Category Archives: Disrespecting Respectability

The cost of going with the crowd.

You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness. 2 You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a … Continue reading

Posted in Attacking headship, Complementarian, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Disrespecting Respectability, Dr. Russell Moore, Fatherhood, The only real man in the room, The Real Feminists, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye, W. Bradford Wilcox, Weak men screwing feminism up | 123 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

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 | 107 Comments

Reassurance to husbands, reassurance to wives.

Reader YS shared a video advertising the FamilyLife Weekend To Remember “marriage getaway”.  The video starts with reassurance to husbands, who instinctively know what these kinds of events are like: The look on your face says it all.  Your spouse … Continue reading

Posted in Attacking headship, Book of Oprah, Disrespecting Respectability, FamilyLife, Sheila Gregoire | 76 Comments

Step up, so they don’t have to (part 1).

There is a well loved refrain, especially among complementarians, that men need to “step up”.  This is a deceptive phrase, because in reality the objective is to allow men to avoid what is difficult and uncomfortable.  It is false bravado … Continue reading

Posted in Acts 29, Complementarian, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Dave and Ann Wilson, Denial, Disrespecting Respectability, Dr. David Clarke, Dr. Richard L. Strauss, Dr. Russell Moore, Focus on the Family, Frigidity, Glenn Stanton, Legitimacy, Manliness, Marriage, Military, Pastor Matt Chandler, Rape Culture, Rebellion, Servant Leader, Social Justice Warriors, The Gospel Coalition, The only real man in the room, The Real Feminists, Tim and Kathy Keller, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye, Weak men screwing feminism up | 150 Comments