Quoting Quiverfull: Submit for the Marriage of Your Dreams?

Quoting Quiverfull: Submit for the Marriage of Your Dreams? November 4, 2015

quotingquiverfullby ‘Dorcas’ from No Greater Joy magazine – In Changing Myself, I Saw a Miracle

Editor’s note: This is one of those likely fake letters that the Pearls receive that serves a two fold purpose in publishing. First it supports the assertions made by Debi and Michael Pearl in their ministry, and secondly,  it serves as a commercial for whatever book or program or DVDs they happen to be pushing at the time. Cleverly constructed to push their agenda and very likely faked. In this one a woman is claiming that listening to the advice of another woman just about wrecked her marriage until she started reading and following the advice in “Created to be a Help Meet” Letter real or made up of whole cloth by the Pearls? Which do you think?

Ironically it was this friend that gave me your book, Created to Be His Help Meet. That book changed my life! I realized I was married to an almost 100% Command Man. My husband was amazed at how I changed, and soon he started changing. His frustrated silent treatment now lasted only one day instead of three or four, and his anger disappeared. Yet there was something I desperately needed from him that he never wanted to give me—to let me in to the inner part of his life: his hopes, dreams, stresses, plans and frustrations. Oh, on occasion he would forget and tell me stresses, but he would suddenly feel vulnerable and grow quiet. Any simple question about anything would be “threatening” or trying to control him.

Finally, two days ago, I asked him again if he would just let me in. I told him that I don’t need flowers or dates or help with housework and I don’t care if we have $10 extra in the bank or $5,000. I just want to be a part of his pain and joys. Yesterday he told me that he decided to see if other women felt the same as me. So he asked two older married ladies at work what they want most from their husbands, and they both said what I had been telling him. And so he decided it must not be just me and my hormones, but what I really needed. It’s a miracle.

QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders, cultural enforcers and those that seek to keep women submitted to men and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull and Spiritual Abuse honestly and thoughtfully.

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