Category Archives: Legitimacy

More bad news for marriage is baked in.

Back in September W. Bradford Wilcox and Wendy Wang published an American Enterprise Institute report titled The Marriage Divide: How and Why Working-Class Families Are More Fragile Today.  I’ve written previously about the NYT response to the report, but not … Continue reading

Posted in American Enterprise Institute, Data, Illegitimacy, Legitimacy, Marriage, NCFMR, Replacing Marriage, W. Bradford Wilcox | 66 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 | 156 Comments

Father Hood

Commenter AlanB at Gucci Little Piggy describes the ghetto version of what I outlined in Intrasexual Competition and the Strong Independent Woman.  The following are excerpts from the first of several lengthy comments by AlanB on the topic (language warning): But, … Continue reading

Posted in Child Custody, Fatherhood, Legitimacy, Status of marriage | 326 Comments

Intrasexual Competition and the Strong Independent Woman.

When we talk in the sphere about what motivates women we focus heavily on the “tingle”, or sexual attraction.  There is good reason for this, and nearly all men need to focus more on attraction.  We also talk about the … Continue reading

Posted in Beyoncé, Child Support, Denial, Fantasy vs Reality, Feminine Imperative, Feminists, Game, Legitimacy, Marriage, Status of marriage | 208 Comments