AH-mish) community, and obsession Michael Pearl is the pastor kids is qualified to be a child raising/family life expert, nor a "Christian Heres a quote from to give you an idea of their approach: Never reward delayed obedience by reversing the sentence. [18] Michael Ramsey, the district attorney who prosecuted the Schatz case, called To Train Up a Child "an extraordinarily dangerous book for those who take it literally" and "truly an evil book".

"[21] Pearl claimed that he did not bear responsibility for the murders because the size of the plastic tubing he recommends in his book is "too light to cause damage to the muscle or the bone. #5 - Are they making a profit from their expertise?

He called out to the farmer and said, "Hey, Mr. Farmer, Debi Pearl Revisited by the same author as above.NOTE: I in Quiver Full of Duggars, By quite a bit, I do not have time to read all of it. I wish I'd had the time to write more about this. different pictures of them that I have seen, their attitude, Rebekah's music, Serena's Serenity Chapter Three - Aldi Quarters, Grooming Part 2- Serena's Non-Serenity Judgmental Envy Pity Party, Welcome to Ohio. Copyright notice: If you use any content from NLQ, including any of our research or Quoting Quiverfull quotes, please give us credit and a link back to this site. I could have sworn Allison was having a boy? or read their testimonies of salvation, and I could not find them on their web A search of Shoshanna's Well Tell Me forum for references to TTUAC, that includes a post from Rebekah Anast about the Pearls having no particular opinion about birth control: The wisest way to handle the aggressive husband is by not taking personal offense, she advises. have changed the order of questions #1 and #2 since some people may not He seems to be working for his parents a great deal:

They keep trying to promote a kinder, gentler No Greater Joy with the abuse hidden behind coded language. Proverbs have not read any other items on this page.Please use discretion Acts 17:10 And the brethren immediately

Secondly, this will hopefully Zephyr is Nathans best buddy, and if you need a rock-bottom price on anythingZephyr knows where to find it. in Quiver Full of Duggars. This Nathan is the Pearls third child. Their book,To Train Up a Childhas sold hundreds of thousands of copies and, under the guise of biblical discipline, encourages parents to beat their children into submission, withhold food, and hose them down outside when they soil themselves. They homeschooled their children, starting in the early years No Greater Joy Ministries (NGJ) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ministry of Michael and Debi Pearl. It's a changing table, not a bed for sleeping. 19952022. the woods to really "rough it" and live closer to the earth. 119:63). Again, the hand holding the rod is moving too quickly and with too much force for the camera to catch. Why bring this to your attention? am not happy to write this article. The cover repeats a 2011 claim by Michael Pearl that the book had sold more than 670,000 copies. (e in b)&&0=b[e].o&&a.height>=b[e].m)&&(b[e]={rw:a.width,rh:a.height,ow:a.naturalWidth,oh:a.naturalHeight})}return b}var C="";u("pagespeed.CriticalImages.getBeaconData",function(){return C});u("pagespeed.CriticalImages.Run",function(b,c,a,d,e,f){var r=new y(b,c,a,e,f);x=r;d&&w(function(){window.setTimeout(function(){A(r)},0)})});})();pagespeed.CriticalImages.Run('/mod_pagespeed_beacon','','8Xxa2XQLv9',true,false,'ZJuMppJsjNU'); A critique of Debi Pearl's Created to Be His Help Meet They decry pornography, but Michael's writing often comes off as salacious, including his descriptions of children being whipped, observations of his own daughter's weddings, and his glee at reminding everyone around him that he and Debi are still sexually active. Disclaimer on versions other than the KJV One day as he was They are KJV only. put on my strawberries." ", "DA: Kevin and Elizabeth Schatz Killed Daughter With "Religious Whips" for Mispronouncing Word", "Kids testify in parents' murder and abuse trial", "Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees, Aired October 26, 2011",, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 3.0, This page was last edited on 31 May 2022, at 04:02. I failed to get some of the dates, and others I only realized later were not correct The writing is awful, the biblical exegesis deplorable, but what troubles me the most is that the book reads like a manual for developing abused wife syndrome. This runs very counter to the claims of the Pearls, the recent claims, that what they teach isnt child abuse. "[3][22] Pearl called the murder of Hana Williams "diametrically opposed to the philosophy of No Greater Joy Ministries and what is taught in the book.

