TTUAC: Attitude Training, Beatings, and Lydia Schatz

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To Train Up A Child, chapter 12, part 1And at last, here we are. "Attitude Training." I have really not been looking forward to this section of the book. As I think I've mentioned before, I was raised on the Pearls' child training methods, and it was the attempt to control my attitude---my thoughts and my emotions---that stung the most. As we will see, it was also this focus on attitude that led to the death of Lydia Schatz. KEEPING LITTLE HEARTSThe attitude of your children is far more … [Read more...]

Teaching Consent to Small Children

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A friend and I were out with our kids when another family's two-year-old came up. She began hugging my friend's 18-month-old, following her around and smiling at her. My friend's little girl looked like she wasn't so sure she liked this, and at that moment the other little girl's mom came up and got down on her little girl's level to talk to her."Honey, can you listen to me for a moment? I'm glad you've found a new friend, but you need to make sure to look at her face to see if she likes it … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Share My Yoke by Doing What I Say!

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By AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 156---157We are still talking about Michael's idea that wives need sanctification and cleansing. Why? Because Christ and the Church is the same as husband and wife! Because...Bible? Oh, and I hope you're ready to really dive into the Bible, because this section is chock full of scripture. Washing of the WordLook at the passage again and this time focus on verse 26.Ephesians 5:25-27 (Emphasis … [Read more...]

Ten Thousand Children?

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I told you last week that 2000 child sponsorships were dropped after World Vision announced that it would hire married gay employees (a decision they took back two days later). As A Deeper Story reports, this was only the beginning: I just got off the phone with a few other folks, including Rich Stearns, CEO of World Vision. I had the chance to ask him questions, we heard a bit about the decisions made last week and where things stand now. You need to know that 10,000 kids have lost their s … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Don’t Take Your Kids to the Doctor

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Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 219 A good woman has a lot to offer the marriage. A man is wiser and more successful in his endeavors because his wife has a great deal of informational resources and a lot of hard work to add to the mix. Not surprisingly, studies show that a man with a stay-at-home wife makes a higher income than a man with a working wife or a man without a wife. A stay-at-home wife frees a man up to be more productive at work because he doesn't have to worry about the … [Read more...]

Losing the Battle . . . and the War

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It is obvious to anyone who is paying attention that achieving marriage equality is only a matter of time. Marriage equality has become the law in 18 states, whether through law or through the courts. The Supreme Court will likely weigh in in  favor of marriage equality in the next few years, setting the law in the handful of states that will remain longterm holdouts. This is a battle evangelicals will lose.But they aren't just losing the battle, they're also losing the war.Other … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Is She Serving You With Joy or A Sense of Duty?

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By AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 154---156I realized something just now. I skipped 2 pages of my review last post. The last couple paragraphs of that post actually take place after today's section. Apologies. Hopefully this post will get everything sorted out. Cleanse Your WifeThese three verses are the most important in the entire Bible regarding marriage. I will print them again and again. You should have them memorized by the time y … [Read more...]


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