TTUAC: Spank Your Baby to Sleep


To Train Up A Child, chapter 9, part 2We are still in the "Training Examples" chapter. In this section, Michael reinforces both the idea that the rod should be the go-t0 tool of choice and his earlier assertions that even infants should be spanked. The rod is primary to Michael, the rod, the rod, the rod. Spank your child to make her sleep. Spank your child to make her stop crying. Spank your child to make her smile. If in doubt, spank her. This is a distinction that needs to be made when … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: A Tale of Two Doctors


By AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need a Help Meet, pp. 128---130Today we get a lovely little anecdote about how members of various types of men appear in real life. Just a disclaimer, this is Debi's story, through Michael's words, so things get a bit...murky sometimes. Are you ready? The Good DoctorsYesterday my wife went to a new medical clinic run by two chiropractors. The clinic is more like a fitness center with many people in a large room, some … [Read more...]

Basically Decent People


Growing up as an evangelical, I was taught that everyone is born with original sin. I no longer believe in original sin. I know videos like this aren't scientific studies and don't really prove anything, but I appreciate them as reminders of the good that is in each of us. This particular video, filmed in Norway, was shot as part of a charity effort to send coats and other winter things to Syrian refugee camps.Click here to read more. … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: God or Husband—Whom Do I Obey?


Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 210---211Debi just finished telling her readers that God's desire is for mothers to be keepers in the home, and that if they leave their children with others (even for as little as ten minutes) their children could end up molested or worse. She went so far as to say that not being a stay at home mother was to commit blasphemy against God. Now she addresses an important question, because she has put her readers in a bit of a dilemma. Whom Do I Obey? What … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Michael’s Take on Politics


By AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need a Help Meet, pp. 127---128Just when I thought Michael's talking about the 3 types of men was over, we get another chapter about them. This time, Michael is explaining about the secondary type that a man has. Here we go! Apples, Oranges, ApricotsAs we said earlier, most men are not exclusively one type, but I have never known a man to be a balance of all three. Upon meeting a young man it is readily apparent which of the … [Read more...]

The Lesbian Dumplex 5: An Open Thread


This space is for conversation between commenters.* If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here. And so on. Every so often, as the number of comments on a given Lesbian Duplex post becomes unmanageable, I put up a fresh post. For those who are interested, I also have regular open posts specifically on children and parenting issues. Fu … [Read more...]

Michael Farris Responds to the New Republic


This past Sunday, before the New Republic article about the mishandling of sexual assault at Patrick Henry College, Michael Farris issued a statement on his facebook page. It was not about the upcoming article but rather a response to the growing Bill Gothard scandal, which has followed close on the heels of the Doug Phillips scandal.Even in this statement calling out their failings Farris does not name Gothard or Phillips. Indeed, some commenters (presumably homeschool parents) asked … [Read more...]