Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – What Is A ‘Help Meet’?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Excerpt from "In Search Of A Help Meet"Editor's note: In this short bit Michael talks about giving and not taking in marital relationships ending with some confusing bits waxing on about candle wax and liquid units of measure. Some of his allegories just don't translate very well. Remember all those belabored nautical terms used so poorly in his Jumping Ship posts? … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Have Your Babies In Your Teens?

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by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender Roles.com - Women's Ovaries Don't Agree With FeminismEditor's note: Now he blames 'feminism' for the rise in older maternal age and the reason that 'selfish women' think that they are entitled to some personal happiness the goals such as careers and educations. Completely ignores the fact that pre-feminism and pre-birth control that women of all ages died in childbirth and that constant breeding does not produce 'healthy children.' … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping ShipEditor's note: Again, tone-deaf and completely blind to reality Michael Pearl tries to bloviate on how all those other homeschooling parents are doing it wrong as well as throwing significant shade at parents that don't isolate their kids to prevent child molestation and other ills. Bonus points for telling his readers he cannot communicate effectively with them because they've been 'blinded by religion' … [Read more...]

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Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Is Romance In Dating A Sin?

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Another installment of giving better answers to the questions asked at Debi Pearl’s site message board for the book ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’. Many young ladies ask questions on all sorts of different subjects brought up by the book. There was just one big problem, many of the answers stray into either the outright bad and emotionally unhealthy to dangerous. Yes, typical Debi Pearl borderline abusive. Here’s what we’re going to be doing here at NLQ. Every week, once or twice a week, I’ll be posting up one of the questions from the message board and ask you, our readers, to answer that poor soul’s question in a way that is logical, rational and the best possible solution, in other words 18 … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Pampering Your Child is Not Love?

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by J.C. Ryle from his book Training Children: It Starts With Love as quoted by Kelly Crawford of Generation CedarEditor's note: Why is it that every time some Quiverfull cultural enforcer or speaker starts talking of training children that they immediately demonize the child, such as Voddie Baucham did yesterday in R.L. Stollar's 'The Child as Viper'? There's no room for simply loving your children, participating in life with your children without a constant subcontext of evil, no room for the freedom to make mistakes or learning opportunities, or those moments when you lovingly indulge your child because you love them and want to show that. It's all beat the evil out or deny that child … [Read more...]

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Preparing To Be A Help Meet – Part Two: Cinderella

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideWe get to meet "Cinderella" whose name is actually Leah. Cinderella: story five by David and Leah SpinaWho should I date and marry? Are my standards too high? Is God really in control? Will I ever get married?My husband and I wish we could sit down with each of you over a cup of coffee, look you straight in the eye and answer those questions with zeal! … [Read more...]

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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...]

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CTBHHM: The Bitter, Critical Woman

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 178—180This section is weird for me. Why? Because, well, I found myself agreeing with it, for the most part. And not just that, but I found it speaking to my own personal life and experiences. This week we are looking at a letter, and the one sentence of commentary Debi attaches to it. This is still in the chapter on women loving their children, which make it odd, because at first glance (and second glance, and third glance) it has very little to do with, well, women loving their children. But enough of this introduction. Let’s have a look, shall we? … [Read more...]

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Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The Prophet – Part 1

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideThe next three chapters cover Debi's conceptualization of the personality types of men.  I will give Debi credit for coming up with a schema that I've never heard or seen before.  The chapters on The Prophet (Visionary Man) and The Priest (Steady Man) are rather gentle and painless for a Pearl book.   She gives some breathtakingly bad advice but spends less time than normal running people down."God tells us right at the beginning of the Bible that he created man in his own image. "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness" (Genesis 1:26)" … [Read more...]

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Preparing To Be A Help Meet: God Needs Our Prayers – Part 3

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide Now, the moment we've all been waiting for: Debi ties her relationship to Michael into the larger context of a heavenly battle and angels who wait to swoop in and answer prayers."Remember my love story? I believe that sometime in his youth Michael asked God for someone to faithfully pray for him."Did he?  You could ask him since I believe you live in the same house.  I digress. … [Read more...]

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