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...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Birth Control & Pregnancy – Part 2

Ginger, which some herbalists use to bring on a late menstruation and prevent pregnancy

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideDebi marches out some new oddities today. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet – Knowledge – Pregnancy and Birth Control Part 1

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideThe next two posts show what kind of train wrecks occur when science and health education are neglected. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Knowledge – Tree Frogs and Autism

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideToday, we get to delve into Debi's understanding of medicine and science in general. This chapter is jumps around from topic to topic so I have taken the liberty of combining all of the random paragraphs on medical ideas into a series of posts. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Knowledge – Part 1

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideA new chapter brings a new topic: Knowledge according to Debi Pearl.  "Moral to the Story: Knowledge can save your life." "A Caution: Shrugging off learning can be devastating." Are we talking "don't eat wild mushrooms"?  Yet another cryptic beginning to a chapter by Debi. "Married life is not all romance and passion - maybe 5 percent. The rest of your time is devoted to the routine of living.  There will be unexpected trials and burdens that will catch you and your sweetie totally by surprise.  Whether your family, not to mention your passion, survives life's curveballs depend on knowledge....yours." Marriage isn't alway … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Three Types of Women – Part 6

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideDebi is about to begin another "pick a verse - any verse!" Bible interpretation of why women should be submissive to men. "The Hebrew word Ayzer, from which the English words help meet come, mean one who helps.  Woman was created to be a helper who was suited to meet the man's needs, to fill in between the lines.  The female is a softer image, one step removed from the original.  I am his curves.  I am his sweetness, thoughtfulness, compassion, sensitivity and so on. " Again, I feel bad that Debi has known so few men that she honestly believes that men cannot be thoughtful, sweet, sensitive or compassionate.  The vast majority of … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Three Types of Woman Part 4

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideNow, Debi moves on to the "Go-to Gal" which is supposed to be the female version of the King. "The Go-to GalMy son's wife, Zephyr, is a Go-to Gal, similar to the King type.  That is not to say she is overtly bossy; she knows her place as a wife.  But she is strong, capable, and gives a sense of taking care of the greater number of people.  Go-to Gals ooze with confidence, have strong opinions, and do well organizing people.  These types often have a queenly presence.  Beware: Girls that are dominant can easily become Grabbers." Where does Debi's obsession with serving the "greater number" of people come from?  I find that a str … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Don’t Take Your Kids To The Doctor

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 219A good woman has a lot to offer the marriage. A man is wiser and more successful in his endeavors because his wife has a great deal of informational resources and a lot of hard work to add to the mix. … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Are You a Dumb Cluck?

It's demeaning to call another person a 'dumb cluck' and not sure it's ever appropriate to call an animal that either! Debi Pearl sometimes uses put downs no one should use in polite society

by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 217—219Dear Mrs. Pearl, I am so tired and discouraged. I feel as though my husband just doesn’t love me or care for his family as he should. The house is falling apart. The yard is full of trash. The last straw is that the sink is leaking so badly that the floor under the sink always stays wet. He is quick to help anyone who calls for help, but to get anything done around here is impossible. Last night we had a big fight because of the screen door. It has a big hole in it that I asked him to fix months ago, and it is still not fixed. Then some old lady called and needed her car started, and h … [Read more...]

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...]


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