CTBHHM: Remember, It Could Be Worse!

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 45-47 I wanted to send my testimony because you have greatly encouraged me. I send it with my husband’s approval. Debi finishes her section on thankfulness … [Read more...]

On Being Your Husband’s “Playmate”

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 42-44This section follows Debi’s story about the time Mike tried to show off, ended up spilling a sack of garbage, and then marched off in embarrassment leaving her to clean it up. The moral of Debi’s story was the last part, … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: In Which Mike Spills the Garbage

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 Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 40-42Debi’s goal in this passage is to show how thanksgiving produces joy. She starts with a story called “My Jolly Playmate.” This story is sort of divided into three parts: the first part continues Debi’s pattern of urging women to just be happy rather than actually dealing … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Contentment Is All That Matters

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 35-38This section is titled “A Thankful Spirit.” Debi begins by contrasting two examples. Here is the first one: I know women who remain perpetually discontented … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Smile, Giggle and Simper

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 28-32The rest of Debi’s chapter on “a merry heart” is taken up with her response to a letter from a follower. Debi spends four full pages responding. The longer I read, the sadder I got. I apologize in advance.First, the letter: … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: One Ugly Hillbilly

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 27-28Throughout her book, Debi’s attitude toward women is bizarre. In this passage, Debi tells a story to illustrate her point about the importance … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: In Which Debi Almost Gets Something Right

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 26-27It is possible to find a worthwhile message in an otherwise atrocious book. I read Debi Pearl when I was first married – it was a wedding gift – and while I thought it was hogwash from start to finish … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: What is a “help meet”? (in the KJV)

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, p. 24Debi finishes this her first chapter with a memo on the background of the word “help meet.” I sort of feel like this should have come earlier, given that most people I’ve mentioned the book to find the term odd. The word help meet appears … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Subordinate, But Not Inferior

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 23-24 The role of being a perfectly fit helper does not make one inferior to the leader. Okay, so think back to everything we’ve read so far. Debi says that women … [Read more...]

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...]


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