CTBHHM: Get Off The Internet!

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 211—222I am now armed with a fresh copy of Created To Be His Help Meet and ready to resume my reviews. For reasons completely unknown to me, my previous copy never reappeared. I have utterly no idea where it is. But lest my readers worry, I bought my fresh copy used.Leaving Home by Phone, E-mail, and Chat Rooms “I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully” (I Timothy 5:14). God’s will for a young woman, according to the verse above, is that she guide the house and provide no occasion to bring re … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Answering Objections?

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by Debi Pearl in No Greater Joy Magazine -  Created to Be His Help Meet 10th Anniversary EditionDebi Pearl is apparently adding a couple of new chapters to CTBHHM and has tweaked the original. Anyone here at NLQ care to do a side by side comparison of the two to see exactly how much has changed? … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: God or Husband—Whom Do I Obey?

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 210—211Debi just finished telling her readers that God’s desire is for mothers to be keepers in the home, and that if they leave their children with others (even for as little as ten minutes) their children could end up molested or worse. She went so far as to say that not being a stay at home mother was to commit blasphemy against God. Now she addresses an important question, because she has put her readers in a bit of a dilemma.Whom Do I Obey?  What if your husband tells you to go to work and leave your children at day care or with a baby-sitter, in conflict with God’s command for you t … [Read more...]

Apostate: John Locke (Chapter 5)

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground As a warning, the writing in this chapter is confusing; it fails to clarify terms and positions, and it is hard to pinpoint what he is trying to say. I will try to directly quote and interpret to the best of my ability. Please re-interpret or add commentary.John Locke studied and tutored at Oxford University. There he drank deeply from the wells of humanism which had originated in the Renaissance of Greek and Roman philosophies. In my first review, I stated that good philosophical writing defines terms. In this section, we can easily see why defining humanism is so important. When a person says he or she is a humanist in the 21st … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: David’ Sin Was All Bathsheba’s Fault

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, p. 207I have written so often about the tendency of what I call “the purity culture” to blame women for men’s sexual actions. Even rape is too often blamed on the woman doing something to deserve it, inciting his lust with her clothing or her actions. Modesty is preached as the solution, and women are told to cover up. Women become responsible for men’s sexual actions. In this, the last section of Debi’s chapter on being “chaste,” we see this idea taken to a horrific extreme. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: More Sex Equals More Smiling?

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by Michael Pearl from his book "Holy Sex"  "If you object to considering the sexual content of the Song of Solomon as important and practical for all married couples, you, of all people, need it the most. Have you ever wondered why you don't smile as much as some of us do?" Next up: A discussion of how pleasant smells and tastes relate to the sex drive. Get your Dramamine ready!QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders or their followers/enforcers and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to e … [Read more...]

Apostate: Rene Decartes – Chapter 4

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground  I am reviewing Kevin Swanson’s book Apostate, chapter-by-chapter. So far here are the reviews I have written: Preface Chapter 1 and 2 Thomas Aquinas (Chapter 3) Since I have not written any reviews in a while, I thought I would recap why I am writing these reviews. Then I will go on to review chapter 4. Apostate outlines what Kevin Swanson calls the demise of the Christian west. In particular, the book focuses on men, philosophers and other intellects, who Swanson claims broke down the Christian faith and morality and left us with tolerating gay people and voting for liberals. Here’s his latest trailer on his book that will give … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Bad Bob

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 204—207Alright, story time! I’ve been waiting for this section for ages because . . . well.If you’re new here, you’ve stumbled upon my page by page review of Debi Pearl’s how to be a good wife manual Created To Be His Help Meet. Debi Pearl and her husband Michael run No Greater Joy Ministries, a fundamentalist ministry popular among conservative Christian homeschoolers. Michael is also the author of To Train Up A Child, a child rearing manual which I have also been reviewing page by page.For me, Bad Bob has long served as the passage that best incapsulates how off base and frankly toxi … [Read more...]

Review: Parenting Without God

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by M. Dolon Hickmon, author of '13:24- A Story of Faith and Obsession' cross posted from The Freethinker Parenting Without God by Dan Arel preaches to the choir of atheist parents Parenting Without God (2014, Dangerous Little Books) is the highly anticipated first book by Dan Arel, a secular firebrand best known for his science reporting and op-ed pieces on secular parenting, humanist values, and church/state separation. In addition to writing freelance for Alternet and The Huffington Post, Arel pens a regular column in American Atheists Magazine. Given the author’s reputation as a debater, one might expect Parenting Without God to offer a pointed critique of the Christian approach to pare … [Read more...]

Apostate: Thomas Aquinas Chapter 3

by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundI am reading through Kevin Swanson’s latest book  Apostate: The Men Who Destroyed the Christian West. The first man on Swanson’s list is St. Thomas Aquinas. Oh, yes, according to Swanson, Aquinas is an apostate who destroyed the Christian west. In fact, St. Thomas was the foundation of our western apostasy and the decline of the Christian west. Quoting Swanson, “If the foundation was compromised, the building was doomed from the start.” I agree that St. Thomas had a huge influence on the west, but if he wants to say Thomas destroyed the Christian west, Swanson would need a load of proof. His proof? Natural Revelation. Oh, yes. … [Read more...]


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