Commenter katech0 writes:
Anonymous Reader wrote:Fact: Wilson wrote that a wife’s happiness is the standard to judge a marriage. Full stop. That is what “If mama’s not happy….” means. Full stop.If Anonymous Reader could make this case, believe me that I would have no use for Wilson. Fortunately, this charge is easily refuted. Here’s a quote from Wilson’s blog post, titled “Miserable Wives”:
What katech0 doesn’t understand is that it isn’t possible to prove Wilson didn’t write something in the introduction to Reforming Marriage by pointing to Wilson writing something else somewhere else. To see what Wilson wrote in the introduction to Reforming Marriage, you have to read the introduction to Reforming Marriage. There is I’m afraid no way around this fact.
My challenge to katech0 and anyone else who doubts my characterization of the introduction is to spend a mere $8 and buy a Kindle copy of Reforming Marriage and go read the introduction right now. It will only take a minute or two. If I’ve pulled a quote out of context, it should be child’s play to show what I’ve done. This way you can both defend Wilson and support him financially. And if I’m wrong, you will also have gained a book full of Christian wisdom on marriage! If I’m right (which I am) you will learn the truth of the matter, which is certainly worth a measly $8.
For example, once you read the introduction you will find where Wilson writes (emphasis mine):
The health of all other relationships in the home depends upon the health of this relationship, and the key is found in how the husband is treating his wife. Or, put another way, when mamma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.
Perhaps you will find that I’m taking this out of context, and Wilson is really quoting someone he disagrees with when he writes this. Then you can point out my error for all to see.
But I’m confident that you won’t find any such problem with my characterization of the introduction, because I’ve actually read the introduction. But either way, if you doubt my word, surely you have nothing to lose by spending a few bucks to know for sure.
However, if you are convinced I’m right but don’t want to actually see the truth, by no means should you buy the book and read the introduction. In that case your best bet would be to avoid reading the introduction and change the subject.