TTUAC: Attitude Training, Beatings, and Lydia Schatz

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To Train Up A Child, chapter 12, part 1 And at last, here we are. "Attitude Training." I have really not been looking forward to this section of the book. As I think I've mentioned before, I was raised on the Pearls' child training methods, and it was the attempt to control my attitude---my thoughts and my emotions---that stung the most. As we will see, it was also this focus on attitude that led to the death of Lydia Schatz. KEEPING LITTLE HEARTS The attitude of your children is far more … [Read more...]

Teaching Consent to Small Children

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A friend and I were out with our kids when another family's two-year-old came up. She began hugging my friend's 18-month-old, following her around and smiling at her. My friend's little girl looked like she wasn't so sure she liked this, and at that moment the other little girl's mom came up and got down on her little girl's level to talk to her. "Honey, can you listen to me for a moment? I'm glad you've found a new friend, but you need to make sure to look at her face to see if she likes it … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Share My Yoke by Doing What I Say!

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By Aletha Originally posted on Yllom Mormon Created To Need A Help Meet, pp. 156---157 We are still talking about Michael's idea that wives need sanctification and cleansing. Why? Because Christ and the Church is the same as husband and wife! Because...Bible? Oh, and I hope you're ready to really dive into the Bible, because this section is chock full of scripture. Washing of the Word Look at the passage again and this time focus on verse 26. Ephesians 5:25-27 (Emphasis … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Don’t Take Your Kids to the Doctor

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Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 219 A good woman has a lot to offer the marriage. A man is wiser and more successful in his endeavors because his wife has a great deal of informational resources and a lot of hard work to add to the mix. Not surprisingly, studies show that a man with a stay-at-home wife makes a higher income than a man with a working wife or a man without a wife. A stay-at-home wife frees a man up to be more productive at work because he doesn't have to worry about the … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Is She Serving You With Joy or A Sense of Duty?

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By Aletha Originally posted on Yllom Mormon Created To Need A Help Meet, pp. 154---156 I realized something just now. I skipped 2 pages of my review last post. The last couple paragraphs of that post actually take place after today's section. Apologies. Hopefully this post will get everything sorted out. Cleanse Your Wife These three verses are the most important in the entire Bible regarding marriage. I will print them again and again. You should have them memorized by the time … [Read more...]

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

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To Train Up A Child, chapter 12 We 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 Aletha Originally posted on Yllom Mormon Created To Need A Help Meet, pp. 153---154 Today 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 Word Most men are ignorant of the grand program of which they are a vital part. They drag around complaining and blaming, wishing for … [Read more...]


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