Created To Need A Help Meet – Introductions, Acknowledgements and Michael, the Manly Man

For this series I'm using a photograph of a crab taken on the beaches of Costa Rica. Ever since reading the terrible crabbing honeymoon story of Debi and Michael Pearl crabs always remind me of him.

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom MormonEditor's note: Thank you Aletha for sharing this with us! Welcome~Ok. I'm just going to jump right in. "Created to Need a Help Meet" by Michael Pearl. The companion marriage-help book to his wife, Debi's, "Created to Be a Help Meet".  Passages from the book will be in purple, just to make things simpler. … [Read more...]

Mothers Day Open Thread: Do You Have Regrets or Wisdom to Impart?

Spider monkey mama with baby on her back at Manuel Antonio Park, Costa Rica. Image by Suzanne Titkemeyer

by Suzanne TitkemeyerAnother Mother's Day is almost upon us again and I have questions of all the readers here that left the Evangelical Quiverfull Movement. Do you regret having or trying to have a large number of children? What would you do differently if you did it over? What did you learn? What would you like others to know?Mother's Day can be one of the hardest days of the year for those in or out of the church because of society's insistence that motherhood be presented in a sentimental perfect light, even if you aren't Quiverfull. It's hard to stuff down negative feelings and experiences on a Hallmark manufactured holiday and pretend to a happiness you may not feel. If you are … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What it Means to Be Biblically Submissive?

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Found on Minthegap (Is This Modest.com Adam Gregorin) blog leading to Ken Ham's Answers In Genesis - A Girl Named RuthEditor's note: Ham complains that most Christian children's books depict the mother with the open Bible reading to the children. This is because even in those 'sold-out' Quiverfull Evangelical Fundamentalist extremist homes the fathers don't do reading to the children, or anything involving teaching or homeschooling. It's a realistic depiction. Perhaps you need to teach your wonderful Christian males that they need to parent too before blaming it on feminism or overbearing women. … [Read more...]

A Close Look at the Complementarian Argument

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's Words Complementarianism and the Local Church is an article by Jonathan Leeman on the 9 Marks website, which is a conservative evangelical site dedicated to "help[ing] pastors, future pastors, and church members see what a biblical church looks like, and to take practical steps for becoming one."  The site has published a series of articles on male headship, and the arguments are pretty much the same ones my various blog posts have rebutted though the last several years.  But this one, which seems to be an introduction to its male headship series, was brought to my attention on another blog, and I'd like to take a closer look at what i … [Read more...]

You Will O-bey, Or You Will Be Exter-minated

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalOk, so the truth was bound to come out sooner or later... I have to confess to being a bit of a geek... just a bit...And so inevitably I couldn't help but discern the similarity between the Daleks' mantra of 'obey or be exterminated' and the 'submit or be excommunicated' way of operating espoused by some christians. Christians and Daleks with so much in common! Who would have thought? See what I did there ;) … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Narcissist Men With Patriarchal Tendencies?

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There is a study out of Ohio's Kent State University by Dr. Scott Keiller showing that narcissistic heterosexual men tend to take out their aggression almost exclusively on heterosexual women.From Science Daily: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – Listening To Your Wife

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - I Need Her Counsel and JudgementEditor's note: He needs her prayers because she is a weaker vessel? That doesn't even make any sort of sense at all. And they have safety deposit boxes in heaven that require two keys just like here on earth? Sometimes I wonder what Michael is growing on that farm of his. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Forced Obedience or Voluntary Obedience in Submission – Is There Much of a Difference?

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by Pastor Soni Japhet John from the comments on the Suko Family Blog - How To Make Your Wive Submit To Your AuthorityEditor's note: Originally I was going to quote from this blog posting that has been sweeping through the internet and going viral. But the comments are far most poisonous than the original article. If those inclined to practice submission did it as Mr. Suko did then it would be much less awful. It would be inching closer to egalitarian marriage. What is awful are the comments for the most part, particularly this quoted one, because it's ranty in that True Patriarch way. It may not be so much abusive in the language but in the way the pastor is expressing his views. Enjoy. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 3 – The Wedding

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideToday, we get to meet Yetta, the bride that Debi was so impressed by.  She's been married for two weeks at the time of the interview. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Making Women Bitter About Submitting?

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by Paul Washer from I'll Be Honest.com - Recovering Biblical WomanhoodEditor's note: At least the clearly CPM author seems to understand that how the man behaves affects the wife's ability to submit. But it is still a poisonous idea, the whole idea that one is dominant and the other submissive, it creates and drives a lot of misery for everyone involved. … [Read more...]


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