TTUAC: Don’t Let Your Empathy (or Flashbacks) Get in the Way of Your Corporal Discipline

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To Train Up A Child, chapter 5, part 2Last week we began the chapter on "The Rod" and learned that parents must spank whether or not they want to, because God commands them to spank. This week we continue with that chapter and explore some of the reasons parents choose not to spank. UNDERSTANDING ONE'S OWN FEELINGSAn emotionally weak mother often looks to her child's clinging dependence for her own self-fulfillment. She finds a deep need met within herself as she constantly dotes over … [Read more...]

In Which Sally Talks to Adults

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We'd only been at the get-together five minutes when I realized that my daughter Sally was engaged in a romping game of tag with a twenty-something family friend of my in-laws. At Sally's instigation, the game soon turned to hide and seek, and Sally was giggling under a table while her new friend was walking around the table pretending to not be able to find her.This is not the first time this has happened. When Sean had some of his friends over for a cookout last summer, Sally was quickly … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: How to Fix Your Wife’s Unhappiness

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A Guest Post by AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 94---95We are still talking about the wives of Steady Men. Today, we're discussing how discontent they tend to be, and the fixes men can take for this.The Making of a ShrewI feel sorry for Go-to [women Visionaries, basically] wives married to Steady Men. They are like kids visiting the zoo strapped into a stroller. Consider this: When a woman is married to a bossy, dominant Command Man, pe … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Sexually Abused Children as Broken, Diseased

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Created To Be His Help Meet,  pp. 185---186This week we get to read the end of Debi's chapter on loving one's children. The HallThere is no permanent cure for genital herpes and many other forms of STDs. Yet one in five young teens in the USA has a sexually transmitted disease. Many statistics also tell us that one in four little girls will be sexually "messed with" by the time they are four years old. One in four little boys will be the victims of homosexual abuse. Our children are in … [Read more...]

When “Respect” Involves “Disgust”

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Growing up in a conservative evangelical home, I believed that we were the ones who truly respected women. I believed that our young men---the young men in my homeschooling community---were being raised to treat the women around them, of whatever age, with respect. I was wrong, very, very wrong.A reader recently pointed me to an article on World Net Daily that presents a fictional scenario where an "normal" girl, Jane, is ordered by a judge to leave her public school and be educated in a … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Dealing With Drama Queens—And Every Woman Is One

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Guest Post by AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need a Help Meet, pp. 92---94Today we're talking more about those "female creatures". In an, I'm sure, flattering and equalizing light. Oh wait. Wrong book. Nope; it's more of the sexism we've come to know from Michael. Here goes! Drama, Drama, DramaAs a rule, women occasionally like to be stirred up. Visionaries and command men supply all the tension women can stand, but the Steady man provides only dull stability. … [Read more...]

Matthew Chapman, Child Marriage, and Homeschooling

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Yesterday I wrote about my concerns about child marriage in the Christian homeschooling world. In particular, I wrote about the Maranatha story, and included a mention of the marriage of Maranatha's daughter Lauren at age 16 to a man ten years her senior. I included a wedding picture from Lauren's wedding in the post, in order to make what I was talking about real. Blogger Lana of Wide Open Ground, who knew Lauren's family growing up, expressed concern at my use of that picture, saying that … [Read more...]


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