CTBHHM: Debi Pearl and the Sex-Obsessed Babysitter

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by Libby Anne cross-posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 65-67Debi starts with a letter from a reader. Dear Pearls, … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Else God Will Drive You Mad (Literally)

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 59-63Having threatened her readers with all manner of “cruel” consequences for not following God’s marriage plan with its emphasis on wifely submission, … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Be Afraid, Very Afraid

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 57-58As I’ve been making my way through Debi’s Created To Be His Help Meet, one question I’ve gotten from readers pretty regularly is “why do women buy into this?” … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: How To Be an Abused Woman

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 54-55***trigger warning***Debi starts this passage by laying out what she calls “God’s Blueprint for Marriage.” She first quotes several verses: … [Read more...]

CTBHHM In Which Debi Reveals Her Mandate

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 51-53 Remember that Debi has just poisoned the well against trusting one’s feelings, listening to mainstream society, or giving a hearing to the arguments of Christian feminists. She continues with this: Can we, ordinary housewives and mothers, jump into the arena and compete with these “scholars,” deciding which verses in the Bible should be believed and which ones should be dismissed for various reasons? That is not for me.But I do have a solution … [Read more...]

In Which Debi Poisons the Well

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 49-51 Dear Debi,How can I have a merry heart when my husband treats me harshly? Do I just pretend he is a good man instead of a lazy, TV-watching, … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Remember, It Could Be Worse!

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 45-47 I wanted to send my testimony because you have greatly encouraged me. I send it with my husband’s approval. Debi finishes her section on thankfulness … [Read more...]

On Being Your Husband’s “Playmate”

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 42-44This section follows Debi’s story about the time Mike tried to show off, ended up spilling a sack of garbage, and then marched off in embarrassment leaving her to clean it up. The moral of Debi’s story was the last part, … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: In Which Mike Spills the Garbage

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 Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 40-42Debi’s goal in this passage is to show how thanksgiving produces joy. She starts with a story called “My Jolly Playmate.” This story is sort of divided into three parts: the first part continues Debi’s pattern of urging women to just be happy rather than actually dealing … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Contentment Is All That Matters

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 35-38This section is titled “A Thankful Spirit.” Debi begins by contrasting two examples. Here is the first one: I know women who remain perpetually discontented … [Read more...]


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