Guest Post: A Courtship Story, Part 4: The Singing Again

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A Guest Post by MelissaOriginally posted on Permission to LiveNote: I'm reposting Melissa's series, originally written in February 2011, with her permission. Why now? Put simply, because it was one of the first things that came to my mind when I heard about Jessa Duggar courting. This is something I wish she could read. This is for Jessa. For all the posts in this series, click here.  We had a good time talking and getting more comfortable being around each other that first day of … [Read more...]

The Camping Trailer (and a Shunning)

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It was a small popup camping trailer. I've having trouble describing it now because I'm having trouble remembering it. I was seven---or maybe eight. We were fairly new to homeschooling and my mom was still getting to know the other homeschool moms in our community. We were over to the Hulls' house for a visit. I don't remember how many kids they had, but it was a lot. There were two girls, and then a boy my age, and then three or or younger children. At the time, there were five kids in my own … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Treat Your Wife Like the Weaker Vessel She Is

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A Guest Post by AlethaOriginally Posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 54I hope y'all are ready for a whole lot of Bible. Because even though this section is 4 paragraphs long, it packs in a LOT of scripture. I Need Her to Cover Me In PrayerIt is essential that "husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together in the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. (1 Peter 3 … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Divine Lovers and Desperate Castration

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Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 164---167We're still in the chapter on loving your husband, which means this week is going to be all about sex once again. No woman loves her husband if she does not seek to please  him in this most important area. If you are not interested in sex, then at least be interested in him enough to give him good sex. If you are not loving your man, you are in danger of blaspheming the word of God---"to love their husbands." The Bible says, "Therefore to him that … [Read more...]

Guest Post: A Courtship Story, Part 3: New Horizons

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A Guest Post by MelissaOriginally posted on Permission to LiveNote: I’m reposting Melissa’s series, originally written in February 2011, with her permission. Why now? Put simply, because it was one of the first things that came to my mind when I heard about Jessa Duggar courting. This is something I wish she could read. This is for Jessa. For all the posts in this series, click here.  Mid April, my friend the Greek teacher walked up to me at a church event and started talking to m … [Read more...]

Weeds, Birth Control, Trees, and Temperance

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Do you remember that image of the weed and flower I posted some time back? It compared a weed, "Sexual Chaos," with a rose, "Strong Family Life," and made birth control the root of the contrast (aka birth control leads to sexual chaos and not using birth control leads to a strong family life, which is just flat out weird, but okay). Here it is as a reminder:I bring this up because I recently came upon a pair of images that were strikingly similar. And yet, they're not from the present but … [Read more...]

Michael Pearl and a Victorian Poem

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I recently came upon a poem by J. E. Pollock. It was published in 1883 and was called "Woman's Influence." It's very Victorian, and it helps show just how many of Michael and Debi's ideas come straight from that era rather than from the Bible. Here's the poem (and here's the Michael post that most directly relates): WOMAN'S INFLUENCEBy J. E. PollockWHAT bliss that private life attains, How happy is that earthly lot, How blest to man that sacred spot Where woman's genial influence … [Read more...]


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