Child Abuse

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The Trebilcock Trial Verdict


The judge presiding over the trial of Jeffrey and Rebecca Trebilcock has delivered a verdict of guilty on two charges of criminal mistreatment. One was a count of first-degree criminal mistreatment, a felony, for their 14 year-old adopted boy. The other was a count of third-degree criminal mistreatment for treatment of one of their adopted … Continue reading

The Trebilcock Case: Homeschooling Should Not Enable Abuse


** Warning: This post may have some triggers as it deals with child abuse.  They refer to him as “the boy.” I wish I knew his name. Names always give a person a little bit more substance, make them a little more real. Like a neighbor next door. Yet, he is, as of now, “the … Continue reading

Tim Challies Reviews “Created To Be His Help Meet”


In case you missed it, Tim Challies has written two excellent posts reviewing Debi Pearl’s “Created To Be His Help Meet.” Check them out here and here. I would love to hear your thoughts about his posts as well as any thoughts/stories you can share pertaining to this book. Okay, I’ll start! I was given … Continue reading

The Trial for Phil Caminiti is over


** If you are not familiar with Phil Caminiti, Aleitheia Bible Church, or any of the other members associated with this particular church, please read Trial Underway for Phil Caminiti. On Wednesday, March 21, 2012, Phil Caminiti, pastor of Aleitheia Bible Church, “was found guilty of eight counts of conspiracy to commit child abuse for … Continue reading

Trial Underway for Phil Caminiti


I have been searching for months for information on when the trial for Phil Caminiti would be held. And now, here it is! Finally!! G.R.A.C.E. posted on their Facebook page the link to the following article. (By the way, if you’re not familiar with G.R.A.C.E. also known as Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian … Continue reading

Video Clip of Elizabeth Esther’s Appearance on Anderson


Elizabeth Esther posted a video of her talking with Michael Pearl on Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show on her Facebook blog page. Click here to see part of Elizabeth Esther’s interview on Anderson. I love how she explained what the issue really is. The issue is not spanking, per se. It’s the belief that parents … Continue reading

Spanking in Christian Schools


Anderson Cooper 360 has put together another great segment as part of their Ungodly Discipline series. The latest installment investigates spanking in Christian schools, specifically Calvary Baptist School in Watertown, WI. Marvin Munyon, a lobbyist responsible for keeping the right to spank students in Christian schools and a former principal at Calvary Baptist School, is … Continue reading

Elizabeth Esther Faces Michael Pearl on Anderson


A few weeks ago, Elizabeth Esther traveled to New York City to speak out against child abuse on Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show, Anderson. Around that time, Anderson Cooper’s show on CNN, Anderson Cooper 360, was repeatedly bringing media attention to the abusive methods advocated by Michael Pearl in light of the tragic death of … Continue reading

Elizabeth Esther: Are the Pearl’s to blame for child spanking deaths?


Have you wondered whether or not the Pearl’s should be blamed for the deaths of Sean, Lydia, and Hana? Then take a few moments to read Elizabeth Esther’s blog post Are the Pearl’s to blame for child spanking deaths?#NoMoreDeadKids #StopNoGreaterJoy. She covers the issue extremely well and gives a clear call to action. This is … Continue reading

“Passive-Aggressive”… Really?


ABCNews has posted a short video called Washington Couple Charged in Daughter’s Death in which you can hear Carri Williams, Hana Williams’ adopted mother, tell a 911 operator that her daughter “killed herself.” She begins the phone call by saying that Hana was “rebellious” and the clip ended with Carri saying that Hana was “passive-aggressive.” … Continue reading