Michael Pearl alleges that only those who are anti-spanking oppose his teachings. He has no idea how wrong he is. For your convenience, here is a compilation of arguments and concerns from Christians who approve of spanking:
To Train Up A Child (Book Review) by Tina Jobe
To Train Up A Child: An Examination of the Pearl Method by Rey Reynoso who had done a great job of digging deep and analyzing the Pearls’ teachings using the Bible to refute them.
Fundamental Baptists warning about No Greater Joy Ministries
Michael Pearl’s Duplicity is the answer to Pearl’s response to his critics in Oct 2007
To Train Up A Child? book review from The Watchman’s Bagpipes.
Michael and Debi Pearl – sample wisdom by Barbara Curtis from Mommy Life
Reflections on TTUAC by Jen at His Grace His Glory who has found much good in the Pearls’ teachings but has some concerns to share.
Michael & Debi Pearl, & Questions of Ministry Credentialing by Pastor Jack from New Covenant Living
Child Discipline or Child Abuse? by Virginia Knowles
The Parenting In The Name of God series from Scitia Scienda who tells me that when he “corrects NGJ’s theology and parenting advice, he does so from a very solid positive experience of being “traditionally” parented by Christian conservatives who did believe in spanking, who have attended KJV-only and other fundamentalist/independent churches, who homeschooled their kids.”
For more, please check out my Pro-Spankers tag.