CTBHHM: Don’t Take Your Mr. Steady for Granted

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love Joy FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 86-92 God is as steady as an eternal rock, caring, providing, and faithful, like a priest—like Jesus Christ. … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Created in the Image of Man

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love Joy FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 75-76In this section Debi argues that there are three basic “types” of men, … [Read more...]

Cloistered Fruit (Not) An Open Letter to the Pearls

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating The DragonsSo, a friend of mine sent me this post by Michael and Debi Pearl the other day. I encourage you to go read it, just so that you have some context for the following rant and can follow along. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Clumsy and Unfeeling?

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by Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy in "Cloistered Fruit" To most young brides the husband appears clumsy and unfeeling. But as the wife continues to obey and reverence her young husband, … [Read more...]

On Being Your Husband’s “Playmate”

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 42-44This section follows Debi’s story about the time Mike tried to show off, ended up spilling a sack of garbage, and then marched off in embarrassment leaving her to clean it up. The moral of Debi’s story was the last part, … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Smile, Giggle and Simper

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 28-32The rest of Debi’s chapter on “a merry heart” is taken up with her response to a letter from a follower. Debi spends four full pages responding. The longer I read, the sadder I got. I apologize in advance.First, the letter: … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: In Which Debi Twists Scripture

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 21-23Debi starts by looking at the Genesis story of the creation of Eve. She explains that Adam was completely delighted that God gave him Eve as a gift, and that every woman’s husband should similarly be delighted in having her as a gift.And then comes this nasty bit: … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Michael Pearl’s Stamp of Approval

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by Libby AnneCreated to Be His Help Meet, pp. 13Created to Be His Help Meet, a popular evangelical/fundamentalist marriage manual, begins with a one page introduction by author Debi Pearl’s … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Do Parents Destroy Children Without Trying?

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by Michael Pearl of 'No Greater Joy' Six Ways Parents Destroy Their Children Without Trying - December 14, 2012 God promises, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).Parents, … [Read more...]

Millipede – Part 34 How Did I Get Here Part 5

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by MillipedeThe woman traveling the road to Patriarchy has a large pit in front of her. She doesn't know it, although at this point in the game, she is starting to get little hints of the not so nice side of patriarchy. She's finding out that she must give up rights, a few here and there, but as she "grows in the Faith" she learns that it is just the start. there is a long list of rights and expectations … [Read more...]


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