TTUAC: Applying the Rod

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To Train Up A Child, chapter 6We have now arrived at chapter 6, "Applying the Rod." It's a short chapter, so we're going to cover the whole thing today. Michael touches on abuse in this section, i.e. actually (he thinks) addresses it, so get ready! TO DO MY DUTYWhen the time comes to apply the rod, take a deep breath, relax, and pray, "Lord, make this a valuable learning session. Cleanse my child of ill-temper and rebellion. May I properly represent your cause in this matter." No … [Read more...]

Crosspost: On Child Marriage: Kevin Swanson and Dave Bruehner Defend Phil Robertson

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Kevin Swanson (and Dave Bruehner) have now publicly joined the ranks of Phil Robertson and Matthew Chapman in defense of child marriage. By R. L. StollarOriginally posted on Homeschoolers AnonymousKevin Swanson and Dave Bruehner have now publicly joined with Phil Robertson (in particular) and Matthew Chapman (in general) in defense of child marriage.In their latest Generations with Vision broadcast, “Sexting and Christian Modesty,” Swanson and Bruehner propose that liberals want pre- … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Sheeple Need a Leader

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A Guest Post by AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 111---113We just started the section on Command Men (leaders made in the image of God the Father). Today we're discussing the leadership aspect of the CM. Remember that Command Men are born leaders, and there are very few of them (according to Michael). Here we go! Where Mr. Command Leads, Others FollowThe Command Man is readily identifiable by his quickness to step forward and take the lead. … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Finding a “Decent” Woman

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Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 199---201This week we start Debi's chapter on being "chaste." Remember, she's going through the proscriptions in Titus 2: 4---5. Last week we finished her chapter on being "discreet." Let's get started! Dear Mr. Pearl,I am a 24-year-old male and looking for a wife. It is not as easy as it seems to find a decent girl. I want one who not only says she is decent, but LOOKS as though she is. A friend of mine married one of the girls of the church. She wasn't … [Read more...]

Parenthood, Selfishness, and Toxic Ideas

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I recently overheard some relatives of my husband say that not having children was a selfish choice, and that it was the choice to bear and raise children that was truly selfless. I cringed, but I was not involved in the conversation, so I didn't say anything. It did make me think, though, and I was reminded of a blog post I had come upon several days before with a very different message. It was titled "To the Women Who Choose Not To Have Kids."   To the women who choose not to have kids, I hav … [Read more...]

Prayer That Can’t Go Wrong

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Over the holidays, my brother David lost his glasses. Soon a search was called and everyone got busy looking for the missing glasses. Finding them was important, because he needed to be able to drive, and he needed his glasses to drive. We searched high and we searched low, and it quickly became apparent that this would be no easy search soon over. We took a break and my mother soon began a prayer with words familiar from my childhood."Lord Jesus, please show us where David's glasses are. … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: God the Father—In Human Form

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A Guest Post by AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 109---111Howdy! Today we are talking about the Command Man. If you recall, the Command Man typifies God the Father. Michael himself is a Command Man, so I'm really curious to see how he spins this one. Off we go! Visionary, Steady, CommandGod the Father is King, ruler of the universe, commander of heaven's forces, the fullness of life of the godhead. He is dominant, sovereign, omnipotent God. … [Read more...]


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