Category Archives: Book of Oprah

Rubbing body parts together.

Deti noted in the comments of the last post that there is a deep aversion in modern Christians to the idea that both spouses (not just husbands) owe sex to each other, as outlined in 1 Cor 7. Pastors and … Continue reading

Posted in Albert Mohler, Book of Oprah, Dr. Russell Moore, Frigidity, Marriage, New Morality, Romantic Love, Turning a blind eye, Wife worship | 101 Comments

Women as responders

In the past I’ve shared Joel and Kathy Davisson’s theology of women as responders. Joel explains in their book: “Can’t the woman be the problem? The man is not always the problem in marriage.” Of course I gestured toward my … Continue reading

Posted in Attacking headship, Book of Oprah, Disrespecting Respectability, Divorce, Dr. Paul Hegstrom, Dr. Richard L. Strauss, Game, Joel and Kathy Davisson, Submission, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye | 65 Comments

Boundaries

Naghmeh used a modern Christian buzzword when explaining why she went to the family courts: In very difficult situations sometimes you have to establish boundaries while you work toward healing. I have taken temporary legal action to make sure our … Continue reading

Posted in Attacking headship, Book of Oprah, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Crossdressing Theology, Headship, Mark Driscoll, Mary Kassian, New Morality, Not Listening, Pastor Abedini, Rebellion, Submission, Wake-up call | 158 Comments

Never let a crisis go to waste

In my last post I described the surprising wisdom included in a New York Times piece on marriage: “The way to stay married,” my mother says, “is not to get divorced.” This is in line with both the Bible and … Continue reading

Posted in Attacking headship, Book of Oprah, Church Apathy About Divorce, Disrespecting Respectability, Divorce, Focus on the Family, Jim Daly, Threatpoint, Turning a blind eye, Wake-up call, Whispers, Wife worship | 280 Comments

Unhappy? Make your husband put a deposit into Dr. Harley’s Bank.

Commenter Trust asked if I would give my thoughts on a post by Willard F. Harley, Jr., Ph.D. titled When to call it quits (Part 1).   Dr. Harley explains that up to 80% of divorces are caused by what … Continue reading

Posted in Book of Oprah, Divorce, Dr. Willard Harley, Foolishness, Game, Lowering The Boom, Marriage, New Morality, Romantic Love, selling divorce, Threatpoint, Wake-up call | 669 Comments