Category Archives: Dr. David Clarke

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 | 154 Comments

For the love of marital strife.

Pleased to meet you Hope you guess my name But what’s puzzling you Is the nature of my game –The Rolling Stones, Sympathy for the Devil There is another aspect to the Dr. Russell Moore sermon I wrote about in … Continue reading

Posted in Attacking headship, Disrespecting Respectability, Dr. David Clarke, Dr. Richard L. Strauss, Dr. Russell Moore, FamilyLife, Focus on the Family, Mark Driscoll, Marriage, Pastor Caleb Suko, Pastor Matt Chandler, Pastor Sam Powell, Rebellion, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye, Whispers | 110 Comments

Not listening.

A few readers have challenged my observation that when complementarians say husbands are guilty of “not listening” to their wives what they mean is husbands aren’t doing what the wife says.  I’ve recently offered multiple examples where complementarians do this … Continue reading

Posted in Armchair Husbands, Attacking headship, Bill Bennett, Complementarian, Crossdressing Theology, Denial, Domestic Violence, Dr. David Clarke, Fireproof, Focus on the Family, Glenn Stanton, Headship, Joel and Kathy Davisson, Lowering The Boom, Not Listening, Rebellion, Submission, Threatpoint, Tim and Kathy Keller, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye, Wake-up call | 108 Comments

God’s secret plan for every married man’s life.

Magnus asks I wonder what Dr. Hegstrom and the Davissons would say to a genuinely abused man: A man who has been denied sex for years, has been emotionally manipulated and threatened with divorce and financial ruin, and has had … Continue reading

Posted in Attacking headship, Domestic Violence, Dr. David Clarke, Dr. Paul Hegstrom, Focus on the Family, Joel and Kathy Davisson, Marriage, Rebellion, Servant Leader, Wife worship, You can't make this stuff up | 364 Comments

Way ahead of you

Commenters pacguy and Jonadab-the-Rechabite both point out that by the definitions of abuse from Life Skills International and FotF wives are regularly abusing their husbands, and they are very often doing so at the direction of Life Skills, FotF, the Davissons, … Continue reading

Posted in Attacking headship, Domestic Violence, Dr. David Clarke, Dr. Paul Hegstrom, Dr. Willard Harley, Duluth Model, Focus on the Family, Joel and Kathy Davisson, Threatpoint, Wake-up call, You can't make this stuff up | 96 Comments