Quoting Quiverfull: Anti Spanking Equals Anti Family?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Spank and Save a ChildEditor's note: How exactly is it that trying to teach children that violence is wrong by not spanking them equates societal engineering? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Michael Pearl’s Puberty

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by Michael Pearl from his book "Created To Need A Help Meet" and cross posted from Aletha's blog Yllom Mormon (Molly's Evil Twin)Editor's note: I was going to do another chapter of Nancy Campbell's 'Be Fruitful and Multiply' book today but I seem to have misplaced that dreadful tome. Instead here's what Michael Pearl had to say about his puberty! It's pretty frightening. Aletha is doing a review of his book CTNAHM at her blog, it's right on the money. I need a different graphic for this, something like a dropped and shattered coffee cup because this is pretty bad.  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Bill Gothard’s Teachings Are in Prisons?

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by Jinger Duggar from the book 'Growing Up Duggar' pages 211 - 212Editor's note: The first time I read these passages I was struck by Jinger's judgmental description of the female inmates faces as having 'lines of grief and bitterness' but after rereading this some months later it feels much more outrageous that the teachings of Bill Gothard and the IBLP are being taught in a tax payer funded facility. Is this just a bunch of humble brag or is it the best thing they could do for the ladies in the jail? Thoughts, dear readers? … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 4 – Cinderella

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide  I, Leah, grew up in Texas, the oldest of five home-educated children. I loved to play golf, tennis, and chess. I graduated from the Culinary School of Fort Worth and Thomas Edison State College with a Bachelor's in Business Administration. Whoa! Two people with actual college degrees. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Stay in Abusive Marriage?

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by Mary Pride from The Way Home as published on Homeschoolers Anonymous - Mary Pride: Don't Divorce Your Drunk, Raging HusbandEditors note: R.L. Stollar is reading this book so you don't have to. It was the original call to women to return home from the workplace to be full time wives and mothers and embrace the theology of Quiverfull before Quiverfull even had a name. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 1 – Cinderella

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideI've found two different types of toxic views in reading CP literature. The more common toxicity is "Do this or really bad things will happen to you!" Debi has given us plenty of these examples so far. This chapter is a different type of toxic. This is the "Do this and life will be magical!" toxicity.Personally, I think the second type is more pernicious than the first. With the first, once you've done the forbidden action, you can figure out pretty quickly if the predicted bad outcome happens. The second type, though, is hard to disprove because life isn't always magical. … [Read more...]

“Real Marriage” Review: 207-222, ‘Reverse-Engineering Your Life and Marriage’

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Well, folks, we finally did it. We managed to make it all the way through to the very bitter end of Mark and Grace Driscoll’s Real Marriage. Usually I’m excited about wrapping up one of these review series, but all I can manage to feel about finishing this one is … relief. I’m not entirely sure why reading Real Marriage was so much more draining than Fascinating Womanhood or Captivating, but it has been. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 3 – Pie in the Sky

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideDo you think Debi believes in confidentiality or getting permission before using a story from someone else's life?I work very diligently to either get permission before sharing a story -especially a potentially embarrassing story - OR remove any details that could possibly be used to trace the original person. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 2 – Pie in the Sky

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide(Trigger Warning for abusive church behaviors.)Ever wonder if Debi would pull her punches on friends?She doesn't. When a "friend" has the audacity to get a divorce from an abusive husband AND marry a different man, Debi spews out the massive misinformation created by a conspiracy to destroy the woman's magazine.I know it sounds crazy...but the information is a matter of public record since the woman and her second husband were brave enough to sue. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 4 – Antsy Babies

Does Debi realize in her putting down of 'whirlwind romances' and William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' that it wasn't an impatient Juliet throwing herself unbidden at Romeo, but an almost stalker-like Romeo recklessly pursuing Juliet.

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAt the end of the chapter, Debi starts muddling the message again. She's got a difficult balancing act to pull off. If a girl chases a guy, she'll end up married to a pervert. If a girl is too aloof, she'll end up alone - which is the end of world in DebiLand. … [Read more...]


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