If I Titled Blog Posts Like Buzzfeed Articles . . .

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So I'm sure by now you're more familiar than you'd like with the way Buzzfeed and other similar websites title their articles. In a world where payment depends on the number of clicks, using clickbait titles becomes a bit of an arms race. So I thought I'd take a moment and look at how my blog posts' titles might look if I were to follow suit. 7 Reasons Michael Farris Really Is a Patriarch (Even If He Won't Admit It)You'll Never Believe What Doug Wilson Just Said about Homosexuality14 … [Read more...]

In Which Doug Wilson Splits Hairs and Fails at Logic

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I didn't get into it when I touched on Wilson's "Gaylag Archipelago" comment last week, but Wilson's most recent post on what should be done about gay and lesbian individuals, in which he quotes from an earlier post of his own, sheds light on both the increasingly uncomfortable word dicing of those defending Leviticus and the utter lack of understanding these individuals have of their opponents.Here is the passage where Wilson directly discusses the Leviticus passage. I've highlighted the h … [Read more...]

The Pay Gap: The Chicken and the Egg

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I recently came upon a really interesting blog post at Crates and Ribbons. The gender wage gap has long been an issue of importance for feminists, and one that consistently finds itself on the UN and government agendas. Despite this, there is a persistent idea among many in mainstream society (mostly men, and some women) that the gender wage gap is simply a myth, that women are paid less on average because of the specific choices that women make in their careers. Everything, they claim, from t … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Don’t Sympathize with Your Husband

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Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 240---241In this passage we learn that being sympathetic is a bad thing. But we'll get to that in a moment. The Wife Does Make a DifferenceI once knew a young man who was well respected in the community, a strong leader both in his family and in the church. His young wife died and left him with several small children. In time, he married a very nice widow lady. By all appearances, they were happily married, but in a short time, the man began to … [Read more...]

Taken for a Lesbian Couple

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"You two are adorable, and your children are beautiful," the nice-looking older woman told my friend Beth and I as she paused at our table. She then gave us a knowing smile and moved on."Did she think we were together, or did I imagine that?" Beth asked, turning to me."You definitely didn't imagine that," I replied with a bemused smile.Beth and I were at an outdoor concert that day, our collective four children in tow. We'd left our husbands at home to get some work done in peace, … [Read more...]

Debi Pearl Defends Bill Gothard

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How did I miss this? Several weeks ago, Debi Pearl weighed in on the ongoing Bill Gothard scandal. And guess what? Reading her post has caused me to lose the last little bit of respect I had for her (which is really saying something).In their books and on their blog, Michael and Debi have generally taken a hard line on the sexual abuse of children. Given this, Debi's response to the Bill Gothard situation seem incredibly out of place. Debi should be out there with Recovering Grace and all … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Don’t Command Your Wife to Obey

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By AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need a Help Meet, pp. 173---174We're in a new chapter, and I'm finding it really weird. The point of this chapter is that husbands aren't supposed to tell their wives to submit to them. Which, they shouldn't, but there seems to be the understanding that wives WILL submit. I'll let Michael explain. How Do I Get My Wife To Obey Me?In 1 Peter, we read the noted exhortation to women, "Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your ow … [Read more...]


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