“Real Marriage” Review: 207-222, ‘Reverse-Engineering Your Life and Marriage’

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Well, folks, we finally did it. We managed to make it all the way through to the very bitter end of Mark and Grace Driscoll’s Real Marriage. Usually I’m excited about wrapping up one of these review series, but all I can manage to feel about finishing this one is … relief. I’m not entirely sure why reading Real Marriage was so much more draining than Fascinating Womanhood or Captivating, but it has been. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Adapt To Your Man Or Else?

When you force dye roses to make them certain colors it shortens the life span of the rose considerably. I would think doing the same with humans might have the same effect, or at the very least lead to a life filled with frustration.

by Debi Pearl in No Greater Joy Magazine - Multi-Colored GirlIt's all about those fake stereotypes Debi promotes in her books, Visionary, Priestly, etc, etc, etc,.... you get the point. She attaches 'colors' to each role and stereotype too. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Grabbers, Hidden Flowers and Princesses – Part 4

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideDebi has explained two ways to end up miserable - chase boys and marry a pervert; live too sheltered a life and never get married.Now she explains how to catch a guy without catching a guy.... … [Read more...]

“Real Marriage” review: 107-122, ‘Sex: God, Gross or Gift?’

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons This chapter seems to be Mark and Grace’s attempt at establishing a historical context for arguments they’ll make later; it’s basically nothing more than an extremely truncated and condensed version of how sex has been viewed in Ancient Near Eastern (“biblical”) and Christian cultures. The unfortunate thing is that their history lesson is … [Read more...]

“Real Marriage” Review: 86 – 106: ‘Taking out the Trash’

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons I wish you all could read the entirely of this chapter because it is ironic. One of these days I’ll have to create a whole series of posts dedicated to page 89, where Mark defines repentance, comparing that to his actual real-life behavior, because it is hysterical. Not only does he fail his own list of “pastoral requirements,” he also bombs at his own definition of repentance– and you can read the whole thing here. … [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...]

CTBHHM: Obey Your Husband so He Will Have Nothing to Beat Down

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 236—237I’ll tell you right off that this section is a doozy. There is a lot to unpack here, and there are a lot of things that help explain where Debi is coming from when she writes what she does. This section may be triggering for survivors of abusive relationships. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Three Types of Women – Part 2

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideDebi spends a few pages helping us poor women understand our types. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The King Part 3

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideSo much toxicity in FOUR paragraphs.   "A good King sees the bigger picture and strives to help the greatest number, even if it costs him his life and the lives of those he loves."  Remember in the Gospel where Jesus throws Peter in front of the guards who came to arrest him?  Or the time Jesus made it out of the temple after challenging the money-changers by blaming his brothers? Don't remember those?  Me either.  That's because Jesus NEVER sacrificed the lives of those he loved. Let's compare Debi's take with some quotes from the Catechism of the Catholic Church: … [Read more...]


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