CTBHHM: Created in the Image of Man

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love Joy FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 75-76In this section Debi argues that there are three basic “types” of men, … [Read more...]

Quiverfull Mega-Moms Matter the Mostest

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by Vyckie GarrisonLast month I was invited to participate in a panel discussion on Women Leaving Religion at the Center For Inquiry's Women in Secularism conference in Washington, DC. … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Michael’s Meat, Sit Down and Shut Up and It’s All In Your Head

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love Joy FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 72-73Now that we’re finally finished with Debi’s scare tactics, we get another anecdote from the early years of Debi and Michael’s marriage. … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Single Moms Turned Lesbian

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 67-72Debi’s purpose in this entire section is to make her readers terrified of the thought of divorce. Her goal is to make sure that her readers won’t even think of leaving … [Read more...]

Cloistered Fruit (Not) An Open Letter to the Pearls

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating The DragonsSo, a friend of mine sent me this post by Michael and Debi Pearl the other day. I encourage you to go read it, just so that you have some context for the following rant and can follow along. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Clumsy and Unfeeling?

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by Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy in "Cloistered Fruit" To most young brides the husband appears clumsy and unfeeling. But as the wife continues to obey and reverence her young husband, … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Debi Pearl and the Sex-Obsessed Babysitter

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by Libby Anne cross-posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 65-67Debi starts with a letter from a reader. Dear Pearls, … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Else God Will Drive You Mad (Literally)

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 59-63Having threatened her readers with all manner of “cruel” consequences for not following God’s marriage plan with its emphasis on wifely submission, … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Disappointed Old Failures

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 58-59The title of this section is “Disappointed Old Failures,” and it follows last week’s section in threatening women with disaster and shipwreck if they fail to follow Debi’s advice. Or, God’s advice. Debi clearly thinks they’re they same thing. … [Read more...]

This is NOT Homeschooling: Is HSLDA Part of a “Bible-Based Cult”?

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by Heather DoneyThis may be the most important and most scary post on homeschooling that I have ever written. It feels like something out of a Margaret Atwood novel and I am numb as I write this, so please bear with me. The title of this post is not rhetorical. It is a question I am actively pondering at the moment. … [Read more...]


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