Category Archives: The only real man in the room

Is Christian marriage only for elite women?

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. –Romans 12:10, ESV Last week Pastor Michael Foster and I had an excellent exchange in the comments of my post Unless the men are *Christian*. The discussion was … Continue reading

Posted in Courageous, Disrespecting Respectability, Finding a Spouse, Marriage, Miserliness, Pastor Michael Foster, Submission, The only real man in the room | 179 Comments

Won’t someone call out the weight lifters?

One of the core strategies of complementarians is downplaying the importance of the feminist rebellion that defines our age, if not outright pretending that it isn’t happening.  This is so common no one notices it, but once you spot the … Continue reading

Posted in Complementarian, Denial, Military, Pastor Tim Bayly, The only real man in the room, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye, Ugly Feminists | 98 Comments

Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they will not lose heart.

Scott commented describing his response to a struggling father he witnessed the other day. A few days ago, I was at the store picking up a few items on my way home, and saw another dad, apparently doing the same … Continue reading

Posted in Disrespecting Respectability, Fatherhood, The only real man in the room | 29 Comments

Kids these days

Several readers pointed out the anachronism in the Stanton quote I included in my last post: Ask any young woman how she vets all the nice young men who approach to decide who will advance to the bonus round of … Continue reading

Posted in Courtly Love, Death of courtship, Disrespecting Respectability, Finding a Spouse, Focus on the Family, Glenn Stanton, The only real man in the room, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye, Weak men screwing feminism up, Wife worship | 130 Comments

When “traditional” means socially awkward.

As I’ve covered in recent posts*, Focus on the Family (FotF) teaches that in order for men and women to marry men must first approach women and boldly state their romantic intentions.  The woman’s job is to wait around for … Continue reading

Posted in Courtly Love, Death of courtship, Finding a Spouse, Focus on the Family, Glenn Stanton, The only real man in the room, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye, Weak men screwing feminism up | 114 Comments