“Real Marriage” review: 139-155 “The Porn Path”

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Ok, so the last time I talked about porn, a lot of people seemed to think that I don’t have any problems with porn, or that I think that porn is always ok and having negative thoughts/feelings about porn makes you a prude or something. So let me clarify something up front: I have a problem with a lot of porn, but I do my best to limit my discussions about porn to arguments that are reliable in the sense that I have more than anecdotal evidence to back me up. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Grabbers, Hidden Flowers and Princesses – Part 4

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideDebi has explained two ways to end up miserable - chase boys and marry a pervert; live too sheltered a life and never get married.Now she explains how to catch a guy without catching a guy.... … [Read more...]

6 Things You Should Know About Voddie Baucham

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by R.L. Stollar, HA Community Coordinator,  cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous Due to the controversy over the lack of indictment of Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, American Christians are having heated conversations about racism in the United States. One of these conversations was provoked by an article written by Voddie Baucham for The Gospel Coalition. Baucham’s article, entitled “Thoughts on Ferguson”, was immediately criticized by fellow conservative Christian Thabiti Anyabwile. Today four Christian leaders of color — Austin Channing Brown, Christena Cleveland, Drew Hart and Efrem Smith — condemned Baucham for an “assault on black people” that w … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

“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...]

“Real Marriage” Review: 86 – 106: ‘Taking out the Trash’

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons I wish you all could read the entirely of this chapter because it is ironic. One of these days I’ll have to create a whole series of posts dedicated to page 89, where Mark defines repentance, comparing that to his actual real-life behavior, because it is hysterical. Not only does he fail his own list of “pastoral requirements,” he also bombs at his own definition of repentance– and you can read the whole thing here. … [Read more...]


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