CTBHHM: Obey Your Husband so He Will Have Nothing to Beat Down

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Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 236---237I'll tell you right off that this section is a doozy. There is a lot to unpack here, and there are a lot of things that help explain where Debi is coming from when she writes what she does. This section may be triggering for survivors of abusive relationships. Dignity Befitting a QueenMy friend responded to her husband with dignity befitting a queen. He was proud of her beauty. He was proud of her dignity and poise. He was honored that such a … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: The Most Difficult Review Yet

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By AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 163---165Today's format is going to be slightly different. There are 2 letters, one from a "spotted bride", the other for her husband. Instead of going paragraph by paragraph and inserting commentary, I am going to type up the letters exactly how they appear in the book, and then talk about each one.I'm going to be honest, I had a hard, hard time writing this post, because it echoed my experience so … [Read more...]

Awesome Comment Award: “I Am Angry”

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From time to time, I try to post a comment I found particularly interesting, thought provoking, or meaningful. I haven't posted one in a while, but my readers leave so many insightful comments that I'm going to try to be more regular about it. Today's "awesome comment award" goes to Mythbri for a comment on the post where I shared my regrets about my teenage anti-equality activism. MythbriI'm sorry, too, Libby Anne, because I was raised to be a bigot, too, and I know that I hurt people … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Women Can’t Have a Personal Relationship with God

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A Guest Post by AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 161---162Last section we were enlightened as to how stains form on wives. The answer is, of course, sexual sins. Apparently sexual stains can be picked up from everything-public school, music, sexual abuse, even close friendships. Today we are discussing the deep stains that make a wife unclean. Washing Away Deep StainsI know many of you want to tell me that your wife is, in fact, a believing … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: (Misplaced) Hope for an Abused Woman

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Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 232---236Remember that we are in the chapter on wives being "obedient" to their husbands. This section is titled "How to Win Your Lost Husband," and begins by quoting a letter she received. Dear Pearls, My husband is lost. He is full of anger. I feel hopeless of ever having a heavenly marriage. Has anyone ever emerged from the gloom and doom I am now in and achieved a heavenly marriage? Does God in his grace and mercy have a plan and promise on how to … [Read more...]

Help Sharon Win a Scholarship!

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I recently received an email from Sharon, who has a request. She would like you to vote for her in order to help her win a scholarship. It's easy---just click through and vote for her essay. Below is Sharon's email. Hi Libby Anne! I'm an ATI student survivor.  I didn't attend college back when I was 18 because it was all but forbidden by Gothard.  I'm finally out of the cult (as I now realize it is) and working hard at putting my life together.  College is something I know I need to do, so I … [Read more...]

TTUAC: Bad Attitudes Are a Disease

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To Train Up A Child, chapter 13, part 3Today we finish the chapter on "attitude training." WHY IS EVERYBODY ALWAYS PICKING ON ME?While I teach a Bible class, my two daughters help baby-sit a house full of children under five (five children under five is a house full). One of the mothers returned to find her three-year-old daughter whining of being mistreated by a little fellow under two. They all confirmed that the stumbling toddler had in fact provoked a class-A-altercation without … [Read more...]


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