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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

CTBHHM: The Butter Churn, the Carrot and the Stick

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love Joy FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 94-98Debi starts off this section by discussing the 1989 movie Dad. I haven’t seen it so I have only the wikipedia summary to go off of. Basically, a busy young executive is called home to help his ailing parents, and he ends up helping his dad, who had been growing senile, live more fully and learns to live more fully himself in the process. Upon waking up from a coma, the father suffers delusions that he spent his life on a dairy farm, rather than as an aerospace industry worker, and keeps speaking of people who never existed. … [Read more...]


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