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Created To Be His Help Meet: Discover how God can make your marriage glorious [Kindle Edition]

Debi Pearl
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (699 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Somewhere over the passing years and changing culture, women have lost their way. This book is written to lead them back home. Regardless of how you began your marriage or how dark and lonely the path that has brought you to where you are now, I want you to know that it is possible today to have a marriage so good and so fulfilling that it can only be explained as a miracle. Follow Debi Pearl as she takes the wisdom and experience of her own marriage and confirms it with the wisdom of scripture and learn how to be the "help meet" that God created you to be. You will learn to appreciate God's gift of a husband with a thankful heart that produces joy and wisdom in you and your home. Gain a better understanding of who your husband is and how your response to him can make or break your marriage. See the Bible's perspective of obedience and authority and understand how you are joint heirs to the promises of God. The miracle of a wonderful marriage is like the miracle of birth, God allows you to be an essential contributor to the miracle. Read, enjoy and be blessed as over 330,000 other women already have.


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About the Author

<DIV><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1">Introducing Michael and Debi Pearl

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">Michael and Debi Pearl have been married since 1971. They have 5 children and 15 grandchildren. Between them they have authored 14 books and 8 booklets which combined have sold millions. Much of what they write deals with marriage, child training, and homeschooling.

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">One of their recent books, Good and Evil (Bible stories in Marvel comic format), has been published into 25 languages with another 60 translations soon to be ready for press. The Pearl’s also publish a 40 page bi-monthly magazine with a subscription of over 50,000. Needless to say they are prolific writers and public speakers.

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1">On another note, Michael is an inductee into the International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame and holds several world titles, including Gold Cup winner of 2008-9, long distance thrower of the year with a record all time high of hitting a four inch target at 63 feet, and he is the undisputed best tomahawk thrower of 2009, holding the world title.

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1">When he is not teaching the Bible or speaking to audiences on how to have a good marriage and obedient children he is teaching kids how to stick a bull’s eye with a knife or hawk.

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">Debi Pearl and husband Michael have 5 children and 21 grandchildren.  Between them they have author 14 books and 8 booklets which combined have sold millions.  Learn more about them and sign up for the No Greater Joy bi-monthly magazine at NoGreaterJoy.org.

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Debi Pearl grew up during the 1960s at the height of the hippie revolution and the Jesus Movement. The forced draft due to the Vietnam War brought a sense of eternity to the youth, provoking them to seriously consider their souls. It was a time of a great move of the Spirit of God. As a teenager, dressed in tie-dye tee shirt and long drooping peasant skirt, she stood on the highways and byways sharing the gospel and seeing miracle after miracle of God’s amazing grace.  She married her life mate, Michael Pearl, in 1971.

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  • File Size: 1045 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Publisher: No Greater Joy Ministries, Inc. (August 27, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0041D83VU
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184 of 219 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Evil February 23, 2010
Format:Paperback
Debi Pearl states that if your husband molests your children, you should call the authorities and "have him do" time in prison. Then, when he gets out, you should welcome him home with loving arms. Because "God hates divorce without exception."

Let me get this straight. If I'm married to a man who HAS SEX with his own children, not only am I NOT to divorce him, I'm supposed to welcome him back as my husband?? Have sex with him as my husband?? That is sick. What kind of woman in her right mind could have sex with a man who screws children?

Not to mention such a woman would deserve to be disowned by her own children. Can you imagine being a child molested by your father and then have your mother welcome him home? That is a slap in the face to all abused children.

Do we really have to go on about all the other wrong points in this book? That's enough for me!
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840 of 1,033 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't let this be your only source of advice March 12, 2006
Format:Paperback
I am a Christian wife and mother. I have enjoyed some of the Pearls' writings in the past and I was actually perplexed when I read this book. The overall tone of the book is that nearly all the problems in marriage are caused by some fault in the woman, and if she would just get her act together and do x, y, and z then the marriage would be glorious. Wow - unfortunately, there are no cookie cutter marriages whose problems can all be solved by Debi's book.

