Michael Farris, Patriarchy, and Doug Phillips: An Expose

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The article I linked earlier quotes at length from Michael Farris's reaction to Doug Phillips downfall. I thought it was worth going over that section specifically, and placing it within the context of other things I have written about Michael Farris, HSLDA, and Patrick Henry College, both to clarify the issues here and to reveal the serious dishonesty of Farris's statements.I will begin by quoting the section, and will then respond. Homeschool movement and Christian ministryBefore … [Read more...]

Doug Phillips: The Rest of the Story

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I've known the identity of the woman Phillips had his "affair" with for months now, but I haven't felt comfortable sharing it because she I've felt that she deserves to have her identity protected if that's what she wants. She is now suing Phillips, and has made her identity public. Her name is Lourdes Torres, and she served for years as maid and nanny in the Phillips home. I remember seeing her in various Vision Forum literature, and she was one of the four young women featured in Vision … [Read more...]

Jesus, Zeus, Persephone—and Fairies

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"Mommy, what god to you believe in?" Sally asked me recently."I don't believe in any god, honey," I told her."But mom, you're supposed to believe in a god!" Sally responded."Uh, no, actually, people can choose what they want to believe," I said. "Who told you that you're supposed to believe in a god?" I asked."No one," she said. "I just knewed it.""Well okay, what god do you believe in?" I asked."Lots of them," she told me. "I believe in Jesus, and Zeus, and … [Read more...]

Worthwhile Reads: An Eclectic Assortment

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My time has been tight lately, which has cut into the time I spend reading other blogs. From time to time I try to peruse what I've missed, and this morning I noticed a number of posts on Homeschoolers Anonymous that I felt I should share.Make sure to click through! ---------------------------------------------Part of "That" World, by AbigailLook at this stuff Isn’t it neat? Wouldn’t you think my life’s purpose complete? Wouldn’t you think I’m the girl The girl who has everyt … [Read more...]

TTUAC: If Your Child Is Roughed-Up, Rejoice!

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To Train Up A Child, chapter 13, part 2In this post, we continue Michael's chapter on "attitude training." Trigger warning for bullying victims, because if it wasn't painfully obvious from the title, Michael's about to go there. PARENTAL PROTOTYPESNever expect more of your children in the way of attitude than you are yourself. Happy, well balanced parents who neglect the rod and reproof will have grouchy, complaining, tantrum-oriented children. But, in a situation where one or both of … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Everything That Is Wrong With Your Wife

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By AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 158---159Last post I was rather in shock because I agreed with Michael the entire section. Well, not to worry because he's back to his old self in this section. There's a heavy dose of "what's wrong with the woman" and everyone's favourite scripture passage. And by everyone's, I mean Michael's. Here we go! Spots, Wrinkles, and BlemishesThe ministry of Christ to his bride is that of removing spots, w … [Read more...]

The Valentine’s Day Disaster

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I started this post several months ago, but never finished it. Given the conversation here on the blog lately about setting limits for children and saying "no," I thought I'd finish it and post it, because it seems relevant. The events in this post happened last February, right before Valentine's Day. I'm not going to finish with a lesson or moral, I'm just going to tell the story of one evening.It all started when I took four-year-old Sally and one-year-old Bobby to the dollar store after I … [Read more...]


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