Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Three Types of Women – Part 3

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideDebi moves on to Priestly/Steady/Servant women."My daughter who wrote the Teacher's Guide for this book is a Servant, similar to a Priest type.  From the time she was a small child, she "mothered" her little sister.  She always enjoyed caring for the elderly.  She was a wonderful young daughter, helping me do anything around the house."That sounds like a miserable childhood, actually.  The daughter, who she never bothers to name in the chapter, is her second daughter Shiloh."She is a peacemaker, kind, and considerate." People never cease to amaze me.  Sometimes the apple falls far away from the tree. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Three Types of Women – Part 1

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideSorry for the absence, folks!  I started a graduate school program and had a few action packed weeks.     Debi's about to launch into some truly unique theology today - and she leads off by forgetting to cite the Bible.  Yay for editoral prowess! "When God saw how lonesome poor old Adam was, he said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make a help meet for him." [Ed. Note: Genesis 2:18] All females agree with God that it is not good for those wonderful eligible men to be alone!  Some men are slower to come to see their need for us tender sweeties than others, but most all men finally come to a place where they are … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Get Off The Internet!

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 211—222I am now armed with a fresh copy of Created To Be His Help Meet and ready to resume my reviews. For reasons completely unknown to me, my previous copy never reappeared. I have utterly no idea where it is. But lest my readers worry, I bought my fresh copy used.Leaving Home by Phone, E-mail, and Chat Rooms “I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully” (I Timothy 5:14). God’s will for a young woman, according to the verse above, is that she guide the house and provide no occasion to bring re … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Do Women Have Types?

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismYou’re probably wondering where today’s Created To Be His Help Meet post is. I have some sad news—there won’t be one, technically speaking. I cannot find my copy of the book, and believe me, I have looked everywhere! I have ordered a new copy (you can get them cheap if you buy them used) in case I do not find my copy, so your regularly scheduled installment will be back next Friday.I’m not going to let this break in my review series go to waste, though. I want to take some time to address something that has come up in Aletha’s reviews—the idea that women, too, come in three types. This idea does not appear in Created To Be Hi … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Stay at Home or Your Child Will be Molested

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 208—209Debi is really good at scaring women into doing just as she says. Have you noticed that? If you don’t submit to your husband and have sex with him any time he asks . . . you will end up divorced and living in a dumpy duplex. And so on. Well, this week we begin the chapter titled “Keepers at Home.” And according to Debi, if you are a mother and don’t stay home with your children as commanded by God, well, there will be consequences. Scary consequences.According to the word of God, I, one of the aged women, an commanded to teach the young women to be keepers at home. This is the sixth … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The King Part 5

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAh, yes.  The portion of the chapter where Debi poisons the well.  Oddly enough, she seems conflicted during this section.  Debi seems torn between toeing the party line about "Your husband is always right!" and admitting that mothers may know what is best - especially when mom is trying to extricate her daughter from an abusive husband."Mama Says He's a DudIf your father is a gentle, kind man, and if your mother has always been ... how shall we say it ... a little dominant, then what I am about to teach you might save your future marriage. " By crushing you.  And your mom.   … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The King Part 3

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideSo much toxicity in FOUR paragraphs.   "A good King sees the bigger picture and strives to help the greatest number, even if it costs him his life and the lives of those he loves."  Remember in the Gospel where Jesus throws Peter in front of the guards who came to arrest him?  Or the time Jesus made it out of the temple after challenging the money-changers by blaming his brothers? Don't remember those?  Me either.  That's because Jesus NEVER sacrificed the lives of those he loved. Let's compare Debi's take with some quotes from the Catechism of the Catholic Church: … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Men Can’t Take Criticism (Ever)

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 194—195This intro matter confuses me a bit.The Skinny Swine Lack of Judgement “Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands” (Proverbs 14:1).  “A wise woman doesn’t attempt to instruct her husband through feigned questions. Her questions will be sincere inquiries concerning his will.”  The skinny woman who inspired this next list of questions doubtless saw herself as a kind person, wonderful mother, and first-rate wife, yet she was tearing down her house one question at a time.I do not get the swine bit, or the skinny bit. Debi is about to la … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The King Part 2

Henry The VIII's queen Anne Boleyn discovered the hard way what happens when you disappoint the King.

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideNow, Debi normalizes abusive relationships. "These types are known for expecting their wives to wait on them hand and foot.  A Kingly Man does not want his wife involved with any project that prevents her from serving him.  If you are blessed to win the favor of a strong, forceful, bossy man, then it is very important for you to learn how to serve with joy."What kind of sick blessing is that?   Waiting hand and foot on a tyrant isn't a blessing; it's a curse. "Kingly Men are not as intimate or vulnerable as other men in sharing their personal feelings with their wives.  They seem sufficient unto themselves.  It can leave a sen … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The King Part 1

The King - sort of like King Joffrey from "Game of Thrones"

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideI hate this chapter.  All of it.  Hate.This deserves a trigger warning for abuse, abuse rationalization, and hideously bad grammar."Moral to the Story: The wife to a King must learn to serve him with honor.A Caution: Don't be offended by his lack of serving or helping you in the mundane things of life." Why shouldn't I be offended?  He's being an ass. "God the Father is dominant, sovereign, and in command.  He is the King of Kings.  He created a few men who are like him in this aspect; they are kingly men.  In my book Created To Be His Help Meet, I called them Command Men, because that is their most dominant feature. " The res … [Read more...]


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