Many readers claim this book is great because it is based on the bible, but Mrs. Pearl offers no exegesis on the subject of marriage. For her to claim that her book reveals "God's plan for a heavenly marriage" (p. 15) is misleading. Just because she sprinkled in multiple bible verses and bible stories does not mean Debi has clearly described God's plan for wives.

There are times where the author's biblical illustration completely goes against what the scripture is teaching. One example is in chapter 19 (which deals with the topic of being chaste) where Debi blames Bathsheba for the adulterous affair with David. She claims if Bathsheba had just been more discreet, she could have prevented the calamity that followed. This is not what the bible teaches about that story. Scripture says David was the one who sought her out and initiated the affair. In Second Samuel, God sent the prophet Nathan to rebuke David for his lust and the adultery. It is quite clear in that passage that God put the responsibility on David. I have never heard any pastor implicate Bathsheba when teaching about that story.

This book is supposed to be based in biblical principles but much of the advice comes from Debi's personal opinion. Here are just a few examples.
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107 of 131 people found the following review helpful
By WILLIAM
Format:Paperback
There is a cultish following of this book, and it is truly frightening. There are a many Biblical verses thrown about, incorrectly, and twisted to make the author's very dangerous points. This is NOT about marriage, it is about enslavement and degradation of wives. The author contradicts herself too many times to count, but the overall message is consistent. EVERYTHING that goes wrong in a marriage can somehow be traced back to the failure of a wife; husbands may sin, but only because their wives are not submissive enough.

The author totally (and I suspect, willingly) misses the point that husbands have the greater task of submission, for they are to love their wives as Christ loved the Church. Jesus laid down his life for the Church, so, too, must husbands give their wives their lives.

At one point, the author's husband writes that once a woman is married, her husband has absolute authority to tell her how to dress, what friends she may have, IF she may have friends, etc.

Created... is touted as a biblical book on godly marriage. I do wish people would remember that it is an EXTRA-biblical tome and it is not inspired by God. Books like this are fuel for the Left's fire against anything Christian. Furthermore, Pearl's advice is just plainly dangerous physically and mentally for both wives and children!
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397 of 500 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Full of poison, fiery darts, and fear April 9, 2006
Format:Paperback
I would have given this book -100 stars (that's negative 100 stars) if that were possible.

I threw my book out, rather than have some other seeking person harm herself or her family by reading it.

1. I am a Christian.

2. I believe the Bible is divinely inspired.

3. I believe the Bible ordains wives to love, submit to and respect their husbands, and likewise husbands to love their wives, take care of them, and yes, sometimes submit to them in the healthy give-and-take of caring and considerate human relationships, especially Christian relationships (Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Ephesians 5:21).

That said, while this book tries to address how wives are to biblically submit to their husbands, yet the book is seriously and dangerously flawed in manner, approach, and teachings.

"Can a corrupt throne be allied with you -- one that brings on misery by its decrees?" Psalm 94:20

To sum up my objections briefly, I thought fiery darts and fear were supposed to come from the Enemy, not from within the Church of God, as in this book!

I cried at Mrs. Pearl's response to one lady -- Mrs. Pearl was full of put-downs and nasty accusations (while merely assuming the lady's motivation and attitudes) when a lady asked for wisdom for a very real problem with her husband. How mean and rude, and not at all like the Lord: "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him."

