Teddy Foltz-Tedesco and HSLDA’s Blindness

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Last week an Ohio state senator introduced S.B. 248, a bill designed to prevent homeschooling from being used to hide child abuse. HSLDA responded predictably. It is true that this particular bill, which has already been withdrawn, went too far. It would have required the name of each homeschooler to be run through a statewide child welfare information database to flag those with a concerning history of social services investigations, which is good, but it would have also required each parent … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: How Dominant Wives Destroy Daughters

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A Guest Post by AlethaOriginally Posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 102---104Well, we are in for a treat today! Having spent the last few weeks talking about Mr. Steady, now we are talking about the horrors that come from dominant mothers. Specifically, how mothers that are in control screw up the chances for daughters to get married. As an added bonus, Michael attempts to use cool-kid phrasing. I hope you're ready. Dominant Mamas and Dawdling DaddiesWe … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Men Can’t Take Criticism (Ever)

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Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 194---195This intro matter confuses me a bit. The Skinny SwineLack of Judgement"Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands" (Proverbs 14:1). "A wise woman doesn't attempt to instruct her husband through feigned questions. Her questions will be sincere inquiries concerning his will." The skinny woman who inspired this next list of questions doubtless saw herself as a kind person, wonderful mother, and f … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: XBOX Will Steal Your Children’s Souls!

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A Guest Post by AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 101---102We are still in the sections where Michael talks about the downside of being a Mr. Steady. Today we are discussing the biggest sin Mr. Steady makes. Here's a hint: It's being Steady in any way except for working to support or "teach" his family. Mr. Steady's Most Damning SinSome Steady Men who lack a vision, and therefore lack motivation, will eat too much, sleep too much, and watch … [Read more...]

Live Every Moment

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Do you know what has been most surprising to me of all about adulthood? How fast time moves. For example, today is Christmas, and I don't remember once having that "oh my goodness I can't wait Christmas is taking forever to come" feeling. No, I only had the "what wait is Christmas really that soon I'm not ready for it yet" feeling. Sally, of course, felt differently, as I did at her age.I've realized more and more that every day I live is a day I will never get back. Every evening is an … [Read more...]

It Matters Too Much Not to Speak

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It may or may not surprise regular readers to hear this, but I have never pushed back against my parents' homophobia. And it's not that it doesn't come up, it does. When it does I don't participate. Instead, I just sit in silence. But I can't justify doing that anymore. I can no longer remain silent.My former coworker Dave was sixteen when he attempted to take his life, ten years ago. He grew up in a Baptist home in a family very involved in church activities, and he could not reconcile his … [Read more...]

TTUAC: Children Want To Be Beaten

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To Train Up A Child, chapter 5, part 3So, a number of you have noted that Michael is emphasizing that "the rod" is necessary because God said so, period, and has not been arguing that it is necessarily because it is actually good for the child. I've held back from answering this charge because I knew Michael would answer it soon enough. This week we begin to see Michael explain why the rod is absolutely inescapably a positive good for the child---and in fact, that children actually want to … [Read more...]


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