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TW. Abuse, child abuse, not being believed

Mute thread if that will be helpful to you. I will be talking a little about Mary Pride's utterly messed up book The Child Abuse Industry

And I do mean what.
The fuck.
Is this book.
I have physically crossed it out in red pen so that no one who happens across my copy, or sees me reading it, or notes it on the table when I'm writing in a coffee shop could ever think it is a book I subscribe to.
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TW. Abuse, child abuse, ableism, 'discipline'

This is the last (part 6) of my live-tweet threads about To Train Up a Child by Michael and Debi Pearl, also talking openly about my own experience.

Mute if appropriate.
At the end of my last thread, I said a few things that I want to clarify first up.

I said that I never wanted the family to be separated as if staying together is the goal. That was quite a selfish way of speaking.
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TW. Abuse, Child Abuse, 'discipline', ableism, mute if nec.

I'm continuing my live-tweet of To Train Up a Child by the Pearls

I ought to take a break, but I honestly only have a few more things to say about this *six thousand tweets later* and just one more thing...
I'm cooking some rice right now, chopped up some peppers and onions, gunna mix myself some spicy rice in a minute. I have the whole day off today, and going for a walk in a bit.
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TW. Abuse, Christian 'discipline', ableism

I'm continuing my deep dive into both To Train Up a Child, by the Pearls, and my own childhood experiences of so-called Christian discipline.

Do mute this thread if it is going to be too much. I get it.
Take a minute to breathe. Have you had breakfast? I'm just finishing some toast. I'd take a deep breath but, toast crumbs. Go ahead, stretch and bbrreeaathheeee.
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TW. Abuse, Christian 'discipline', child abuse, ableism

Part 3 of my live-tweet of To Train Up a Child by Michael and Debi Pearl. Do mute this thread if it is going to be picking at scabs that have already healed, give yourself grace, you don't have to go back.

Spoiler warning: The book only gets WORSE. I read ahead last night and had quite a visceral reaction to the content.

Something that I have picked up by sharing and speaking to others, is this:

It was real
It happened
It was systematic
It was wrong
You deserved better
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TW. For abuse, 'discipline' and stories of child abuse. Do mute this thread to avoid.

Thread 2 of my live-tweet reading of To Train Up a Child by Michael and Debi Pearl. #exvangelical #ExposeChristianDiscipline
Before I go into Chapter 5, its worth asking the question, do these Christian Extremist parents actually like children? As in, children for who they are, what they bring, the way they see the world, their frustrations and playfulness, their insights and annoying traits.
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I'm doing a live-tweet thread of 'To Train Up a Child', by the Pearls, so TW for abuse, 'discipline' and evangelical extremes. Definitely go ahead and mute this whole thread/conversation as it will likely be brutal, and I'm talking about my childhood too. #exvangelical
Fair admission, I have an early(ish) edition and they MAY have changed some of the content in later prints such as the one on the right (which I remember my parents owning). The first print was in 1994 — this copy, the 11th print, 1999.
Second point, this book alone cannot be blamed for my parents behaviour. I don't know if they had the book first, or if it backed up their own understanding. But even a flick through has re-enforced my memories of what it was like growing up in an Authoritarian household.
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