"Dumb-cluck", "leech", and I think "couch-potato" were some of the things Mrs. Pearl called the lady, when it was not obvious from the lady's letter that she was any of those things.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars An open mind makes all the difference
I'm on the fence about reviewing this book. There were a lot of moments where I wanted to rip the book in half, or throw it across the room and there were a few times that I... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Ckaiya
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of truth women need to hear!
Read the book several times along with your King James Bible, follow the Bible, heed Debi's good advice. Read more
Published 5 days ago by God's girl
5.0 out of 5 stars Best on the subject
I bless my Mom for originally introducing me to this wonderful book. Debi Pearl and her husband (Michael) are gifted by God when it comes to counseling folks regarding marriage,... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Shirley D. Cross
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh no
I actually almost threw up while reading this book. My friend recommended it to me. I am now questioning that friendship.
Published 7 days ago by Molly A. Perry
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome book
this is a great book. was very pleased with the seller also. everyone needs to read it. everyone I know that has read it is very pleased
Published 10 days ago by Kayla Watters
3.0 out of 5 stars Has some good guidelines
I think Debi's heart is in the right place. She wants to honor God in her relationship to her husband, as should any believer. She takes much of what she says from God's Word. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Jennifer Gates
4.0 out of 5 stars grain of salt.
I really enjoyed reading this book. The only reason I am giving it four stars and not five is because it could lead a reader to think that this is the rule book. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Melissa Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Biblical marriage defined from the scriptures
I enjoyed reading Mrs. Pearl's book on marriage. I'm teaching the ladies at my church and also a marriage retreat and I found her book very helpful to use along with my Bible. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rick Salazar
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational
Enjoyed this Biblical perspective on marriage! Very uplifting to read her explanation of how God's divine plan for husband and wife brings true contentment and peace!
Published 1 month ago by belinda
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, helpful book
Good book, helpful lessons for creating a lasting, loving marriage centered on the Lord. I and two friends went through this book as a group.
Published 1 month ago by sarahjmcb
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More About the Author

Debi and her husband, Michael Pearl, are international best-selling authors. Their books have been translated into over 30 languages worldwide. They have five happily married children and a growing host of grandchildren.

They, with the help of their children, author a free bi-monthly magazine which explores child training, marriage, Bible teaching, and natural healing.

Debi has co-authored 4 books with her husband on child training. Asked for her credentials on child training she points to her five children.

As goes the child so goes the future adult and the future parent. At every moment, parents holding little children are holding the future. Parenting, the most important and demanding job in the world comes on us by default. Ready or not, prepared or ill equipped, all parents produce fruit that lasts throughout eternity. It is like stopping everyone that walks down the street and seating them at a piano to play for five minutes. The melody or the dissonance goes on and on from one generation to the next unless someone takes the time to break the cycle and learn the skill... of parenting.

Through books and tapes, the Pearls are training parents to break the bad habits passed down from former generations, and to recognize and emulate the wisdom of those who have gone before. The Bible and common sense are the foundations for effective parenting. The Pearls' first book on child training, To Train Up A Child, was published in August 1994 by No Greater Joy Ministries. To date, over 650,000 have been printed in English and Spanish.

The next 3 books she co-authored were No Greater Joy Volumes 1, 2 and 3.

In 2004 she authored her first book without her husband - a book on marriage, Created to be His Help Meet. This book has sold over 350,000 copies in English and Spanish and has been published in several other languages through rights and licensing agreements.

In 2006 the book was followed up with a Journal authored by Debi Pearl entitled The Help Meet's Journey: A Yearly Companion Journal for Created To Be His Help Meet.

In response to the many letters and questions, NGJ publishes a free bimonthly, 40-page magazine. Our website offers many free messages available for downloading.

The Vision, published in mid-2009, is Debi Pearl's first novel in a planned series published by Pearl Books LLC.

You can learn more about Debi, her books, and read her blog at www.debipearl.com.



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They are called 'mosques'. Only the worst translations of the Christian Bible advocate total submission, except as half of a contract with a husband who loves you as Christ loves the church.
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There are always 'valid points' you can find in anything, but does one really go looking for them in "Mein Kampf"? The book's scriptural interpretation was so bad, her doctrine so far off, even if you DO believe in the whole male-headship nonsense (which is debatable at best) that the... Read more
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