Before You Meet Prince Charming: Part 1 Chapter 4

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows & Kids CollideQuotes from the book "Before You Meet Prince Charming" by Sarah Mally in blue text.This chapter is titled "Is He The One?"The allegory in this chapter has a set of convoluted plot twists so I'm going to move through it slowly. … [Read more...]

Before You Meet Prince Charming: Part 2 Chapter 1

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows & Kids CollidePart of a review series by Mel of Sarah Mally's book 'Before You Meet Prince Charming'. Quotes from the book are in blue text.In the first part of this chapter, we learned that the Princess is young and very sheltered by her father, the King.  Her biggest problem right now is the Alligator who brought up the fact that she's doesn't have the skill set to help her people and that she'll have to make choices some day.Next, Ms. Mally launches into an overview of "radiant purity".  As near as I can tell, it encompasses all the annoyances and headaches of maintaining physical purity with a whole new level of crazy when it c … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 1 Chapter 11

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll quotes from the book are in blue.Ahh.  Now we launch into all the fun of reading about how Anna Sofia and Elizabeth have judging all their  friends failed (or not so failed) relationships.I'm sure I'm going to say this a lot, but I find it crass that two young women who have had a grand total of a single rumored courtship between the two of them expect us to listen to them about how to have a healthy relationship with men. … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated: Part 1 Chapter 8

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll quotes from the book are in blue textThe title of Chapter Eight is "That's Why You Have Parents: How to Draw Strength, Wisdom, and Protection From Your Father and Mother".Chapter Eight has the dubious honor of the second-most overwrought history lesson in the book.  (I think the "Western civilization is being undermined by evil Socialists" section of chapter three wins for the entire book. ) … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Getting to Know Your Intended Spouse Isn’t Needed?

by Anonymous from the blog Necessarily Anonymous - How I Learned to Stopping Worrying and Love Arranged Marriages Part 2Editor's note: Now he's saying that a few rational questions about lifestyle and theology are much more important than any amount of simply getting to know the person. What if everything theologian lines up but there's zero attraction, no spark and clashing personality types? Making sure theology is similar is somehow more important than those other indicators of future happiness? That's a recipe for a toxic relationship. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Let Your Friends and Family Pick Your Mate?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - How the Modern Practice of Christian Dating is Cruel to Men as always linked through Do Not LinkEditor's note - Larry finally comes out and spells out the only way in his mind for two people to decide to marry, by committee meeting. Followed by a quickie wedding so Mr. Bridegroom can control his brain and his gonads. Such weak silly men in Mr. Solomon's world! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Dating is Godless Because of Romance?

by Larry Solomon of Biblical Gender - 12 Ways to Transform Modern Dating into Biblical Dating  (linked to through Do Not Link because we really don't wish to add to his swollen ego and search engine rankings that he keeps gloating over.Editor's note: He really thinks that romantic feelings and gestures are not applicable to dating and possible marriage. Like Von Ohlman it's all about the father seeking to make the right kind of alliance for the child in question. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 23 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 4Editor's note: Oh and here we go! A few good ideas leavened with some poisoned ideas. Make that boy work so hard his testosterone is so drained he will not resort to masturbation. Michael doesn't seem to understand that girls in that age group are almost as prone to masturbation as boys. It's NORMAL. Not in Pearl World. I do like his idea of hosting your kids friends en masse at your home so they have fun in a safe manner. When my kids were growing up my home was open to all of their friends and it worked out well. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 3 – The Wedding

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideToday, we get to meet Yetta, the bride that Debi was so impressed by.  She's been married for two weeks at the time of the interview. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What is Betrothal?

by Jonathan Lindvall at Bold Christian Living In the story of Christ s birth we have an interesting illustration of the practice of betrothal. Joseph was deliberating what he should do with Mary, his betrothed wife, having learned … [Read more...]