Are You a Fool?

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Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin of stay at home daughter fame have a quiz on their website called "Are You A Fool?" So, I took it. There are thirteen questions, and after each it shows you a slate of Bible verse that apply to the topic of the question. Here is the score I got:Feel free to take the quiz yourself and report your score in the comments! In case you don't feel like clicking through it, I've put screenshots of each question below. One thing I'll say, this quiz makes it painfully … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: What Other Purpose Would a Wife Have—Except to Serve?


A Guest Post by AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 114---116Now that we have finished talking about how Command Men are servants, we'll talk about the REAL servants in the Command's life. Namely, the wife of a Command Man. Here goes. The Command Man's Help MeetIf you are a Command Man, chances are you expect your wife to wait on you hand and foot. By choosing not to comply she may have broken you from your native expectation, but your need … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Wear a Sack


Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 201---202We're in Debi's chapter on being "chaste," and not surprisingly, we're discussing modesty. I actually found this passage really interesting myself, because there are several times when Debi departs from the conventional evangelical script---though not in good ways. A chaste woman is a modest woman. God speaks of a woman maintaining her chastity and purity by the clothes she wears. "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: The Commanding Servant?


A Guest Post by AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 112---114When you think of a Command Man, what words pop into your head? Tyrannical? Demanding? Unreasonable? Selfish? Those were the first few I thought of. But today, we get to talk about another side of the Command Man. Mr. Command, the servant. Because Mr. C is based off of God, and everybody knows God the Father is so serving...I'm lost.I'll let Michael explain! Good Command Men Are … [Read more...]

Raising Little Terrorists: Threats and Ultimatums Gone Wrong


"Mommy, stop your typing right now, or I'll color on the table with this marker.""Sally!" I burst out, "I will not let you threaten me like that!"And then I had a sudden realization and my annoyance evaporated. Sally, age four, had been issuing ultimatums like this with increasing frequency over the previous week, but it was only at this moment that I put two and two together and figured out where this was coming from. Sally had learned to issue threats to get her way from me. Stop … [Read more...]

“Too Much Estrogen”? HuffPo Sets It Straight


I've felt for quite some time that many men are so used to male domination that gender equality feels to them like female domination. Do you know what these men don't have? The experience of living as a woman in a world that is in many ways still very male dominated. Just like white people frequently don't notice an absence of diversity in a movie while people of color will generally be keenly aware of that absence, even so men are frequently unaware of just how male dominated so many things … [Read more...]

Just Whose “Freedom” Is HSLDA Defending?


"Call Now to Thwart Attack on Faith-Based Homeschooling" is the title of the most recent HSLDA "elert," an email calling the organization's membership to action. With this title, HSLDA begins its call to action with a lie. No one has attacked faith-based homeschooling. No one has called for the curtailing of faith-based homeschooling. Indeed, no one has challenged faith-based homeschooling in the slightest. What is at stake is not faith-based homeschooling, but rather a religious exemption that … [Read more...]