Bill Gothard – New ‘Ministry’ or Same Old Same Old?

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Recently Bill Gothard announced his new project "Total Success Power Teams" Sounds like because he was forced to step down from ATI/IBLP over allegations of sexual harassment that Bill has tried to morph into another scheme/plan/ministry.Here's a little about it from Spiritual Sounding Board website. … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Obey Your Husband so He Will Have Nothing to Beat Down

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 236—237I’ll tell you right off that this section is a doozy. There is a lot to unpack here, and there are a lot of things that help explain where Debi is coming from when she writes what she does. This section may be triggering for survivors of abusive relationships. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What Age is ‘Too Young’ to Spank?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Too Young To Spank? … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: “He will be your head, and you will follow him”

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by Libby Anne cross posted from Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Need His Help Meet, pp. 229—231We now begin Debi’s chapter on being obedient to one’s husband. In this first section, Debi mainly just quotes Bible verses, and then interprets them for her readers. In this post I’ll touch on some issues of interpretation, but I’ll also bring out some other pieces that come up, including a passage that sheds light on Debi’s view of the role of daughters, and more on Michael’s view of church authority. … [Read more...]

“Real Marriage” Review: 19-41 “Friends With Benefits”

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons When I was in graduate school, one of the books I had to read was The Power of Words and the Wonder of God, and one of the chapters was written by Mark Driscoll– unsurprisingly, it was on swearing. I didn’t know anything about Mark Driscoll at the time, but I figured out quick that he was a pretty big fan of Martin Luther. As I’ve come to know more about Mark, that he sees himself as a “Martin Luther 2.0″ should surprise absolutely no one, and that comes across pretty clearly in this chapter. The first five pages are dedicated to Martin Luther’s marriage to Katherine von Bora, and Mark cannot even begin to contain his enthusi … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Blessing the World?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - You Are Blessing The World … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Small Mercies?

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by Michael Pearl from World Magazine - To Train Up A Pharisee  “I have never advocated—either in private, public speaking, or in writing—withholding food from a child, forcing children to sleep on the floor or outside, constraining them in blankets (or by any other means), spanking children on their feet, faces, or backs, locking them in small rooms or tight containers, or forcing them to stay outside in cold weather.” … [Read more...]

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...]


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