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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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Faith & Spirituality

A Clean Break with Titles

A couple of Sundays ago, I heard a sermon on Matthew 23. I don’t know why, but for some reason it always raises questions for me that no one else seems to have — or at any rate, that no one else seems willing to answer. In this passage, Jesus is taking the Pharisees to task for hypocrisy. In verses 8-12, he addresses His disciples: “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one  ...

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Lifestyle

Letting the Catty Out

I forgot for awhile why I don’t usually attend Christian women’s events, so I went to one this week, and that helped to jog my memory. I found myself at one this past week, at the behest of a new friend who thinks I should get out and meet people more. (She’s probably right about that.) It was a women’s brunch. It so happened that the speaker for the event was seated at my table, so I chatted with her for awhile. In the course of conversation she mentioned that she  ...

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