In the midst of all the Pearl discussions this week, I have heard from several moms who love Debi Pearl’s book Created to Be His Helpmeet and they have asked how in the world I could believe it isn’t Biblical. As popular a read as ever, I recently heard from one woman who had received a copy as a gift from a woman in her church who had handed out dozens of copies to women in the congregation. She is not alone; one online reviewer shared how she had purchased 400 copies to give away herself!
Since it has been a long time since I listened to my series of podcasts on the patriarchy movement and patriocentricity, I pulled it up again and listened. I would encourage you to do the same if you haven’t heard them for a while and if you have never heard them, please begin listening today! There is just so much background information that will help you place the Pearls into context. (Note: It will also explain why, to this day, not a single homeschooling leader in the patriocentric movement has spoken out against the Pearl’s influence over the events that lead to the death of Lydia Schatz.) Karen Braun (Spunky Homeschool Mom) joins me to discuss both Created to Be His Helpmeet and So Much More by the Botkin sisters.
And while I am on this topic…I am currently researching, writing, interviewing, and editing podcasts for Patriarchy/Patriocentricity: The Sequel and would appreciate your continued prayers!