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...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Knowledge – Homework and Homeschooling

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideThis section makes me angry.I think I've mentioned before that I taught for 7(ish) years in a low socioeconomic status, urban district in the alternative education high school.Surprisingly - or not surprisingly - I HATE most popular teacher memoirs that fit the following trope: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Internet/Phone Accountability To Keep Hearts ‘Pure’?

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by Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger Duggar from their book "Growing Up Duggar" - page 152Doesn't say if this is only for the kids or also for the young adults in the household. … [Read more...]

“Real Marriage” Review: 65 – 85, ‘The Respectful Wife’

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons With a chapter title like that, you just know how much I loved it. I probably should have expected this chapter to be more infuriating than the one devoted to men, but I didn’t. My marginalia has a lot more “WTF” and “BS” (which stands for both bullshitand benevolent sexism; nice how that one worked out) than the last chapter did– and I wish I could talk about a lot more than I have the space for. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Birth Control & Pregnancy – Part 2

Ginger, which some herbalists use to bring on a late menstruation and prevent pregnancy

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideDebi marches out some new oddities today. … [Read more...]


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