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Gabriel Pearl is second child of Michael and Debi Pearl and it looks like he and his wife (Lori) separated, that is, have been separated for couple of years now. If you go on "No Greater Joy" site and clik the link "Meet the Pearls" at the bottom of the main page, you'll see that, while all of his siblings are introduced along with their spouses and children, there are just few words about Gabriel mentioning nobody but him alone. (Just go on their regular page.) It was not the case couple of years ago and the old "Meet the Pearls" link still exists and there, Gabriel is introduced along with his wife Lori and children. (Just google "Lori Pearl" and clik on the link bellow the first picture that pops up of her and Gabriel.) Further more, the remaining text is identical to the one before, apart from couple of lines about Lori, that have been cut out. Also, on his facebook page he has a post that (part of it) says: "It took a lot of prayer and an awful amount of support from my loving family to get my kids home after 2 1/2 years." (It's not private profile.) It is not a certain thing, but more of an implied situation as Pearl's choose to keep it quiet. If it is true, lets just hold this not only as an example of Gabriel's personal faliure, but as well as that of Michael and Debi Pearl, that is faliure of their ideology and their teachings. There is a certain objectivity regarding this matter - simple fact that Michael Pearl with his faith and knowledge of Bible, failed to produce a man who was able to chose his wife wisely and maintain a healthy marriage, which makes his advice about marriage and raising children, a questionable advice. I know that they are good people. At least they strive to be. I can value some of their advice, but the self-righteousness in their aproach to other people, both us, unbelivers "who live in the darkness" and fellow belivers, is unjustified. I would like to hear about your opinions and informations regarding this matter, aswell.
According to her Facebook page, Debi Pearl went to China last week with son Nathan & DIL Zephyr (who now live on Kauai). They're there for 3 weeks without Mike, who stayed back in TN. They apparently have a full program of speaking & book distribution. Is it really now legal for foreign missionaries to proselytize openly in China & hand out their propaganda? Will there really be no repercussions on anyone, either the foreign missionaries or the Chinese citizens who attend these events? In other Pearl news, gleaned from FB pages, Pearl daughters Shoshanna (Easling) & Shalom (Brand) and DIL Zephyr are now into big time peddling of Plexus, son Gabe appears to be living on Kauai also, at least part time, and Rebekah & her nutwad "husband" Gabe Anast are still below the radar. Mike Pearl is still a fucking asshole.
I've seen this family's name connected with the Bates and Duggars so I looked them up. Not many surprises. The youtube videos of the family singing are okay, nothing great. Their main strength is that they can actually play musical instruments. I found this on their website. bontragerfamilysingers.com/Beliefs.html number 3 and 4 under their list of ten church goals What do they mean by adapting to their husbands? That sounds like something the Pearls would write. How does the church teach someone to love their husband and children? Here is number 8 ) There is no goal of providing food for the needy outside your own church. From the same page, this is how to build godly generations. On the plus side, at least they include that the husband should be a servant leader but the wife is still suposed to be submissive. I'm confused how the woman is supposed to learn to make appeals to the husband so that he can grow in being noble. What does that even mean? How do they decide when a child obeys his parents because he loves god instead of being terrifed of a beating? I don't see the Duggars marrying any of the Bontragers. John David would hate performing and his family needs his sisters to care for the babies. Like the Duggars, The Bontrangers make money off their children so although they might bring someone into the singing group but I don't see them letting anyone leave. Here is their store http://www.bontragerfamilysingers.com/Store.html edited. I changed the title of the thread because I discussed the Duggars also and I wanted to reflect the subject better
Elle posted a topic in Quiver Full of Duggarshttp://www.duggarfamily.com/content/amazon_blitz Make of it what you will. If they're posting this, I take it as advocating the Pearls. We all know there's no way this side of hell they would post about a discount for the Anarchist Cookbook. So does this seem like advocacy, or a coincidence? Also I'm trying to remember what the name of their website pre-private domain was. It was a Geocities of Angelfire site, or something like that. I first saw it when I was with my first boyfriend, and we broke up prior to when the Duggars got their current domain. They were more open about it then. I think there are too many kids now to bother with "training", especially since they're just passed onto the older kids, who were clearly "trained" out of thinking for themselves.