Abortion Debates: Post #1


In the past, abortion debates have eaten threads and swallowed up the posts they're attached to. This crowds out discussion that pertains to the specific post topic rather than abortion in general, and it also can result in long and unwieldy comment sections that are difficult to navigate. This feature is designed as a solution to this problem. In the future, comment sections attached to posts on abortion should stick to discussion of the specific angle of the post, and general debating over … [Read more...]

Strong-Willed Child: Siggie the Dachshund


By Victoria Originally posted on Healing Victoria Strong The Strong-Willed Child, pp. 11-15 Warning: this section contains stories of animal abuse!!! So Dobson starts telling us about the number of pets his family has, and then he gets to Siggie the dog. If you’re familiar with Dobson at all, you’re probably somewhat aware of this story. Here is how he describes his dachshund Siggie: “Siggie is not only stubborn, but he doesn’t pull his own weight in the family. He won’t … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Obey vs. Submit


By Aletha Originally posted on Yllom Mormon Created To Need a Help Meet, pp. 180-182 This chapter is called Obey, Indeed?, and there's been some confusion-mostly due to Michael's writing-about the difference between obeying and submitting. However, say what you will about Michael, he is decent at solving problems that he creates. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the stirring difference between obeying and submitting. Your Helper, Not Your Slave The people at No Greater Joy work for me. … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: In Which Shannon Smashes Her Husband’s Computer


Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 255-258 We're in a new chapter! It's titled "To Obey or Not to Obey (That is the Question)." The chapter starts with a long letter. Dear Pearls, About 6 months ago, I noticed that every evening my husband started going to our spare room to "work" on his computer. One of our younger daughters often cried when he was around, and so he said he was giving her space and trying to avoid upsetting her. Besides, he was tired and wanted some peace after working all … [Read more...]

The Lesbian Duplex 7: An Open Thread

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This space is for conversation between commenters.* If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here. And so on. Every so often, as the number of comments on a given Lesbian Duplex post becomes unmanageable, I put up a fresh post. For those who are interested, I also try to have regular open posts specifically on children and parenting … [Read more...]

Strong-Willed Child: Flushing Kitties down the Toilet

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By Victoria Originally posted on Saving Victoria Strong The Strong-Willed Child, introduction, pp. 7-10 The intro is rather wordy, so I’m not going to reproduce much of it verbatim. He waxes on about how difficult parenting is, but about how it’s insanely rewarding and speaks of his own children and how much he loves them. He does use the phrase “the thrill of procreation” which made me snicker a little. Anyways. Then he describes this so-called “strong-willed child” and … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Let’s Talk in Circles!


By Aletha Originally posted on Yllom Mormon Created To Need A Help Meet, 179-180 In case you were thinking that men in the Christian Patriarchial culture sure have it easy, Michael is here today to tell you that you're wrong. Being a man brings with it the great, great burden of responsibilty. Poor things, it almost makes me want to serve my husband more... Not Created to Serve My wife is telling your wives to serve their husbands. I am thankful she serves me, but we need to keep in … [Read more...]