CTBHHM: Are You a Dumb Cluck?

It's demeaning to call another person a 'dumb cluck' and not sure it's ever appropriate to call an animal that either! Debi Pearl sometimes uses put downs no one should use in polite society

by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 217—219Dear Mrs. Pearl, I am so tired and discouraged. I feel as though my husband just doesn’t love me or care for his family as he should. The house is falling apart. The yard is full of trash. The last straw is that the sink is leaking so badly that the floor under the sink always stays wet. He is quick to help anyone who calls for help, but to get anything done around here is impossible. Last night we had a big fight because of the screen door. It has a big hole in it that I asked him to fix months ago, and it is still not fixed. Then some old lady called and needed her car started, and h … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Three Types of Women – Part 3

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideDebi moves on to Priestly/Steady/Servant women."My daughter who wrote the Teacher's Guide for this book is a Servant, similar to a Priest type.  From the time she was a small child, she "mothered" her little sister.  She always enjoyed caring for the elderly.  She was a wonderful young daughter, helping me do anything around the house."That sounds like a miserable childhood, actually.  The daughter, who she never bothers to name in the chapter, is her second daughter Shiloh."She is a peacemaker, kind, and considerate." People never cease to amaze me.  Sometimes the apple falls far away from the tree. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Let’s All Praise God For The Weather, Even The Bad Weather?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Embrace The SeasonDoes she mean hurricanes and tornadoes too? Not feeling too grateful for last winter's extreme cold and piles of snow... … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: More ‘Licks’ For Running Away From Spanking?

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by Michael Pearl from his book "To Train Up A Child"Trigger Warning! Graphic description of beating a child … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Your Husband Can’t Cover For You

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 216—217In this section, we see the alternative to the “good woman” Debi outlined in her three examples last week. In that passage she spoke of men who are lazy, or bad fathers, or dishonest, and informed women who may be wives of these men that it is their duty to cover for their husbands’ faults and make them appear faultless to the world. This week she speaks of women who are spendthrifts, or who leave their children with sitters, or who take advantage of others’ time and resources (her equivalent of each category for males). … [Read more...]

“Real Marriage” review: 3-18, “New Marriage, Same Spouse”

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons [content note: sexual violence, emotional abuse] I’m doing something different with Real Marriage than how I reviewed Fascinating Womanhood and Captivating; with the last two books, I’ve read the entire thing before I started and then did one chapter at a time, trying to keep the message of the whole book in mind. After reading the first few chapters of this book, I realized I couldn’t handle that– not spiritually, not emotionally, not psychologically. So, for this review, what you’ll be reading from me will lean in the direction of gut reaction and instinct, since I don’t know where Mark and Grace are taking this. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Three Types of Women – Part 2

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideDebi spends a few pages helping us poor women understand our types. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quivering: Dealing With a Dominating Defiant Child?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy Ministries - The Will To DominateWe start with one of those wonderful fake-esque letters the Pearls receive regularly. Warning - the letter is a fake doozy!: … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Wives, Cover For Your Husband!

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 214—215This week we begin Debi’s chapter on being “Good,” which is the next character trait listed in Titus :4-5. … [Read more...]

Patriarchal Ideas in Modern Culture: Adrian Peterson’s Child ‘Discipline’

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerFor all our conversations here at NLQ over the horrible child abuse disguised as discipline you'd hope that the world outside of the fundamentalist evangelical Christian bubble would be free of this abuse, that parents would realize that most studies on physical violence as discipline show it does more harm than good. Sadly that's not the case.  This weekend the news proved yet again how pervasive these harmful patriarchal bad theology really is. The NFL's Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on charges of 'reckless or negligent injury to a child' by a grand jury in Texas. … [Read more...]


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