Chapter 3 The Hidden Help Meet: Stand By Your Man

by Suzanne TitkemeyerToday we start chapter 3 of Debi Pearl and Denny Kenaston's slim tome titled 'The Hidden Help Meet - Stand By Your Man' with this unattributed quote - "Behind every great man is an extraordinary, hidden help meet" Much of this chapter is a reworded repeat of Chapters 1 and 2.Just a reminder. Debi Pearl's quotes are in italics and Denny Kenaston's are in plain text throughout the book and review. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Lori Alexander Claims to Have Been ‘Steeped in Feminism’

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Trying to Stay Visible as Keepers at HomeEditor's note: Lori forgets that many of us have read her book and her blog for some time now and there's nothing in her home life of being raised by a stay-at-home mother, or her college years that indicates she was exposed to feminism for more than a nano second. Is waiting to be 'visible' as a wife that stays home really a problem or something that everyone in that world aspires to? I thought the entire point of feminism was giving women the choice to decide what to do with their lives. Some chose to work, some chose to stay home, and it's not a big deal. It does not make one decision better or … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 Everything Women Do is Wrong?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - The Jezebel ProfileEditor's note: Last bit. We learn that women can try to control without even realizing they are. In Debi Pearl's world there is no winning for a woman no matter what you do. The goal post shifts every time you look. That is the ultimate in keeping someone cowed, controlled and fearful, never let them assume they are doing anything right. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 Everything Women Do is Wrong?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - The Jezebel ProfileEditor's note: Okay, ladies, apparently here's more rules to being a woman in Pearlworld. Treat your dominating and controlling man like he's some fragile weakling by fawning over him? Are Christian men so weak as to needing this type of treatment instead of being treated like an adult? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Is This What Submission Looks Like?

by Shoshanna Pearl Easling from No Greater Joy - Being His Kind of WomanEditor's note: We've shared this story before on NLQ but in light of all the recent posts by female cultural enforcers on the issues of submission I think it bears reexamination. This is the crazy place submission can go when your own preferences have been beaten out of you from earliest childhood. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 5 Obey Indeed? (Let’s Talk In Circles!)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonpp 179-180In case you were thinking that men in the Christian Patriarchal culture sure have it easy, Michael is here today to tell you that you're wrong. Being a man brings with it the great, great burden of responsibility. Poor things, it almost makes me want to serve my husband more... … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 7 Mr Steady (Give Your Ornamental Wife A Purpose)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonpp 98-99This section is interesting to me. In fact, I think it is one of the more intriguing sections I've read. Mostly because Michael comes dangerously close to saying women have needs and desires of their own. Yeah, I was shocked, too. Read on! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Defining Manhood by Submission?

by unknown and posted by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - I Want A ManEditor's note: Complementarianism in a nutshell. Nancy doubling down on a woman's submission again. This please your husband or else nonsense. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What it Means to Be Biblically Submissive?

Found on Minthegap (Is This Modest.com Adam Gregorin) blog leading to Ken Ham's Answers In Genesis - A Girl Named RuthEditor's note: Ham complains that most Christian children's books depict the mother with the open Bible reading to the children. This is because even in those 'sold-out' Quiverfull Evangelical Fundamentalist extremist homes the fathers don't do reading to the children, or anything involving teaching or homeschooling. It's a realistic depiction. Perhaps you need to teach your wonderful Christian males that they need to parent too before blaming it on feminism or overbearing women. … [Read more...]

A Close Look at the Complementarian Argument

by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's Words Complementarianism and the Local Church is an article by Jonathan Leeman on the 9 Marks website, which is a conservative evangelical site dedicated to "help[ing] pastors, future pastors, and church members see what a biblical church looks like, and to take practical steps for becoming one."  The site has published a series of articles on male headship, and the arguments are pretty much the same ones my various blog posts have rebutted though the last several years.  But this one, which seems to be an introduction to its male headship series, was brought to my attention on another blog, and I'd like to take a closer look at what i … [Read more...]