Category Archives: Dennis Rainey

Real Men Step Up to Fifty Shades of Rationalization.

There is a blog companion to FamilyLife/Dennis Rainey’s Stepping Up® book and video program, and it has a three part series by Scott Williams on Fifty Shades of Grey (50SOG).  With the titles alone, you can’t make this stuff up: What’s a … Continue reading

Posted in 50 Shades of Grey, Book of Oprah, Complementarian, Denial, Dennis Rainey, FamilyLife, Feral Females, Game, Headship, Manliness, Romantic Love, Servant Leader, Stepping Up®, Submission, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye, Ugly Feminists, You can't make this stuff up | 159 Comments

Rainey understands his target audience.

When Dennis Rainey wants men to watch his man up videos, he turns to the complementarian head of the household, the wife.  It is true that unlike their rivals (egalitarians), complementarians practice headship and submission;  they have merely reversed the … Continue reading

Posted in Complementarian, Dennis Rainey, Disrespecting Respectability, Dr. Russell Moore, Headship, Servant Leader, Stepping Up®, Submission | 49 Comments

Raising an army of LARPers.

Think of the movies we like to watch. We want the fight. We want our lives to matter. We want to lay it down. We love Saving Private Ryan, everybody getting shot up on the beach. We want to run … Continue reading

Posted in Cartoonish Chivalry, Dennis Rainey, FamilyLife, Pastor Matt Chandler | 247 Comments

Step up, so they don’t have to (part 2).

As I explained in part one, men stepping up is a well loved refrain with complementarians and other conservative Christians.  It is a brilliantly deceptive term, because the objective is to appear to be fighting our feminist culture while taking … Continue reading

Posted in Complementarian, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Crossdressing Theology, Dennis Rainey, Disrespecting Respectability, FamilyLife, Marriage, Nagging, Rebellion, Servant Leader, Stepping Up®, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye, Weak men screwing feminism up, You can't make this stuff up | 108 Comments

She holds an authority you cannot hold.

As I noted in my last post, complementarians have jumped from deciding that women are not forbidden to preach to women, to believing that women must be taught by other women.  While the first change was accepted under very dubious … Continue reading

Posted in Acts 29, Attacking headship, Complementarian, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Crossdressing Theology, Dennis Rainey, FamilyLife, Jen Wilkin, Marriage, Mary Kassian, New Morality, Pastor Matt Chandler, Rebellion, Social Justice Warriors, Submission, The Gospel Coalition, Tim and Kathy Keller, Ugly Feminists | 115 Comments