TTUAC: Child Labor (or, Who Needs Academics?)

Child Labor

To Train Up A Child, chapter 12We are now to Michael's chapter titled "Child Labor." I've decided to cover this chapter in one post even though there are two main topics covered here---first, the importance of hyper-gendering children's chores, and second, the relative importance of manual labor and academic instruction (By now, you can probably guess which one is highly valued and which one is devalued). Trust me, you don't want to miss either section!So let's get started! Gendering … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Your Calling Begins With Sanctifying Your Wife

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By AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 153---154Today we are continuing Michael's extended---and extended---sermon on what he dubs "washing of the word". I interpret this to mean "Telling your wife what to fix to make her what you want", but I'm a cynic. Let's see what Michael has for us today! Washing of the WordMost men are ignorant of the grand program of which they are a vital part. They drag around complaining and blaming, wishing for … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Are You a Dumb Cluck?

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Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 217---219 Dear Mrs. Pearl,I am so tired and discouraged. I feel as though my husband just doesn't love me or care for his family as he should. The house is falling apart. The yard is full of trash. The last straw is that the sink is leaking so badly that the floor under the sink always stays wet. He is quick to help anyone who calls for help, but to get anything done around here is impossible. Last night we had a big fight because of the screen door. It has … [Read more...]

Recipes!

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A discussion in this morning's comment section, which revolved around whether it was appropriate to have powdered sugar or ketchup on french toast, has inspired me to put up a post solely for the purposes of sharing recipes and discussing food.  I'm putting a "chatter" tag on this post so that it can be found easily through the chatter option on the site menu.I'll start by sharing a recipe I've used for years and years. Quick Biscuits 6 cups flour 1 cup sugar 3 tbsp baking powder 3 tsp … [Read more...]

TTUAC: Bed Wetting, Cold Hoses, and Hana Williams

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To Train Up A Child, chapter 11In the coverage of Hana Williams, a lot of contradictory claims about To Train Up A Child were thrown around. On the one hand were claims that the book advises parents to give their children cold baths or shut them out in the cold as punishment. On the other hand were fans of Michael Pearl and his child training methods calling this a blatant falsehood and claiming that anyone who saw abuse in To Train Up A Child must not have actually read the book. I sat in th … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: The Heavenly Climax of Spirit!

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By AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 151---154Today we are starting the chapter called Washing of the Word. Supposedly Michael is going to explain how men are to sanctify their wife. Of course, the purpose of sanctification  is to turn the wife into the ideal help meet. And by that, I mean turn the wife into what the man wants. Let's begin, shall we? Also in this section is a rare treat. We are blessed an honored to get a genuine sermon in the … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Your Husband Can’t Cover for You

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Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 216---217In this section, we see the alternative to the "good woman" Debi outlined in her three examples last week. In that passage she spoke of men who are lazy, or bad fathers, or dishonest, and informed women who may be wives of these men that it is their duty to cover for their husbands' faults and make them appear faultless to the world. This week she speaks of women who are spendthrifts, or who leave their children with sitters, or who take advantage of … [Read more...]


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