Category Archives: Esther

Did an orphan girl from an exiled people dream of one day becoming queen of all Persia?

8 When the king’s order and edict had been proclaimed, many young women were brought to the citadel of Susa and put under the care of Hegai. Esther also was taken to the king’s palace and entrusted to Hegai, who had charge … Continue reading

Posted in Courtly Love, Esther, Sheila Gregoire, Submission, Ugly Feminists | 134 Comments

A shortage doesn’t indicate a buyer’s market.

One comment I see from fathers with surprising regularity is that their unmarried daughter is in a great position to find a husband because she’s not remotely interested in the kind of men who express interest in her.  Even worse, … Continue reading

Posted in Chivalry, Courtly Love, Death of courtship, Esther, Finding a Spouse, Judging the performance, Traditional Conservatives, Weak men screwing feminism up | 303 Comments

Submission with a twist, and denying rebellion.

Pastor Doug Wilson has a new post up titled 21 Theses on Submission in Marriage (HT Hmm).  Taken individually, most of the theses are good, and parts of the post are excellent. For brevity I’ll focus on what I see … Continue reading

Posted in Complementarian, Crossdressing Theology, Disrespecting Respectability, Duluth Model, Envy, Esther, Headship, Marriage, Mary Kassian, Pastor Doug Wilson, Rebellion, Submission, Tim and Kathy Keller, Turning a blind eye | 295 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, Esther, Headship, Mark Driscoll, Mary Kassian, New Morality, Not Listening, Pastor Abedini, Rebellion, Submission, Vashti, Wake-up call | 159 Comments