The Twisted Evil

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I write a lot here on the blog about Debi Pearl's Created To Be His Help Meet and Michael Pearl's To Train Up A Child. I think it's important to remember that there are people who wholeheartedly believe and follow both books. This isn't some abstract thing. For these individuals and families, this is real life. And the things the Pearls say---things that are, I might add, actually quite widespread in fundamentalist Christian circles far beyond the Pearls themselves---shape the directions of p … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: How Do I Need Thee Part 9 (Michael Made Debi’s Book Softer!)

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A Guest Post by AlethaOriginally Posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 51---53 I Need Her Counsel and JudgementHeadstrong, independent men sometimes forget that in the "multitude of counselors there is safety (Proverbs 24:6)" "For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. (Romans 14:7)"Mister, you need counsel.  Having done many stupid things, I don't trust Michael Pearl like I did when I was young and knew everything.  I have gotten dumber over … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Tell My Wife To Have Sex With Me!

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Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 161---164In this post we begin on Debi's chapter "To Love Their Husbands." Remember that Debi is working her way through the things older women are commanded to teach younger women in Timothy 2. You want to know what this entire chapter on wives loving their husbands is about? I bet you can guess. Sex. That's right, I'm not surprised either. I do need to start with a warning, though. If you've ever experienced intimate partner rape, I'd suggest you either … [Read more...]

When Christian Homeschooling Violates Title IX

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Bill Gothard has long been big in Christian homeschooling circles. Thanks to Jeri Loftland, I was recently pointed to a website on which Gothard lays out some of his ideas concerning education. I'm going to quote Gothard's list and then pull out a select few items for further discussion. So without further ado, on to Gothard's "Advanced Seminar Session 16: Successful Education."The ultimate goal of education is not to produce a degree, but to produce many godly generations. God … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Let’s Play a Stereotype Game!

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A Guest Post by AlethaOriginally Posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 48---50Alrighty. I hope everyone is doing well. I'm really excited for this post, because Michael lets us play a game! I'm calling it the Sexist Stereotype Game, because it shows how sexist we really are.  Let's jump right in, shall we? Text is in purple. I Need Her SensitivityI need her companionship, mercy, and grace.  The nature of man is found in the husband and wife's combination.  God Ad … [Read more...]

College Was To Be My Dowry

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My dad told me he was going to pay for my college education as a dowry for my future husband. He said it would be wrong to settle my future husband with debt wracked up for my education when I was going to be a stay at home mom and would never work outside of the home anyway. This is what came to mind when I read the recent viral post Six Reasons Not To Send Your Daughter To College.If I was only ever supposed to be a stay at home mom, you may be wondering, why did my parents bother to send … [Read more...]

I Once Courted Too (Some Thoughts on Jessa Duggar)

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Reader Marguerite had this to say in a comment on a recent post about Jessa Duggar's courtship: Since I am not directly familiar with purity culture, I find this all very shocking. Jessa is an adult, and yet her father is dictating to her whom she can even associate with, reading all her texts, and in general completely controlling her life. I doubt she feels that she has any other options at this point, which makes her more or less a helpless pawn in her parents' hands. At twenty! I find this … [Read more...]


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