Category Archives: Romantic Love

Why bother identifying the reason the gate was erected?

The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. –G. K. Chesterton Commenter seventiesjason wrote: as for … Continue reading

Posted in Chivalry, Courtly Love, G. K. Chesterton, Romantic Love, Traditional Conservatives | 25 Comments

Is it a sin to go against God’s command?

In Sex and the Straw Man–an Exercise in Logic David Gudeman at Brain Legions charges that I relied on straw man arguments in my post Does romantic love sanctify married sex?  Gudeman writes: It would be pretty ridiculous if Bayly … Continue reading

Posted in Divorce, Pastor Tim Bayly, Romantic Love | 53 Comments

The chivalric rules of love.

French poets, in the eleventh century, discovered or invented, or were the first to express, that romantic species of passion which English poets were still writing about in the nineteenth. They effected a change which has left no corner of … Continue reading

Posted in C.S. Lewis, Chivalry, Courtly Love, De Amore, Disrespecting Respectability, Every Man's Marriage, Fred Stoeker, Marriage, New Morality, Pastor Doug Wilson, Romantic Love, Serial Monogamy, Servant Leader, Stephen Arterburn, Wake-up call | 92 Comments

Call me unchivalrous.

After due consideration I have decided to adopt the label unchivalrous Christian.  The label is more accurate than anti-feminist Christian, or traditional Christian, because antifeminist and traditional Christians almost always stress chivalry as their strategy for fighting against feminism.  Yet … Continue reading

Posted in Chivalry, Costa Concordia, Courtly Love, Crossdressing Theology, De Amore, Death of courtship, Disrespecting Respectability, Fantasy vs Reality, Headship, National Review, New Morality, Romantic Love, Servant Leader, Submission, Titanic, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye | 154 Comments

Hail to the V.

Reader Oscar wrote: I finally got around to watching the History Channel’s “Knightfall” fictional series about the final days of the Knights Templar, and imagine my surprise when one of the central plot points is that the Paris Temple Master … Continue reading

Posted in Albert Mohler, Attacking headship, C.S. Lewis, Chivalry, Courtly Love, Crossdressing Theology, Dave and Ann Wilson, Fred Stoeker, New Morality, Non burning bush, Pastor Doug Wilson, Pastor Tim Bayly, Romantic Love, Sir Lancelot, Stephen Arterburn, Submission, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye, Ugly Feminists, Uncategorized, Wife worship | 43 Comments