Who Was That Masked Man?: Food Insecurity

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by CaluluLast night as I was channel surfing I ran across a political show that was talking about how Congressman Steven Fincher … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Michael’s Meat, Sit Down and Shut Up and It’s All In Your Head

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love Joy FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 72-73Now that we’re finally finished with Debi’s scare tactics, we get another anecdote from the early years of Debi and Michael’s marriage. … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Single Moms Turned Lesbian

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 67-72Debi’s purpose in this entire section is to make her readers terrified of the thought of divorce. Her goal is to make sure that her readers won’t even think of leaving … [Read more...]

Cloistered Fruit (Not) An Open Letter to the Pearls

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating The DragonsSo, a friend of mine sent me this post by Michael and Debi Pearl the other day. I encourage you to go read it, just so that you have some context for the following rant and can follow along. … [Read more...]

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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Deracinated Evangelicals?

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by Doug Wilson from the Real Clear Religion site. It all began innocently enough. From the beginning, evangelicals did not want to display the fractiousness of the fundamentalists, but they wanted to do this without giving up their faith in all the same foundational doctrines … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Disappointed Old Failures

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 58-59The title of this section is “Disappointed Old Failures,” and it follows last week’s section in threatening women with disaster and shipwreck if they fail to follow Debi’s advice. Or, God’s advice. Debi clearly thinks they’re they same thing. … [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...]


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