TTUAC: The Grocery Store Terrorist

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To Train Up A Child, pp.Okay, let's get started: NEGATIVE TRAININGHow many times have we observed the grocery store arena? A devious little kid sits up in the command seat of the shopping cart exercising his "childhood rights" to unlimited self-indulgence. The parent fearfully but hopelessly steers around the tempting "trees of knowledge of good and evil." Too late! The child spies the object of his unbridled lust. The battle is on. The child will either get what he wants or make the … [Read more...]

Beware the Wayward Woman

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When I read Sarah Moon's post on Potiphar's wife, all I could think of was the wayward woman. This has been on my mind for a while, actually. My mother read several chapters of the Bible aloud to us children after breakfast every day, and for quite some time she read a chapter of Proverbs every day, because there are 31 chapters, which made it perfect to read over again every month. Proverbs 2: 16-19---Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her … [Read more...]

Quick Hit: How the Christian Orphan Movement May Be Enabling Child Abandonment

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I recently came upon a post on the blog Rage against the Minivan that I found it highly intriguing and thought I'd share. Here is an excerpt from the beginning: How the Christian Orphan Movement May Be Enabling Child AbandonmentLast week I got to speak at Idea Camp about orphan care. I shared my concerns about the trend of churches opening orphanages in third world countries instead of working at keeping children together with their parents. I suggested that the solution to poverty orp … [Read more...]

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...]


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