Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The Prophet: Part 4c

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide Finally, at long last, Debi graces us with actual tips on how to live with a Prophet/Visionary man. "If you marry a Visionary Man, learn to enjoy the trip, for if he ever makes a better light bulb, he will want you to be the one who turns it on for the first time in public.  It will be your face he looks into to see the marvel of what a great thing he has done.  You are his most important fan.  When you know your man really needs you, you can be happy with just about anything." Start taking acting classes, ladies!  Remember, you need to look enthusiastic even if the invention/idea is absolutely awful.  If you keep … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The Prophet Part 4b

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide I'm gonna keep slogging through this chapter. "He will easily pick up and relocated without any idea of what he is going to do for a living at the new location." That ended really well for the Pearls. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Michael and Debi’s Love Story – Part Three

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide In the two previous posts on Debi and Michael Pearl's 'love' story, Debi discusses how God told her she was going to marry Michael when she was 13 and he was 21.  She spends from when she was about 16 to 20 being Michael's ministry flunky and finally gets his attention by showing up with a pretend fiance.  He's pissed because he doesn't want to lose his flunky to another man. Sounds like a match made in heaven, alright.  Let's dive into the last bit. … [Read more...]

Growing Up Duggar – Part 2 Foreword: Winning Souls Via Television

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't Rape Pages XIII to XVI "Lord, we pray that our family can impact the world for You!" This portion of the Foreword was titled "Racing Against Time" and details how Michelle and Jim Bob prayed the above prayer years before they were anywhere near the public radar screen. They state that the prayer was also humbly asking God to keep all of them on the right track, but in reality there's not much humble about that type of thinking as it presumes that their way is the only right way, more of a 'use us, oh God, because we are the most righteous!' … [Read more...]

Growing Up Duggar: Part 1 – Explanations & Humblebrag

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't Rape Pages XI to XII If there's one thing you can count on, like the swallows returning to Capistrano yearly, it's that any book written (or ghostwritten) by the Duggar family will contain answers to viewers questions. Growing Up Duggar is no exception. The Foreword/Greetings lays this out quite quickly. "We've written this book as a way to answer some of the questions we receive in emails and letters every day" … [Read more...]

Apostate: What Kevin Swanson Gets Wrong About Thomas Aquinas

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground I am reading through Kevin Swanson’s latest book Apostate: The Men Who Destroyed the Christian West. The first man on Swanson’s list is St. Thomas Aquinas. Oh, yes, according to Swanson, Aquinas is an apostate who destroyed the Christian west. In fact, St. Thomas was the foundation of our western apostasy and the decline of the Christian west. Quoting Swanson, “If the foundation was compromised, the building was doomed from the start.” … [Read more...]

Fascinating Womanhood Review: The Male Ego

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons I’m halfway tempted to have today’s post be nothing but a collection of choice quotes from this chapter, because they almost entirely speak for themselves. However, like most of what Helen’s says, it’s all grounded in (unfortunately) common stereotypes about gender, so they are worth discussing. The chapter is titled “Masculine Pride,” and I had a hard time identifying anything in it that I could agree with or tolerate. Beginning with this: … [Read more...]

A Love That Multiples Review: Introduction – Testy Already

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by Calulu cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't Rape Introduction – "Our Biggest Test Begins" For the last year I've been gingerly attempting to read this book for the purposes of writing a review. Invariably what would happen is I would either snort in outrage or be triggered by some statement straight out of my old fundamentalist life and I'd end up abandoning the book in it's entirety for months. … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: An Army of Two

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love Joy Feminism Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 117-118 Hold onto your hats, because this week is going to be an interesting one. In this section, Debi is heavy on the military metaphors, and it gets pretty intense. Your husband, dud that he may “appear” to be, is appointed by God to be your immediate Superior Officer in the chain of command. Your position under him is where God put you for your own spiritual, emotional, and physical safety. It is the only position where you will find real fulfillment as a woman. Don’t worry about the quality of his leadership, for he is under the oversight of Jesus Christ. He must answer to God for … [Read more...]

Fascinating Womanhood Review: Gender Roles

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons TW for homophobia. Before I jump into this chapter, I want to make a clarification. I’ve been doing my best to make sure that when I talk about my marriage that I make it clear that what I’ve experienced and witnessed personally in my life is limited to my experience only, that I’m only making observations that I’m comfortable viewing as generally true about people. These statements are in line with my core values about marriage: that I am not married to a man, I am married to a person. He is a human being that is different and unique, and deserves to be treated with respect to his individuality instead of viewing of him … [Read more...]


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