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...]

CTNAHM: Sexual Sins as Far as the Eye Can See

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By AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 159---161Last post we talked about the basics of a wife's spots, wrinkles and blemishes. The next few sections will be delving deeper into each of these. Today we're talking about spots. More specifically, the spots that one's wife has picked up because of sexual impurities. I hope you're ready for a big bucket of bananas, because that's what's being served up today!I apologize if this post is a bit long. I … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: “He will be your head, and you will follow him”

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Created To Need His Help Meet, pp. 229---231We now begin Debi's chapter on being obedient to one's husband. In this first section, Debi mainly just quotes Bible verses, and then interprets them for her readers. In this post I'll touch on some issues of interpretation, but I'll also bring out some other pieces that come up, including a passage that sheds light on Debi's view of the role of daughters, and more on Michael's view of church authority.Debi begins with a definition: Obedient: … [Read more...]


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