CTBHHM: In Which Debi Further Confuses Poor Sue Ann


Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 243---245Now we come to a section titled "Three Key Issues: Remarriage, Birth Control, and Head Coverings). Remember that we are still in the chapter on being obedient to your husband. 1. But I'm Already RemarriedDear Mr. and Mrs. Pearl,It is sad to know you have missed God's will for your life. I want God's will and wiht the help of my church, I am willing to lay my life down for Christ.My first husband left. He filed for divorce (I never would, … [Read more...]

Melissa and Haley’s “Brave New Life”

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Melissa of Permission to Live is writing a new series. Once upon a time there were two girls. One was very sad most of the time, she kept her head down and did what she was told, because she could not imagine ever being strong enough to do anything different. She hardly knew what it meant to dream, to have goals and ambitions, because her life was already mapped out for her by others, she just had to follow the rules and be the person she was supposed to be.The other girl was very afraid, … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Sweet Little Teresa’s Story

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Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 241---242Remember that we are still in the chapter on obedience to one's husband. In this section, Debi uses the story of "sweet little Teresa" to discuss hopeless cases and the way a wife can make a difference. Is There Yet Hope?There is hope. We can hope in God's Word when circumstances and counsel are all to the contrary.I once heard about a sweet and godly lady named Teresa, married to a godless, dope-head criminal who made his living dealing … [Read more...]

Talking about Female-on-Male Domestic Violence


I recently came upon a video in an article titled This Is What Happens When The Public Sees A Woman Abusing A Man. The video runs through a scenario of public domestic violence twice, first with the man abusing his female partner and second with the woman abusing her male partner. In the video, several individuals ultimately step in and stop the male-on-female abuse, but no one steps in to stop the female-on-male abuse.When this topic comes up, one explanation for the different response … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Eve and Her Gullible Female Nature


By AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 174---175Last section, Michael engaged in some mental gymnastics. We were taught that women are supposed to obey their husbands, but their husbands aren't supposed to remind them of this. I guess that's what Debi's book is for. Today,we are talking about WHY women are meant to be in subjugation to their husbands. The answer is: Eve, of course. Not Created to Obey?Though it is none of our business what God … [Read more...]

If I Titled Blog Posts Like Buzzfeed Articles . . .


So I'm sure by now you're more familiar than you'd like with the way Buzzfeed and other similar websites title their articles. In a world where payment depends on the number of clicks, using clickbait titles becomes a bit of an arms race. So I thought I'd take a moment and look at how my blog posts' titles might look if I were to follow suit. 7 Reasons Michael Farris Really Is a Patriarch (Even If He Won't Admit It)You'll Never Believe What Doug Wilson Just Said about Homosexuality14 … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Don’t Sympathize with Your Husband


Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 240---241In this passage we learn that being sympathetic is a bad thing. But we'll get to that in a moment. The Wife Does Make a DifferenceI once knew a young man who was well respected in the community, a strong leader both in his family and in the church. His young wife died and left him with several small children. In time, he married a very nice widow lady. By all appearances, they were happily married, but in a short time, the man began to … [Read more...]