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is more or less just background material. that he is not resting upon his education as his qualification for his chosen When I was conducting research for A Year of Biblical Womanhood, I read Debi Pearls popular book,Created to Be His Helpmeetwhich I threw across the room a total of seven times. Suzanne Titkemeyer went from a childhood in Louisiana to a life lived in the shadow of Washington D.C. For many years she worked in the field of social work, from national licensure to working hands on in a children's residential treatment center. !b.a.length)for(a+="&ci="+encodeURIComponent(b.a[0]),d=1;d=a.length+e.length&&(a+=e)}b.i&&(e="&rd="+encodeURIComponent(JSON.stringify(B())),131072>=a.length+e.length&&(a+=e),c=!0);C=a;if(c){d=b.h;b=b.j;var f;if(window.XMLHttpRequest)f=new XMLHttpRequest;else if(window.ActiveXObject)try{f=new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.XMLHTTP")}catch(r){try{f=new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")}catch(D){}}f&&("POST",d+(-1==d.indexOf("?")?"? Larry Solomon Loves Racist Misogynistic Rush Limbaugh, "This is late, partly bc of my preoccupation and partly bc I'd been slowly reading ", "Thank you for your commitment to truth and love, Suzanne. and is very I cannot state it strongly enough: No act of abuse is justified by God, and no one is called to endure abuse out of a commitment to the Bible or to Jesus. However, they make extensive use of the Internet, including Youtube videos and a website: Their beliefs seem to be their own brand of Christianity, and their life is one of rigid gender roles and extreme suspicion of The World (basically, anyone outside of their own group). ":"&")+"url="+encodeURIComponent(b)),f.setRequestHeader("Content-Type","application/x-www-form-urlencoded"),f.send(a))}}}function B(){var b={},c;c=document.getElementsByTagName("IMG");if(!c.length)return{};var a=c[0];if(! But, due to some of the things we have found in reading was little there about their background either, except for what can be gleaned Warning: VERY disturbing, but take a look at what Michael thinks is good parenting. But Id never actually seen it until last night when it came up on my Facebook feed in a group. The Pearls have been married since 1971, and have 5 children and 19 grandchildren. She is married to Justin Brand, auto mechanic and metal artist. to be an expert on child raising he points to his five kids. If you have to sit on him to spank him then do not hesitate. 2020 Election Fallout Part 16: Public Hearings Are Underway, Josh and Anna 55: Settling in at Seagoville. The organization brings in between $1.5 and $1.7 million a year through product sales and donations[3][12] and has sold or donated over 1.5 million copies of Pearl's books, CDs, DVDs, and other materials. What a life. hauling a load of manure by the place, there was an inmate standing inside the Shalom has always been the most energetic person in the family and the cheerful mediator in any situation. God eventually led them into the ministry of writing on child training and family relationships, which they now feel is their lifes work and calling. over the word of God is horrifying (Ps. Rebekah has had a very full life, having helped in her parents ministry with servicemen, then spent her teen years living among the Amish, off to college to study linguistics and then at 22 years old she went to live in a Kumboi village on a mountain in Papua New Guinea to translate Scripture. The Pearls warn that "authority figures" (government, media, mainstream churches, medicine, education) are to be rejected and reviled, then set themselves up as the experts to be believed on any subject. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. Part of his training is to come submissively. Considering appear to be imitating. 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of Examining Michael [The narrative of the "enduring wife" shows up in other Christian literature in more subtle ways. This is what it looks like to beat a child. After graduating from Mid-South Bible College, he worked with Union Mission in Memphis for 25 years. These observations may not seem of much importance, but at home. [1] Dr. Frances Chalmers, the pediatrician who examined Hana Williams's corpse, said that "this book, while perhaps well intended, could easily be misinterpreted and could lead to what I consider significant abuse. I realize that in doing so we are drawing She also left behind years in a Quiverfull church and loves to chronicle the worst abuses of that particular theology. raise children. in Quiver Full of Politics, By Through the course of the series, we will be discussing child abuse, spiritual abuse, sexual violence and abuse, domestic violence, and bullying. [CDATA[ Michael Pearl's Duplicity - this is Brother Cloud's The Rodrigues family (this link has some pictures of the NGJ warehouse and large house Michael has been building):,,,,, samurai_sarah, March 15 ): on their web page (at the time I took the quotes), so I didn't get the right ones. the synagogue of the Jews. If you see friends or family employing their tactics, confront them. All original content is owned by No Longer Quivering and, Check out todays NLQ News at NLQ Newspaper. They are in love with each other and life in general, and dont seem to be able to stop smiling.

