Lori Alexander was harping on her continual theme of staying married no matter how abusive the marriage is and the evils of feminism this morning on her blog The Transformed Wife. She was quoting some rather toxic words by pastor John Piper of Desiring God, Piper being another extra Biblical legalism Quiverfull pastor. Here’s what he had to say on how he thinks staying married has nothing to do with love.
While Piper never comes out and says anywhere on his ideas of marriage that you must stay married to an abusive man, like Lori Alexander does, the idea that you cannot leave is a toxic one. Yes, there will be days when you don’t feel madly in love, and that comes and goes and isn’t a solid reason to leave. But when Piper, Alexander, Pearl and others teach this no leaving for any reason it cuts off any possible escape for abuse victims. This theology creates a body count and that’s never good.
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