CTBHHM: In Which Debi Twists Scripture

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 21-23Debi starts by looking at the Genesis story of the creation of Eve. She explains that Adam was completely delighted that God gave him Eve as a gift, and that every woman’s husband should similarly be delighted in having her as a gift.And then comes this nasty bit: … [Read more...]

Does Jack Schaap Deserve to Go to Jail?

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by Bruce GerencserIf you are unfamiliar with the Jack Schaap story, please read these posts.In a few weeks, we will all learn exactly how long Jack Schaap, disgraced Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) pastor of First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, will be behind bars.  Some people think Schaap should be castrated and locked up for … [Read more...]

As Iron Sharpens Iron

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by Betty CruxSome individuals, it seems, have been granted a God-ordained license to criticize.When I moved after college, I began work for a certain restaurant known for its chicken appendages and orange shorts. Now before your start clutching your chest, I’m not here to debate the morality … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: The Jezebel Type

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 19-20Debi starts Chapter 1, “God’s Gift,” with her signature act: A letter she received from a reader. This letter provides an excellent illustration of why women are drawn to Debi’s advice. Dear Mike and Debi,I want to thank … [Read more...]

Homeschool or Public School – What’s Worse?

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by Becoming WorldlyI was talking with a homeschooled friend the other day who was raised fairly similar to how I was, with a more structured and less impoverished environment, and we were sharing stories. This and a few other things got me thinking. We both went on to higher education, got our masters degrees. The conversation between us … [Read more...]

The Purity Conversation – My Two Cents

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by Kristen RosserIt appears to have started with a blog post called I am Damaged Goods by Sarah Bessey, in which she says:In the face of our sexually-dysfunctional culture, the Church longs to stand as an outpost of God’s ways of love … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Debi Knows “God’s Plan”

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by Libby AnneCreated to Be His Help Meet, pp. 15-16In this section, Debi explains what she’s going to do in this book and she doesn’t mince words. This book reveals God’s plan for obtaining a heavenly marriage. Debi believes … [Read more...]

Bible Spice & Blame Shifting – Adventures in Recovery

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by Calulu“Tell me what you want, what you really, really want..” - The Spice Girls from their song “Wannabe”One of those many things I've come to view differently after leaving Patriarchal Fundamentalism is the tendency of those I was around to blame … [Read more...]

Yes

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by SamanthaBetty, Joan and Peggy from the AMC show "Mad Men"(Editors note: Betty Draper Francis is one of the clearest representations of what the old fashioned complimentarism that patriarchal religions push as the only answer.}The first time I ever heard … [Read more...]

Shedding the Burqa Part 2

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by Cindy FosterWhile I waited in the car with the kids, my husband stayed behind and told The Preacher that we would be leaving.This was actually the second time he told him.  The first was the day The Preacher administered ‘The Shunning’ … [Read more...]


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