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...]

Patrick Henry College’s Sexual Assault Problem

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This morning the New Republic published Sexual Assault at God's Harvard, an article about how Patrick Henry College has handled cases of rape and assault. The article is subtitled "Patrick Henry was supposed to be a safe place. For these young women, it wasn't." In it, journalist Kiera Feldman tells the horrific story of the administration's gross mishandling of sexual assault and rape cases on the school's campus.First, a little background. HSLDA's Michael Farris founded Patrick Henry … [Read more...]

They called it “adultery” and made her confess


I have been reading about child sexual abuse perpetrated in the 1980s by Donn Ketcham, a missionary doctor in Bangladesh. The abuse came to light when one of his victims, a 14-year-old missionary kid, returned to the United States to visit relatives. While there, she told the pastor of her home church about her abuse. Her pastor interrogated her to ensure that she was being truthful and then handed her over to Russ Lloyd and Russ Ebersole, the first a Christian counselor and the second Donn … [Read more...]

TTUAC: Police State


To Train Up A Child, chapter 9, part 2We are still in the chapter titled "Training Examples." As I promised last week, I want to try to bring a specific theme out in each post as I cover this section. This week's theme is creating a police state in your own home. THE LITTLE FOXES SPOIL THE VINESWe just returned from having supper with some good neighbors. They are a fine young couple who are just beginning their family. They are kind parents, concerned to rear their children properly. … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: What Command Wives Want


By AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, p. 125Today we finish up the chapter on Command Men. Like the previous 2 chapters, Michael ends this chapter with a wish list from the wives of Mr. C's. It's a short little section, Ladies' Wish ListJulie writes: "You ask for a wish list. Here's mine:I wish my husband would be more patient, less irritable, and more gentle with me and the children.This is a logical wish. Honestly, I'm sure sometimes … [Read more...]