How Are Your Kids and/or Pets?

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A good number of regular commenters here have either children or pets. Not infrequently, my blog's comment sections turn to stories, anecdotes, questions, or tips about parenting or pet owning. Given the level of apparent interest, I thought I'd create a chatter post dedicated to just that. Share away!   … [Read more...]

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

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Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 236---237 I'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 Queen My 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 Aletha Originally posted on Yllom Mormon Created To Need A Help Meet, pp. 163---165 Today'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. Mythbri I'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 Aletha Originally posted on Yllom Mormon Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 161---162 Last 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 Stains I know many of you want to tell me that your wife is, in fact, a … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: (Misplaced) Hope for an Abused Woman

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Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 232---236 Remember 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, … [Read more...]


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