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July 2019

Lifestyle

Complementarian Marriage Wish List: An Egalitarian’s Perspective, Part 2

Part 2, continued from last week. We’re moving on to the wife’s wish list now. How to show love to the wife: 1. Values my opinion. Note that in “How to Show Respect to a Husband”, the wife is asked to value her husband’s decisions; here, the husband is merely asked to value his wife’s opinions. The difference may seem subtle, but it’s very telling as to where the balance of power lies: with the husband. The wife is expected to  ...

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Lifestyle

Complementarian Marriage Wish List: An Egalitarian’s Perspective, Part 1

You’ll recall that awhile ago I did a series of posts on the book Love and Respect. In it I shared a list compiled by members from one of my former small groups about suggested ways wives could respect their husbands and ways husbands could love their wives. (And you already know what I think about the love women/respect men dichotomy!) As I wrote, I had a hard time resisting the temptation to critique items on those lists. I decided to save that for its own post. My intention with  ...

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On the Lighter Side

10 More Things that Make No Sense

I wasn’t going to make another “things that make no sense” post so soon after the last one, but what can I say, it’s a crazy world. Lists like these practically write themselves. 1. Spray tans. I hear these are a lot better now than they used to be, but I think I’ll take others’ word for it rather than finding out for myself, just in case it’s not true. I’m blonde, you see, and burnt orange isn’t in my color palette. 2. The  ...

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On the Lighter Side

8 Things I’ll Never Say to My Dentist

1. Why is the dentist always a man and the hygienists are always women? I have always wanted to know this, but it’s not exactly the kind of thing you ask. It sounds, well… sexist or something. But I do wonder. 2. Why do you have cookies and popcorn (!) in the waiting room? Isn’t that just making more work for yourself? Also, you can’t exactly lecture people about how sugar causes cavities if you’re going to contribute to the problem. 3. Why do you  ...

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