Category Archives: Submission

Real Men Step Up to Fifty Shades of Rationalization.

There is a blog companion to FamilyLife/Dennis Rainey’s Stepping Up® book and video program, and it has a three part series by Scott Williams on Fifty Shades of Grey (50SOG).  With the titles alone, you can’t make this stuff up: What’s a … Continue reading

Posted in 50 Shades of Grey, Book of Oprah, Complementarian, Denial, Dennis Rainey, FamilyLife, Feral Females, Game, Headship, Manliness, Romantic Love, Servant Leader, Stepping Up®, Submission, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye, Ugly Feminists, You can't make this stuff up | 159 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

Women as responders

In the past I’ve shared Joel and Kathy Davisson’s theology of women as responders. Joel explains in their book: “Can’t the woman be the problem? The man is not always the problem in marriage.” Of course I gestured toward my … Continue reading

Posted in Attacking headship, Book of Oprah, Disrespecting Respectability, Divorce, Dr. Paul Hegstrom, Dr. Richard L. Strauss, Game, Joel and Kathy Davisson, Submission, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye | 67 Comments

Hierarchy equals abuse.

As I’ve explained most recently in All roads lead to Duluth, the Duluth model has become by far the dominant paradigm for viewing domestic violence.  This is essential to understand because Duluth isn’t really about domestic violence, but about legislating … Continue reading

Posted in Attacking headship, Complementarian, Crossdressing Theology, Disrespecting Respectability, Domestic Violence, Duluth Model, Feminists, Headship, Pastor Sam Powell, Servant Leader, Submission, Traditional Conservatives | 336 Comments

Who is she teaching?

A few days ago CBMW Women’s Studies professor Mary Kassian published a new post titled Does a Husband have the Authority?*  The post follows the Duluth model framing headship as abuse, and the main image conveys the sentiment of the … Continue reading

Posted in Attacking headship, Complementarian, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Crossdressing Theology, Domestic Violence, Feminists, Headship, Mary Kassian, Rebellion, Submission, Traditional Conservatives, Whispers, Women's Studies | 127 Comments