Oscar Nominated “Alone But Not Alone”: A Product of the Doug Phillips / Michael Farris Empire

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Alone Yet Not Alone, based on a book about two children who were kidnapped by Native Americans during the French and Indian War, was released as a movie in 2013 by Enthuse Entertainment. It showed in select theaters for only one week. This month, to everyone's surprise, it was nominated for an Oscar. I'm not interested in talking about how it got nominated, which seems to be the focus of most articles on its surprise nomination. I'm more interested in something else, and that is the connections … [Read more...]

TTUAC: The Naked Sword of the Law

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To Train Up A Child, chapter 7This chapter is also short, so we'll do it in one go. It's called "Philosophy of the Rod." THE TEACHING RODThe growth of a child under the tutorship of the parents is time spent in God's moral workshop being fitted for heavenly citizenship. As the child develops, the parents should accurately recapitulate the moral government of our Holy God. The rod is the parents' main tangible aid to bring the child to understand the judgment of God---and eventually the … [Read more...]

Little Bundles of Sin? I Think Not.

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"My legs are tired mommy, my legs are tired!" Sally was insistent."We're almost home, honey, you can make it," I assured her. Bobby was in the stroller, and as he is just moving from babyhood to toddlerhood I wasn't going to make him walk."No I can't! My legs are going to fall asleep!" Sally was again insistent."Come on honey, I know you can do it," I said. "Just a little farther!"And at that moment, Bobby climbed out of the stroller, looked at his sister, and pointed back at the … [Read more...]

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?

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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

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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?

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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...]


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