Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Grabbers, Hidden Flowers, and Princesses – Part 3

Since this is a Debi Pearl posting instead of hidden flowers here's a kitten hidden in flowers. Trust me, you'll need a kitten after reading this

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideDebi's shown one trap for a girl who likes boys - flirting and showing any kind of sexual attraction leads to marrying a pervert.Now, Debi sets up the other worse-case scenario - being an old-maid. Hidden Flowers Hidden Flowers are treasures concealed from public view, either behind closed doors or disguised as icicles. They might as well be wearing a sign that says, "Find me if you can, that is, if you are worthy of such a glorious gal as I." Healthy self-esteem is attractive - but that's my worldly ways speaking again. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Isn’t It Cruel To Make Barren Women Crave Babies?

Yes, Nancy went there and is speaking well of Catholic icon Mother Theresa

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies -  All Women Are MothersInteresting that Nancy "I Abandoned My Liberian Adoptees" Campbell is putting every women in the world in the exact same box marked 'Motherhood' and invoking a Catholic icon to do it. Most of the time it seems like the only time the Catholics are mentioned in CPM is when someone wants to toss rocks at them and say they aren't 'real Christians' … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Grabbers, Hidden Flowers and Princesses Part 2

King Henry VIII with a few of his 'grabbers' male and female

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideToday, we get to learn about Grabbers - a term Debi dropped in about 30 pages ago without a definition. In order to teach balance, I have divided girls into three kinds: Grabbers, Hidden Flowers, and Princesses. This is not a biblical categorization like the three types we discussed earlier, but it is very representative description of today's girls. I think the categories will help you gain a picture of what you want to become and what you need to avoid. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Adoption Links Lead to Book Store Cheer Up?

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From Nancy Campbell's site Above RubiesRemember some years back when Nancy was pushing adoptions from Africa? She adopted a pile of children, one of her daughters adopted a pile of daughters all the while Nancy was trying to get everyone to go to Africa and adopt. Remember how suddenly all mention of her adopted African children stopped and she said nothing more about adoption? Nothing was known about what had happened until Kathryn Joyce's book on Evangelicals and international adoptions - The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking and the New Gospel of Adoption and a few articles came out telling of the failed Campbell adoptions and her African children sent away. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: That Dreaded ‘P’ Word?

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by James McDonald from Your Sacred Calling - The "P" WordThis was written back in April 2014 when the Bill Gothard and Doug Phillips sexual scandals were fresh and on everyone's mind. Remember how many Evangelicals backpedaled furiously from the idea of the word "Patriarch"? … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Grabbers, Hidden Flowers and Princesses Part 1

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideWell, we all survived the world's most boring courtship between Ellie and Anthony. Debi was really struggling; she couldn't insult anyone for an entire chapter.Don't worry; she makes up for lost time and insults in the next few chapters. Oh, and she gives the floor over to the Three Stooges - Unnamed Prophet Man, Priest Man and King Man - far too often. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Never Miss an Opportunity to Muslim-Bash While Being Anti-Birth Control?

NEWSWEEK JULY 30 COVER

by Vaughn Ohlman from True Love Doesn't Wait - Eight Leaps of IllogicRemember a few days ago when we posted a bit from Conservative Christians debunking the Quiverfull movement? Vaughn Ohlman has taken it upon himself to dispute every single point of that list, one by one.But while he's doing that his racism is clearly on display. In the wake of Ferguson and other tragedies born out of racism can we afford to be racist in a country built by many different races, including Arabs and African Americans? This seems particularly cruel, evil and ignorant on the eve of a holiday celebrating giving thanks for the blessings of our nation, a nation founded on immigration and the idea of a … [Read more...]

“Real Marriage” Review: 123 – 138, “Disgrace and Grace”

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons [content note: sexual violence and victim blaming] This chapter was a … struggle. I’ve known it was coming for a while, but I wasn’t certain how bad it would be. It deeply concerns me because if this is how Mark and Grace Driscoll and the pastoral staff of Mars Hill has been counseling sexual abuse survivors I’m horrified, and I’m grieving for all the men and women who have been harmed by their teachings. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Ellie’s Love Story Part Three

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideWe get to hear from Anthony today. I feel some compassion for him - he's as confused as Ellie..... … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Ellie’s Love Story Part 2

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAlright. Back to Ellie's story. … [Read more...]


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