Category Archives: Turning a blind eye

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 | 153 Comments

Their husbands forced them to do it.

As I’ve been pointing out, the conservative Christian response to feminism has been to pretend that feminists aren’t really in the final mopping up stages in the culture war and assert instead that what we are experiencing is a sudden … Continue reading

Posted in Complementarian, Priscilla Shirer, Rebellion, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye, War Room, Weak men screwing feminism up | 121 Comments

The cost of going with the crowd.

You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness. 2 You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a … Continue reading

Posted in Attacking headship, Complementarian, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Disrespecting Respectability, Dr. Russell Moore, Fatherhood, The only real man in the room, The Real Feminists, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye, W. Bradford Wilcox, Weak men screwing feminism up | 123 Comments

Step up, so they don’t have to (part 2).

As I explained in part one, men stepping up is a well loved refrain with complementarians and other conservative Christians.  It is a brilliantly deceptive term, because the objective is to appear to be fighting our feminist culture while taking … Continue reading

Posted in Complementarian, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Crossdressing Theology, Dennis Rainey, Disrespecting Respectability, FamilyLife, Marriage, Nagging, Rebellion, Servant Leader, Stepping Up®, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye, Weak men screwing feminism up, You can't make this stuff up | 107 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 | 150 Comments