*ALL CHARGES OF CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT WERE COMPLETELY UNFOUNDED...
And we owe it to Michael & Debi Pearl's book as the Biblical principals they teach proved to be worthy of praise by the government, and earned us a bright shiny gold star on our report!
For nearly a decade my husband and I have supported The Pearl’s Ministry because they offer practical Biblical wisdom and instruction which has revolutionized our family structure and transformed how we teach and train all our children. The fruit of our efforts to try and live in obedience to the Scriptures became evident almost immediately as our kids became an instant delight. Over the years, my husband and I developed a stellar reputation as parents, and I personally have had the privilege of speaking at length with dozens of young moms from all over the globe who were seeking advice on effective child-rearing. This book was also the basis for the child-training classes I used to teach at our former church, but little did I know, that those from within the Body would later report me to the government for "physical abuse" on my children. Of course, that didn't stop me as women are still calling me for help because they've seen this "doctrine" work very well with our little ones.
Any parent with an emotional maturity level higher than the average ten-year-old, and with a proper vision and knowledge of the Pearl’s techniques, can have happy obedient children who bring "no greater joy" to their parents. If their hearts are in the right place, this book is a *must-read* for all parents who want to truly experience the rewards of parenthood, and raise children who are delightful blessings from the Lord. It’s also a fabulous tool if you want to have an UNFOUNDED report with the government!
Time and again I have spoken out In Defense of the Pearls, and due to the recent news in the media and the current criminal investigation we are pursuing as a family, my husband and I felt led to contact the Pearls to give them an awesome progress report based on their book, ‘To Train Up a Child.’
This is our open response to the article titled: "Is Book ‘To Train Up a Child’ Leading Parents to Kill Their Children?"
NO, this book, ‘To Train Up a Child’ does NOT lead parents to kill their children - Quite the opposite! Parents kill their kids because they are wicked in their hearts, and lack the wisdom and self-control to know better. The truth is, if you follow this book the right way, God's way, and are reported to the authorities, your case will be UNFOUNDED, as was true with our family!
By now you know that late last year our family was falsely reported to Social Services for child abuse & neglect, but what you may not know is that one of the many accusations made by cult leader, Bob Enyart of Denver Bible Church, was that we are:
"Fundamentalist Christians who base their doctrine of physical discipline on a book called 'To Train Up a Child' which encourages excessive physical discipline..."
I know, I know….Why would Bob call Social Services, with a last name like "Enyart" & a conviction of child-abuse on his record? He would "never" do such a thing, so they say, because everyone knows he “would despise such government interference” into our family. Bob Enyart is a well-known convicted child abuser who admittedly has a "lengthy & unfortunate history with such harassment" - So it's impossible to think he would try to inflict such terror on an innocent family like mine, right?
Almost as impossible to think that twice divorced, Pastor Enyart, would continually tell another man's wife (and lifelong friend of Bob’s) behind closed doors that, "God would offer His blessings of divorce" while profiting & preaching up at the pulpit on “God’s Plan for Marriage" and "How to Love Your Neighbor.” Nice cover, but not that clever to anyone who is paying close attention!
Now, you must wonder why would Bob dare report my family to Social Services for following the book, 'To Train Up A Child' when he promotes that same book and boasts about spanking his own boys? Doesn't make sense. Plus, he was also preaching about,“Raising Godly Children” and "Biblical Discipline" during the same exact months we were being investigated and under the microscope by the government, so naturally, he would never do something hypocritical like that, would he? No, of course not!
Makes about as much sense as Bob saying he "believes" my husband and I are a "great blessing” and a "great danger to those around us" in the same opening sentence from his "rebuke" letter. But because we rejected him and withdrew our family from DBC, Pastor Enyart went on a fierce personal jihad against my family over medical marijuana because he “believes” what we were doing is “sinful”, while merely overlooking a destructive, ten-year plus Methadone addiction among DBC leadership & other prescription pill poppin' that's been goin' on with Bob's approval.
Of course, since Bob has said numerous times about himself, “I am not infallible,” we can forget all the numerous LIES he has told, and reasonably assume that Bob would, in fact, call Social Services if he really "believed" we were a "great danger" to our children, right? After all, he probably did it because he really "cares" about our family. And let's not forget that he did assign himself, as the pastor of DBC, the "protector" over all the children of Colorado, so how far would Pastor Enyart go to "protect" my children from our "harmful influence"?
Well, why don't you go ask Bob that question to his face? I dare any of you. And before he LIES and mouths off some more, tell him that the tired-old snide remarks about the Kekoas being "stupid & slow, angry, mentally-ill, paranoid pot-heads" have been played last year and have already been proven UNFOUNDED by the government! So try harder next time, Bob, and try to get some facts straight for once or at least get a new creative script for Christ's sake.
But I'll tell you why he called Social Services and made false allegations against our innocent family...
Bob Enyart is a criminally-minded con-man who can't handle rejection and because of his life failures and severely deflated ego, he vengefully sought out to destroy our family and ruin our good reputation. But “obviously that backfired" on him, eh? I bet he definitely "wouldn't do that again" would he?
See Bob, (who is "really smart" because he doesn't smoke pot) knows the book ‘To Train Up a Child’ has received a lot of negative media attention over false allegations of child abuse leading to death, and what better way to cause alarm and harm than to say we are abusing our children because of the book? Bob Enyart thinks he's really cleaver, but his seared conscience has him slippin' up his words as they reveal the dark crafty secrets of a cruel-hearted cult leader.
Of course, Bob is desperately banking on the blind, baseless belief system from his "followers," but everyone who matters all agree that only those with "extreme bias or dull minds" would ever believe Bob is completely innocent in this criminal matter.
A LONG OVER-DUE Praise Report of Social Services:
A LONG OVER-DUE Praise Report of Social Services:
Referral/Assessment Summary [Actual language in the report]
Overall Findings: Report Unfounded by Adams County Social Services
“There are no children likely to be in danger of severe harm. No further safety action is necessary. Parents met the basic needs of their children including food, clothing, and shelter. Parents ensure that they are a close family and work together as a family. Parents provide their children with a proper education and attend to their medical needs when necessary. This assessment is being closed and is unfounded for physical abuse, educational neglect, medical neglect, and injurious environment due to parental substance use. All of the children's needs are being met. At this time, no additional services are being put into the home.”
* Setting the Record Straight: An Open Apology to “Lesbian” Deb & Public Repentance for Following Bob Enyart