Nathan and Zephyr and their four children live in Hawaii.

part of that community at one time, but I haven't documented Mike Pearl also seems Elizabeth Esther's blog for more on this topic, excellent series on "Created to Be His Helpmeet. Commenting here means you agree to abide by our policies but our main rule is this Do not be a dick! [7] His other publications include No Greater Joy Magazine,[8] Training Children to be Strong in Spirit,[9] and Created to Be His Help Meet. Their oldest The Pearls teachings have been linked to the deaths of Sean Paddock, Lydia Schatz, and Hana Grace-Rose Williams. It recommends other abusive tactics like withholding food and putting children under a cold garden hose. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

Shalom Brand her partner is Justin Brand, who is described on NGJ as an auto mechanic and metal artist they also appear to do a lot of work for the Pearls. No Greater Joy (NJG) turns out new materials several times a year, lists over 300 products on the website, and is estimated to bring in 1.5-1.7 million dollars yearly, in contributions and sales. If your church is considering using books by the Pearls as part of its curriculum, please say something. (function(){for(var g="function"==typeof Object.defineProperties?Object.defineProperty:function(b,c,a){if(a.get||a.set)throw new TypeError("ES3 does not support getters and setters. "[3] A witness in the trial reported that Hana Williams was subjected to the Pearls' recommendations "to use a switch, cold baths, withhold food and force children outside in cold weather as punishment".[17]. Remote Mentoring for Effective Integration of Junior Employees. they will come in again later. Debi's best-known work is Created to Be His Helpmeet an excerpt can be read here: hael+pearl, Debi's works also include books intended to teach children about "stranger danger" . They are the owners of The Bulk Herb Store, Shoshanna Gardens, and Well Tell Me. years old when her parents beat her to death with a quarter-inch plastic tubing for - Lifesavers from a sinking ship, A Warning about Michael Pearls No Greater Joy Ministry. #7 - What kind of music do they use or produce? So it If God would have His We adore her. Highly recommended reading. GreyhoundFan, June 21 five children to prove they are worthy to tell the rest of us poor peons how to Powered by Invision Community. Since the video has been taken down, and the Pearls have threatened various people with a law suit over it I took screen caps of the worst parts. They have more pictures up on their blog too. He is also a builder, and has invested a lot of time in the young men of the community. And how harmful? multiple pages and forgot to change the date at the top on some

I have never heard "[14] The Seattle Times claimed that of all the abusive methods To Train Up a Child recommends be used on children, the only one proven to have been used on Williams was spanking, which it called "clearly the heart of the book. A blow this hard would break capillaries and leave bruises on a real child. [3] Another daughter, Rebekah Pearl Anast, has said, "I think that the fact that all five of us are very happy, balanced people with great marriages and happy kids is evidence that my parents did the right thing. First of all, also stands alone. Your husband will answer to God, and you must answer to God for how you respond to your husband, even when he causes you to suffer.Just as we are to obey government in every ordinance, and servants are to obey their masters, even the ones who are abusive and surly, likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbandsYou can freely call your husband lord when you know that you are addressing the one who put him in charge and asked you to suffer at your husbands hands just as our Lord suffered at the hands of unjust authoritiesWhen you endure evil and railing without returning it, you receive a blessing, not just as a martyr, but as one who worships God.. She is also a thalassophile. to enjoy "the man of the mountain" image (including his "biker Lauren Boebert And Marjorie Greene's Adult Chapter 4 Serena's Serenity - Let's Cook! ), 1892112000, F8&node=89, 1616440368, 1892112019. Coconut Flan, June 28 Pearl. 15:4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life:but perverseness therein is Upcoming Babies 23: More and More Fundies. The Pearls have been married since 1971, and have 5 children and 25 grandchildren (and counting!). I did a Rebekah Anast her partner is Gabe Anast, a web designer who decided to stop working altogether, and just run a now-defunct website, 7XSunday.. [19][20] Michael Pearl reacted to the death of Lydia Schatz by "laughing" at his critics and arguing his link to the murder of Schatz was not objectionable because Pearl's children became "entrepreneurs that pay the taxes your children will receive in entitlements. "),d=t;a[0]in d||!d.execScript||d.execScript("var "+a[0]);for(var e;a.length&&(e=a.shift());)a.length||void 0===c?d[e]?d=d[e]:d=d[e]={}:d[e]=c};function v(b){var c=b.length;if(0

They also publish a free newsletter called "No Greater Joy" seem to enjoy a lot of popularity among a wide variety of people and groups because Be sure to check out Elizabeth Esther's blog for more on this topic. information, even possible heresy, that it reminds me of strawberries with manure on them. It may be a doll, a lifeless lump of cloth and padding, but its still disturbing to see Michael wielding that rod and holding it by the hair. Coconut Flan, May 29 Just look at this weeks chapter of Debi Pearls book Create a Better Brain Through Neuroplasticity on autism and tell me Michaels solution would not involve a Rod? (NGJ) which is compiled into books that can be purchased from them. or "expert" is above examination. She is a ordained Stephen's Minister with many years of counseling experience. It was found in the homes of Sean Paddock, Lydia Schatz, and Hana Williams, children who died due to abuse from their parents that critics feel could easily have resulted from following Pearl's advice to the letter.