So Much More Viral Kindle This is going to be controversial I don t really know why I m doing this other than I slowly want to write reviews for all the books I ve read soo
So Much More Viral Kindle This is going to be controversial...I don't really know why I'm doing this, other than I slowly want to write reviews for all the books I've read, soooo... :) Oooookay, here I go. I first read So Much More about nine years ago, and it became my Bible. I ate, drank, slept, walked, talked, and breathed it. I patterned my life after the rules set in the books, I squashed all ideas of anything in my life other than "serving my father" and quoted the Botkin sisters as if they were Jesus. Now, nine years (and way too much life experience) later, I am still dealing with the deep repercussions of the ideas in this book, still struggling with scars, handicaps, and triggers that this book inflicted on my mindset and view of life. I would not put this in the hands of any Christian teenager (or any Christian period), which is why I got rid of my copy before my teenage sisters could get a hold of it. :) I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that the Botkins had the best of intentions in writing this and I would never want to doubt their personal integrity, but the amount of legalism, shaming, dehumanizing, and blanket-condemning in their book is shocking. Yet so many well meaning Christians swallow their ideas whole, all in the name of "Biblical womanhood". The ideas presented in this book are not biblical womanhood. I am all for daughters have close relationships with their fathers. But I have seen and know too well how positions of power can be abused when men are puffed up by the idea of superiority that the Botkins inadvertently teach. Total, unquestionable power is not good or healthy for anyone, including fathers, and I've seen firsthand the results of fathers who exercise complete authority over their adult daughters. I know how crippling it can be when they are rudely thrust into the "real life" that they were never prepared for, or are left in a childlike dependence on men for the rest of their life. This is not Biblical, this is a throwback to the 19th century, where men could do whatever they wanted, live immoral lifestyles unquestioned and untarnished, and yet women were degraded and treated as less worthy than their male counterparts. These girls are not taught basic issues like consent and the power to say no if needed, which leads to abuse and scandal (as has been seen recently) because they are taught that they can never disobey authority. There is an element of radical feminism that pushes for female superiority and the eradication of men, but they are only a part of feminism (just as there are extremists in any group). Yet the Botkins paint them all with the broad brush of "Marxism", which instantly condemns and demeans all feminists to a faceless "it" instead of individuals, many of whom are passionate about basic equality, not superiority. The complete lack of research in the book leads one to ask where they got their information and why it is all one-sided.Daughters are not to be "second help meets" for their fathers. If a girl chooses to forgo higher education or pursuing a career, that is her choice and she is welcome to it. However, she should not be seen as "free labor" or as a wife-without-benefits, either. There are psychological studies that confirm how damaging this is to girls, even so far as to label it "emotional incest". Again, I am not against a healthy father-daughter relationship. But being a second wife is not healthy. Your father's dreams, goals, and needs are not your responsibility as a daughter. While I no longer consider myself to be a proponent of the courtship/modesty/purity culture pushed by the Botkins and many in the homeschool circles, I respect those who choose to have "intentional relationships" or seek advice from authority figures in their life. That being said, the stringent, chaperoned, supervised arrangements set up by the authoritarian father figures that is applauded in this book and practiced by many very well known homeschool celebrities goes beyond the bounds of responsible relationships. Relationships go from the messy, beautiful, unpredictable gray areas that they are and become stringent, void of true emotion, and black and white. While they may work, they often leave the couples with handicaps and hangups that they have to work through after marriage. Girls are shamed into believing that natural emotions are evil, which only hinders them later on down the road in marriage and alters the way they view themselves. Fear-mongering is not the way to instruct people. Demeaning groups of people and exalting your way as "the only way" is not the way to instruct people. And imposing unhealthy standards that are not Biblical and shame young women is not the way to instruct people. For this reason I no longer approve or recommend this book. It had an incredibly negative impact on my life, and if I could do anything, I would want to save young, impressionable women like my sisters from suffering from the same guilt and shame that I carried most of my life. Don't read this book. Life and the opportunities God has planned for you in it are "so much more" than this book would have you believe.. This book is not another Christian teenage girl survival guide So Much More shows how Christian girls can wage war with the world and win The Botkin sisters focus on how young women can rise above their God hating culture and change it for the better Today, countless young ladies face difficult problems and challenging questions While many long for godly purpose inThis book is not another Christian teenage girl survival guide So Much More shows how Christian girls can wage war with the world and win The Botkin sisters focus on how young women can rise above their God hating culture and change it for the better Today, countless young ladies face difficult problems and challenging questions While many long for godly purpose in their lives, their bewilderment mounts when they observe broken homes, distant fathers, overwhelmed mothers, degrading college courses, and a lack of spiritual guidance both at home and at church As hope for security and stability fades, it is no wonder that many young ladies feel orphaned, unprotected, and without hope for their futures Within the pages of this book, discover practical, biblical solutions for the young woman who wants to do so much than just survive in a savagely feministic, anti Christian culture Find the answers a girl is not likely to get from her church, her peers, or her culture.. A viral Kindle So Much More This book is laced with binding legalism that just simply does not exist in the bible. The scripture used is out of context and stretched to the extreme to fit man's legalistic views of womanhood confining her abilities to those that do no and can not extend past the home front. Simply put - - - if you want to limit God in the life of your daughter read and apply this book. If you want to release the power of God in your daughter and teach her to ebrace ALL of her identity in Christ choose another book. I am a stay at home mom - this is not the life that all women have been called to: Esther was a powerful queen, Deborah a mighty military leader, Anna a servant in the temple, Lydia a business owner, and there are many more that were more than mothers confined to home. Though I believe as a mother my first and foremost ministry is that of my children I know I have been called to much more. I did not complete college only because God called me to a different life, not because of a legalistic view that this would somehow corrupt me as a Godly women.Carefully look at this book and prayerfully line it up with the Living Scriptures of a MIGHTY CAN DO ANYTHING God!
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